As I was driving home from my parents’ post-Christmas, NPR featured a story on the best songs of 2012. I was interested because it kinda tied in to this post, on the music that moves you.
Let me disclaim this post by saying when you run or lift, DO NOT, DO NOT, DO NOT under any circumstance, work with your headphones on full blast. There are creeps running around who look for folks who aren’t paying attention who would gladly hurt you. It’s also a good way to get injured – sometimes when you’re listening to your favorite song, it’s easy to miss the first twinge that could signify the start of a worse injury. When you put your earbuds in, lower it a few notches so you can pay attention to what’s going on around you, kay?
Also, I alphabetized this list for you. SO MAKE IT WORTH MY WHILE AND READ IT! That said, this monster post is a compilation of the best songs of 2012, the suggestions of some runner friends, and what I have on my playlist that makes you want to get up and move!
|James Brown – Living in America|
|80s Music – General genre|
|ACDC – Thunderstruck|
|Anything by Muse or Girl Talk|
|Anything from Space Jam|
|Beastie Boys – Sabatoge|
|Beyonce – Get me Bodied|
|Chaka Khan – Ain’t Nobody|
|Cyndi Lauper – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun|
|Diddy Dirty Money – Last Train to Paris|
|Duran Duran – The Wild Boys|
|Dyland y Lenny – Pegate Mas|
|Eminem – Lose Yourself by (The version featuring the Selected of God chorus)|
|Eminem – Til I Collapse|
|Eric Prydz – Call on Me|
|Imagine Dragons – It’s Time|
|Kanye West – Power|
|Karmin – Brokenhearted|
|Ke$ha – General genre|
|Killers – All These Things That I’ve Done|
|Lady Gaga – Bad Romance|
|Lecrae – Hands High|
|Lil Mama – Lip Gloss|
|Major Lazer – Anything Goes|
|Muse – Uprising|
|N.E.R.D – Rock Star|
|P!nk – Blow Me (One Last Kiss)|
|POP – French Montana|
|Public Enemy – Black Steel in the Hour of Chaos|
|R. Kelly – The Worlds Greatest|
|Rage Against the Machine – Bulls on Parade|
|Rich Boy – Throw Some D’s on It|
|Robyn– Show me Love|
|Sean Paul – Birthday Suit|
|Soulja Boy – Speakers Going Hammer|
|T.I – Top Back Remix|
|Taylor Swift – We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together|
|The E.N.D. (entire album) – Black Eyed Peas|
|The first Wu-Tang Album|
|The Roots & John Legend – The Fire|
|Timbaland – Carry Out|
|Wale – Slight Work, Legendary|
|Ying Yang Twins – Dangerous|
Muse and Eminem are trends. Get on that, man, apparently these guys fuel a lot of workouts.
One Direction gets their own section on here. Live While We’re Young is the kind of tune that will take you from 5-15 miles in a matter of minutes.
**As an aside, if you find yourself horrifically bored, try this!
Get the free Pandora app. The only annoying thing about it is that there are some ads, but when you’re running for like two hours, SafeLite ads don’t seem so crazy.
Set the app to the Katy Perry Station. You will be entertained for DAYS. Not kidding, it’s the best! Kimmy (my dear sister) also says the Big Sean Station is poppin. Whatever gets you moving, hopefully you’ve added a few new tunes to your list!**