Rockbrat Wonders: What Are The Best Running Songs For Your MP3 Player ?

Posted: August 6, 2010 by rockbrat in Rockbrat Wonders:
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The Rockbrat has had a long career as a runner/fun-runner. There are many new runners nowadays who scour the internet in search of running songs to add to their MP3 players whilst out on a run. Out of curiosity I hit a few search engines myself to see what others have recommended. You ready…
Black Eyed Peas, Foo Fighters, Marilyn Manson, Blink-182 ! Ugh. I am sure I would vomit if I was doing a half-marathon with this rubbish blasting my brain. Why not include corny tracks like Survivor’s ‘Eye Of The Tiger’ or the freaking Rocky theme (‘Gonna Fly Now’) why you’re at it ! Never ask a runner who is not a rock fan to perform a task like this.  Ask the Rockbrat – a runner AND a rock n roll nut to boot !!

Check these out – they’ve been chosen and changed over many years of long road running (used with audio cassette before MP3 players were around !). I’ve heard these songs played over and over and over again – whilst running in the scorching summer heat, driving winds and torrential rain ! These tracks have withstood the elements !  You want to run to crunching, inspiring songs – something which will make you clench your teeth as you tackle that steep mountain, something which makes you throw your fist in the air and yell ! Bread’s ‘Aubrey’ is an outstanding song – but it sure as hell will not motivate you to keep going and to ignore the pain. Check out the Rockbrat’s selection below – guaranteed to kick your ass into gear ! They are in no particular order – just different tracks I have used over the years to get the Rockbrat running ! If you use any of my selections let me know (you could also hit that ‘paypal donation’ button to show the Rockbrat some appreciation !

Best Running Songs For Your MP3 Player (Rockbrat Approved):

AC/DC: For Those About To Rock
Warlock: All We Are
Rose Tattoo: Out Of This Place
Motorhead: The Chase Is Better Than The Catch
Hellacopters: You Are Nothin
Iron Maiden: The Evil That Men Do
Manowar: Kings Of Metal
Judas Priest: You Got Another Thing Comin
Guns n Roses: Civil War
Accept: Balls To The Wall
Metallica: For Whom The Bells Toll
Rose Tattoo: Scarred For Life
Oasis: Gas Panic
Steel Dragon: Blood Pollution
Phantom Blue: Nothin’ Good
Manowar: Return Of The Warlord
Motley Crue: Kickstart My Heart
Therapy: Screamager
L7: Fuel My Fire
Y&T: Meanstreak
Joan Jett and The Blackhearts: Activity Grrl
Accept: Monster Man
Motley Crue: Looks That Kill

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