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My Marathon Playlist

by Tone Breistrand about a month ago in playlist
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The songs I picked for the longest run of my life!

My Marathon Playlist
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I recently ran my first ever marathon. When preparing my playlist for the run, I didn't find many playlists to choose from, so I decided to post mine. Of course, everyone's taste in music is different, and to be fair, my list is a good ol' bag of mixed goods.

I usually listen to party music when I run, which is NOT my usual preference, but when running I like high energy tunes with vocals and vibes. I avoid slow starters and instrumentals for the most part. This list has a lot of music that I wouldn't usually listen to, but it served me very well for my big day.

Some of the songs are in Norwegian or Swedish, but I added them anyway, maybe you'll be introduced to something new! Anyway, without further ado, here's my playlist of songs I used to run 26.2 miles/ 42.195 kilometres!

"Enemy" - Imagine Dragons, J.I.D

"Hungry Like the Wolf" - Duran Duran

"Land of Confusion" - Disturbed

"Time of Dying" - Three Days Grace

"We Didn't Start the Fire" - Billy Joel

"Therefore I Am" - Billie Eilish

"Mad Hatter" - Melanie Martinez

"Bara få va mig själv" - Laleh

"bloody valentine" - Machine Gun Kelly

"Laid" - Matt Nathanson

"Go Your Own Way" - Fleetwood Mac

"POP/STARS" - KD/A (ft. Madison Beer, (G)I-DLE, Jaira Burns)

"Kids in America" - Kim Wilde

"Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" - Wham!

"Break My Stride" - Matthew Wilder

"Walk Like an Egyptian" - Bangles

"Iko Iko (My Bestie)" - Justin Wellington (feat. Small Jam)

"Kokomo" - The Beach Boys

"I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" - The Proclaimers

"Bet On It" - "High School Musical 2"

"Immortals" - Fall Out Boy

"Light Em Up" - Fall Out Boy

"Centuries" - Fall Out Boy

"The Mighty Fall" - Fall Out Boy

"All the Small Things" - blink-182

"Candy Store" - "Heathers: The Musical"

"Does Your Mother Know" - "Mamma Mia!: The Movie"

"Look Down" - "Les Misérables: The Movie"

"First Date" - blink-182

"Stay Together for the Kids" - blink-182

"Everytime I Look for You" - blink-182

"Fat Lip" - Sum 41

"Underclass Hero" - Sum 41

"American Idiot" - Green Day

"Know Your Enemy" - Green Day

"The Art of Losing" - American Hi-Fi

"The Geeks Get the Girls" - American Hi-Fi

"Our House" - American Hi-Fi (Madness cover)

"Smooth Criminal" - Alien Ant Farm (MJ cover)

"The Middle" - Jimmy Eat World

"The Anthem" - Good Charlotte

"One Week" - Barenaked Ladies

"He's a Pirate" - "Pirates of the Caribbean"

"Top Gun Anthem" - Top Gun

"What's New Scooby-Doo?" - Simple Plan

"Attack on Titan" - "Attack on Titan"

"Hungry Eyes" - "Dirty Dancing"

"Pour Some Sugar on Me" - Def Leppard

"Start Me Up" - Rolling Stones

"Baba O'Riley" - The Who

"One More Night" - Maroon 5

"On the Floor" - Jennifer Lopez (Feat. Pitbull)

"Walking on Sunshine" - Katrina and the Waves

"Your Love is My Drug" - Kesha

"Till The World Ends" - Britney Spears

"Break the Ice" - Britney Spears

"Baby One More Time" - Britney Spears

"Womanizer" - Britney Spears

"3" - Britney Spears

"Oops!...I Did It Again" - Britney Spears

"Piece of Me" - Britney Spears

"I Wanna Go" - Britney Spears

"Paper Planes" - M.I.A.

"Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!!" - Vengaboys

"We Are Going to Ibiza" - Vengaboys

"Girl All the Bad Guys Want" - Bowling for Soup

"League of Legends - Rise" - The Glitch Mob, Mako, The World Alive

"Fight or Die" - Neelam & DeStorm Power

"Can't Be Tamed" - Miley Cyrus

"Midnight Sky" - Miley Cyrus"

"Her kommer vinter'n" - Jokke og valentinerne"

"Jeg er redd" - Jokke og valentinerne

"Sola skinner" - Jokke og valentinerne

"Hammer to Fall" - Queen

"Funkytown" - Lipps Inc

"Arthur Theme Song"

"Pokemon Theme Song"

"The Trail We Blaze" - El Dorado

Phew, that was A LOT. I hope you all found something you liked among the tracks! Having good running music/music in general is so important for me personally, both for my performance and for my mood/mental health. Music really is a gift, and we need to appreciate the industry and all the great artists who pour their hearts and souls into making great art for us!

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Tone Breistrand

Hi there! I am a Norwegian writer living in London. I like to write about love, Disney and finding happiness.

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