Becky Runs Boston

My adventures running in Boston, searching for that runner's chai.

Music Playlist – Edition 1


I’m running the Smuttynose Rockfest Half Marathon on Sunday and I’m both excited and nervous. Excited because it’s the second time I’m running the race – it was my first half marathon ever that I ran last year – and I’m nervous because all year I’ve been planning on getting a PR and I’m not totally convinced it’s going to happen. At 2:09:57 (or something like that…), it’s my first and fastest half marathon… everything since then has been closer to 2:15-2:20.

To help keep me pumped up, I’m crafting a new playlist of music to listen to while I run on Sunday and I thought I’d share. Yes, I listen to a lot of Top 40 and EDM while I run. No, I’m not even a little bit ashamed of it.

Here it is – in alphabetical order, since it’ll be on shuffle.

All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor
Anything Could Happen – Ellie Goulding
Applaude – Lady Gaga
Bang Bang – Jessie J, Ariana Grande
Bangarang – Skrillex
Black Widow – Iggy Azalea
Blame – Calvin Harris
Break Free – Ariana Grande
Burn – Ellie Goulding
Can’t Hold Us – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Cinema – Benny Benassi
Come Get It Bae – Pharrel Williams
Cool Kids – Echosmith
Dark Horse – Katy Perry
Decisions – Borgore
The Fox  (What Does the Fox Say?) – Ylvis
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Harlem Shake – Baauer
Hideaway – Kiesza
I Can’t Stp – Flux Pavilion
I Love It – Icona Pop
Kill Everybody – Skrillex
Maps – Maroon 5
The Monster – Eminem
Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO
Pompeii – Bastille
Rather Be – Clean Bandit
Revolution – Diplo
Riptide – Vance Joy
Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites – Skrillex
Sexy And I Know It – LMFAO
Shake It Off – Taylor Swift
Sweather Weather – The Neighbourhood
Thrift Shop – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Turn Down For What – DJ Snake & Lil Jon
You Make Me – Avicii

Wish me luck on this half marathon – I can’t wait to tell you all how it went… especially with fasting the day before in observance of Yom Kippur!


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4 thoughts on “Music Playlist – Edition 1

  1. Good Luck – Great Playlist!!!

  2. Good luck!!! You’re going to rock this!! ALSO, I’m kind of obsessed that you run to What Does the Fox Say. Just saying!!!

  3. Best wishes today Becky!!!! You’re going to do AWESOME!!! And you’ve got some great tunes to listen to. You can’t go wrong with Katy Perry and Ellie Goulding. I have both Roar and Burn on my current playlist for training runs. Run fast, free, and HAPPY today!!! 🙂

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