When some of my fellow sweat pink ambassadors suggested a link-up post about our favorite running/work out songs, I knew this was one link-up I needed to participate in.
I have an equal passion for running and music (and even have a music blog, although it is a lot less popular and much more neglected than this one.) Since I love music so much, I always jump on the chance to talk about my favorite music on this blog.
I wrote a post about my Rock 'n Roll Running playlist already, but if I were just going to highlight just 10 motivating songs, I thought I would focus on the ones you might not already have on your playlist. I purposefully went off the mainstream, and in some cases dug back a few years, for these top 10 alternative rock songs that motivate me on my runs.
10 Alternative Rock Songs to Spice up Your Running Playlist
1. Artist: Jack White, Song: Sixteen Saltines
alternative Jack White track Freedom at 21
2. Artist: the Dead Weather, Song: Jawbreaker
alternative Dead Weather track Blue Blood Blues
3. Artist: The Fratellis, Song: Chelsea Dagger
alternative Fratellis track Henrietta
4. Artist: The Hives, Song: Abra Cadaver
alternative Hives track Two-Timing Touch and Broken Bones
5. Artist: The Kills, Song: Sour Cherry
alternative Kills track U R A Fever
6. Artist: Millencolin, Song: Ray
alternative Millencolin track Shut You Out
7. Artist: The White Stripes, Song: Black Math
alternative White Stripes track: Icky Thump
8. Artist: Awolnation, Song: Burn it Down
no alternative track here. Take it or leave it. It is the only Awolnation song I like to run to.
9. Artist: Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Song: Honey Bear
alternative Yeah Yeah Yeahs track Phenomena
10. Artist: Cake, Song: Comfort Eagle
alternative Cake track The Distance
Will you add any of these songs to your work out playlist? What is your one favorite song that motivates you on a run or a work out?
Big thanks for Healthy Nest for hosting the Spring Playlist link up. Head over there to see her post and check out all the playlist link ups from other bloggers! You're sure to find some great new songs to add.
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