Monday, June 7, 2010

Running Question Challenge-What is your favorite "running" song?


What is your favorite "running" song?  
This could either be the one song or a song with the word running in it

Showing my age, I love Running up that Hill by Kate Bush from 1985. I was a sophomore in high school and while I don't remember running to that song then, I do love running to it now.  The verses of "be running up that hill, be running up that road" can get me moving faster, stronger and lift my spirits.

t doesn't hurt me
Do you want to feel how it feels
Do you want to know, know that it doesn't hurt me
Do you want to hear about the deal I'm making
You
It's you and me

And if I only could
I'd make a deal with God
And I'd get him to swap our places
Be running up that road
Be running up that hill
Be running up that building

Say if I only could oh...

You don't want to hurt me
But see how deep the bullet lies
Unaware I'm tearing you asunder
Oh there is thunder in our hearts
Is there so much hate for the ones we love
Tell me we both matter don't we
You
It's you and me
It's you and me, you won't be unhappy

And if I only could
I'd make a deal with god
And I'd get him to swap our places
Be running up that road
Be running up that hill
Be running up that building

If I only could...

You
It's you and me
It's you and me, you won't be unhappy

Come on baby, come on darling
Let me steal this moment from you now
Come on angel, come on, come on darling
Let's exchange the experience, oh...

And if I only could
I'd make a deal with God
And I'd get him to swap our places
Be running up that road
Be running up that hill
With no problems...

And if I only could
Be running up that hill
With no problems.



Some additional information from wikipedia. The song can be heard during the final credits of the 1988 film The Chocolate War.
The song was also used as the theme tune for the 1986 BBC childrens drama "Running Scared".
The song inspired the single "Speed of Sound" by the English band Coldplay.
Dutch band Within Temptation released a cover by the same name in 2003.
The song is referred to in the Hold Steady track, "Hornets! Hornets!"
The Placebo version of this song was used for a segment promoting The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels match at WrestleMania XXVI, featured in the television shows BonesThe O.C.,C.S.I, the pilot episode of The Vampire Diaries, as well as used in the movie trailer for Daybreakers.
Happy Running!

10 comments:

Ed said...

Very cool... My go-to song for an energy/pace booster is "Dead Wrong" by Biggie (the version featuring Eminem). The beat helps me get my feet moving where they need to be... plus Biggie rules. Lately, I've been listening to "Many Moons" by Janelle Monae. It's an instant adrenaline-booster, like audio cocaine. BOOM!

Kiesha said...

This is constantly changing but right now my powersong is

"Say Hey (I Love You)" by Michael Franti.

Gives my a little energy boost!

Johann said...

I never run with music but will sometimes have a tune going in my head. One of my favorites when the going gets tough is St Elmo's Fire. I always sing this part: "You broke a boy in me, but you won't break a man..."

Jamie said...

This is changing constantly for me. Right now is "I Made It" by Kevin Rudolf. My favorite running song with run in the title is Ready to Run.

Giorgio said...

Hi Christina,
I've never run with music because I'd want to hear noise around me (cars, people and dogs for example).

I sometimes take photo while working. I travel by helicopter for job about once a month.
If you liked these images I'd post them.
Have a nice training!

LookingUpAgain said...

I am very motivated by the Klaas Vocal Mix of "Infinity" by Guru Josh Project. A bloggy friend posted a highlight video of the Ironman Triathlon in Hawaii set to that song. Every time I hear it, I see all those athletes running, biking, and swimming their hearts out! Plus is was the song I crossed the finish line to in my first race.

Johann said...

Went for a run this morning and thought about this question after about 10 steps taken. Ran the whole way with St Elmo’s Fire in my head and it is still in there now…7 hours later!

sunapeegirl said...

Ah there are just too many to name! Coldplay makes surprisingly good running music (I say surprising not because I don't like them (I LOVE them) but I also listen to them to relax me and fall asleep - it's weird that one song can pump me up and put me to sleep at the same time!).

Adam said...

Gosh, I am SUPER flighty when it comes to music - so it seems like whatever is on the radio is my new favorite song.

But, I'll admit that I like things with a good beat and a fast tempo.

Staci Dombroski said...

I love those lyrics!! Have a great night!