My fab-tastic new Ipod Shuffle playlist

For the longest time I have been running with one of the old 8GB humongous video ipods with an arm strap. It is ridiculously large and chafes my arm every time I run. Big Monkey says I look like those guys from the 1980's who carried the boombox on their shoulder.

Last week, I saw that Apple Store was having a special sale on their refurbished Ipod shuffles for $29 so I jumped on it and was soon delivered the little green beauty you see above.

I wanted to make my new shuffle only for running so I chose very carefully out of my library to make sure every song put on it is upbeat and sure to motivate me. I thought you might like to see my new playlist. Now, keep in mind, I know it is a bit pop-heavy but you do have to remember the purpose is to workout... no depressing, mellow music for this mix.

Song Title

Alicia Keys

If I Had $1,000,000
Barenaked Ladies

Let's Get It Started
Black Eyed Peas

Have Fun, Go Mad

Holding Out For A Hero
Bonnie Tyler

Bowling For Soup

Another Saturday Night
Cat Stevens

One, Two Step
Ciara featuring Missy Elliot

Jumping Someone Else's Train
The Cure

Lose My Breath
Destiny's Child

Not Ready to Make Nice
Dixie Chicks

Cleaning Out My Closet

Ugly Girl
Fleming & John

What You Waiting For?
Gwen Stefani

A Public Affair
Jessica Simpson

Miss Independent
Kelly Clarkson

Rocket Boy
Liz Phair

Michelle Branch

Someday I Suppose
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Baby Girl
Nelly Furtado

So Fresh, So Clean

Paul Simon

Ciara featuring Petey Pablo

Let's Hear It For The Boy
Deniece Williams

Come On Eileen
Dexy's Midnight Runners

Good Enough

Without Me

London Bridge

Stacy's Mom
Fountains of Wayne

Over My Head (Cable Car)
The Fray

American Idiot
Green Day

Rich Girl
Gwen Stefani & Eve

Get Right
Jennifer Lopez

Since U Been Gone
Kelly Clarkson

Somebody Told Me
The Killers

The Impression That I Get
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Just A Girl
No Doubt

Stars Are Blind
Paris Hilton

Me And Julio Down By the Schoolyard
Paul Simon


Whenever, Wherever

Gone Daddy Gone
Violent Femmes


You Know My Name
South Park Mexican

Steve Miller Band

Rush And A Push And the Land is Ours
The Smiths


The Obvious Child
Paul Simon

It's the End of the World As We Know It

I Wanna Be Sedated
The Ramones

Gas In My Car
Skankin' Pickle

Blister in The Sun
Violent Femmes

Birdhouse in Your Soul
They Might Be Giants

All Mixed Up

Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)

Hot N Cold
Katy Perry

Britney Spears

Right Now (Na Na Na)

So What

American Boy (feat. Kanye West)

Low (feat. T-Pain)
Flo Rida


Taiya Renae said...

Hey Sara,

I think you should add, "Pump It" by the Black Eyed Peas...very upbeat, if I do ever work out, that is like the one song I listen to...on repeat.

Later Gator said...

Thanks for sharing your playlist. I find that the right music really helps.

LatinTeacher said...

A bit pop heavy? It'll keep you running. And vomiting. :)

I bought a shuffle for running, too. I put New Orleans funk music on it because that makes me happy. I actually think I hurt my knee when I was dancing during my half marathon. I am stupid.

Anyway, run while you can! You need more songs, though. Lots more songs.

Karen said...

Looks like a great list. Some tunes just make you want to get up and move!

Anonymous said...

A great one to add would be 'Life is a Highway' either the first by Tom Cochran or then Rascal Flatts did it later. I prefer the RF version. :)

NolaMom said...

YOU ARE THE BEST!!!! I love your play list and there are many many songs that I haven't thought of for my running. I am very particular about my running mix. I really like to hear a beat in the background, does that make sense? Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!

NolaMom said...

YOU ARE THE BEST! I love love love your playlist. I am totally pop because I need that kind of beat to run. Although, my hands down favorite is Chicken Fried which is country-I have it twice on my running mix and even play it several times more towards the end. So I have downloaded many of your selections and I am super pumped for my run this afternoon. Yay!
I never answered you about getting together for a run. Always looking for a buddy but I can't really schedule them too far in advance so it's hard to finds a buddy

Sara said...

Nola Mom,

Glad you liked it and it gave you inspiration. I am pretty good about being able to make on the fly arrangements so just let me know if you want to run, I'm in. Also, we could just meet for coffee. I know of a great spot :)