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Your favorite running music?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, Jun 27, 2012.


    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    Howdy friends :)

    To our TB runners, what is your favorite music to listen to when running? Metallica seems to give me a little energy boost. :cool:
  2. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    A mix of rap and hard rock, mostly chosen for their pacing. I don't make changes to it almost ever; the pattern sort of lets me lose myself and not get distracted. Current list:
    Flying Lotus- 1983 (warmup)
    Aesop Rock- None Shall Pass
    Coheed and Cambria- 10 Speed to God's Blood
    House of Pain- Jump Around
    Queens of the Stone Age- In The Fade
    Eminem- Lose Yourself
    Placebo- 36 degrees
    Soundgarden- Mailman (slower for a slight rest)
    Coheed and Cambria- Welcome Home
    Mr. Lif- The Sun
    Skrillex- Rock and Roll (either cooldown or kicks my butt to do extra)
  3. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

  4. BullFrogJR


    May 23, 2012
    New Jersey
    Among my favorites are anything by Rage Against the Machine, and Cake's "Going the Distance" (always gives me an extra kick).

    But, without a doubt, the best music to run/work out to is the Rocky I and Rocky IV soundtracks.
  5. Dave W

    Dave W

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    I like listening to metal when doing any kind of working out. My faves are:

    Machine Head
    Lamb of God

    Mind you, I don't really like Disturbed otherwise.
  6. crikker

    crikker Yooper Supporting Member

    Sep 25, 2004
    Rush but not the long prog songs. Listen to them 90% of the time.
    Foo Fighters, Megadeth, Slash/GnR, Maiden.
  7. Pantera - Walk

  8. EricF

    EricF Habitual User

    Sep 26, 2005
    Pasadena, CA
    For me, it could be just about anything I enjoy at other times, as well. As long as I can focus on the song, it distracts me from the suffering of my body.
  9. bassman314

    bassman314 I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process...

    Mar 13, 2005
    Bay Area, CA
    Yackity Sax

  10. I never listened to music when I used to run. ( Wayyyyyyyyyyyy back when )

    I did,however,used to listen to YES' Relayer album on my cool down walk afterwards.
  11. Freight Train

    Freight Train Earth-based Alternative Scientist, Sex Researcher Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2012
    Dallas, Texas
    That's a funny.
  12. Some good nasty drum and bass like Noisia, pendulum, stakka n skynet, konflict, or ed rush and optical.
  13. 6jase5

    6jase5 Mammogram is down but I'm working manually

    Dec 17, 2007
    San Diego/LA
    I bought an ipod for the purpose of using it for running. I tried it 3 times and hated it. I could never deal with the cable just being anywhere and the feeling of the headphones in my ears. I tried a few pairs, no success. I also tend to like the sounds around me.

    Not to hijack, but what phones do you guys use?

    I'd be listening to Rush Moving Pictures or Primus Frizzle Fry.
  14. dlargent


    Aug 7, 2003
    Carrboro, NC
    Cool thread! Running music is WAY different than the music I would normally listen to- here are my favorites:

    Chris Squire - Fish Out Of Water
    Madonna - Confessions From the Dance Floor (Try it.)
    Heaven 17 - Penthouse and Pavement
    Royksopp - Melody AM - especially the bonus disc
  15. Roy Vogt

    Roy Vogt

    Sep 20, 2000
    Endorsing Artist: Kiesel, Carvin, Accuracy, Hotwire, Conklin Basses, DNA, Eden
    RTF Returns or Return of the Mothership by RTF IV. Matching cadence with Fusion keeps me pushing it!
  16. sevdog


    Mar 2, 2008
    I think I'm weird. I eat, sleep, and breathe music. But I don't run with headphones, ever.

    It's like my escape from music time...except I have done some long runs where I completely composed songs in my head...and then forgot it all before the end of the run.
  17. bassman314

    bassman314 I seem to be a verb, an evolutionary process...

    Mar 13, 2005
    Bay Area, CA
    I'm much the same way. Growing up, I ran out in farm country. Having the distraction of an earphone in your ear could be fatal.

    These days? I live in a more sub-urban environ. Same issue.
  18. Rush-2112


    Dec 14, 2008
    New York City
    For obvious reasons...


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