Playlist Thursday: Summer Songs

It’s that time of the week again. Time to link up with Pavement Runner. This is an awesome link up I always try to partake in because I get to see songs that I might not have otherwise heard of and I always end up adding at least one song to my running playlist. Make sure you head over to Pavement Runner to check out everyone else who contributed this week.

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Today’s theme is: Summer Songs. My hands down favorite summer song is Summertime by Kenny, but since I used it recently, I decided to use country as a them and go with my other favorite summer country songs.

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Artist: Rascal Flatts

Title: Summer Nights

Side Note: Seems appropriate, no? This song immediately reminds of summer and especially summer tailgating. Pace: 14:48

Quotable:
Summer nights
Everybody are you with me
Let that igloo cooler
Mark your piece of paradise
Summer nights
Everybody’s feeling sexy
Holler if you’re ready
For some summer nights

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Artist: Brad Paisley

Title: Beat this Summer

Side Note: Love Brad. He has so many great summer songs, and this is no different.

Quotable:
Like the Ferris wheel goes around and around
Well the trouble with up is there’s always a down
First I’m holding your hand and we’re on the boardwalk
There’s heaven right here on these streets and these dock

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Artist: Jake Owen

Title: Barefoot Blue Jean Night

Side Note: We saw heard him from our tailgating spot last summer when we saw Kenny. He’s a pretty great performer and this song reminds me of last summer. Pace 7:48

Quotable:
Never gonna grow up
(Whoa-oh)
Never gonna slow down
(Whoa-oh)
We were shinin’ like lighters in the dark
In the middle of a rock show
(Whoa-oh)
We were doin’ it right
(Whoa-oh)
We were comin’ alive
(Whoa-oh)
Yeah, caught up in a Southern summer, a barefoot, blue jean night

Playlist Thursday: I’ve got a need for speed

It’s that time of the week again. Time to link up with Pavement Runner. This is an awesome link up I always try to partake in because I get to see songs that I might not have otherwise heard of and I always end up adding at least one song to my running playlist. Make sure you head over to Pavement Runner to check out everyone else who contributed this week.

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Today’s theme is: Speed Work. Bonus points if you get the movie reference. I am picking songs that I have on deck when I am running speed drills or songs that I turn on when I need to kick it up in a race.

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Artist: DJ Khaled featuring Ludacris, Rick Ross, T-Pain, and Snoop Dog

Title: All I Do Is Win

Side Note: I know this isn’t quite old enough, but I keep putting it on lately, and I wanted to include it this week.

Quotable:
All I do is win, win, win no matter what
Got money on mind, I can never get enough
And every time I step up in the building
Everybody hands go up

And they stay there, and they say “yeah,” and they stay there
Up, down, up, down, up, down
‘Cause all I do is win, win, win
And if you goin’ in, put your hands in the air, make ‘em stay there

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Artist: Fall Out Boy

Title: Young Volcanoes

Side Note: Their new album is amazing BTW, go out and et it now. This song isn’t a single (yet?) but there is a vide on YouTube and it is my favorite song on the album!

Quotable:

We are wild, we are like young volcanoes
We are wild, Americana, exotica
Do you wanna feel a little beautiful baby?
Yeah!

Come on make it easy, say I never mattered
Run it up the flagpole
We will teach you how to make boys next door
Out of assholes

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Artist: Macklemore and Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton

Title: Can’t Hold Us Down

Side Note: This song has been a part of every playlist since the bombings, this song really gets at the mental part of running for me, and always brings me back to a better place.

Quotable:
We came here to live life like nobody was watching
I got my city right behind me
If I fall, they got me.
Learn from that failure gain humility and then we keep marching ourselves

Here we go back, this is the moment
Tonight is the night, we’ll fight ’til it’s over
So we put our hands up like the ceiling can’t hold us

Playlist Thursday: Beach Tunes

It’s that time of the week again. Time to link up with Pavement Runner. This is an awesome link up I always try to partake in because I get to see songs that I might not have otherwise heard of and I always end up adding at least one song to my running playlist. Make sure you head over to Pavement Runner to check out everyone else who contributed this week.

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Today’s theme is: Beach Songs. I grew up in the only landlocked state in New England, Vermont. So I am going to share songs that remind me of country summer!

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Artist: Kenny Chesney
Title: Summertime
Side Note: Love this song, Love Kenny, I HATE when radio stations play this song in the summer. (8:12 Pace)
Quotable: And it’s two bare feet on the dashboard
Young love in an old Ford
Cheap shades and a tattoo
And a Yoo-hoo bottle on the floorboard

Perfect song on the radio
Sing along ’cause it’s one we know
It’s a smile, it’s a kiss
It’s a sip of wine, it’s summertime
Sweet summertime

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Artist: Florida Georgia Line
Title: Cruise
Side Note: I LOVE the Nelly remix, I know I know I really shouldn’t, ha. (10:12 pace). These guys are opening for Luke Bryan on Friday and I am super excited!
Quotable: She was sippin’ on Southern and singin’ Marshall Tucker
We were falling in love in the sweet heart of summer
She hopped right up into the cab of my truck and said
“Fire it up, let’s go get this thing stuck”

Baby you a song
You make me wanna roll my windows down and cruise
Down a back road blowin’ stop signs through the middle
Every little farm town with you
In this brand new Chevy with a lift kit

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Artist: Luke Bryan
Title: Just A Sip
Side Note: So pumped to go see him for the second this weekend with Nick and my best CT blend! It’s gonna be a fun weekend :) Plus this video is beach party craziness!
Quotable: What makes a good ol’ boy start pumping his fist in the sky
What makes a shy girl walk on the wild side
What makes a party better
Makes it last forever
Everybody all together now

Take a sip, just a sip
Beer or whiskey if you’re with me, wet your lips
Gonna be mmhmm so good, mmhmm so nice
Starting this night off so right with…
Just a sip

Playlist Thursday: Pop Princess Radio Jams

It’s that time of the week again. Time to link up with Pavement Runner. This is an awesome link up I always try to partake in because I get to see songs that I might not have otherwise heard of and I always end up adding at least one song to my running playlist. Make sure you head over to Pavement Runner to check out everyone else who contributed this week.

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Today’s theme is: Radio Jams. Songs that get or got ridiculously overplayed on the radio and eventually won you over. Ijust happened to pick songs by pop princesses. Whoops.

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Artist: BRITNEY

Title: …Baby one more time

Side Note: Since I went to high school back in the era where we still bought cd or tape singles, every guy I knew had a thing for the cd single cover for this song, I guess it could be worse ha. I didn’t like Britney at first, but now Britney4ever. (Pace: 6:24)

Quotable:
My loneliness is killin’ me
I must confess I still believe
When I’m not with you I lose my mind
Give me a sign, hit me baby one more time

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Artist: Selena Gomez

Title: Come and Get It

Side Note: Nick LOVED her song “Love you like a love song” and ever since then I have been inclined to turn up her stuff when it comes on the radio. I really love this song, it’s a little bit different then most pop on the radio now. Plus she can really sing unlike her good friend TSwift. (Pace: 9:00)

Quotable:
This love will be the death of me, but I know I’ll die happily
I’ll know I’ll know I’ll know
Because you love me so…Yeah!

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Artist: Demi Lovato

Title: Heart Attack

Side Note: I didn’t really hear about Demi until she went to get help for her ED and then was a part of X Factor. I think she is a great role model and again can sing. Also, didn’t know until the other day that she and Selena are BFF’s in real life and were both on Barney…say what? (Pace: 7:36)

Quotable:
But you make me wanna act like a girl
Paint my nails and wear perfume
For you, make me so nervous
That I just can’t hold your hand

Do you love or hate any of these songs?

Playlist Thursday: All In The Family

Playlist Thursday is back! That means it is time to link up with Pavement Runner. This is an awesome link up I always try to partake in because I get to see songs that I might not have otherwise heard of and I always end up adding at least one song to my running playlist. Make sure you head over to Pavement Runner to check out everyone else who contributed this week.

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Today’s theme is: Family. I picked bands that have some or all of the members as siblings. I hope you enjoy!

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Artist: Heart

Title: Alone

Side Note: Two of the women are sisters, thought not both are original members. I love a ton of Heart’s songs, so it was hard to pick just one song. However, Alone is the one that is on my playlist the most! (I can also be seen belting this at the top of my lungs in the car FYI)

Quotable:
Till now I always got by on my own
I never really cared until I met you
And now it chills me to the bone
How do I get you alone

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Artist: The Band Perry

Title: Done

Side Note: All three members are related, Perry is their last name. Their songs can be a bit dark, whether they are upbeat or not, but I still love them!

Quotable:
Mama always told me that I should play nice
She didn’t know you when she gave me that advice
I’m through, with you
You’re one bridge I’d like to burn
Bottle up the ashes, smash the urn
I’m through with you, la ti da
I don’t wanna be part of your fun,
Don’t wanna be under your thumb
All I wanna be is…done

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Artist: Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR)

Title: Fortunate Son

Side Note: I don’t know that this song hits many running playlists, but it has gotten me pumped since high school, like the angry kind of pumped. The Fogerty brothers were both a part of CCR and are amazing!

Quotable:
Some folks are born silver spoon in hand,
Lord, don’t they help themselves, oh.
But when the taxman comes to the door,
Lord, the house looks like a rummage sale, yes

Playlist Thursday: On the Big Screen

It’s that time of the week again. Time to link up with Pavement Runner. This is an awesome link up I always try to partake in because I get to see songs that I might not have otherwise heard of and I always end up adding at least one song to my running playlist. Make sure you head over to Pavement Runner to check out everyone else who contributed this week.

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Today’s theme is: Songs from soundtracks. I picked songs from some of my favorite movies and tv shows!

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Artist: Simple Minds

Title: Don’t You (Forget about me)

Side Note: From one of my all time favorites, The Breakfast Club. If you haven’t seen it, stop what you are doing and go watch it.

Quotable:
Don’t you try to pretend
It’s my feeling we’ll win in the end
I won’t harm you or touch your defenses
Vanity and security

Don’t you forget about me
I’ll be alone, dancing you know it baby
Going to take you apart
I’ll put us back together at heart, baby

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Artist: Juliette Barns and Rayna James (aka Hayden Panettiere and Connie Britton)

Title: Wrong Song

Side Note: From the TV Show, Nashville. I am addicted, and I love that all the actors actually sing.

Quotable:
If you think you’re gonna hear how much I miss ya
If you’re needin’ to feel better ’bout yourself
If you’re wantin’ to hear me say I forgive you
Cause the tequila turned you into someone else

If you’re looking for one more chance
A little stand by your man
You got the wrong song
Coming through your speakers
This one’s about the liar and the cheater
Didn’t know what he had ’til it was gone

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Artist: Coyote Shivers

Title: Sugar High

Side Note: From Empire Records, another cult classic, about record stores (the good ol days) and teenage angst. Plus this movie has a great cast!

Quotable:
we could go out and not even leave the house
a t.v. set and a bottle of wine is just fine
making out on that old pull out couch
watching saturday night live

Playlist Thursday: Your first playlist

It’s that time of the week again. Time to link up with Pavement Runner. This is an awesome link up I always try to partake in because I get to see songs that I might not have otherwise heard of and I always end up adding at least one song to my running playlist. Make sure you head over to Pavement Runner to check out everyone else who contributed this week.

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Today’s theme is: Your FIRST playlist. I thought this was a brilliant idea. Although I didn’t have an iPod until I was a junior in college, when talking to Abby on twitter, we reminisced about listening to the radio and trying to catch our favorite songs so we could tape them. Ah, the good ol’ days. So for my first playlist I am going to use the songs that pumped us up on the soccer bus! I love this, because this was the era when music videos were awesome, they had concepts and treatments, and they were fun to watch.

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Artist: Blackstreet

Title: No Diggity

Side Note: This was a song we listened to over and over and over. I won’t pretend that I don’t still listen to it, I can pick it out by the first 3 or 4 notes. Please watch the video if not for the outfits of the 90’s. Overalls at middle school dances? Anyone?

Quotable:
She’s got class and style
Street knowledge by the pound,
Baby never act wild
Very low key on the profile
Catching villains is a no,
Let me tell you how it goes
Curves the words, spins the verbs
Lovers it curves so freak what you heard

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Artist: Destiny’s Child

Title: Jumpin’ Jumpin’

Side Note: My best friends used to always play this song for me. Sophomore year in high school was a really low year for me and I was in a funk for months, she would always blare this on the drive home. If you are reading this, Jill and Caty – you were my lifesavers! This was before Beyonce got all diva!

Quotable:
Ladies leave your man at home
The club is full of ballers
And they pockets full grown
And all you fellas leave your girl
With her friends
‘Cause it’s 11:30, and the club is
Jumpin’, jumpin’

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Artist: Red Hot Chili Peppers

Title: Otherside

Side Note: I may be a boyband lover for life, I also really love rock music. I mean I love all music but I have love RHCP forever. This song was really popular during my soccer trips.

Quotable:
Turn me on, take me for a hard ride
Burn me out, leave me on the otherside
I yell and tell it that
It’s not my friend
I tear it down I tear it down
And then it’s born again

Playlist Thursday: Race Day Songs

It’s that time of the week again. Time to link up with Pavement Runner. This is an awesome link up I always try to partake in because I get to see songs that I might not have otherwise heard of and I always end up adding at least one song to my running playlist. Make sure you head over to Pavement Runner to check out everyone else who contributed this week.

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Today’s theme is: Race Day Songs. Pavey is running the Oakland Marathon on Sunday, and he needs some tunes for his playlist.

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Artist: Third Eye Blind

Title: 10 Days Late

Side Note: I started listening to 3EB in high school because a boy I liked LOVED them. Well, the guy was a dbag, but I still love 3EB.

Quotable:
Low ride bicycles go cruising by
I laugh, I don’t even know why
Talk back at the ocean
Consequence and ozone catch a glow
Oh no baby, oh, no, no
Give me a minute now to figure out my state
Oh, I know she’s ten days late
And I don’t know where to take it
But it’s still great knowing you
She’s ten days late, ten days late
Time has come for you to chose
Baby daddy keep your boo
Many blessings come to you

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Artist: Pitbull featuring Christina Aguilera

Title: Feel This Moment

Side Note: I love Pitbull and I love old school XTina, this song is exactly what I need for my playlist.

Quotable:
I see the future but live for the moment.
Make sense, don’t it? Ha.
Now make dollars, I mean billions, I’m a genius, I mean brilliance
This street is what scoot em
And made em slicker, too slick with the ruler
I’ve lost a lot, and learned a lot
But I’m still undefeated like Shula

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Artist: Jason Derulo

Title: In My Head

Side Note: I love the catchy beat of this song, whenever it comes on I always get a happy grin and sing and pick up my pace.

Quotable:
Everybody’s looking for love. Oh. Oh.
Ain’t that the reason you’re at this club. Oh. Oh.
You ain’t gonna find a dance with him. No. Oh.
Got a better solution for you girl. Oh. Oh.

Playlist Thursday: Guilty Pleasures

It’s that time of the week again. Time to link up with Pavement Runner. This is an awesome link up I always try to partake in because I get to see songs that I might not have otherwise heard of and I always end up adding at least one song to my running playlist. Make sure you head over to Pavement Runner to check out everyone else who contributed this week.

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Today’s theme is: Guilty Pleasures . I don’t get embarrassed by my music but I know it will embarrass my kids and definitely embarrasses some of the adults in my life, so I went with the embarrassing songs ;)

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Artist: Eminem

Title: Lose Yourself

Side Note: I know every single word. Embarrasses everyone but me. Sorry B!

Quotable:

The soul’s escaping, through this hole that is gaping
This world is mine for the taking
Make me king, as we move toward a new world order
A normal life is boring, but superstardom’s close to post mortem

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Artist: Miranda Lambert

Title: Mama’s Broken Heart

Side Note: This actually is a guilty pleasure for me as I’m not usually a Miranda fan, but I love this song.

Quotable:

Can’t get revenge and keep a spotless reputation
Sometimes revenge is a choice you gotta make
My mama came from a softer generation
Where you get a grip and bite your lip just to save a little face

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Artist: Wiz Khalifia & Snoop Dog featuring Bruno Mars

Title: Young, Wild & Free

Side Note: I’m pretty sure even Nick gets embarrassed by my song choices. This is one I definitely listen to alone.

Quotable:

That’s how it should be done
Soon as you thinkin’ you’re down
Find how to turn things around
Now things are looking up
From the ground up
Pound up

What are your guilty pleasure songs?

Playlist Thursday: I’m with the band

It’s that time of the week again. Time to link up with Pavement Runner. This is an awesome link up I always try to partake in because I get to see songs that I might not have otherwise heard of and I always end up adding at least one song to my running playlist. Make sure you head over to Pavement Runner to check out everyone else who contributed this week.

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Today’s theme is: artists you’ve seen live

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Artist: Billy Joel

Title: Only the Good Die Young

Side Note: I love Billy Joel and I was finally able to see him in concert in 2007 with my sister and mom. It was amazing. This song will always have a special place in my heart.

Quotable:
You might have heard I run with a dangerous crowd
We ain’t too pretty we ain’t too proud
We might be laughing a bit too loud
Aw But that never hurt no one

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Artist: Justin Timberlake ft. Jay Z

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Title: Suit & Tie

Side Note: I know that a ton of people hate this song, but I love it. I have seen JT at least 5 times, the best of course was when my seats got upgraded because the lighting equipment was where my seat was. This was from the last tour as *Nsync.

Quotable:
And as long as I got my suit and tie
I’ma leave it all on the floor tonight
And you got fixed up to the nines
Let me show you a few things
All pressed up in black and white
And you’re dressed in that dress I like
Love is swinging in the air tonight
Let me show you a few things

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Artist: Matt Nathanson

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Title: Modern Love

Side Note: I have been a huge fan of Matt’s since 2001. I have only seen him live once in 2004. With my sister obviously, and we got to meet him! He was one of the most down to earth and funniest people I have ever met. It doesn’t hurt that he grew up outside Boston and now resides in my other favorite city, San Francisco. It was hard for me to choose which of his songs to pick, but I went with one of the ones that has a real video, and it is a dang good video.

Quotable:
I’d let em in, I
Oh man, I’d let em win
I’d burn my house down
Just to hear them scream my name
I’ve carried hopes
And heavy daydreams she said
But I’m done with sleeping

Take the phone calls
Take this circus
Take the drama, cause baby it’s worthless