Playlist Thursday: Let’s Get Speedy

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 that make you speed up the tempo.

SOMETHING OLD
Artist: The Postal Service

Title: Such Great Heights

Side Note: TPS has been on my radar since my college days, and while this song may seem slow, check out jog.fm, it will tell you what the pace is for a specific song. Such great heights is actually a 7:30 pace, way faster than my pace, and it totally pushes me.

Quotable:
And when you are out there on the road
For several weeks of shows
And when you scan the radio
I hope this song will guide you home

SOMETHING CURRENT
Artist: The Script featuring Will.I.Am

Title: Hall of Fame

Side Note: I know, I know, I have featured this one a bunch, but when I really get into a song I can’t let go. Sorry. (This has an 8:00 min pace)

Quotable:
You can throw your hands up
You can be the clock
You can move a mountain
You can break rocks
You can be a master
Don’t wait for luck
Dedicate yourself and you can find yourself

SOMETHING TO CONSIDER
Artist: Carrie Underwood

Title: Wasted

Side Note: I have loved Carrie since her Idol days. This girl can put such raw emotion into words. This song has a bit of a deeper meaning. (6:00 min pace)

Quotable:
For one split second, she almost turned around
But that would be like pouring rain drops back into a cloud
So she took another step and said
“I see the way out and I’m gonna’ take it”

I don’t wanna spend my life jaded, waiting
To wake up one day and find
That I’ve let all these years go by wasted

Playlist Thursday: Top 10

I am linking up with Pavement Runner today. I LOVE his music posts, mostly because I am always looking for new running songs to add to my playlist, but because of the format of his posts.

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Today’s theme is: Tope 10 Songs. Instead of doing my Top 10 overall (I really couldn’t too many favorites). I looked at the number of plays in my iTunes and picked the top in each category.

SOMETHING OLD

Artist: Anberlin
Title: Time & Confusion
Side Note: Anberlin is definitely not a know band, but I have loved them for at least 7 years, this song has a great beat and also reminds me of best friend — my sister, we rock out to this like crazy. They actually don’t have a music video so I found the next best thing.
Quotable: It’s not about the money we make. Its about the passions that we ache for. What makes your heart beat faster. Tell me now what does your body long after. I don’t care now where we live. It’s not where, or what, or who we were with. I just need you in my life. So promise me again.

SOMETHING CURRENT

Artist: The Script featuring Will.I.Am
Title: Hall of Fame
Side Note: I know I featured this last week, but I love this song, I have it on my running playlist at least 10 times. It helps a lot with my mental game, and the video is so dang good. Seriously, if you didn’t watch it last week, watch it now.
Quotable: Do it for your people. Do it for your pride. Never gonna know if you never even try. Do it for your country. Do it for you name. Cause there’s gonna be a day

SOMETHING TO CONSIDER

Artist: Dustin Lynch
Title: Cowboys & Angels
Side Note: If you haven’t noticed I love a good country song, honestly, they help me zone. The problem with loud fast songs, is I want to run really really fast. The problem with that is it ends up leaving me exhausted far before I am finished. I try to only do that when I am running a tempo run. This song I love and helps me keep an even pace. Be warned this video is a tearjerker.
Quotable: I’ve got boots and she’s got wings. I’m hell on wheels and she’s heavenly. I’d die for her and she lives for me. Cowboys and angels.

Playlist Thursday: Refreshed for 2013

I am linking up with Pavement Runner today. I LOVE his music posts, mostly because I am always looking for new running songs to add to my playlist, but because of the format of his posts.

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Today’s theme is: Refreshed for 2013. After an awesome win (thanks for the votes) I have to start 2013 on the right foot note, so here are some songs that are refreshing my running for 2013.

SOMETHING OLD

Artist: John Mayer
Title: No Such Thing
Side Note: This song reminds me of high school and serves as reminder to keep pushing forward. Also, he is a BABY in this video. Woah.
Quotable: Well I never lived the dreams of the prom kings
And the drama queens. I’d like to think the best of me. Is still hiding. Up my sleeve. They love to tell you. Stay inside the lines. But something’s better. On the other side

SOMETHING CURRENT

Artist: The Script featuring Will.i.Am
Title: Hall of Fame
Side Note: This song is all about how you can be whatever you put your mind to, and that’s always something I need, running can be so mental sometimes.
Quotable: You could go the distance. You could run the mile. You could walk straight through hell with a smile. You could be the hero. You could get the gold. Breaking all the records that thought never could be broke

SOMETHING TO CONSIDER

Artist: Jason Aldean with Luke Bryan and Eric Church
Title: The Only Way I Know
Side Note: This song also reminds me of good ol’ Vermont and I listen to it when I get a little frustrated and it helps propel me forward/
Quotable: That’s the only way I know. Don’t stop till everything’s gone. Straight ahead never turn round. Don’t back up, don’t back down. Full throttle wide open. You get tired, you don’t show it. Dig a little deeper when you think you can’t dig no more. That’s the only way I know