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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The power of a good song!

Over the last 20 years of running, I've gone back-n-forth with wearing headphones and not wearing them. I'm always a little concerned about losing my hearing (it might have to do with the fact that I like rock and I like it loud!). When I first started I use to carry a brick (Walkman) and the big 'ol headphones that use to accompany it. Lately, a 1 inch square (ipod) and ear pods and it's like wearing nothing at all. For sure, I ONLY listen to music when I am out for an easy/recovery run or long run...never on a workout day or with a partner or the group.

So last Sunday I'm out for a 20 miler with the ipod on and the music is just making me feel like I'm floating (this went on for two and a half hours). It was unbelievable! One of the songs I actually replayed 5 times (it was that good). Let's get to it...

Here are a few of my favorites: Winning (Carlos Santana), Southern Cross (Stephen Stills), Rock Box (RunDMC), Kickstart My Heart (the Crew), anything by Guns 'n Roses, Vital Signs (Rush), Runaway (gotta have Bon Jovi), Do you believe in love? (Huey Lewis and the News), Disturbia (Rhianna), Party in the U.S.A. (Miley Ray Cyrus), Don't Know What You Got Till It's Gone (Cinderella), You Shook Me All Night Long (AC/DC)...wait a minute!

Is there a bad song to run to?

Question: I need you all to help me fill my ipod. Therefore, if you would please share some of YOUR favorites? Thank you...


  1. born to run - Bruce
    tusk - Fleetwood Mac
    O fortuna - carmina buriana - ORF
    any pink floyd song
    any moby song
    any beastie boys song
    just to name a few -

  2. Joe...from one Jerseyite to another...thanks for including Bruuuuuce!Loved the suggestions and I would be remissed if I didn't ask how you could leave out Jackson Browns' "Running on Empty?"