Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Please mister dj, find me a good song!

Only 19 days to go yet there is still one issue pressing deeply on my brain - what song will I play while I'm crossing the finish line!?
When I finished my first half-marathon I played Since You've Been Gone by Kelly Clarkson - definitely in the ass-kicking genre of songs on my iPod. Lately I've been running to audiobooks and haven't really been creating playlists or considering the beats per minute of my song list, so I'm a little out of the loop. Lots of people have written lists of their favorite power ballads but I'd like my song to reflect something of the times or even the place where I'm running.
While I was running on Sunday (to music) my shuffle mode delivered "We Built This City" by Starship to my earbuds - and I must say that it's got potential. The song mentions San Francisco, it makes me sing out loud and it has that cool part where the guy comes on and does the weather report - I know, weird, but I like it okay!

Here are my criteria for an inspiring marathon-finishing song:
- a good, but not insane tempo (120bpm-ish)
- preferably lyrics that have something to do with strength or perserverance or even running
- nothing techno, should include drums and guitar
- preferably female singer(s), although I'll make exceptions for some
- bonus for thematic links to San Francisco

Suggestions please - Aaand Go!  :)

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous5:14 pm

    I'm making another running playlist and one song, I'm still Standing (Elton John), has potential for the end of the race - in fact that's what I wrote in my song description.