The motivation playlist

After my month long hiatus from running I was ready to get back into the swing of things. I would have 2 girls in school soon and I would just have one little monkey at home. Going back to my running routine would be easy but I really needed the motivation and by that I mean the right kind of music.

I sat through my music library and scrolled through every song I have and tried to figure out if it was fast enough to get me moving. I also went through Pinterest and looked at a lot of running list. Most of them included the same songs that were all very much popular right now. A few were targeted at warm ups/cool downs/ or era music. Hits of the 90’s, Power ballads of the 80’s etc..

I also took a look at iTunes to check out the top songs. After a couple of weeks, I got my list together and took it out for a spin. So far I have loved my playlist. It has pushed me at all the right moments and I’ve caught myself trying to sing and dance while running!

I have a mix of everything and hopefully something you’ll like to add to your own playlist.

A little GNR to get me started…

A little old school.. reminds me of 5th grade!

When I start to think I can’t run anymore…

And to finish off… to remind me how far I’ve come…

If you want to see the complete list of all 140 videos in my playlist.. check it out


I’ve decided to list the artists and songs by name as well. (this will take some time)

AC/DC- Shook me all night long

AEROSMITH- Jaded, Sweet Emotion

ALVARO SOLER- El mismo sol, Sofia


BEYONCE- Single ladies, Run the World


BLONDIE- Call me

BON JOVI- Livin’ on a Prayer

BRITNEY SPEARS- I’m a slave 4 U, Circus, Toxic

BRUNO MARS- Locked out of heaven, 24k Magic

BRYAN ADAMS- Summer of ’69

CYNDI LAUPER- Girls just want to have fun

DAFT PUNK- Get lucky

DESTINY’S CHILD- Bootylicious, Survivor

EWF- Let’s Groove

EMINEM- Lose yourself

ENRIQUE IGLESIAS- Bailamos, Escape

ESTELLE- Pretty please

FERGIE- London bridge


FOGHAT- Slow ride

FOO FIGHTERS- Learn to fly

FOREIGNER- Jukebox hero

Glee Cast- Rio/Hungry like the wolf, Borderline/Open your heart, Stereo hearts

GREAT WHITE- Once bitten Twice shy

GUESS WHO- American woman

GUNS N’ ROSES- Sweet child O’ mine, Paradise City, Welcome to the Jungle

GWEN STEFANI- Hollaback girl

HILARY DUFF- Reach out

THE HUMAN LEAGUE- Don’t you want me


JANET JACKSON- Rhythm Nation

Joe Esposito- You’re the Best

Justin Timberlake- Sexy back, Rock your body, Mirrors, Take back the night, Can’t stop the feeling!

KATY PERRY- RoarHot n Cold, Dark Horse, Firework

Kanye Wet- Gold digger

KELLY CLARKSON- My life would suck without you

KYLIE MINOGUE- Love at first sight, All I see, WOW

LADY GAGA- Bad romance, Alejandro, Just dance , Born this Way, Edge of Glory

LAS KETCHUP- The Ketchup song

LENNY KRAVITZ- Lady, Are you gonna go my way, Fly away, It ain’t over till it’s over

LIMP BIZKIT- Nookie, Rollin’

LL COOL J- Mama said knock you out


MARK RONSON- Uptown funk

MAROON 5- Sugar, Misery, Moves like Jagger, Makes me wonder, Hard to breathe, This love

MEGHAN TRAINOR- All about the bass

MGMT- Time to pretend

MICHAEL JACKSON- PYT, Don’t stop till you get enough

MISSY ELLIOT- Lose control, Get your freak on, Work it, WTF

MOLOKO- Fun for me

MUTYA BUENA- Real girl


NELLY- Hot in Herre, Air force ones

NEON TREES- Animal, Everybody talks

NKOTB- Hangin’ tough, You Got it (Right stuff)

NO DOUBT- Hella good, Just a girl

THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G.-Big Poppa, Hypnotize

‘N SYNC- It’s gonna be me, BYE BYE BYE


OZOMATLI- Cumbia de los Muertos

PAT BENETAR- Hit me with your best shot, Love is a Battlefield

P!NK- Don’t let me get me, So What, Just like fire

PAUL OAKENFOLD- Starry Eyed Surprise

PAULINA RUBIO- Causa y efecto

PITBULL- I know you want me

POISON- Talk dirty to me

PUSSYCAT DOLLS- When I grow up

QUEEN- Don’t stop me now, Another one bites the dust

QUIET RIOT- Cum on feel the noize


RAMONES- She’s the one, Sheena is a punk rocker


RICKY MARTIN- Jaleo, La copa de la vida, Livin’ la vida loca

ROBBIE WILLIAS- Party like a Russian, Love my Life

ROBIN THICKE- Blurred Lines


SELENA- El Chico del Apartamento 52, Bidi Bidi Bom Bom, Amor Prohibido, Como la Flor, Baila Esta Cumbia

SHAKIRA- Waka waka, Ciega Sordomuda, Eyes like yours, Loca, Whenever wherever, Hips don’t lie, La Tortura


SURVIVOR- Eye of the tiger

TAYLOR SWIFT- Shake it off

TLC – No Scurbs, Unpretty

TOM JONES- Sex bomb


THE TRAMMPS- Disco Inferno

USHER- Yeah!

VICKI SUE ROBINSON- Turn the beat around

WALK THE MOON- Shut up and dance

WARRANT- Cherry Pie

WHITNEY HOUSTON- I wanna dance with somebody

WILL SMITH- Gettin’ Jiggy wit it

2PAC- California Love




What are your go-to songs to get you motivated? Let me know in the comments!


*UPDATED: June 2017

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