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Top Running Songs- Davey’s Top 5

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Summer is the perfect time to go for a job. Maybe you're looking for the best songs to jog too. Our friends over at Ultimate Classic Rock put together a list of their Top 10 running songs, and here's my Top 5. You got to have good tunes to jog right? This list is also good for bike riders.


Peter Gabriel – Solsbury Hill



Gabriel wrote the song after his departure from Genesis, and in his song he explains the reasons behind his departure. It was his debut single, and a Top 20 hit in the UK and reached the Top 70 on the Billboard Hot 100. I used to always listen to this while I did my stretches in track, worked like a champ!



Jimi Hendrix – All Along The Watchtower



All Along the Watchtower was written and recorded by Bob Dylan. Over the years it has been covered by numerous artists in various genres. The version I like the best is from Jimi Hendrix. The Hendrix version was released six months after Dylan's original recording, and it became a Top 10 single in 1968 and was ranked 48th in Rolling Stone magazine's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. This gets me going on the beginning of my runs, and gets me motivated.



Pink Floyd- Young Lust



As with the other songs on The Wall, “Young Lust” tells a portion of the story of “Pink”, the album's protagonist. Pink Floyd has become a rock star, and is always away from home as a result of his demanding lifestyle. He begins inviting groupies into his room between concerts, having not seen his wife in months. When I hear this song it makes me push harder and harder. I love driving in big cities to this song, just gives me a small amount of road rage.



Fleetwood Mac- Go Your Own Way



“Go Your Own Way” was released in late 1976, and is the first single from Fleetwood Mac's forthcoming album called Rumours. It peaked at number ten on the Billboard Hot 100, It's ranked number 119 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and is on The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll list. Once I heard this in Forrest Gump, I knew it was a great running song.



Dexys Midnight Runners- Come On Eileen



“Come On Eileen” was a single released by Dexys Midnight Runners in 1982. It also appeared on the album Too-Rye-Ay. The song won Best British Single at the 1983 Brit Awards. Too me, this is my favorite song to run too. It gets me pumped up because it has it's ups and downs. It really works pretty well, and I suggest you try it out.


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