My Running Playlist

I have been using the same shitty headphones for a long time (see above). Sorry Sony, I know you’re meant to be good, but this is a loser-product, barely audible at times and frequently cutting out in one ear.

I don’t know why it took me so long to replace them but I am guessing it’s something to do with the overwhelming range of products available. On top of that, I wanted to take my time and make a better choice.

So now I have a new pair of wireless headphones that I have been loving in my last few gym sessions, I thought it might be time to write about music and running.


I am into lots of different types of music and when I was younger, I used to have a five speaker surround-sound stereo that I bought with money from my part-time job. I used to be quite anti-social with it. Back in the early noughties, it was still all about stereos, and everyone used to talk about sub-woofers a lot. The i-pod classic was still in it’s infancy.

These days, I try to be more considerate towards both my neighbours, and my long term sense of hearing.

That is, apart from when I go running. It is on runs that I sometimes really let loose and blast my ears.

Which brings me to my playlist. I actually have several, but this is the first one I made for Zombies, Run! about a year ago. The idea behind this playlist is that it’s a soundtrack to being chased by zombies.

And yes, this is a post I would really encourage you to comment on. Let me know whether I could get away with playing that shit in public, as suggested by irunelite. Tell me I’m a philistine, or point me towards a new band.

Either way, I would really like to hear some opinions on this one (not least of all because this post is little more than a thinly veiled attempt to crowd-source an expanded playlist!)

  • Never Let You Go (Rudimental, featuring Foy Vance)
  • Watercolour (Pendulum)
  • Invaders Must Die (The Prodigy)
  • Mystery Fish (Aesop Rock)
  • Wait and Bleed (Slipknot)
  • Duality (Slipknot)
  • Empty (Garbage)
  • Turn (Therapy?)
  • Vampire Love (Ash)
  • Broken Home (Papa Roach)
  • Too Late (Dead By Sunrise)
  • Sunburn (Muse)
  • Rise Of The Eagles (The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster)
  • How You Remind Me (Nickelback)
  • Mayhem (Halestorm)
  • Not LivingĀ  (Coal Chamber)
  • Let Me Know (No Wyld)
  • Silent So Long (Emigrate)
  • Spit Out The Bone (Metallica)
  • Waiting All Night (Rudimental ft. Ella Eyre)

Now I’m off to run a race that doesn’t allow headphones!



11 Thoughts

  1. I get away with Nickleback (Never Again, This is How You Remind Me, Too Bad). I have also been running to Sublime (Santeria and What I Got – not exactly zombie chasing music).
    You really took me back by mentioning Papa Roach, Garbage, and Slip Knot. Maybe an A list (for anywhere) a B list (for less crowded) and a C list (for only by myself) In my Need Headphones post, I mentioned that ‘Sometimes it makes sense to wear headphones. On a group run, during a race, or on a day where everyone is out running on the trail.’
    Where you live probably plays a factor in this discussion too. I live in a big city next to a train station, two major highways, and a police and fire station. I am used to high traffic and noise and so are my neighbors. Granted, I don’t think I would go run down the block with Papa Roach (the only song I remember is Last Resort) or Slipknot playing. Maybe on a very low volume but not the zombie chasing volume! Weezer has a few songs that might be good for your list… (Annie are you ok). Also Imagine Dragons (Radioactive). I will give it some more thought today when I am more awake!

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  2. Please tell me what kind of wireless headphones you bought!!! I have exactly the same pair you had and the same problem with one cutting out!! I’m on the hunt for a new pair, but there are just so many!

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