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Triathlon Playlist
July 10, 2012 1:34 PM   Subscribe

Hello, Mefites! Can you help with a triathlon playlist?

We are looking for songs that hat specifically reference swimming, running, and biking.

So far we have:

SWIMMING: Surfer Blood: Swim, REM: Night Swimming, David Bowie: Heroes, Modest Mouse: Float On
RUNNING: The Clash: Police on my Back
BIKING: The Pixies: Tony's Theme...

Thanks!
posted by coevals to Media & Arts (23 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
 
BIKING: Kraftwerk, "Tour De France"
RUNNING: Information Society, "Running" • Basement Jaxx, "Run 4 Cover" • Miami Nights 1984, "On The Run" • Erasure, "Run To The Sun"
posted by beaucoupkevin at 1:39 PM on July 10, 2012


Tom Petty - "Running Down a Dream"
posted by something something at 1:41 PM on July 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


Biking: Luka Bloom, The Acoustic Motorbike.
posted by bondcliff at 1:41 PM on July 10, 2012


Swimming: two songs by Phish - Free and Theme from the bottom
posted by bondcliff at 1:47 PM on July 10, 2012


Queen - "Bicycle Race"
posted by Rock Steady at 1:53 PM on July 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


SWIMMING: "Swimming" by Florence and the Machine, "Swim Until You Can't See Land" by Frightened Rabbit, and "Swim" by Jack's Mannequin
RUNNING: "Running" by Gil Scott Heron
posted by livinglearning at 1:53 PM on July 10, 2012


The Beatles - "Run For Your Life"
posted by Rock Steady at 1:56 PM on July 10, 2012


Running: Run, Freedom, Run from Urinetown: the Musical
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 1:56 PM on July 10, 2012


Running: Foster the People - "Pumped up Kicks" or "Don't Stop (Color on the Walls)", Florence and the Machine "Dog Days are Over".
posted by adorap0621 at 1:59 PM on July 10, 2012


Gnarls Barkley - "Run (I'm A Natural Disaster)"
posted by Rock Steady at 2:00 PM on July 10, 2012 [1 favorite]


Raphael Saadiq's 100 Yard Dash
posted by jillithd at 2:10 PM on July 10, 2012


SWIMMING: The Microphones – Karl Blau
RUNNING: Belle & Sebastian – The Stars of Track and Field
BIKING: The Cool Kids - Black Mags
posted by burnmp3s at 2:14 PM on July 10, 2012


Velvet Underground - Run Run Run
posted by isogloss at 2:28 PM on July 10, 2012


SWIMMING: Not Without (My Swimmies) - Sleepytime Trio; Dog Paddle - Modest Mouse
RUNNING: Run Run Run - Tim Dog; Run and Run - The Psychedelic Furs
BIKING: I got nothin'.

Good luck!
posted by saladin at 2:38 PM on July 10, 2012


Iggy Pop, Run Like a Villain (video picked just to play the song, not to endorse whatever people are behind it)
posted by The corpse in the library at 2:58 PM on July 10, 2012


A Flock of Seagulls - I Ran
posted by azlondon at 2:59 PM on July 10, 2012


New Bad Things' Goethe's Letter To Vic Chesnutt, but it's not exactly encouraging (Let me put it to you this way: You will be hit by a truck and you will fall from your bicycle...)
posted by The corpse in the library at 3:04 PM on July 10, 2012


The Pixies, Where is my Mind?
posted by The corpse in the library at 3:07 PM on July 10, 2012


I Start to Run by White Denim
posted by shortyJBot at 3:17 PM on July 10, 2012


Swimming: Phish, Free
Running: Springsteen, Born to Run
Biking: Queen, Bicycle Race.
posted by gauche at 3:53 PM on July 10, 2012


The Beach Boys - Do You Like Worms (Roll Plymouth Rock)
Be Your Own Pet - Bicycle Bicycle, You are My Bicycle
Hawkwind - Silver Machine (this one's sort of oblique--it sounds like space travel, but Robert Calvert wrote it about his bike)
UK Subs - Keep on Running ('til You Burn)
Pink Floyd - Run Like Hell
The Gestures - Run Run Run
Sweet - Fox on the Run
Arthur Russell - Let's Go Swimming
Bobby Freeman - C'Mon And Swim

Animal Collective - No More Running
posted by hydrophonic at 8:40 PM on July 10, 2012


The Falcons(feat. Wilson Pickett) - Swim
posted by hydrophonic at 8:45 PM on July 10, 2012


Eleanor Friedberger - My Mistakes (If a song about a crash isn't bad juju.) Also, Owl's Head Park.

Pink Floyd - Bike
posted by hydrophonic at 9:05 PM on July 10, 2012


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