Songs to Get Me Running Up That Hill
July 30, 2017 2:03 PM   Subscribe

Yes, you guessed it, another help me with a playlist ask! I will biking my first metric century in about a week and am looking for songs to keep me going when I'm climbing and when my quads are begging me to stop.

Some things that are already on the list - Running up That Hill (Kate Bush), Eye of the Tiger (Survivor), Move on Up (Curtis Mayfield), I Wanna be Sedated (Ramones), Body Movin' (Beastie Boys), Never Give Up (Sia). So I'm looking for things from a range of genres.

Hit me, MeFites. Hit me with your best shot!
posted by brookeb to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (18 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
Metric - Help I'm Alive
posted by bizarrenacle at 2:24 PM on July 30 [1 favorite]

The Heavy - How You Like Me Now?
posted by the man of twists and turns at 2:34 PM on July 30

First We Take Manhattan (Leonard Cohen)
I'll Never Give It Up (Richard Thompson)
Shake It Off (Taylor Swift)
Tour de France (Kraftwerk)
posted by Perodicticus potto at 2:35 PM on July 30

Lizzo- Good As Hell
posted by charmedimsure at 3:04 PM on July 30 [1 favorite]

Good luck - I'm about to do a century next weekend as well!

One of my go-to motivational songs when I have to push myself hard is by The Riverboat Gamblers - Don't Bury Me (I'm Not Dead)
posted by pdb at 4:24 PM on July 30

These are all off my running playlist

Queen - Don't Stop me Now
Pat Benetar - Invincible
Nicki Minaj - Super Bass
posted by gaspode at 4:46 PM on July 30

Iggy Pop - Lust for Life
posted by irisclara at 8:25 PM on July 30

I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
The Middle - Jimmy Eat World
posted by lakeroon at 8:57 PM on July 30

Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood from the Kill Bill soundtrack. I like remembering when Uma Thurman keeps getting back up after getting knocked down.
posted by middlethird at 9:34 PM on July 30

Something about Chariots of fire always makes me push through.
posted by Whatifyoufly at 3:31 AM on July 31

Oh yay, I was just listening to my kick-ass playlist on a long run yesterday thinking I wanted to recommend it to EVERYONE because it was so ace. But my absolute favourites from the list are:
50ft Queenie by PJ Harvey - if I had to just listen to one song while running for ever more, it would be this. Power personified.
What's that coming over the hill (is it a monster)? by The Automatic - extra points if this comes on just as you're coming over a hill, obvs.
Two Tribes by Frankie Goes to Hollywood - ooh, when that guitar riff kicks in...
posted by penguin pie at 5:08 AM on July 31

The Hours- Ali in the Jungle
posted by mollywas at 9:36 AM on July 31

I don't know how you feel about ska punk, but when I'm running it is my favorite motivator, especially Reel Big Fish and Goldfinger.
posted by poppunkcat at 3:03 PM on July 31

"Because you can't, you won't, and you don't stop..."
Sure Shot- Beastie Boys
posted by EKStickland at 8:00 PM on July 31

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