A couple of you asked if I’d share my playlist from the half marathon, and I’m happy to oblige. Below is approximately 3+ hours worth of music, and when after listening to a podcast of Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me for the first 45 minutes of the run, I switched to this, hit shuffle, and ran on.
And to answer some questions I know you’ll have:
–Yes, I know this list is sorely lacking in Michael Jackson songs. I find it tragical as well.
–No Air, by Jordin Sparks and Chris Brown, is perhaps not the best song to have on a play list when you’re running. Just a thought.
–Neither is Clumsy.
–Yes, I realize, things I should have thought about before throwing them on the list.
–No, it’s not easy to run and make dramatic arm motions when “Defying Gravity” comes on as if you are Elphaba herself on Broadway.
–And yes, I really did bring the Sexy Back in this race. For real, people. Have you met me? Running + McPolish = THE HOTNESS.
–Or maybe just The Sweaty.
The McPolish Half Marathon Playlist
All For Swinging You Around 3:42 New Pornographers
Around the World (La La La) 3:36 ATC
Blow 3:40 Ke$ha
Bouncing Around the Room (Live Version – Clifford Ball, 1994) 4:08 Phish
Canned Heat 5:34 Jamiroquai
Cannonball 3:34 The Breeders
Chelsea Dagger 3:35 The Fratellis
Clumsy 4:00 Fergie
Defying Gravity 5:57 Wicked
Don’t Stop Believin’ 4:12 Journey
F**kin’ Perfect 3:34 P!nk
Faded 3:32 Soul Decision
Final Countdown 5:12 Europe
Firework 3:48 Katy Perry
Fishnet Woman (The Wisconsin Song) 3:19 Ted Wulfers
Forget You 3:44 Cee Lo Green
Get Ur Freak On 3:57 Missy Elliott
Gold Digger 3:28 Kanye West
Holla Back Young’n 3:29 Fabolous
Home 5:06 Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Homecoming 3:23 Kanye West Feat. Chris Martin
I Gotcha 3:59 Lupe Fiasco
I Want to Take You Higher 5:24 Sly & The Family Stone
If I Could Turn Back Time 4:14 Cher
In Da Club 4:06 50 Cent
It’s Gonna Be Me 3:12 ‘N Sync
Just Fine 4:02 Mary J. Blige
Last Resort 3:20 Papa Roach
Little Bird 4:39 Annie Lennox Diva
Little Lion Man 4:05 Mumford & Sons
The Middle 2:46 Jimmy Eat World
The More You Ignore Me, the Closer I Get 3:43 Morrissey
Mr. November 3:59 The National
No Air 4:24 Jordin Sparks & Chris Brown
No Man’s Woman 3:02 Sinéad O’Connor
O Fortuna 4:55 Apotheosis
Over You 3:25 Daughtry
Pocketful of Sunshine 3:23 Natasha Bedingfield
Poker Face 3:57 Lady GaGa
Raise Your Glass 3:23 P!nk
Rock Star Poser 4:32 N.E.R.D.
Rolling in the Deep 3:48 ADELE 21
Root Down 3:32 The Beastie Boys
Roses 6:10 OutKast
Rush 4:19 Big Audio Dynamite II
Seven Nation Army 3:52 The White Stripes
SexyBack 4:03 Justin Timberlake
Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It) 3:13 Beyoncé
So What 3:35 P!nk
Stronger 5:12 Kanye West
Superman 2:53 R.E.M.
Sure Shot 3:18 The Beastie Boys
Take On Me 3:52 Ah-Ha
These Boots Are Made for Walkin’ 2:46 Nancy Sinatra
Track 02 3:38 Mumford & Sons
What’s My Name? 4:16 Snoop Doggy Dog
Whole Lotta Love 5:34 Led Zeppelin Led Zeppelin II
Womanizer 3:44 Britney Spears
You Can Do It 4:21 Ice Cube
Zombie Nation 6:10 Kern Kraft 4000