half marathon: the playlist

31 Aug

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


5 Responses to “half marathon: the playlist”

  1. TheKirCorner August 31, 2011 at 7:36 AM #

    love this, love it…love it even more that you have DEFYING GRAVITY on there, I am a WICKED Fan. 🙂

    • mollystrz August 31, 2011 at 1:30 PM #

      Me too! And seriously, it was very hard to NOT start singing when that song came on. But I think it may have shaved a few seconds off that mile!

  2. Steph August 31, 2011 at 8:00 AM #

    You skillz (with a ‘z’) of mixing the old and the new, the K-e-dollar-sign-a and the papa roach are astounding.

    I have to ask, since when does Pink spell her name with an exclamation point?

    • mollystrz August 31, 2011 at 1:31 PM #

      I’m pretty funky like that.

  3. Steph August 31, 2011 at 8:24 AM #

    You should be your. Gah.

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