10 Songs With Lyrics Perfect For Runners

Each song featured on this playlist sounds like it was written with runners in mind.

10 Songs For Runners

More often than not, when folks refer to running songs, they’re discussing the sound of a song—quick tempos, lively performances and the like. To complement these attributes, we’ve tried to compile a list of songs with lyrics that suit movement as well. To that end, the tracks below will propel you forward in both body and mind.

The list kicks off with a club collaboration about working toward a goal, and it closes out with a similarly-themed track from the newly re-christened Puff Daddy. In the middle, Katy Perry sings about walking on air and Walk the Moon urge you to put one foot in front of the other. Elsewhere, Jessie J has folks burning up, Major Lazer has folks running up, and Drake is holding on to energy. Whether you’re the sort of person who draws momentum from beats or words, this list has you covered. When you need inspiration, your tunes await below.

ZHU, Skrillex & THEY. – Working for It – 100 BPM

Walk the Moon – One Foot – 100 BPM

Sia – Move Your Body (Alan Walker Remix) – 128 BPM

Jessie J & 2 Chainz – Burnin’ Up (Aero Chord Remix) – 100 BPM

Drake – Energy – 86 BPM

Katy Perry – Walking on Air – 128 BPM

Major Lazer, PARTYNEXTDOOR & Nicki Minaj – Run Up – 109 BPM

St. Lucia – Help Me Run Away – 158 BPM

Janet Jackson & Missy Elliott – BURNITUP! – 124 BPM

Puff Daddy & The Family – Workin – 98 BPM

To find more workout songs, folks can check out the free database at Run Hundred. Visitors can browse song selections there by genre, tempo and era to find the music that best fits their particular workout routine.


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