A lot of runners these days consider their music players just as indispensable as their well-worn sneakers, and for good reason. If you haven’t tried working out with your music player yet, you’ll find that listening to your favorite tunes while on the track can keep you pumped up and energized for the many kilometers ahead. Don’t believe us? Fill up your music player with these upbeat tracks and get ready for a mad dash to your own personal finish line!

1. “TURN UP THE MUSIC” by Chris Brown


Hit the ground running with this Chris Brown hit! This dance floor ditty’s upbeat tempo will totally get you all pumped up even before you finish lacing up your shoes.

2. "READY OR NOT" by Bridgit Mendler

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You can alternate running, walking, and jogging on your daily dash through your village’s streets so you can avoid muscle strain. Maintain your momentum by reserving this catchy pop ditty for those times when you’re not sprinting all out.

3. “SAFE AND SOUND (PANIC CITY REMIX)” by Capital Cities

While “Safe and Sound’s” infectious beat automatically makes it a great addition to any running playlist, this remix, in our opinion, makes it a way better companion for when you’re doing your sprints. We won’t be surprised if you find yourself swaying along to it while on your morning jog!

4. “ROAR” by Katy Perry

Even the most seasoned runners tend to get tired when they’ve been on the road for some time. Keep pushing on by playing this Katy Perry hit: its motivational lyrics will have you keeping your pace effortlessly!

5. “WORK B**CH” by Britney Spears


Is the promise of getting a fitter, sexier body your main incentive to run? Take your cue from the lyrics of Britney’s latest hit: You wanna hot body, you better work, b**ch! If that’s not enough to fire you up, we’re pretty sure that one look at Brit’s gorgeous bod should do the trick.

6. “PLAY HARD” by David Guetta featuring Ne-Yo and Akon

Let the “work hard, play hard” lines in the chorus serve as your reminder to give it your all during your running session. With this track on, you’ll be setting a new personal record in no time!

7. “HUSBANDS” by Savages

In need of an adrenaline rush? This track’s furious tempo should do the trick. You might even find yourself head-banging while pounding the pavement!

8. “WHAT THE HELL” by Avril Lavigne

Don’t let fatigue suck all the fun out of running! Get your groove back with a little help from this track by Avril, this decade’s poster girl for enjoying life. You’re bound to lose yourself in its catchy melody on your next jog.

9. “CALLING (LOSE MY MIND)” by Ingrosso & Alesso featuring Ryan Tedder


Push yourself to shatter your personal record with this club-worthy tune. You’ll find your rhythm effortlessly with this song’s steady beat.

10. “APPLAUSE” by Lady Gaga

Cap off your run by racing to your finish line with Lady Gaga’s newest hit. Don’t forget to applaud yourself for a job--or should we say, run--well done afterward!

(Photo by John Loo via Flickr Creative Commons)

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