Beat the Blerch racing music

I seem to do this so often – create a playlist and post it – but I haven’t done half-marathon in two years so it has been a while. Here is my 2:15 playlist to get me through Beat the Blerch and the why…

Nostalgia set – these songs are laced with memories including exes, which is okay because I’m in a good place now :)

  • Modest Mouse’s “Float on” –  an ex
  • Nickelback’s “How you remind me” – an ex
  • Pitbull f Havana Brown and Afrojack “Last night” –  an ex
  • Martin Garrix’s “Animals” –  clubbing at Hakkasan in Vegas this year
  • Destra’s “Celebrate” – Caribana 2008 with Vinnie
  • OneRepublic’s “Counting Stars” – our (NPY and my) 2014 song!
  • Pitbull f Ke$ha “Timber” – Whistler weekend earlier this year with work peeps
  • Rawlins Cross’ “MacPherson’s Lament” – this is the sounds of home and our graduation ceremony song (from high school, which dates  me)

Running(-related) set

  • Melissa Etheridge’s “I run for life”
  • The Killers’ “Mr. Brightside” – why I include this every time: this song was playing when I started my first marathon (back in 2006)
  • Alyssa Reid’s “The Game” – either CTV or one of the sports networks used this song as part of their daily highlight reel music during the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver – also Can Con
  • Kanye West’s “Stronger”
  • Three Days Grace’s “Pain”
  • Katy Perry’s “Roar” – I’m not a fan of Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger”; incidentally, it is a lyric in this fun song
  • DJ Khalid’s “All I do is win” – or “wynne”, whatever the case may be! – and image of Emma Stone lip-syncing it on The Tonight Show
  • Sweetbox’s “Everything’s gonna be alright” – good memories of it being really soothing in a past race

“Apparently I don’t want to grow up” set

  • Jay-Z f Mr. Hudson “Young forever”
  • Fun. f Janelle Monae “We are young”
  • Avril Lavigne’s “Here’s to never growing up” – also Can con
  • Far East Movement f Justin Bieber “Live my Life” – also Can con

Can con set

  • Addictiv’s “Tonight”
  • Nickelback’s “When we stand together” – Have I mentioned before how this song makes me feel? Yes, I have.
  • Carly Rae Jepsen’s ” Call me maybe” – those legs, too

“Ladies with serious legs” set

  • Taylor Swift – I knew you were trouble – particularly her performance of this track on the 2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show
  • Shakira f Beyonce “Can’t remember to forget you” – memory of watching and gawking at the video during girls’ weekend earlier this year with Vinnie and Mona
  • Selena Gomez’s “Come & get it”
  • Rihanna’s “Diamonds” – memories of hearing it performed so hauntingly beautifully in Waikiki by River & Tiger
  • Jennifer Lopez f Pitbull “On the floor”
  • P!nk’s “Try” – I’m so impressed she keeps topping herself performing her songs at awards shows, like at the 2014 Grammys

“All of the other junk-pop” set

  • B.o.B. f Hayley Williams “Airplanes”
  • Adele’s “Rolling in the deep” – memory of really dancing it up at B&K’s wedding to this
  • Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift shop” – we saw Pentatonix cover this in concert and Avi’s deep bass voice particularly resonated in this song
  • Jason Derulo’s “Marry me” – I caved for this ultra sappy song because of it’s great bassline
  • John Legend “All of me” – NPY and I mock how sappy this song is… maybe I’m the only one mocking it and he actually likes it :P
  • Jessie J “Wild”
  • Iggy Azalea f Rita Oru “Black widow” – I don’t care for the rap part because it breaks my stride (not literally, I hope) but like the intensity of the rhythm otherwise

On this day..