Vancouver Rock ‘n’ Roll 10K racing music

A quick post with my playlist for the upcoming R’n’R race. It’s basically a 1hr-1min subset of my Beat the Blerch racing music playlist with the exception of one new song to the Nostalgia set. Beat the Blerch took place on the last day of summer and my mood through the summer heading into the race was remarkably good. Autumn comes with a vengeance in Vancouver with gloomy gray skies and rain as far as you can see and it’s too much to hope for a dry race day. Also of note, I have scrapped most of the Can Con music this round – a sign of my current mood. :S

Nostalgia set – these songs are laced with memories including exes

  • Pitbull f Havana Brown and Afrojack “Last night” –  an ex
  • Martin Garrix’s “Animals” –  clubbing at Hakkasan in Vegas this year
  • OneRepublic’s “Counting Stars” – our (NPY and my) 2014 song!
  • Lourde’s “Team” – a night out in George St. and pausing for a moment to actually listen to what’s playing

Running(-related) set

  • 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”

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

  • Fun. f Janelle Monae “We are young”
  • Avril Lavigne’s “Here’s to never growing up” – also Can con

“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
  • 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”
  • 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..