Spread The Happiness

Running playlist: 6 awesome tracks to pump up your workout and runs!

Any workout is usually enhanced by music, and that’s the case even for running. The right kind of music can be the difference between an OKAY run, and a GREAT one!

Research has shown that the right music actually helps runners and those in any cardiovascular exercise regime to be more regular. The tempo and beats per minute help set a good cadence rate as your movements get a counterpoint in the beats of the song, and can thus get in sync.

With mobiefit RUN’s in-app music player, getting your favourite tunes on the run is super simple. Just point to the right folder in your phone, and the app will grab all the tracks within.

On the flipside, bad music can ruin your mood and run, so choosing the tracks is just as important as choosing to head to the track! Here are six songs that you can never go wrong with when it comes to a run! Get ready to pump up your mood and set off on a run!

The Weeknd: Can’tFeel my Face


The title of this song is how we sometimes feel after being out on a run on a hot afternoon. But The Weeknd keeps you company with the track’s energetic tempo. This song definitely makes conquering the miles that much more fun, and the high tempo makes it good company for your speed intervals.


Get the full list here


Survivor - Eye Of The Tiger


This one’s a classic and it will have you running around town and up and down trails like Rocky. There’s no better song to amp up your spirits before a run, and magically, when you sing along to the lyrics, you find yourself in an even more charged-up mood. We cannot workout anymore without getting pumped up by the ‘Tiger! This song is a sure shot winner.

David Guetta - Titanium ft. Sia


This is one of the most popular songs of this decade, this 2011 track is still a hit among runners and those who workout to music. The uplifting crescendo gives you some magical power to perform better and the striking lyrics keep you going. It’s a regular at all our running workouts now.

The Killers- Mr Brightside (Jacques Lu Cont's Thin White Duke Mix)


While the original version has enough zing for a workout, this extended remix produced by Grammy-winning British electronic musician Stuart Price comes with long spells of electronic and house beats that are conducive for easy running, or even the occasional sprint training. The circular rhythmic arrangement lends itself greatly to a track run, especially if you are aiming to improve your timing.

Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run

“Cause tramps like us, baby we were born to run”… It’s hard not to keep going when you hear those words. You may call this a common and obvious choice, but it’s a classic for a reason. And that doesn’t make it any less motivating on a long run. 

Katy Perry - Roar


Well, because you’re a champion, and we better hear your roar your way to the end. This is a great song for when your spirits are flagging, usually somewhere half way into your run. It’s something of a booster shot even when the chips are not down!

Subscribe to the Health For Happiness Newsletter to get expert health tips, fitness do's and don'ts, nutrition plans and more.