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Vancouver Marathon 2013 Playlist

Alicia Keys: One of several  strong women accompanying me on Sunday.

On Sunday afternoon, as I was putting together this playlist, my 11-year-old daughter, Phoebe, took a break from arguing with her brother to ask me suddenly, “Momma, what’s your goal for your marathon?” An astute question from a child I feel doesn’t pay much attention to my running exploits. “3:38-4:08,” I replied. “No, wait, my goal is for my knee to let me run strong.”

To that end, I put together my usual style marathon playlist: inspiring lyrics, song titles, or band names (check out the first band) in the first quarter, then getting progressively faster and more upbeat as it goes along. You’ll find some of my favorites–Flo Rida, Nelly, and Enrique Iglesias–but a few new artists and songs as well. I trust this playlist–and my slightly bum leg–will serve me well.

More Than a Feeling: Boston (to keep 4/15/13 in the forefront of my mind)
Safe and Sound: Capital Cities
Breathe (2 AM): Anna Nalick
Telling the World: Taio Cruz
Freedom: Tyrone Wells
Wide Awake: Katy Perry
In Your Light: Gotye
Best Day of My Life: American Authors
Trojans: Atlas Genius
Shake It out: Florence + the Machines
Don’t Stop (Color on the Walls): Foster the People
Run: Collective Soul
Show the World: Luminaries
And We Danced: Macklemore
What You Got (Main): Colby O’Donis + Akon

P!nk: pretty much queen of the badass

Love Is Something: Mozella
I Will Wait: Mumford & Sons
Lolita: The Veronicas
Come along: Vicci Martinez + Cee Lo Green
Wild Ones: Flo Rida
So Good: B.o.B.
Wavin’ Flag: K’naan
Young, Wild & Free: Snoop Dogg + Whiz Khalifa
Some Nights: Fun
Going on: Gnarls Barkley
What Makes You Beautiful: One Direction
Brokenhearted: Karmin
Sweet Nothing: Calvin Harris
Fine by Me: Andy Grammer
Price Tag: Jessie J
Call Me Maybe: Carly Rae Jepsen (overplayed, yes, but I can’t  help myself)
Insomnia: Craig David
You’ve Got the Love: Florence + the Machines
I Can Only Imagine: David Guetta
Tonight Is the Night: Outasight
The Night Out: Martin Solveig
I Got a Feeling: Black Eyed Peas
I Cry: Flo Rida
Va Va Voom: Nicki Minaj
I Love It: Icona Pop
Scream & Shout: will.i.am
The Keepers: Santigold
Here Comes the Hotstepper: Ini Kamoze
Whistle: Flo Rida
Live Like a Warrior: Matisyahu
Girl on Fire: Alicia Keys
Single Ladies: Beyonce
Blow Me (One Last Kiss): P!nk
4 Minutes: Madonna
Scream: Usher
Angel: Shaggy & Rayvon
I Like It, I Love It: Lyrics Born

Florence Welch belts out a few songs on this playlist.

We Are Young: Fun.
All I Do Is Win: DJ Khaled
Dancing on My Own: Robyn
Hey Porsche: Nelly
Club Can’t Handle Me: Flo Rida
Super Bass: Nicki Minaj
Can’t Hold Us: Macklemore & Ray Lewis
Call Me Maybe: Carly Rae Jepsen (the first of a few songs I put on playlist twice)
I Like How It Feels: Enrique Inglesias (I hope I’m agreeing this this sentiment at this point in race!)
Girl on Fire: Alicia Keys (duplicate on purpose)
Higher: Taio Cruz & Travie McCoy
#1: Nelly
What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger): Kelly Clarkson
I Like It: Enrique Inglesias
Dancing on My Own: Robyn (I love this song so much, I could listen to it 4 hours straight)
Titanium: David Guetta & Sia
We Run the Night: Havana Brown
Every Chance We Get We Run: David Guetta & Alesso
Winner: Jamie Foxx

 

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