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BQ Marathon Playlist

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“Here are the songs that pushed me toward a personal best in the Portland Marathon. Starts out slower–like I planned on doing–then hits the throttle and holds it there. This playlist is 4.2 hours but I heard less than two hours of it. (If you are anti-Britney Spears, you’ll have to make a lot of substitutions. You’ve been warned!)”

When You’re Falling: Afro Celt Sound System (Yes, I always start with this!)
Sun Children: Nickodermus (Uh, and this, too)
One: Mary J. Blige & U2
Love, Reign O’er Me: Pearl Jam
Please Don’t Leave Me: Pink
Up Up & Away: Kid Cudi
OMG: Usher
Love the Way You Lie: Eminem & Rihanna
Supernova: Kanye/Mr. Hudson
Viva La Vida: Cold Play
Airplanes: B.o.B.
Forever: Chris Brown
Just Fine: Mary J. Blige
I Like It, I Love It: Lyrics Born
Young Forever: Jay-Z
Tattoo: Jordin Sparks
Mr. Brightside: The Killers
Hey, Soul Sisters: Train (Yes, overplayed, but my kids love it!)
Take Your Mama: Scissor Sisters (my new fave band!)
Womanizer: Britney Spears (her first appearance here)
Spaceman: The Killers
I Gotta Feeling: Black Eyed Peas (ultimate running song!)
Run This Town: Jay-Z
Rude Boy: Rihanna
Telephone: Lady Gaga
Fantastic Voyage: Coolio (oldie but a goodie!)
Single Ladies: Beyonce
4 Minutes: Madonna (so awesome to run to!)
Only Girl (in the World): Rihanna
California Gurls: Katy Perry
Losing My Religion: Glee Cast version (I *heart* Finn!)
Billionaire: Travie McCoy
Mo Money Mo Problems: Mase, etc.
Like a Prayer: Glee Cast
Not Afraid: Eminem
Piece of Me: (it’s) Britney (bitch)
Paranoid: Kanye West
Baby One More Time: Britney Spears
Fighter: Christina Aguilera
All Summer Long: Kid Rock (yes, out of place, but it is jammin’ and reminds me of good friend)
No Matter What: Kerrie Roberts
Stronger: Yeah, Britney again
Umbrella: Rihanna
My Perogative: (Uh, too much) Britney (?)
In My Head: Jason Derulo
Imma Be: Black Eyed Peas
I Know What You Want: Busta Rhymes/Mariah Carey
I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’: Scissor Sisters
How Do U Want It: 2Pac
Hell of a Life: T.I.
Hard Knock Life: Jay-Z
Hard: Rihanna
Hands in the Air: Girl Talk
Gimme More: Britney
Gangsta Luv: Snoop Dogg
Fire with Fire: Scissor Sisters
Empire State of Mind: Jay-Z
Down: Jay Sean
Disturbia: Rihanna
Bounce That: Girl Talk
Beautiful: Akon, Colby etc.

4 Responses to BQ Marathon Playlist

  1. Excellent site. Plenty of helpful information here. I am sending it to some friends ans additionally sharing in delicious. And obviously, thank you to your sweat!

  2. Thanks for another informative blog. Where else could I get that type of info written in such a perfect way? I have a project that I am just now working on, and I’ve been on the look out for such information.

  3. Gwyneth says:

    Your web page is wonderful… Maybe music will motivate me more to push through the hard parts or pick up the pace. Thank you for highlighting the importance of this and for sharing. I wish I knew someone to refer to you, but wish you good luck on the road!

  4. Sarah says:

    Will you be shortening this playlist by five minutes for 2013? :)

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