When you are out and about on your run, you might find that you start to get bored or lose your motivation to actually keep moving. While you might hope for that motivation to come from inside of yourself, that is unlikely. There are quite a few different ways to keep your motivation, but music tends to be one of the best ways to keep your legs going – and in some cases, it can even help to get your heart moving as well. Need a bit of a refresher for your playlist? Here are some of our favorite songs of summer 2017:
Kygo feat. Selena Gomez, “It Ain’t Me”
This is one of those sneaky songs that sounds like it is a little slower, but the hypnotic hook and pulsating beat will have your heart beating along with it. The song itself doesn’t have the best lyrics, but that beat is enough to push you to shave some time off of your mile.
Computer Games, “Every Single Night”
This song has a great throwback vibe that you don’t hear anymore. Pair that with solid musicality from the band and kicky vocals and you have the perfect song to run to. The best part is that it builds so you can definitely use this during the higher intensity parts of your workout.
The Chainsmokers & Coldplay, “Something Just Like This”
Last year, you were probably getting ready to a song from The Chainsmokers, and that is because they know how to create some really catchy music that makes you feel good. This number pairs them with Coldplay, giving them the vocal strength that they need. Note that just like “Closer,” this song will probably be everywhere in a few months so make sure to enjoy it now – because you won’t be able to escape it soon.
Ed Sheeran, “Galway Girl”
There is definitely a unique sound to the “Galway Girl.” Any song from Ed Sheeran is destined to be a hit, but this one has a particular sound that makes it perfect for running through lush greenery or even on a treadmill while you dream about someone who would write a song like this for you. You never thought you’d run to a song with a fiddle in it, but it is always good to expand your horizons.
Marian Hill, “Down”
This song is a little bit strange, let’s get that out of the way first and foremost. However, the magnetic sound will make you want to pump your legs just a little bit harder and sweat even more. It isn’t something that you will hear anywhere else, more than likely, so it will become a special treat as you take on those hills.
Jenn Colella & the Company of “Come From Away,” “Me and the Sky”
So maybe running to a Broadway cast recording is another thing you didn’t picture (unless you are still blaring that Hamilton OBC), but give this song a listen. It’s a little slower at first, but Colella’s spectacular vocals and a feminist history lesson on aviation will have you pushing yourself even more. Save this one for when you need that extra push of motivation.
Jax Jones feat. Raye, “You Don’t Know Me”
“You Don’t Know Me” is a song that will get under your skin and have your entire body vibrating. It comes from British producer Jax Jones and Raye. This song is extremely popular throughout Europe and it definitely has a chance of becoming huge here. However, you will want it for those mornings at the gym where you want to block everyone out and just focus on hitting your marks.
Sigrid, “Don’t Kill My Vibe”
This debut single might be one of the strongest debuts we’ve heard in a long time. It has 5 million streams on Spotify and has been highlighted by quite a few running groups as the perfect song for when you just start to break out and hit your stride. The hook will help you when you want to quit, and you might even find yourself doing more.
What songs are on your playlist? Do you prefer to run to the current hits or is your phone loaded with oldies? Let us know what keeps you motivated to go that extra mile, push yourself a little harder, or just to get out of bed in the morning when you really don’t want to.