MCM Mama’s Running Playlist

by MCM Mama on October 20, 2014

I don’t run with music.  I live in an urban area, surrounded by cars and weirdos, so I want to hear what’s around me when I’m  out there.  But there was enough interest last week in what my playlist would look like that I actually found my ipod (which I haven’t used in 4 years!) and looked up the playlist that I put together for Marine Corps Marathon in 2008.  It’s eclectic and old school and I realized I still love every song on the list.  Most of these songs (or at least the bands) were part of my long drives between DC and University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill when Beer Geek and I were engaged/newly married and we lived in different locations while I went to grad school.  Music helped keep me sane on the 4+ hour drive each way every other weekend from August, 1994-December 1995.

I’ve added a few random you tube videos for your listening pleasure.  And I’m 100% sure my husband is horrified that I have ABBA and Fugazi on the same playlist.

Old School Playlist

Here are the first 25 songs:

1. Take a Chance on Me – ABBA (1977)

2. We Danced Anyway – Deana Carter (1996)

3. I Take My Chances – Mary Chapin Carpenter (1994)

4. Silver Naked Ladies – Paul Westerberg (1993)

5. The Sign – Ace of Base (1993)

6. Gary’s Got a Boner – The Replacements (1984)

7. Caryatid Easy – Son Volt (1997)

8. Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong – Spin Doctors (1991)

9. I Must Be High – Wilco (1995)

10. Attitude – The Replacements (1990)

11. Two Princes – Spin Doctors (1991)

12. Fall Down – Toad the Wet Sprocket (1994)

13. Give Back the Key to My Heart – Uncle Tupelo (1993)

14. Tubthumping – Chumbawamba (1997)

15. I Feel Lucky – Mary Chapin Carpenter (1992)

16. Knockin on Mine -Paul Westerberg (1993)

17. Box Full of Letters – Wilco (1995)

18. Don’t Turn Around – Ace of Base (1994)

19. Mamma Mia – ABBA (1975)

20. The Tide Is High – Blondie (1980)

21. Spanish Bombs – The Clash (1979)

22. Bad Mouth – Fugazi (1989)

23. Standing in the Rain – Husker Du (1987)

24. I Would Have Waited Forever – Yes (1991)

25. Everything Louder than Ever Before – Meat Loaf (1993)

Don’t forget:  tomorrow is Tuesday and we are talking about tapering for upcoming races.  We’d love to hear your tips and stories!

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