Top 10 Running Songs 2010
Good songs for running need two things, a steady beat for keeping pace and enough atmosphere to help the listener escape the drudgery of exercise, and the top 10 running songs 2010 produced are no different. The top 10 running songs 2010 brought us soundtrack through motivation as well as escape. Here they are, the top 10 running songs 2010, the year in music, gave those of us trying to keep a workout routine.
- "Trouble Comes Running" by Spoon. This retro-rocking song sounds like it could have soundtracked a chase scene in a film made in the 1960s as well as today. As one of the top 10 running songs 2010 brought us, it offers a steady beat, escapist lyrics, and the word "running" in the lyrics, over and over again, to keep us going.
- "Kids" by Sleigh Bells. This maximalist dance track pounds the listener into submission, making it perfect for a workout. Running in four-four time has never been this jump-up-and-down enjoyable.
- "Laredo" by Band of Horses. Band of Horses' indie-country jam provides a pastoral soundscape that makes any run sound like an escape in nature. Its driving beat, combined with that atmosphere, heaves it into the list of the top 10 running songs 2010 brought listeners.
- "The Height of Summer" by the Knife. Another techno song provides a heart-pounding beat for running. The song's summery feel only adds to its motivational elements.
- "Power" by Kanye West. Kanye's overblown single may be too much for home listening, but through headphones on the running path, it's just what one needs to make it over that next hill. Complete with a sample of King Crimson's "21st Century Schizoid Man," it's a modern top 10 running song.
- "Endless Sunset" by Delorean. A Balearic house cut from a group of Spaniards soundtracking Ibizan parties, "Endless Sunset" has the sort of beat that makes keeping a steady pace easy. It is also one of the top 10 running songs of 2010 because it offers the fantasy that the best part of the day never ends.
- "Not Afraid" by Eminem. Eminem has a history of motivational jams dating back to his "8 Mile" classic, "Lose Yourself." This is the next punching-the-air, defeating-your-enemies cut from the rap master who overcame it all.
- "Evolve" by Kermit Quinn, Produced by David Banner. If a song can soundtrack a Gatorade commercial, it's good enough for a run, right? This retro-soul cut is a rousing entry on our list of the top 10 running songs 2010 had to offer.
- "King of the Beach" by Wavves. Punk rock is music that inspires speed. This poppy punk track is full of energy, making it a great one for that middle portion of the run where resolve is lagging. Pop this on the headphones and your feel will be right back moving.
- "Indoorsy" by Baths. Los Angeles beatmaker Will Wiesenfeld crafted this sunny, bass-heavy cut for his Baths project. It closes out our list of the top 10 running songs 2010 produced in style, with the perfect ebb and flow for any workout phase.