Thursday, March 4, 2010

Best Running Song for March!

With the Winter Olympics still fresh in our minds, let's revisit one of the more memorable and inspirational advertisements in a long while for this month's song: Nike's Human Chain.

Of course, it's more than just a shill for Nike, it's actually a very cool song called "Ali in the Jungle," by a band called The Hours. And there's no doubting it's one very inspirational tune. Yes, just one short month after I told you to ignore the lyrics...I'm telling you that this song has some awesome lyrics. This one can get you through that last tough mile.

Although I don't understand why Nike didn't give a little shout-out in the ad to Ali - I mean the song is called "Ali in the Jungle." Does Nike really think Rampage compares to Ali? Come on.

Oh, and if you liked the little tune backing up the Apolo Ohno AT&T commercial better, well, here it is: "Intro" from The XX. Hey, I won't deny it, it's a catchy little tune as well.

Yes, you too can be an awesome Winter Olympian...just close your eyes and turn up the iPod!

Past Best Running Songs:
February: Los Fabulosos Cadillacs / "El Matador"
January: White Rabbits / "Percussion Gun"
December: Deftones / "Knife Prty"
November: The Kooks / "Always Where I Need To Be"
October: At the Drive In / "One Armed Scissor"
September: Silversun Pickups / "Lazy Eye"
August: Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros / "Johnny Appleseed"
July: Deathray / "I Wanna Lose Control (Uh Oh)"
June: Raconteurs / "Salute Your Solution"
May: Tea Party / "Save Me"
April: Bloc Party / "Like Eating Glass"
Ever: The English Beat / "I Confess"

1 comment:

  1. Ali in the Jungle is a terrific song - "Ludwig Van how I love that man . . ." Thanks for the suggestion --