Saturday, April 24, 2010

Eugene Marathon Running Music - Playlist!

As George Michael used to say on Sports Machine, "You see it here first!"

And so you do. Here is my playlist for the Eugene Marathon. Unfortunately, it's only about 3:10 worth of music - that ain't gonna cut it for me. But it's exactly 50 songs, so seemed like a nice round number...I'll just have to listen to a few songs twice. No big.

See you next week in Eugene!

L.E.S. Artistes-Santogold
This Too Shall Pass-OK Go
Le Disko (Radio Edit)-Shiny Toy Guns
Bohemian Like You-The Dandy Warhols
Trojan Horse-Bloc Party
Hella Good-No Doubt
Cosmopolitan-Nine Black Alps
Only A Lad-Oingo Boingo
One Month Off-Bloc Party
My Lucky Day-Jason Falkner
Love, Reign O'er Me-Pearl Jam
Dream All Day-The Posies
Luchini (A.K.A. This Is It)-Camp Lo
Tattooed Love Boys-The Pretenders
It's All About the Benjamins (Rock Remix)-Puff Daddy & The Family
Salute Your Solution (Album Version)-The Raconteurs
15 Step-Radiohead
Muzzle-Smashing Pumpkins
Trippin' On A Hole In A Paper Heart-Stone Temple Pilots
Juicebox-The Strokes
This Time-The Verve
The Great Escape-We Are Scientists
So Here We Are-Bloc Party
Vitamin R (Leading Us Along)-Chevelle
Rock Machine-Copyright
I Wanna Lose Control (Uh Oh)-Deathray
Percussion Gun-White Rabbits
Knife prty-Deftones
Lay Me Down (feat. Rome of Sublime With Rome)-The Dirty Heads
Ackee 123-The English Beat
New Way Home-Foo Fighters
Striptease-Hawksley Workman
Bandages-Hot Hot Heat
Banquet-Bloc Party
Ali In the Jungle-The Hours
Miracle Medicine-Jason Falkner
Bawitdaba-Kid Rock
King Without a Crown-Matisyahu
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me-U2
El Matador-Los Fabulosos Cadillacs
Down In The Park-Foo Fighters
The Heinrich Maneuver-Interpol
Brain Stew-Green Day
On Fire-Van Halen
My Sharona-The Knack
Like Eating Glass-Bloc Party
Lake Michigan-Rogue Wave
Always Where I Need to Be-The Kooks
Tears from a Gun-The Black Ghosts


  1. Great playlist! I'm sure this will help in Eugene. Have you ever looked into the bpms of the songs? You might find that matching the bpm (beats per minute) to your pace can also be very helpful. I've put a few of my favorites w/ bpms below and I hope you'll check out the 4 different playlists I've put together specifically for running (esp for marathons). There is over 25 hrs of running music w/ carefully selected songs that are inspirational, about running, or at least are fun w/ great beat (no "19th Nervous Breakdown", "Loser", "Blister in the Sun", etc.) I think you'll find we have similar taste in music. Check it out at

    Good luck at the marathon!

    Some favs:

    Tick Tick Boom - The Hives (137)
    This Year - The Mountain Goats (140)
    Lloyd, I'm Ready To Be Heartbroken - Camera Obscura (145)
    The Way We Get By - Spoon (152)
    Take a Minute - K'naan (156)
    Joker and the Thief - Wolfmother (158)
    Niagara Falls - Harlem Shakes (159)
    Slight Figure of Speech - The Avett Brothers (165)
    Come Together - Beatles (167)
    Jigsaw Falling Into Place - Radiohead (167)
    Australia - The Shins (171)
    Black and White Town - Doves (173)
    Paper Planes - M.I.A. (173)
    I'm the Man - Joe Jackson (174)
    Such Great Heights - The Postal Service (175)
    Me and the Farmer - Housemartins (182)
    Friend or Foe - Adam & the Ants (184)
    Talk to Ya Later - The Tubes (155)
    Kick it Out - Heart (157)

  2. Hey, thanks for the comments and the songs! I actually have a number of these on the iPod already...but I haven't heard of some of them, and I LOVE getting new stuff to listen to.

    Wow, the Tubes...I haven't heard that one for a while.