Monday, February 20, 2012

Best Running Song for February!

I gotta think this is the first Best Running Song I've featured that has a Best Actress nominee in a starring role. And most likely the last. I mean, what are the odds, right?

This month's Best is a perhaps the most catchy thing I've heard in years, Don't Stop by Foster the People. And here's the video, starring the aforementioned Gabourey Sidibe, star of the movie Precious. The video also stars the band members of Foster the People in a great sendup of a cop show very reminescent of the legendary Beastie Boys "Sabotage" video.

The lyrics, and frankly the tune itself, of Don't Stop by Foster the People reminds me of a very similar song, that's now over 30 years old: Don't Cha Stop by the Cars. Here's the original and here's a great live version. Ignore the bad hair and just check out Elliot Easton rocking that guitar!

Rock that run!

Past Best Running Songs:
January: Hot Hot Heat / "Bandages"
December: Camp Lo / "Luchini aka This Is It"
November: Wolfmother / "Joker and the Thief"
October: Phoenix / "1901"
September: Matt and Kim / "Daylight"
August: Collie Buddz / "Holiday"
July: Pretenders / "Tattooed Love Boys"
June: The Wombats / "Moving to New York"
May: Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros / "40 Day Dream"
April: Foxy Shazam / "Unstoppable"
March: Pharrell / "Fun Fun Fun"
February: Puff Daddy / "Come With Me"
January: We Are Scientists / "The Great Escape"
December: Cee Lo Green / "F**k You"
November: Tokyo Police Club / "Breakneck Speed"
October: Two Door Cinema Club / "Something Good Can Work"
September: Stone Temple Pilots / "Cinnamon"
August: Louis XIV / "Guilt by Association"
July: Devo / "Fresh"
June: Saliva / "Your Disease"
May: Metric / "Gold Guns Girls"
April: OK Go / "This Too Shall Pass"
March: The Hours / "Ali In The Jungle"
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"


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