Tuesday, 31 July 2012

My Top Ten Running Songs (Volume 2)

More running songs...

10. Bryan Adams - Run To You

If you were 12 in 1984 too, you might just understand...

9. Neil Young - Long May You Run

Maybe The Beach Boys have got you now
With those waves singing "Caroline No"
Rollin' down that empty ocean road
Gettin' to the surf on time.

8. Roy Orbison - Running Scared

Dramatic and ominous, The Big O sang like a desperate ghost.

7. The Steve Miller Band - Take The Money & Run

Where the Rembrandts stole the handclaps for the Friends theme tune?

6. Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Nowhere To Run

5. Blur - No Distance Left To Run

The song's inspired by Justine Frischmann, the video features Blur sleeping. Lazy bastards.

4. Belle & Sebastian - The Loneliness of a Middle Distance Runner

3. Spencer Davis Group - Keep On Running

Steve Winwood was 14 when he joined the SDG. 2 years later, this was Number One.

2. Amanda Palmer - Runs In The Family

If wellness is this, what in hell’s name is sickness?

1. Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers - Roadrunner

I'm in love with the modern world...

That's got to be enough running songs... unless I've missed one of your favourites? Run to the comments now!


  1. Would the diarrhea song from National Lampoon's Vacation count?

  2. level 42 - running in the family. I rather like that.

  3. Steve - ughh. No. Points deducted.

    Kelloggs - I don't know why, but your comments keep ending up in my spam net. Then again, for suggesting Level 42, maybe that's where they deserve to be... ;-)

  4. My skim reading is getting worse, I thought you'd written No Distance Left To Run was inspired by Justin Fashanu, the first openly gay footballer and brother of Awooga John

  5. Yeah, because obviously, with my encyclopaedic knowledge of the glorious game, I would have known that.

  6. Does Del Shannon's Runaway count in any way? If so Talking Heads Psycho Killer must be in with a shout...and there's another just eluding me...

  7. I suspect there might be a whole Top Ten of Runaway Songs coming up somewhere down the line... but probably not during the Olympics.


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