Four Miles of Bliss

Four miles of bliss… Bliss is a huge overstatement – more enjoyable is more accurate. I’ve discussed how I feel about music (click here for a recap), and I have to tell you, running to music is absolutely mandatory. I’ve realized that I make connections with my music and each song has meaning in my life. Below I’ve attached 10 songs from my 4 mile playlist, some lyrics, and videos. Be warned- some of the songs are absolute garbage (I’m lookin’ at you Ke$ha and Pitbull) but they get me moving. Others make my heart melt and are absolute favorites. I’ve italicized my personal reviews on my music choices and included lyrics that are:

a) ridiculous.


b) speak to my soul (I’m so corny I know).

1. Pitbull & Ke$ha- Timber 

I can’t help it. This song is catchy. This is how I started my run. I can’t help but imagine a ho-down to this song with it’s odd country-esque rhythm. Is this song serious? Why do I like it?! Help!

It’s going down, I’m yelling timber
You better move, you better dance
Let’s make a night you won’t remember
I’ll be the one you won’t forget

2. Sublime – Seed

This song makes me want to rock out. Sublime reminds me of summer and rebellion. I can’t post their lyrics- a little to risque for some of you folks (Hi grandma!) 

3. Passion Pit – Sleepy Head

When I realized John and I had to become friends it was in between talks of Always Sunny in Philadelphia and his cell phone ringing out this song. We hit it off immediately and now I call him my ride or die B. 

4. Matt & Kim – It’s Alright

I think Matt and Kim are the bee’s knees. Running music? I’m not sure. But I love them and I love this video- you have to watch it. 

5. Matt & Kim – Let’s Go

See above. I secretly want to be as awkward and awesome. Not so secret anymore… And the lyrics below, how essential are those words?

Say what you wanna say
Make it mean everything

6. Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros – Home

Every lyric to this song makes me warm and fuzzy inside. This song can be the anthem for anyone in your life. What do I mean exactly? Lyrics like these:

Laugh until we think we’ll die,
Barefoot on a summer night
Never could be sweeter than with you

The video below is not the actual video or version, but I had to attach it due to adorable-ness. 

7. MGMT – Electric Feel

I love running to the beat when this song comes on- it’s bizarre, it’s trancy, and it makes me run completely erratically, but it makes me feel like a hippie chick and I think that’s groovy.

8. Blink 182 – Dammit

Hello! How can this song not get to you?! This song is being young: “Well I guess this is growing up” – when I was in high school that line made panic set into my entire being- is this growing up?! Also, the song makes me want to mosh. Where are my Etnies? 

Please look at these babies too!

9. Big Boi – Shutterbug


10. Wiz Khalifa – Black and Yellow 

I can’t explain the love I have for this song, but it makes me want to run. This is my pump up song- when it comes on I’m good for another mile. And this is how I completed my run yesterday.

What are your running songs? I would love some input! 


4 thoughts on “Four Miles of Bliss

  1. Yes– I love this!! && Im right there with you on TImber. It just is a catchy song- and definitely one where you feel you need your cowboy boots on for!!
    –>Right now my running kick is Miley Cyrus. Ha I just love her right now, and her CD just gets me going!!
    **Some of these songs I will have to add and see how they are! 🙂 Thanks for your playlist!

    • So you were the THIRD person that day to recommend Miley. I have to admit, I was hesitant to trust any of you Miley supporters. But then I gave in. I may have (did.) listened to Get it Right two times in a row on my run today.

  2. I love that video for Home! I also agree that Pitbull makes some awful, yet motivating music. I’m a fan of Pitbull’s “Give Me Everything” and “Hey Baby”. Pandora has a pretty decent Hip Hop and Pop pandora station I listen to at the gym.

    • Yesssss!!! Pitbull is my secret running romance. He can make a motivating hit. Rihanna too. Both people I don’t like to admit loving. You put on rude boy… I might as well be Rihanna when that song comes on.

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