It's always fun (and a good distraction) to sing along with your running music. You probably know the words to many of these top 40 pop songs that are great for running.
I love Alicia Keys' beautiful, soothing voice. This song, from her album "As I Am," is perfect for a warm-up or cool down.
This is one of those songs that I can't get out of my head for a long time after I've heard it. Fortunately, I do like the song, so I don't mind hearing it over and over again. (From Beyoncé's album "Dangerously in Love.")
You may not think you'd be into this teen favorite from Fall Out Boy, but it's catchy and full of energy.
I'm not a huge Justin Timberlake fan, but I know a lot of people who include this song -- from his "Future Sex / Love Sounds" album -- on their running playlists.
One of the opening lines from this song, "...that don't kill me can only make me stronger...", is a perfect mantra to hear when you're struggling during a tough run. (From Kayne's album, "Graduation.")
This song, from the defiant rock singer's "The Best Damn Thing" album, is full of energy and pep -- perfect for those moments during a run when you need a boost.
This song's funky beat makes it a great pop music addition to a running playlist. (From the band's "It Won't Be Soon Before Long" album.)
Part of this song's chorus, "Let's see how far we've come, let's see how far we go," seems very fitting for a running playlist. (From the album, "Exile on Mainstream.")
This upbeat song, from KT's "Eye to the Telescope" album, always puts a smile on my face.