Editor’s Note: Last month, we asked you to send us the tracks that help you get pumped up for your daily run, and y’all really showed up with some bangers. This collection has bassy beats, guitar riffs, and uplifting songs. We’ve featured some of our top picks below, and you can check out the full playlist over on our Spotify account. PS: A special shout out to Siddharth who prefers “gupshup” over music—including stuff he read on splainer. We remain in awe of your cardiovascular prowess and appreciate the love for splainer :)
Coz I’m raring for a run
- ‘CUFF IT’ by Beyonce: Ragini kicks off her run with this song. According to her “the beat is so hyped, any signs of laziness leave my body as soon as I put it on”.
- ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ by Queen: Monica recommends this song because it “immediately pushed me to get into the mode to go that literal extra mile”. Monica also recommends Spotify playlists set to certain ‘beats per minute’ (bpm) like this one, as the body falls in line with the rhythm of the beats.
- ‘Badal Pe Paon Hai’ by Salim-Sulaiman: Aaishwarya loves this song because of the lyrics and the context of the movie (‘Chak De India’). She imagines “all the women running to it”.
- ‘Thunderstruck’ by AC/DC: Daksh recommends this song purely for the energy it exudes.
- ‘What’s Up Danger’ by Blackway: Preethi says “I have measured myself and my speed increases by 1.5x when this song comes on. It gets me really pumped up”.
- ‘Dard-E-Disco’ by Sukhwinder Singh: For Arpit, this is the song that gives him a speed boost. He says, “The beats, the speed, the familiar lyrics just makes it the go to song for the last 1k which requires the most effort”.
- ‘Aigiri Nandini’ by Rajalakshmee Sanjay: This offbeat recommendation comes from Sweta. She says “I love the temp and I can literally feel energy coursing through me when I listen to this”.
- ‘Da Da Ding Ft. Gizzle’ by Gener8ion: Priyansha writes about this song, “the lyrics give me a great boost, specially 'my only competition is myself' which is a cliche otherwise but important to remember when you're pushing your body”.