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Best song to finish a race to

Postby erinmcd » Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:04 pm

So, sitting home on a Friday night folding laundry and listening to the Hip (I know, I live a wild & crazy life) and the song "New Orleans is Sinking" came on, and I thought to myself "If I heard that as I was coming down the home stretch of a race, that would give me the kick I needed." Got me wondering what other songs would be good for a home stretch kick. Maybe Fire Woman by The Cult, Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting by Elton John, You shook me all night long by AC/DC, No way back by Foo Fighters.
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Re: Best song to finish a race to

Postby MINITEE » Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:23 pm

When I first started running I had a couple of songs on my player that would get my tempo right up there as I figured out after I downloaded my garmin info..

The Kinks - You Really Got Me
The Commodores - She's a Brick House

A song that is stuck in my head after spin class last weekend

OLP - All You Did Was Save My Life
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Re: Best song to finish a race to

Postby Strider » Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:23 pm

Thunderstruck - I get goosebumps every time I hear it, and think of approaching the finish line of a race while it is playing. I have no idea why, but it is THE song for me.
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Re: Best song to finish a race to

Postby erinmcd » Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:30 pm

The 2nd 1/2 of Freebird would be great- I can imagine coming around a corner and hearing that to bring me down the home stretch. The 1st half of the song not so much though.
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Re: Best song to finish a race to

Postby bluemutt » Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:39 pm

New Orleans is Sinking-The Hip
Let There Be Rock- ACDC
Anything by Prodigy
Kickstart my Heart- Motley Crue
Surfin on Heroin- The Forgotten Rebels

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Best song to finish a race to

Postby Jwolf » Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:40 pm

I have a great song on my iPod that I want to hear at the end of my race- not the very end but as a pick-me-up when I know I'll need it.

It's "Sometime Around Midnight" by Airborne Toxic Event. It starts slow but then builds in intensity, not with a changing melody but just with more drums, instrumental, and more emotionally charged vocals. I played it at the tough party of my tempo run and near the end of my long run.

I'm sure I'll think of some others...
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Re: Best song to finish a race to

Postby bluemutt » Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:42 pm

I'd like to edit that a bit..New Orleans is Sinkin- The Killer Whale Tank Version...I like that one better

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Re: Best song to finish a race to

Postby ultraslacker » Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:05 pm

my current favourite energy song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEPTlhBmwRg

It mostly makes me want to dance but is good for a butt-kick in a run too!
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Re: Best song to finish a race to

Postby RobW » Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:22 pm

ultraslacker wrote:my current favourite energy song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEPTlhBmwRg

It mostly makes me want to dance but is good for a butt-kick in a run too!


OK, so I had a listen and then I had a image of you dancing to the beat, down the final stretch. I think I would pay to see that for real. :lol:

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Postby Jwolf » Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:27 pm

I think that's my least favorite Maroon 5 song.
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Re: Best song to finish a race to

Postby Doonst » Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:30 pm

Mick still at it for better or worse
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTF7T1Nw5OU
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Postby turd ferguson » Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:42 pm

http://youtu.be/2Ui_MVLPRS4

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Re: Best song to finish a race to

Postby QuickChick » Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:49 pm

"Killing in the Name of" by Rage Against The Machine. HANDS DOWN. I finished the Detroit Marathon to this song in '05, right down to the second, crossing the line just at the ending. It rocked.
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Re: Best song to finish a race to

Postby Jwolf » Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:57 pm

Oh how could I forget:

Pink: Raise Your Glass (this was playing as I passed bunny-ears in Haney to Harrison last year)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIyHpWmna9U

And here's the link to the other song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJi2z3tGKIg
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Re: Best song to finish a race to

Postby Babaloo » Sat Oct 01, 2011 9:24 am

Devil with the blue dress by Mitch Ryder & the Detroit Wheels - absolutely love this song!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5J6dvMD ... re=related \:D/ (I was a go-go dancer in a past life)

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Re: Best song to finish a race to

Postby Killerz » Sat Oct 01, 2011 12:25 pm

I dont use mp3 players in races anymore, but when i did, finishing my first marathon to 'i drove all night' by roy orbison stands out.

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Re: Best song to finish a race to

Postby DougG » Sat Oct 01, 2011 12:43 pm

Two that come to mind are "Beautiful Day" by U2, and "What a Wonderful World" by Louie Armstrong.
They are great at the beginning as well, or whenever I need a pick me up.
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Re: Best song to finish a race to

Postby Darth Tater » Sat Oct 01, 2011 1:59 pm

More Than A Feeling - Boston

I remember as I was finishing a long run on my birthday, this song came on in the final KM. I was exhausted and sore (at the time it was my longest. run. ever.) and that song picked me right up.

Another song I'd love to finish to: Shoot To Thrill - AC/DC.
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Re: Best song to finish a race to

Postby CAW » Sat Oct 01, 2011 2:28 pm

This is mine, makes me really kick into gear! Though I don't race or train with music anymore...I might have to start again....once I buy a new iPod.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqQuihD0hoI&ob=av2e
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Re: Best song to finish a race to

Postby Randi » Sat Oct 01, 2011 3:04 pm

Big Eagles fan.. Always the two last songs to most of my runs: 5 km or 30km....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgE-Oedaiyk
and then to finish it off:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kslHr7_9Zac

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Re: Best song to finish a race to

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Re: Best song to finish a race to

Postby CinC » Sat Oct 01, 2011 4:46 pm

PaleSnail wrote:My Body - Young the Giant

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQYpF2pCkLI


+1

also the Rage song that QC mentioned.

Also - a new favorite:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Gzul9RZ9H4
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Re: Best song to finish a race to

Postby MINITEE » Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:40 pm

QuickChick wrote:"Killing in the Name of" by Rage Against The Machine. HANDS DOWN. I finished the Detroit Marathon to this song in '05, right down to the second, crossing the line just at the ending. It rocked.


Ohh... forgot about that one!

Also, as I was driving today a few goodies came up that I had forgotten about..

Basically - anything by NiN. \m/
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Re: Best song to finish a race to

Postby Avis » Sun Oct 02, 2011 6:44 am

Woke up this morning to Frank Sinatra's "I did it my way," and thought, at least for me, it would be a great race theme song.
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Re: Best song to finish a race to

Postby IronColl » Sun Oct 02, 2011 2:32 pm

I have used Lady Gaga's Born This Way at the end of my races and runs.
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