Best Playlists for Running

Rock n Roll…

Music is one of the things that I cannot live without. If you’re a runner and looking for the best playlists for running then I can give you some ideas.

But first about me – I am a huge Rock Music fan, be it English rock or Bollywood rock. Depending on my mood I listen to these songs while running and working out.

When I need a bit of energy and motivation I listen to motivational songs.

On my 5K and 10K runs I usually listen to my Rock Music Playlist to achieve my Runner’s High. Have you ever heard of a term called Runner’s High?

Runner’s high refers to the feeling of pure elation, reduced stress, and a decreased ability to feel pain due to a flood of endorphins released by exercise.

When I feel a bit down and I need to pick myself up I usually listen to motivational songs, mostly Bollywood tracks on the Gaana App.

Best Apps for Streaming Music while Running

I use two Apps while stream music while running. Because I am an iPhone user, its much easier for me to stream music using these music streaming Apps:

1. Spotify

Best Playlist for Running



Spotify is an excellent music app and I’ve been using this since last six months now. They have an excellent collection of songs from famous artists all over the world. My main reason for using Spotify is to stream Rock Music from my favorite bands like Guns N Roses, Queen, AC/DC, Bee Gees, Bryan Adams, Bruce Springsteen, Metallica and the list goes on an on…

I am still using Spotify’s free version and haven’t yet upgraded to the premium version. This is because I don’t feel the need to switch to premium version. The premium version has its own benefits like ad free music and you can also download and listen to music offline.

However I don’t mind ads because they not that frequent. They play ads after every 30 minutes of playback so it does not bother much.

Plus I don’t feel the need to download and listen offline because Spotify doesn’t consume much of your data even if you listen everyday for thirty minutes a day. Therefore the free version of Spotify works perfectly fine with me.

2. Gaana

Best Motivational bollywood songs for Running



Gaana is an Indian music streaming App and if you’re a Bollywood fan then it makes sense for you to download this App.

They have a good collection of the Bollywood and Punjabi music but they don’t have any English tracks. That’s one reason why I use and prefer Spotify over Gaana.

However the variety of Bollywood tracks in Gaana are much more than Spotify therefore if you’re a Bollywood music lover than you should definitely give it a try.

My Best Playlists for Running

Best Playlist for Running (for Rock Music Lovers) – Search for “Running Rock (Runaddiction)” on Spotify

SongArtist / Album
Sweet Child O’Mine Guns N Roses
Highway to Hell AC/DC
We will Rock you Queen
8 Mile Road Eminem
Born to Run Bruce Springsteen
Summer of 69 Bryan Adams
Eye of the Tiger Survivor
I will Survive Gloria Gaynor
Born in the USA Bruce Springsteen
Its a long way to the Top AC / DC
Final Countdown Queen
In the End Linkin Park
I want to break Free Queen
Boulevard of Broken Dreams Green Day
You shook me all night long AC / DC
Nothing else Matters Metallica
November Rain Guns N Roses
Knocking on Heavens Door Guns N Roses
I was Made For Lovin You Tori Kelly
Remember I love rock music and therefore this playlist mostly has a collection of rock songs. So, if you are not a rock music fan you can refer to the other playlists below.


Best Playlist for Running (for Bollywood Lovers) – Gaana App

SongMovie / Album
Zinda Bhaag Milkha Bhaag
Ziddi Dil Mary Kom
Hoi Kiw Rock On 2
Rise of Sultan Sultan
Haan Yahi Rasta Hai Tera Lakshay
Brothers Title Track Brothers
Ud-daa punjab Udta Punjab
Zinda hoon yaar kaafi hai Lootera
Naav Udaan
Aazaadiyan Udaan
Chak lein De Chandni chowk to china
Ik Junoon Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Saiyonee Junoon
Aadat Jal
Yaar Bina Junoon
Patriotic Songs
Ae Watan Watan Mere Aabad Raazi
Teri Mitti Kesari
Kandhon se Milte Hain Kandhe Lakshya
Chak de India Chak De
Chale Chalo Lagaan

Other Best Playlists for Running (on Spotify)

  • Fun Run 150-165 BPM
  • Born to Run 150 BPM
  • Running to Rock
  • Run Wild
  • Running Rock (Runaddiction)

What do you need to stream songs while Running:

1. Mobile and Armband OR Standalone Smartwatch (I use Garmin Forerunner 245).

2.  Wireless headphones or earphones (I use Apple AirPods and believe me they never fall while running)

4. Spotify / Gaana mobile App (I use both)


There are plenty of songs and playlists that can help you to build momentum especially on long runs. You can try few of the playlists mentioned above or build your own playlist.

Which playlists or songs do you listen to while running? Do share your favorite songs or playlists that I may have missed in this post.

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