50 ‘Comeback’ Songs For Getting Back Into Running

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Experienced an injury that’s kept you away from running for an extended period of time? Or simply fallen out of the habit due to work/life responsibilities?


Here’s every song from a Spotify playlist that I put together to pump me up when I got injured recently training for this year’s Boston Marathon — and helped get me back on track to run my fourth Boston this year.

  1. The Champion – Carrie Underwood, Ludacris
  2. Glorious (feat. Sklyar Grey) – Macklemore, Skylar Grey
  3. Time of Our Lives – Pitbull, Ne-Yo
  4. ‘Till I Collapse – Eminem, Nate Dogg
  5. Fighter – Christina Aguilera
  6. Rise – Katy Perry
  7. I Don’t Wanna Be An Asshole Anymore – The Menzingers
  8. Highway to Hell – AC/DC
  9. Go Hard or Go Home – Wiz Khalifa, Iggy Azalea
  10. Jump – Van Halen
  11. I’m Shipping Up To Boston – Dropkick Murphys
  12. We Own It (Fast & Furious) – 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa
  13. Faded – ZHU
  14. Bring the Noise – Public Enemy, Benny Benassi
  15. Remember The Name (feat. Styles Of Beyond) – Fort Minor, Styles Of Beyond
  16. Kick Out The Epic Motherf**ker – Dada Life
  17. Run the World (Girls) – Beyonce
  18. Welcome To The Jungle – Guns N’ Roses
  19. The Greatest – Sia, Kendrick Lamar
  20. I Won’t Back Down – Tom Petty
  21. Energy – Drake
  22. How Bad Do You Want It (Oh Yeah) – Sevyn Streeter
  23. These Boots Are Made for Walkin’ – Olivia Holt
  24. The Climb – Miley Cyrus
  25. Ready to Go – Republica
  26. Salute – Little Mix
  27. Confident – Demi Lovato
  28. We’re Not Gonna Take It – Twisted Sister
  29. Stronger – Kanye West
  30. Killing In The Name – Rage Against The Machine
  31. Work B**ch – Britney Spears
  32. Jefe – Boombox Cartel
  33. MIC Drop (feat. Desiigner) [Steve Aoki Remix] – BTS, Desiigner, Steve Aoki
  34. BOOM – Tiesto, Sevenn
  35. Let’s Get Ridiculous – Redfoo
  36. Time Bomb – Rancid
  37. Bad (feat. Vassy) – Radio Edit – David Guetta, Showtek, Vassy
  38. Don’t Look Back – Boston
  39. Girl On Fire – Inferno Version – Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj
  40. Harder Better Faster Stronger – Daft Punk
  41. Fight Song – Rachel Platten
  42. Brave – Sara Bareilles
  43. Fire N Gold – Bea Miller
  44. All I Do Is Win – DJ Khaled
  45. Me, Myself & I – G – Eazy, Bebe Rexha
  46. Warriors – Imagine Dragons
  47. Working For It – ZHU, Skrillex, THEY
  48. Let’s Go Crazy – Prince
  49. Headstrong – Trapt
  50. The Phoenix – Fall Out Boy

Carissa Liebowitz has run the Boston Marathon as well as dozens of marathons and half marathons. You can follow her running adventures on StravaInstagram and her blog.

2 comments… add one
  • Rebecca July 21, 2020, 10:04 am

    Yes, can you please share this playlist on Spotify?

  • Jennifer May 2, 2018, 11:58 am

    Do you have a link to use the same playlist on a Spotify?

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