Summer Running Playlist to Help You Run Happy

July 31, 2013

Do the heat, humidity and summer sun have you dragging your feet on your runs? In addition to staying hydrated, keeping your core body temperature down and adjusting your pacing goals, consider updating your summer running playlist with some tunes that will keep you motivated and help you run happy.'s Summer #RunHappy Playlist

 You can find my summer Run Happy playlist on Spotify.

  1. Brave by Sara Bareilles
  2. We Can’t Stop by Miley Cyrus
  3. Remember the Name by Fort Minor
  4. Radio Active by Imagine Dragons ( nominated by Kat K.)
  5. Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen
  6. Run the World (Girls) by Beyonce (nominated by Kathy N.)
  7. Feel This Moment by Pitbull and Christina Aguilera (nominated by @RockMyRun)
  8. Run Away Baby by Bruno Mars (nominated by @jlgbvcox)
  9. Almost Home by Mariah Carey (nominated by @jlgbvcox)
  10. Don’t Wake Me Up by Chris Brown
  11. Clarity by Zedd and Foxes (nominated by Aine C.)
  12. Anna Sun by Walk the Moon (nominated by Courtney C.)
  13. Can’t Hold Us by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (nominated by Kat K.)
  14. Crazy Kids by Ke$ha (nominated by Kacie P.)
  15. #thatPOWER by and Justin Beiber (nominated by Trish A.)
  16. Summertime by Kenny Chesney
  17. Troublemaker by Olly Murs and Flo Rida (nominated by @holleyjollyk)
  18. Get Lucky by Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams (nominated by @RockMyRun)
  19. Lose Yourself by Eminim (nominated by Jenny C.)
  20. Empire State of Mind by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys (nominated by @kscincotta)

Thanks to everyone who contributed to this summer Run Happy playlist. Brooks Running is looking for the ultimate Run Happy playlist and may pick 2 to 3 songs from this list. Keep your eyes peeled on my Facebook page and on Twitter to see if your favorite song gets selected!

I am a Brooks Run Happy Ambassador. I receive compensation and free Brooks products to test. The thoughts and opinions I express about Brooks and their products are my own and always will be.

What are your favorite go-to songs that make you run happy? Link up your favorite Spotify running playlists in the comments.



Love! New songs, make my feet GO!


Love so many of the songs on this playlist. Do you always listen to music when you run?

And just a heads up, #12 is reversed – name of the song is Anna Sun and the band is Walk the Moon. Definitely was a song I listened to on repeat for a while (and not just because it has my name in it 😉


Thanks so much Anna! And LOL on the name. I knew that didn’t seem right. It is a new song to me. Can you tell? Ha! I do almost always listen to music when I run. But because music (ear buds) is not allowed at Hood to Coast or any triathlons, I do try to run some without music every once in a while to get me prepared for running without it. Mentally, music helps me push through and be stronger.


Great playlist! I’m always looking for new songs and I’m loving the old ones with the new 🙂


I am so glad someone else is listening to Miley Cyrus too! It’s my guilty iPod pleasure.


Miley Cyrus we can’t stop is totally working for me right now! I instantly have to dance and sing when I hear it! I love when it comes on when I’m running!!