Songs The Best Songs About Running  

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People do all sorts of running; there is the kind you do with your feet,and then there is the metaphorical kind. These songs about running use both examples, with many of the tunes being songs with run or ran in the title. From A Flock of Seagulls to Paul McCartney, these are the best songs about running away, ranked by your votes. You'll see a lot of songs below that you recognize, so get ready to thumbs up a lot of the tracks.
 

Arguably the most beloved song about running was written by The Boss (akaBruce Springsteen) – “Born to Run.” The classic running song combines both the literal and metaphorical – he wants to run with his girl away from where they grew up.

Bryan Adams sings about his white hot lover in“Run to You.” Meanwhile, U2 wrote about the spiral of drug addiction in the haunting “Running to Stand Still.” Other genres also give running songs their due, Beyonce and Rihanna setting the R&B pace with “Run the World (Girls) and “Who Ya Gonna Run To”, respectively.
 

Which song on this list of the best songs about running do you think deserves the top slot?Vote it to the top and share some of your personal favorites in the comment section.

 


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Del Shannon

2
38 18
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Bruce Springsteen, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

3
19 3
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REO Speedwagon

4
28 11
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A Flock of Seagulls

5
16 3
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Bryan Adams

6
25 11
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20 9
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Jackson Browne

8
15 5
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14 5
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Whitney Houston

10
13 5
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11
16 8
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20 12
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Roy Orbison

13
8 1
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Thin Lizzy

14
15 8
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Pink Floyd

15
7 1
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The Rolling Stones

16
7 1
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Phil Collins

17
8 2
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Lady Antebellum

18
9 3
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The Rolling Stones

19
10 5
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Pink Floyd

20
7 3
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21
5 1
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Sheryl Crow

22
4 0
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Billy Joel

23
7 4
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24
7 4
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Blues Traveler

25
6 3
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Bee Gees

26
6 3
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Lionel Richie

27
5 2
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Eric Clapton

28
5 2
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Eric Clapton

29
4 2
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George Harrison

30
4 2
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Joni Mitchell

31
3 1
I Won't Run Any More is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Songs About Running
Pete Townshend

32
5 4
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Chris Brown

33
5 4
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The Velvet Underground

34
4 3
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Lenny Kravitz

35
4 3
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Scorpions

36
3 2
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Sonic Youth

37
3 2
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Chuck Berry

38
3 2
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Diana Ross

39
3 2
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40
3 2
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41
3 2
Running up that hill-Placebo is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Songs About Running

42
3 2
Run Right Back is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Songs About Running
The Black Keys

43
3 2
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44
3 2
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Pat Benatar

45
2 1
Running up that hill - Placebo is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Songs About Running

46
2 1
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Esavi added Quiet Riot

47
2 1
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Sly & the Family Stone

48
2 1
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George Harrison

49
2 1
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Stevie Nicks, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

50
2 1
Running up that hill-Placebo is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Songs About Running