Music 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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Runaway Del Shannon

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I Ran A Flock of Seagulls

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Born to Run Bruce Springsteen, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

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Running on Empty Jackson Browne

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Take It On The Run REO Speedwagon

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Run to You Bryan Adams

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Run To You Whitney Houston

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Running Scared Roy Orbison

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Run Like Hell Pink Floyd

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On the Run Pink Floyd

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Turd on the Run The Rolling Stones

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Nowhere to Run Phil Collins

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Before They Make Me Run The Rolling Stones

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Running Back Thin Lizzy

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Run Around Blues Traveler

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I Run to You Lady Antebellum

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Run Baby Run Sheryl Crow

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Running on Ice Billy Joel

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Running With the Night Lionel Richie

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Run to Me Bee Gees

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Run Back to Your Side Eric Clapton

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Run So Far Eric Clapton

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Wild Things Run Fast Joni Mitchell

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Run Run Run The Velvet Underground

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Always on the Run Lenny Kravitz

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Love on the Run Scorpions

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Running up that hill-Placebo is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Songs About Running

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Run Right Back is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Songs About Running
Run Right Back The Black Keys

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Run Joe Chuck Berry

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Jams Run Free Sonic Youth

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Anywhere You Run To Diana Ross

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Run So Far George Harrison

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You Better Run Pat Benatar

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Run, Run, Run Sly & the Family Stone

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Running up that hill - Placebo is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Songs About Running

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I Will Run to You Stevie Nicks, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

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Baby Don't Run Away George Harrison

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Esavi added Run for Cover Quiet Riot

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We'll Run Away The Beach Boys

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Running up that hill-Placebo is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Songs About Running

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I Won't Run Any More is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Songs About Running
I Won't Run Any More Pete Townshend