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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Del Shannon

2
33 17
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Bruce Springsteen, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

3
26 11
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A Flock of Seagulls

4
16 3
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REO Speedwagon

5
24 11
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14 3
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Bryan Adams

7
19 8
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Jackson Browne

8
12 5
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Whitney Houston

9
12 5
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14 7
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11 5
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17 12
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Roy Orbison

13
9 4
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Pink Floyd

14
13 8
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Pink Floyd

15
7 3
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The Rolling Stones

16
6 2
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Lady Antebellum

17
5 1
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The Rolling Stones

18
5 1
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Phil Collins

19
5 1
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Thin Lizzy

20
6 3
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21
6 3
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Blues Traveler

22
4 1
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Sheryl Crow

23
3 0
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Billy Joel

24
6 4
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25
5 3
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Lionel Richie

26
5 3
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Bee Gees

27
4 2
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Eric Clapton

28
4 2
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Eric Clapton

29
3 2
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Joni Mitchell

30
6 6
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Beyoncé Knowles

31
4 4
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The Velvet Underground

32
3 3
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Lenny Kravitz

33
3 3
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Scorpions

34
2 2
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Pat Benatar

35
2 2
Run Right Back is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Songs About Running
The Black Keys

36
2 2
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Diana Ross

37
2 2
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Sonic Youth

38
2 2
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Chuck Berry

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

40
2 2
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41
2 2
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42
2 2
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George Harrison

43
2 2
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44
1 1
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Stevie Nicks, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

45
1 1
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George Harrison

46
1 1
I Won't Run Any More is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Songs About Running
Pete Townshend

47
1 1
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Sly & the Family Stone

48
1 1
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The Beach Boys

49
1 1
Running up that hill-Placebo is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Songs About Running

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