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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22 6
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I Ran A Flock of Seagulls

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28 14
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Born to Run Bruce Springsteen, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band

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20 8
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16 5
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Running on Empty Jackson Browne

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11 3
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Take It On The Run REO Speedwagon

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10 3
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Run to You Bryan Adams

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12 5
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15 8
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Running Scared Roy Orbison

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8 4
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Run To You Whitney Houston

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6 2
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Run Like Hell Pink Floyd

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6 3
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Turd on the Run The Rolling Stones

The Best Frank Sinatra Songs of All Time

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4 1
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Running Back Thin Lizzy

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4 1
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Before They Make Me Run The Rolling Stones

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10 8
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On the Run Pink Floyd

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5 3
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5 3
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Run Around Blues Traveler

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3 1
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Run Baby Run Sheryl Crow

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2 0
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Running on Ice Billy Joel

The Best Rock Vocalists

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5 4
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4 3
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Run to Me Bee Gees

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4 3
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Running With the Night Lionel Richie

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4 3
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Run Run Run The Velvet Underground

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3 2
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Run So Far Eric Clapton

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3 2
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Run Back to Your Side Eric Clapton

28
3 2
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I Run to You Lady Antebellum

The Best Taylor Swift Songs

29
2 1
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You Better Run Pat Benatar

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2 1
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Nowhere to Run Phil Collins

31
2 1
Running up that hill-Placebo is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Songs About Running

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2 1
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I Will Run to You Stevie Nicks, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

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Esavi added Run for Cover Quiet Riot

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4 4
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Run Home to Me Eric Clapton

The Greatest Songs by One-Hit Wonders

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4 4
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Nowhere to Run Santana

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4 4
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Run Away Weezer

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3 3
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Love on the Run Scorpions

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3 3
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Always on the Run Lenny Kravitz

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2 2
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Run So Far George Harrison

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2 2
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Jams Run Free Sonic Youth

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2 2
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Famous Poets from Colombia

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2 2
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Anywhere You Run To Diana Ross

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2 2
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Run Joe Chuck Berry

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2 2
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Wild Things Run Fast Joni Mitchell

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2 2
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2 2
Run Right Back is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Songs About Running
Run Right Back The Black Keys

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1 1
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We'll Run Away The Beach Boys

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

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1 1
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Baby Don't Run Away George Harrison