Stream This: The Ultimate Broad Street Run 2013 Playlist

Make sure to get these songs on your iPod before hitting the road on Sunday.

It’s. Finally. Here. That’s right, the largest 10-mile road race in the U.S.A. is this Sunday, and it’s right here in our backyard.

Hopefully, by now, you’ve picked out your red race-day socks, you’ve memorized BSR’s new security measures, you’ve accepted that Cecily Tynan will most definitely leave you in the dust, and you’re looking forward to running side-by-side with a few enthusiastic Bostonians. You good? Good.

Although you may think you’re 150 percent prepared to face the day, having covered all of the above plus some seriously intense training because you’re the bomb dot com, I think you’re missing something: You’re missing the soundtrack.

So, here it is: The Ultimate Broad Street Run 2013 Playlist. We’ve got some oldies, all goodies, “Eye of the Tiger” (because, well, obviously), a new Justin Timberlake song, Ozzy Osbourne and Disturbed (to wake you up toward the middle of your run), lots of booty-bouncing jams, and—warning—occasionally some profanity (hey, every rose has its thorn, okay?). The entire playlist clocks in at around two hours.

I knew I wanted to bring this playlist to a close with either “Gonna Fly Now (Theme From ‘Rocky’)” or “Chariots of Fire,” but I just couldn’t make that decision myself: I don’t have it in me to cut one of them because they’re both awesome in my book. So I’m leaving that decision to you, since this is your run and, ultimately, your playlist. But I highly recommend ending on one of the two.

Check out the full lineup below. To stream it, you’ll need to register (it’s free!) with Spotify. Or, scroll below and listen to all 32 picks via YouTube.

1. Eye Of The Tiger – Survivor

2. I Love It (Featuring Charli XCX) [Cobra Starship Remix] – Icona Pop

3. White Walls (Featuring ScHoolboy Q, Hollis) – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis [Explicit]

4. Another One Bites The Dust – Queen

5. Midnight Life (M83 x Kanye West) – The White Panda

6. Sail – AWOLNATION

7. Tunnel Vision – Justin Timerlake

8. Catch My Breath (Cash Cash Remix) – Kelly Clarkson

9. Is This Love (Featuring Jordin Sparks) (Radio Edit) – Alex Gaudino

10. The Other Side – Jason Derulo

11. Clique – Kanye West, Jay-Z, Big Sean [Explicit]

12. You Can Do It (Featuring Mack and Ms. Toi) – Ice Cube [Explicit]

13. Get Up (Rattle) – Bingo Players, Far East Movement

14. Crazy Train – Ozzy Osbourne

15. Down With The Sickness – Disturbed [Explicit]

16. Heads Will Roll (A-Trak Radio Edit) – Yeah Yeah Yeahs

17. Leaving You (Radio Edit) – Audien, Michael S.

18. You’ll Find A Way (Switch & Sinden Remix) – Santigold

19. Die Young (Remix) – Ke$ha, Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa & Becky G

20. I Like It Like That (Goldstein Remix) – Hot Chella Rae

21. Express Yourself (Gents & Jawns Remix) (Featuring Nicky Da B) – Diplo

22. Cracks Feat. Belle Humble (Flux Pavilion Remix) – Freestylers

23. Bad Girls – M.I.A.

24. Remember The Name (Feat. Styles Of Beyond) – Fort Minor [Explicit]

25. Jump – Van Halen

26. 212 – Azealia Banks, Lazy Jay

27. Born To Run – Bruce Springsteen

28. I Believe In A Thing Called Love – The Darkness

29. Wild For The Night – A$AP Rocky, Skrillex, Birdy Nam Nam [Explicit]

30. #thatPOWER – will.i.am, Justin Bieber

31. Gonna Fly Now (Theme From “Rocky”) – Bill Conti

32. Chariots Of Fire – Vangelis

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  • Andrea

    Thank you so much for this!! I always wondered what a couple of these were called – and LOVE “Sail” :) now only to time my “chariots of fire” song in there when I estimate my finish!