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.
11. Clique – Kanye West, Jay-Z, Big Sean [Explicit]
12. You Can Do It (Featuring Mack and Ms. Toi) – Ice Cube [Explicit]
15. Down With The Sickness – Disturbed [Explicit]
24. Remember The Name (Feat. Styles Of Beyond) – Fort Minor [Explicit]
25. Jump – Van Halen
29. Wild For The Night – A$AP Rocky, Skrillex, Birdy Nam Nam [Explicit]
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