Tell Me What Moves You

I run on music.  I’ve almost always got music playing and really need it to help get me through the day.  I have a pretty wide taste in music, though, and generally listen by mood. I like to choose my music based on what I’m doing, or how I’m feeling, or – sometimes – how I’d like to be feeling.  It probably stands to reason, then, that I also really like creating playlists for things. Below you’ll find a running list of some of my favorite songs for training parkour, along with a YouTube link. 

Some have motivating lyrics, and some just have good rhythms. I have a playlist for rapier, too, but it needs fixing, so that’ll be a separate post. Check back for updates! I’ll periodically add to the list.

What are YOUR favorite musical motivators??

→ The entire Mirror’s Edge soundtrack by Solar Fields is pretty perfect.  Depending on what types of rhythms you’re into.

Click >here< for the full playlist.

List of tracks:

Anthem, Adhesive Wombat

Ball Point, Adhesive Wombat

8 Bit Adventure, Adhesive Wombat

Surface, Aero Chord

Come On, Andy Hunter

Aviatrix, Anoctave

Trippy, Antiserum & Mayhem

Bass Head, Bassnectar

Where’s Your Head At, Basement Jaxx

Brandenburg, Black Violin

Black Betty, Caravan Palace

Tattoos, Caravan Palace

Lone Digger, Caravan Palace

Wonderland, Caravan Palace

Midnight, Caravan Palace

Born Too Slow, The Crystal Method

Aerodynamic, Daft Punk

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger, Daft Punk

Get Low, Dillon Francis & DJ Snake

The Hum, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike

Blank, Disfigure

Champion, Barns Courtney

Fire, Barns Courtney

Glitter & Gold, Barns Courtney

Hellfire, Barns Courtney

Revolution, Diplo feat. Faustix

The Fugue, Dj T-Rock and Squashy Nice

Tortuga, DoubleV & Formal One

I’m A Rebel Just for Kicks, Dunez

Sky High, Elektronomia

Catch Us If You Can, Elle King

Weapon of Choice, Fatboy Slim

We Control, Hyper

Cascade, Hyper

Whatever It Takes, Imagine Dragons

Believer, Imagine Dragons

Go Do, Jonsi

Freedom, Kungs

Summertime Sadness, Luna del Rey & Cedric Gervais

Let’s Go!, Lensko

Cetus, Lensko

Roundtable Rival, Lindsey Stirling

Basique, Little People

Lean On, Major Lazer

On Your Mark, Matt Miller

Resolve, Nathan Lanier

Hello, OMFG

Ready, Steady, Go, Paul Oakenfold

Language, Porter Robinson

Live In The Moment, Portugal. The Man

Spitfire, The Prodigy

Mindfields, The Prodigy

Stay Crunchy, Ronald Jenkees

Born For This, Royal Deluxe

Legend, The Score

Unstoppable, The Score

Geronimo, Sheppard

Cut The Cord, Shinedown

Right In, Skrillex

Bangarang, Skrillex

First of the Year, Skrillex

Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites, Skrillex

Breakin’ A Sweat, Skrillex

Bullet Train, Stephen Swartz

Different Sound, Teddybears

Monody (feat. Laura Brehm), The Fat Rat

Freaks, Timmy Trumpet

To Get Down, Timo Maas

Legendary, Welshly Arms

Intro, The XX

Heads Will Roll, Yeah Yeah Yeahs

My Body, Young The Giant

Warhead, Zircon

2 thoughts on “Tell Me What Moves You

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  1. For confrontational sport, I need METAL. It’s the only thing that gets me over my “this is still a game” mood and into “I need to beat them” mode. I struggle with having fun at the expense of winning, weirdly. And I know they should be combined, but I’m not there yet.

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    1. I totally get that! I’ve struggled with that on my fencing playlists, too. It’s got to be something that gets my adrenaline up enough for me to (hopefully), push myself over into a bit of ‘flight or fight mode’. It’s a mindset I’ve been working to cultivate, too.


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