Posted by: Stephanie Tuck | January 9, 2011

Keep on Runnin’: Tuck Tunes Vol. 2

Living in NYC, I walk everywhere, and my big Bose headphones and ipod help me get where I’m going: I am forever  listening to music or podcasts (This American Life, Fresh Air, The MothSound Opinions – all are free, all are great great great and if you subscribe, new episodes are delivered to your itunes like magic.) With so much info and music coming my way, every day I hustle down the street to my own ever-changing soundtrack.  I have visions of  young John Travolta shaking his (paint) can as I write this… Can’t help it, have to post the Saturday Night Fever video:

And so, after bopping down the street yesterday to Janelle Monae’s killer song, Tightrope (courtesy of another podcast – NPR’s All Songs Considered Listeners’ Picks for 2010)  it occurred to me that it’s time, drumroll please, to post another play list of get-you-going workout music. Tuck Tunes, if you will.  I smartened up this time and linked the Keep On Runnin’: Tuck Tunes vol. 2 playlist to itunes  (Click “View Item” below).  Pedal To the Medal, Vol. 1 is also there.


Cover Art  

Tuck Tunes Vol. 2: Keep on’ runnin’!

Various Artists

Here’s the Keep On Runnin’  lineup:

Song of the day: Tightrope by Janelle Monae

Tightrope – Janelle Monae (featuring Big Boi)
Last To Know -Pink
Shame -Evelyn Champagne King
All I Want- LCD Sound System
Don’t Stop Til You get Enough – Michael Jackson
Push It – Salt-N-Pepa
Are You Gonna Be My Girl-Jet
ABC’s (Chubb Rock version) -K’Naan
Brimful of Aisha – Fatboy Slim
Dream on- Robyn
That’s Not My Name -The Ting Tings
Lisztomania- Phoenix
I See You Baby (Fatboy Slim Radio Edit) – Groove Armada
I’ll fess up: running can be BORING (there, I said it!) so good music is actually crucial. It can change a chugging slog into a dance. As always, I am looking for new or notable music so please click “comment” and tell me and TTO readers about the music that gets you going. So what are your song suggestions? What moves your foot and raises your mood? I’m all ears. xxoo Steph


  1. Love Janelle. I run to her (and eminem) every day. Check out her shoes. I want a pair! Designer is George Esquivel


  2. Great song! Sweet Dreams, Beyonce, is also a workout winner. And Cee Lo, F*ck You (obviously)!


  3. Hot song!
    Besides the requisite P!nk, Gaga, and Katy Perry on any chicks’ WORKOUT! mix, my two current electronic Jersey/Euro repeats are:
    I’m in Love – Alex Gaudino
    Hang with Me – Robyn


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