I’ve recently started running! And me being me, I’ve started collecting songs from musicals that are running-themed or otherwise appropriate to run to. Hopefully this playlist will help you get up and get moving!
Note: Most of these have professionally recorded versions, but I’ll be posting videos to live performances.
“Reasons to Run” from Fugitive Songs by Miller and Tysen
To get you inspired while you warm up.
“And They’re Off” from A New Brain by William Finn
You get to pretend to be a horse starting a race. And you’re off!
“What I Was Born To Do” from Bring it On: The Musical
GO GO GO CAMPBELL, GO CAMPBELL, GO CAMPBELL, GO GO GO CAMPBELL GO!
“Stronger” from Finding Neverland (The Album)
“You can run now, so much faster!”
“Balaga” from Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 by Dave Malloy
“HEY BALAGA HO BALAGA HEY HEY HO BALAGA HEY HEY BALAGA THE FAMOUS TROIKA DRIVER!” (Can you beat Balaga’s speed of twelve miles per hour? Probably not, but you can try.)
“The World Will Know” from Newsies
Tbh the entire Newsies album makes a great running playlist.
“I Heard Your Voice in a Dream” from Hit List (Smash)
To satisfy your Jeremy Jordan needs. Also this is my personal favourite running song–those strings and that percussion can raise me from the dead.
That’s all I have, folks! Comment with your own favourite Broadway work-out tracks.