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The Mix-Master-Mommas Playlist: Part I*

*Songs nominated by readers; beware of adult lyrics (example A: the first song). List compiled, in random order and with random comments, by Dimity. What it lacks in “flow” from one song to the next, it more than makes up for in motivation and energy.

Sexy Bitch (Extended Version): David Guetta

Invincible: Adelita’s Way

Starlight: Muse

Hypnotize: The Notorious B.I.G.

Set Adrift On Memory Bliss: PM Dawn

Hey Soul Sister: Train

American Boy: Estelle

Whatever: Godsmack

Unwritten: Natasha Beddingfield (“I’m in that stage of life. Wait I’m always in that stage of life.”)

I Run for Life: Melissa Ethridge

Portions for Foxes: Rilo Kiley

What Are You Waiting For?: Gwen Stafani

Till I Collapse: Eminem & Nate Dogg (“Did I really just type “Dogg” with 2 g’s? Yup.”)

Mama Said Knock You Out: LL Cool J

Don’t Stop Believin’: The Glee Cast version (“Got me through the end of my first (and only so far) marathon.”)

A Cut Above: Avery Watts

Just Dance: Lady Gaga

Tic Tok: Kei$ha (Dimity’s like$ the $ub$titution.)

Sweet Disposition: The Temper Trap

Starlight: Muse

Float On: Modest Mouse

Tamacun: Rodrigo y Gabriela

Who Did You Think I Was: John Mayer (new $chool)

Summertime: Will Smith (old $chool)

Don’t Stop Me Now: Queen

Lose Yourself: Eminem

Hand that Feeds: Nine Inch Nails

Hell: Tegan and Sara

The Music: The People

Don’t Mess with my Toot Toot: Fats Domino (“Puts a smile on your face during a difficult run.”)

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun-Cyndi Lauper (“I mean, who doesn’t like this song?” Dimity, who listened to it too many times in 1984. But I like your $pirit.)

Party in the USA: Miley Cyrus It’s a Beautiful Day: U2

Summer of ’69: Bryan Adams

Imma Be: Black Eyed Peas

Learn to Fly: Foo Fighters

Ice Cream Man: Van Halen

Minority: Green Day (“Preferably the live version.”)

Like A Rolling Stone: Green Day

Mama Said Knock You Out : LL Cool J

Push IT: Salt N Pepa

Crazy: Gnarls Barkley

Here We Go Again: Joey McIntyre (“Big NKOTB fan!”)

Lose Yourself: Eminem

The Climb: Miley Cyrus

Party in the USA: Miley Cyrus (“I love that I’m not the only who’s admitting to being a Miley Cyrus fan.”)

Fire Burning: Sean Kingston (“Somebody call 911!!”)

Somebody Told Me: The Killers

Such Great Heights: The Postal Service

Evacuate the Dance Floor: Cascada

Staying Alive: The BeeGees

First Breath After Coma: Explosions in the Sky (“Lately, I’ve been into techno-trance type music. It helps me to just zone out and run.”)

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons (“I might be unusual, but I like to run to classical music.”)

Jive Talkin’: The Bee Gees

Shipping Off to Boston: Dropkick Murphys

Rockstar: Nickelback (“And pretty much anything else they play, but I was too embarrassed to suggest ‘Something In Your Mouth!’”)

Know Your Enemy: Green Day

Supermassive Black Hole: Muse (“A great way to pump you up in the car on the way to a race!”)

Shady Esperanto and the Young Hearts: Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers (“Weird name, great song, great band!”)

One Week: Bare Naked Ladies

Cracklin’ Rosie: Neil Diamond

Stronger: Kanye West (“That which don’t kill me…”)

Luckie St: Cartel

Punk Rock Princess: Something Corporate

I Want It That Way: Allister (“Yes, a cover of the Back Street Boys and it’s rockin’.”)

Move Along: All American Rejects

Remember the Name: Fort Minor

Rock Me Amadeus: Falco

Boom Boom Pow: Black Eyed Peas

Short Skirt, Long Jacket: Cake (“That may not be the title, but it’s the main lyric.”)

Mr. Brightside: The Killers

My Life would Suck: Kelly Clarkson

I’m Gonna Be (500 miles): The Proclaimers

Walk this Way: Run DMC

Low: Flo Rida

She Sells Sanctuary: The Cult

FireWoman: The Cult

Hair of the Dog: Nazareth

Cowboy: Kid Rock

Fast as You Can: Fiona Apple

All the Above: Maino

Standing Outside the Fire: Garth Brooks. (“It reminds me to take risks with running and with my life.”)

The War: Angels & Airwaves (“Lyrics: Believe you want this.”)

Misery: Paramour (“ROCKS.”)

Holiday: Green Day

Hunger: Temple of the Dog