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This week’s Playlist Thursday theme is songs that make you wanna get a speeding ticket. You know, those songs that make you want to pick up the pace while running, or press the gas pedal just a little too hard while driving down the highway.

Following these guidelines:

Something Old: Songs that are at least 5 years old. (I know that isn’t too long to be considered old, but music turnover happens quickly.)
Something Current: Songs that have been released within the past year.
Something to Consider: This is the wild card category. Feel free to list any song: old, current, guilty pleasure, underground, whatever.

Here are the three songs I think you should add to your running playlist that will make you want to run like the wind.

Something Old

Artist: Outkast

Title:B.O.B

Side note: This song has been on my running playlist for as long as I`ve had a running playlist. It always makes my feet move faster even if I have no idea what he is rhyming half of the time.

Quotable: “…thunder pounds when I stomp the ground.”

Something New

Artist: P!nk

Title: Blow me (one last kiss)

Side note: P!ink is one bad ass lady. Enough said.

Quotable: “I will do what I please, anything that I want. I won’t breathe, I won’t breathe, I won’t worry at all.”

Something to Consider

Artist: Rednex

Title: Cotton Eyed Joe

Side note: While searching for this video I discovered that they made a new version in 2002. I like the original better, and it reminds me of high school dances, so that’s what I’m giving you. Oh, OK, I’ll give you both.

Quotable: “Where did you come from? Where did you go? Where did you come from Cotton Eyed Joe?

Thanks again for the fun Pavement Runner!

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This week Playlist Thursday is all about songs from our teenage years. Those songs, good or bad, that remind of us adolesence. I went to Jr. High and Highschool in the 90s in a small Nova Scotian town and I was a huge fan of the Halifax music scene. These three bands were favourites of mine and always bring back fond memories – no angst over here with these songs.

Before I get to my choices for this week let’s recap how the Playlist Thursday format works:

Something Old: Songs that are at least 5 years old. (I know that isn’t too long to be considered old, but music turnover happens quickly.)
Something Current: Songs that have been released within the past year.
Something to Consider: This is the wild card category. Feel free to list any song: old, current, guilty pleasure, underground, whatever.

Before each song include: Artist, Title, Side Note: (Anything you want to say about the song) Quotable: (line from the song)

Thanks again for hosting Pavement Runner. It’s always a good time.

Something Old

Artist: Sloan

Title: Underwhelmed

Side note: A list about my teenage years just wouldn’t be complete without Sloan. You may remember my love for Sloan from this playlist but here’s something you don’t know yet: I collected everything Sloan I could get my hands on back in the day. Magazines, stickers, newspaper clippings, etc. I put it all in yellow file folder and still have it to this day.

Quotable: “She was underwhelmed if that’s a word. I know it’s not cause I looked it up. It’s one of those skills that I learned in my school.”

Something New

Artist: Joel Plaskett Emergency

Title: Nowhere with you

Side note: Joel Plaskett was originally in the band Thrush Hermit back in the 90s. Thrush Hermit were signed with Murderecords in Halifax, which was started by members of Sloan. Joel Plaskett continues to make music to this day. This isn’t a new song but it is on my playlist and one of my favourites.

Quotable: “Hey good-lookin. Why the frown? You always look better when it’s upside down.”

Something to consider

Artist: The Super Friendz

Title: Karate Man

Side note: Superfriendz were also signed to Murderecords and a big part of the Halifax music scene in the 90s. During a highschool English field trip to Halifax some friends and I went to the offices of Murderecords and scored a bunch of free stuff, including a signed poster of Sloan. Basically, everything comes back to Sloan when we’re talking about my teen years.

Quotable: “Karate man, karate man. Dressed in plain clothes no one knows who you are.”


What songs remind you of your teen years?

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This edition of Playlist Thursday is all about childhood memories. It is Pavement Runner‘s daughters first birthday (Happy Birthday little lady!) so we’re paying homage to being a child this week. We all know the drill by now: every Thursday create a list composed of 3 songs that can, or should be, added to your workout playlist following this simple format:

Something Old: Songs that are at least 5 years old. (I know that isn’t too long to be considered old, but music turnover happens quickly.)
Something Current: Songs that have been released within the past year.
Something to Consider: This is the wild card category. Feel free to list any song: old, current, guilty pleasure, underground, whatever.

Before each song include: Artist, Title, Side Note: (Anything you want to say about the song) Quotable: (line from the song)

It was though for me to decide on three songs but here we go…

Something Old

Artist: Guns N’ Roses

Title: Paradise City

Side Note: Yes, Guns N’ Roses remind me of childhood and for a very specific reason: Appetite for Destruction is the first tape I ever bought. I was in grade three. My friend and I used to walk around the playground singing the chorus to Paradise City (we didn’t know any of the other lyrics which was probably a good thing). Did I mention I was in grade three? Additionally, when I found out this week’s theme and mentioned it to my husband the same album was the first thing to pop into his head. He would have been in grade four.

Quotable: “Take me down to the Paradise City, where the grass is green and the girls are pretty. Oh, won’t you please take me home.”

Something New

Artist: Sesame Street: Will.i.am

Title: What I am

Side Note: This song is more than a year old but Sesame Street never gets old.  I am always reminded of childhood when Sesame Street is on and love sharing it with my own son, and eventually my daughter. I don’t remember the songs being nearly as cool when I was a kid but I loved it all the same. Especially the Lady Bug Picnic song.

Quotable: “There’s only one me, I am it. Have a dream, I’ll follow it. It’s up to me to try.”

Something to Consider

Artist: Traveling Wilburys

Title: End of the Line

Side Note: The Traveling Wilburys consisted of Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, and Tom Petty. Their first album always reminds me of driving in the family station wagon on the weekends.

Quotable: “Well it’s all right. Riding around in the breeze. Well it’s all right. If you live the life you please. Well it’s all right. Doing the best you can. Well it’s all right. As long as you lend a hand.”

What songs remind you of childhood? Did you listen to a certain band or artist back then that makes you shake your head now?

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Thursday may just be my new favourite day of the week because it’s Playlist Thursday with Pavement Runner.

It’s easy to participate: Every Thursday create a list composed of 3 songs that can, or should be, added to your workout playlist following this simple format:

Something Old: Songs that are at least 5 years old. (I know that isn’t too long to be considered old, but music turnover happens quickly.)
Something Current: Songs that have been released within the past year.
Something to Consider: This is the wild card category. Feel free to list any song: old, current, guilty pleasure, underground, whatever.

Before each song include: Artist, Title, Side Note: (Anything you want to say about the song) Quotable: (line from the song)

This week Pavement Runner is leaving it up to us to decide our own theme. Yep, it’s Viewer’s Choice week. With so many different themes to choose from I decided to go with the Boy Bands. I loved them growing-up and still get a twinge of fan girl love when new cuties hit the airwaves. Guilty as charged.

Something Old

Artist: New Kids on the Block

Title: Step by Step

Side Note: What girl wasn’t in love with the New Kids? OK, so I’m sure there were some of you but I definitely wasn’t one of them. Donnie was my favourite and I had the pillow case to prove it. I never got to see them in concert at the height of their career but in 2009  I had my chance. They may go by NKOTB now but they knew we were there to hear the oldies and boy did they deliver.

Quotable: “Step by step, oooh baby, gonna get to you girl. Step by step, oooh baby, really want you in my world.”

Something New

Artist: One Direction

Title: Live While We’re Young

Side Note: The first time I listened to one of One Direction’s songs was on YouTube and my husband was sitting next to me. He instantly made fun of me and was bugging me that my heart was melting in front of his eyes. What can I say, the boy bands can still pull me in. Oh, and if I *had* to choose, I’d go with that cute blonde boy from Ireland 🙂

Quotable: “Let’s go crazy, crazy, crazy til we see the sun. I know we only met but let’s pretend it’s love.”

Something to Consider

Artist: Bell Biv DeVoe

Title: Poison

Side Note: Technically, Bell Biv DeVoe is a R&B/hip-hop group BUT since all three members were in the boy band New Edition I decided to include them here. Plus, this song brings back memories of Jr. High.

Quotable: “Girl I must warn you, I sense something strange in my mind. Situation is serious, let’s cure it because we’re running out of time.”

Head on over and check out the themes everyone else chose this week.

Thanks again for the fun Pavement Runner!

Boy bands: yay or nay?

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It’s Thursday and that means it’s time for another installment of Playlist Thursday with Pavement Runner.

Now that you have the classic Whitney Houston song stuck in your head, let me tell you how easy it’s easy to participate: Every Thursday create a list composed of 3 songs that can, or should be, added to your workout playlist following this simple format:

Something Old: Songs that are at least 5 years old. (I know that isn’t too long to be considered old, but music turnover happens quickly.)
Something Current: Songs that have been released within the past year.
Something to Consider: This is the wild card category. Feel free to list any song: old, current, guilty pleasure, underground, whatever.

Before each song include: Artist, Title, Side Note: (Anything you want to say about the song) Quotable: (line from the song)

This week’s theme is songs that make you wanna dance: “Dancing is like cross training, right? Either way, I’m sure we all have some songs that make us want to move our feet… while we are moving our feet.”

I’m not much of a dancer but whenever these songs come on my playlist they put a little extra bounce in my step and make me shake my booty just a bit.

Something Old

Artist: Paul Simon

Title: You Can Call Me Al

Side Note: I don’t know what I love more: the song or the video. The height difference between Paul Simon and Chevy Chase is crazy and makes me smile.

Quotable: “If you be my bodyguard I can be your long-lost pal. I can call you Betty, and Betty when you call me, you can call me Al.”

Something New

Artist: Train

Title: Drive By

Side Note: The first time I heard this song I was sitting at my desk at work. I instantly wanted to go for run. Instead I opted for a little desk dancing.

Quotable: “And I was overwhelmed. And frankly scared as hell because I really fell for you. Oh I swear to you. I’ll be there for you. This is not a drive by.”

Something to Consider

Artist: Classified

Title: Anybody listening?

Side note: The opening of this song used to be my ring tone. I was fooled on more than one occasion when this song came on while I was running thinking my phone was ringing. It was never my phone.

Quotable: “I don’t know if you’re really hearing me, but these lyrics seem to be my therapy. Guaranteed, I hear the beat. My stress gets released till I feel at peace.”

Head on over and check out what Pavement Runner and everyone else has on their dancing running playlist.

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It’s Thursday and that means it’s time for another installment of Playlist Thursday with Pavement Runner. This is my first time participating and I’m excited to join in on the fun. It’s easy to participate: Every Thursday create a list composed of 3 songs that can, or should be, added to your workout playlist following this simple format:

Something Old: Songs that are at least 5 years old. (I know that isn’t too long to be considered old, but music turnover happens quickly.)
Something Current: Songs that have been released within the past year.
Something to Consider: This is the wild card category. Feel free to list any song: old, current, guilty pleasure, underground, whatever.

Before each song include: Artist, Title, Side Note: (Anything you want to say about the song) Quotable: (line from the song)

This week’s theme is Epic songs: Let’s break out the big songs. The epic ones that will live on forever (good or bad). The anthems, the songs that go down in history as “the song of your generation.”

I decided to go with a Canadian theme…

Something Old

Artist: Bryan Adams

Title: Summer of 69

Side Note: Every artist has a song where at every concernt, after singing the first line, the audience takes over and finishes singing the song in unison. This is definitely one of those songs for Bryan Adams. It is also my go-to karaoke song.

Quotable: “Oh, when I look back now, that summer seemed to last forever. And if I had the choice, yeah, I’d always wanna be there. Those were the best days of my life.”

Something Current

Artist: Carly Rae Jespen

Title: Call Me Maybe

Side Note: Carley Rae Jespen was a contestant on Canadian Idol (the awkward cousin of American Idol) back in 2007. I think it’s safe to say this song will go down in history as the theme song for the summer of 2012.

Quotable: “Hey, I just met you, and this is crazy, but here’s my number, so call me, maybe.”

Something to Consider

Artist: Sloan

Title: Unkind

Side Note: The band Sloan, as a whole, is epic to me. I was obsessed with them in highschool back in the 90s. Don’t believe me? I somehow convinced my grade 12 geography teacher to let me write my term project on them. Years later I brought the same paper with me to one of Sloan’s concerts and had them all sign it. This song is off of their current album.

Quotable: “Are you ready? For this to take a hold of you?”

Head on over to Pavement Runner to check out his epic picks.

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