This time around, I decided to go with a rock/alternative running playlist for this week’s jogging.
Instead of doing a smart playlist as previously, I just filtered by genre and randomly listed to a few songs and made a very quick decision. If they sounded “runnable” I threw them into a playlist, if they were too slow I skipped them.
I did this very fast until I had roughly 60 minutes worth or songs for running. I didn’t want to think about the songs too much as I really liked the feeling of listening to stuff I hadn’t heard in a long time or even ever!
I realised I have a lot of songs I just haven’t heard.
I’ve purchased way too many CD’s over the years and I either never got around to listening to the whole thing or I just don’t remember. There are also songs that others in the family have purchased that I hadn’t heard. Since we keep all music in a huge shared library, there’s a lot to choose from. This will be fun.
The Rock Music Running Playlist:
|Love foolosophy||Jamiroquai||129||Buy in Amazon|
|Alt.end||The Cure||115||Buy in Amazon|
|Not Afraid||Earshot||84||Buy in Amazon|
|Pardon Me||Incubus||76||Buy in Amazon|
|Yesterday’s Today||Living Syndication||171||Buy in Amazon|
|Guerilla Radio||Rage Against The Machine||207||Buy in Amazon|
|The Door||Silverchair||184||Buy in Amazon (full album)|
|Suck My Kiss||Red Hot Chili Peppers||102||Buy in Amazon|
|Song 2||Blur||172||Buy in Amazon|
|Around the World||Red Hot Chili Peppers||155||Buy in Amazon|
|Everlong||Foo Fighters||79||Buy in Amazon|
|Brighter Than The Sun||Tiamat||134||Buy in Amazon|
|Juicebox||The Strokes||155||Buy in Amazon|
|Black Bugs||Regurgitator||65||Buy in Amazon|
|Brown Eyed Girl||Everclear||110||Buy in Amazon|
|Break My Body||Pixies||127||Buy in Amazon|
Lesson learned from this running playlist:
This rock music running playlist turned out great. I chose the songs just by ear and it worked. I’ll do a few more of those using different genres.
What I’m now convinced of is that the software I used to calculate BPM didn’t do a good job.The difference in the tunes on this playlist are just way too big that it doesn’t sound right. Either they’re wrong or I don’t fully understand BPM.
(UPDATE: I found a better way to add BPM to songs in iTunes).
I give this rock music running playlist a 4 out of 5. It was pretty cool