After my previous running playlist failed attempt, I re-run the smart playlist in iTunes with 2 changes:
- BPM is in the range 190 and 195
- Limit to 60 minutes
I kept the genre to contain “Latin” as I wanted to get what I thought the previous playlist should’ve been. Note that I have genres for “Latin Pop”, “Latin Rock”, “Latin Mariachi”, “Latin Salsa”, etc., so setting the rule to Genre contains “Latin” will pick up anything that has the word “Latin”.
I found similar issues as previously with BPM. I don’t think they’re correct.
The first song that came up, Suelta Mi Mano (Let go of my hand) by Sin Bandera, is a ballad. A good song, but not a “running” song by any means. I guess it was OK as the first one for a bit of a warm up, but I would definitely exclude it from the playlist next time.
Then it goes into a pretty fast paced death metal type song by Brujeria, then into a couple of pop/reggae style tunes by Mana, then back into slow ballads, then rock, etc. You get the point. I think the rhythm changes way too much, which is not ideal for a playlist of songs for running.
The Running Playlist:
|Suelta Mi Mano||Sin Bandera||192||Buy in Amazon||Buy in iTunes|
|Raza Odiada (Pito Wilson)||Brujeria||190||Buy in Amazon||Buy in iTunes|
|Te solte la rienda||Mana||193||Buy in Amazon||Buy in iTunes|
|En el muelle de San Blas||Mana||193||Buy in Amazon||Buy in iTunes|
|Dudar? Quizas||Enrique Bunbury||194||Buy in Amazon|
|Quisiera ser||Alejandro Sanz||190||Buy in Amazon||Buy in iTunes|
|Sin Ti Sin Mi||Ricardo Arjona||195||Buy in Amazon||Buy in iTunes|
|Brujerias||Victimas del doctor cerebro||195||Buy in Amazon||Buy in iTunes|
|Salida||Miguel Rios||192||Buy in Amazon||Buy in iTunes|
|Inocencia||Efecto Mariposa||190||Buy in Amazon|
|King Kong Five||Manu Chao||190||Buy in Amazon||Buy in iTunes|
|cai (con nina pastori)||Alejandro Sanz||192||Buy in Amazon||Buy in iTunes|
|Frijolero||Molotov||190||Buy in Amazon||Buy in iTunes|
|Si He Cantado Mal||Alejandro Sanz||193||Buy in Amazon||Buy in iTunes|
Lesson learned from this running playlist:
Although the combination of songs was a bit random, I found this a great way to listen to old forgotten songs I haven’t heard in a while. Some of them were quite a surprise taking me back to my high school days. That’s really cool.
I give it a 2 out of 5, just because the rhythm varies too much for a running playlist.