100 Best Running Songs of 2021

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2021 brought with it far fewer running miles. After bouncing off a car on Christmas Eve 2020, much of my year was spent in physical therapy and recovery. I began running again in June, did a 5K in August, and 10K in October.

Despite the reduced miles, there was still so much great music that came out this year. Here are the 100 best songs (in my unprofessional opinion) for running, driving, working out, cleaning, or just jamming.

You can listen to this playlist on Apple Music at https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/2021-running-songs/pl.u-06oxp93CYpkqX9p

Enjoy! Let me know what you have been listening to and what I missed.

  1. Running, Fake Names
  2. Hand of God, Nick Cave & Warren Ellis
  3. I LIE HERE BURIED WITH MY RINGS and MY DRESSES (feat. Ada Rook), Backxwash
  4. Bang (feat. Manga Saint Hilare), The Bug
  5. I Who Bend the Tall Grasses, Lingua Ignota
  6. MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name), Lil Nas X
  7. Fly As Me, Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak & Silk Sonic
  8. Drones (feat. James Fauntleroy, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg & Ty Dolla $ign), Terrace Martin
  9. p r i d e . i s . t h e . d e v i l, J. Cole & Lil Baby
  10. family ties, Baby Keem & Kendrick Lamar
  11. Jesus Lord, Kanye West
  12. Don’t Judge Me, FKA twigs, Headie One & Fred again..
  13. Mmmoooaaaaayaya, illuminati hotties
  14. Serotonin, girl in red
  15. t r a n s p a r e n t s o u l (feat. Travis Barker), WILLOW
  16. Therapy, June Jones
  17. a woman is a god, Tommy Genesis
  18. Introvert, Little Simz
  19. Unsmart Lady, Dry Cleaning
  20. I am not a woman, I’m a god, Halsey
  21. Different, Mickey Guyton
  22. I’m Not a Man, Suzi Moon
  23. Hit Like A Girl, Meet Me @ The Altar
  24. Chaise Longue, Wet Leg
  25. Woman, Doja Cat
  26. Walkthrough! (feat. Eminem), Grip
  27. Alert Level, Ministry
  28. The Wheel, IDLES
  29. Sean DeLear, Kid Congo & The Pink Monkey Birds
  30. All The Way Dumb, Angel Du$t
  31. Unisil, SOPHIE
  32. ISN’T EVERYONE, HEALTH & Nine Inch Nails
  33. All Futures, The Armed
  34. The Trembling of Glass, Rachika Nayar
  35. In Blur, Deafheaven
  36. Press Gang, TV Priest
  37. Better in My Day, NYX & Gazelle Twin
  38. High & Hurt, Iceage
  39. That Feeling Like, Sarah Mary Chadwick
  40. Oxytocin, Billie Eilish
  41. Coming Back (feat. SZA), James Blake
  42. Kill Me, Indigo De Souza
  43. Solar Power, Lorde
  44. Yella Bird, Dillbilly
  45. Blue Vein, Lael Neale
  46. I’ll Go Running, Squirrel Flower
  47. 1 (feat. umru, Himera & trndytrndy), Petal Supply
  48. Flight of the Screaming Baboon, Automotion
  49. Bruxos, Pongo
  50. Champagne Poetry, Drake
  51. Pride, Violet Cold
  52. Wet Dream, Wet Leg
  53. Flux, Poppy
  54. Stranger, Anjimile
  55. Wrecking Ball, Lilli Lewis
  56. Magnolia Blues, Adia Victoria
  57. Death (with Francesco Turrisi), Rhiannon Giddens
  58. Mean-Hearted Woman, Adia Victoria
  59. Utopia, Niis
  60. Pre War Tension (feat. Marta), Lonely Guest, Joe Talbot & Tricky
  61. Kiamat (feat. bisinggama), Senyawa
  62. Mountain Magick, Wolves in the Throne Room
  63. Gloria, Angel Olsen
  64. Alphabet, shame
  65. Nothing Left, Alan Vega
  66. Steady (feat. D Smoke & Wiz Khalifa), Camino
  67. Die/Cry, Indigo De Souza
  68. Born Yesterday, Arca & Sia
  69. INVISIBLE, Duran Duran
  70. Chickenskin (feat. Elucid), Spectacular Diagnostics
  71. No Movement, screensaver
  72. Have Mercy, Chlöe
  73. Thot Shit, Megan Thee Stallion
  74. Rainforest, Noname
  75. good 4 u, Olivia Rodrigo
  76. Anthony Kiedis, Remi Wolf
  77. Bunny Is A Rider, Caroline Polachek
  78. Rebel Girl, The Linda Lindas
  79. Good Ones, Charli XCX
  80. Bussifame, Dawn Richard
  81. Go Down Deh (feat. Sean Paul & Shaggy), Spice
  82. fitt (feat. Amaarae), Dua Saleh
  83. LEMONHEAD (feat. 42 Dugg), Tyler, The Creator
  84. Ship of Theseus, Zao
  85. Rumors, Lizzo & Cardi B
  86. Body (Remix) [feat. ArrDee, E1 (3×3), ZT (3×3), Bugzy Malone, Buni, Fivio Foreign & Darkoo], Tion Wayne & Russ Millions
  87. Blood Machine, Charles Moothart
  88. Dip, Stefflon Don & Ms Banks
  89. Yebo Teacher, Moonchild Sanelly
  90. Detainer Man, Pozi
  91. You Work All Day and Then You Die, The Parrots
  92. Raw Coward, God Damn
  93. ENDLESS, Turnstile
  94. Crimson + Clover, Pom Pom Squad
  95. Troth (The Dreamers), Thomas Feiner
  96. Back Of My Hand, Bachelor, Jay Som & Palehound
  97. Perfect, Mannequin Pussy
  98. Crappy Dreams Count, Moin
  99. Truth (feat. Leo Conoza), Iamdoechii
  100. As Time Goes By, Tamar Aphek
Original versions of As Time Goes By by Tamar Aphek | SecondHandSongs


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