Image of runner giving the peace sign while listening to music during the 2020 Austin Marathon. Read this blog and listen to the 10 recent April running playlist additions.

April Running Playlist Additions – 10 Must-Add Songs

Expand your playlist with these April running playlist additions

You want music? We’ve got music! Austin is known as the Live Music Capital of the World and we are big music lovers. That’s why we’ve created this #WeLiketheSoundofThat playlist! We share every song on Twitter. Follow us so you know what’s next. We’ve taken 10 additions and put them in this convenient blog. Listen to the playlist (100+ songs and counting) and refresh your music with these April running playlist additions. Pro tip: making a playlist that you’ll love is a great motivation tool to get you out of bed for your morning run!

Hard Wired – Shakey Graves

This folk tune by Austinite Shakey Graves is methodical and persistent. It’ll help you get rolling and find your stride. Plus, it’s a good reminder that we runners are hard-wired to run!

Them Changes – Thundercat

Feel like you’re in a funk? Get out of your funk with some funk of your own! This futuristic track will get you in a groove for sure. This jam is perfect for long runs and/or warm-ups and cool-downs.

Come On Eileen – Dexys Midnight Runners

This classic from 1982 is upbeat and will get you moving from the moment you hear the introductory beat. This song is great for intervals. Pick up the pace every time you hear the chorus!

Recover – CHVRCHES

The synth in this tune will give you the jolts of energy needed to snap out of your running haze. Pro tip: this tune doubles as a reminder to foam roll after your run so you can start the recovery process.

Testify – Los Coast

Los Coast call Austin home, just like we do! You’ll see sunshine on your next run, even on the cloudiest of days, with this tune on your running playlist.

Pedestrian At Best – Courtney Barnett

This song rocks from the jump. The audio is scratchy and reminds us of our old PE coach yelling. Make no mistake, Courtney will get you going with her energetic personality and guitar-laden sound.

Sunny Came Home – Shawn Colvin

Shawn is an Ausitnite and sang the National Anthem at the 2020 Austin Marathon. The calming demeanor of this song will help you relax on long runs and recovery runs. Plus, it won two Grammys!

Knights of Cydonia – Muse

Need some audio energy? Put this song on your playlist. It’s roughly 6 minutes of hard-hitting, fight-the-establishment, in-your-face rock and roll. Click play and buckle up!

Your Hand In Mine – Explosions in the Sky

Need a 3+ minute warmup to get going? Austin’s own Explosions in the Sky has you covered. No lyrics, just layers of enjoyable audio to give you that extra burst of energy.

Barracuda – Heart

This 1977 hit grips you immediately with heavy electric guitar and doesn’t let go. Don’t put this song at the front of your playlist unless you plan to pick up the pace. If you’re alternating songs for an interval run, this is the perfect “fast run” song.

Utilize this April running playlist update before you take off for your next run. These 10 songs can pump you up, allow you to catch your breath, or help you focus on the warm-up/cool-down. However you incorporate music, just make sure you can still hear your surroundings. It’s important to know what’s going on around you! Is there something you like that we didn’t list? Let us know on Facebook and Twitter.