Readers recommend: songs about running

You’ve got to have rhythm – on the dancefloor and the running track, so on your marks


Mad dash … Suggest songs about running. Photograph: Photograph: Max Rossi/Reuters

It may have escaped your notice, but there’s quite a bit of running taking place in London during the 2012 Olympics (and not just commuter trains running late and ministers running out of time to organise security).

Running, of course, has its own rhythm, which has inspired musicians. But most song lyrics refer to metaphorical running as well as, occasionally, the actual thing.

So post your suggestions below of your favourite running songs, and we’ll line up the best on our podium (all right, actually a playlist and accompanying article) next week.

* If you want your nomination to be considered for our playlist next week, post your nominations before midday on Tuesday, explaining why it’s a worthy contender.

* For copyright reasons, please don’t post more than one third of a song’s lyrics.

* Listen to others’ suggestions and add yours to a collaborative Spotify playlist


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