R&P Run for it! What are some of your favourite songs about running?

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

MQ: What are your favourite songs about running?

A few of mine:

Jo Jo Gunne - "Run Run Run"


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Brian Eno - "I'll Come Running"


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Van der Graaf Generator" - Running Back"


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BQ: What are you running from?

17 Answers

  • dman63
    Lv 7
    5 months ago
    Favourite answer

    Born To Run - Bruce Springsteen

    Run Run Away - Slade

    Run Like Hell - Pink Floyd

    Running On Empty - Jackson Browne

    Walk, Don’t Run - The Ventures

    Before They Make Me Run - Rolling Stones

    BQ: Work.  I’m on vacation this week.

  • mars
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Silent Running- Mike + The Mechanics

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago

    Jackson Browne - Running on Empty

    U2 - Running to Stand Still

    The Eagles - The Long Run

    Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill

    Pat Benatar - You Better Run

    Lynyrd Skynyrd - Gimme Three Steps

    Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run

    Beatles - Run for Your Life

    Rod Stewart - Cut Across Shorty

    Bryan Adams - Run to You

    Steve Miller Band - Take the Money and Run

    CCR - Run Through the Jungle

    Tom Petty - Running Down a Dream

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  • Petter
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    The Corrs - Runaway

  • ?
    Lv 6
    5 months ago

    Runnin' Back to Saskatoon - The Guess Who

    Keep on Running - Spencer Davis Group

  • Running Up That Hill - Chromatics

  • 5 months ago

    From the most intense desire to stop me I've ever had. I'd sit down with such a thump as to make a crop circle. But I absolutely cannot, because those behind me are not my pursuers, but the ones I should reach. Maybe one day I reach them with a backward somersault.


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    Source(s): *quod sequitur, fugio; quod fugit, ipse sequor*
  • Kurt
    Lv 5
    5 months ago

    Run Baby Run  - The Newbeats

    Band on the Run - Paul McCartney &Wings

    Long Train Runnin' - The Doobie Brothers

    Take It On The Run - Reo Speedwagon

    Runnin' Down A Dream - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

  • 5 months ago

    The Temptations - Run Away Child Running Wild

    John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band - Runnin' Thru The Fire

    Bryan Adams - Run To You

    CCR - Run through the Jungle

    Flock of Seagulls - I Ran

  • Anonymous
    5 months ago


    No one even thought of the Yes song!


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