Remember my classical music running playlist? I had a great time putting that together – fresh music can be so clutch to combat training burnout, so it’s awesome to tap into a different genre from the norm. With that in mind, I’m doing it again, but this time we’re working in a new niche: the old school Hollywood musical.
I say old school because that’s my era – modern musicals are great, but I’m a retro, Golden Age, Turner Classic Movies kinda gal in my heart and I always have been. Free associate with me: Judy. Garland! Frank. Sinatra! Ann. Miller! Howard. Keel! Jane. Russell! All of this and more shall be yours when you run to this playlist.
Now, to be 100% transparent, I have cheated just a little. I mostly kept to classics, but I did step slightly outside of the Golden Age here and there, specifically: “Mein Herr” from Cabaret (’72) and “When You’re Good to Mama” from Chicago (’01). I justify this to myself with the equivocation that both are evocative of the old school musical even if they exist ever-so-slightly to slightly-more-than-slightly outside of the time. Also, have you seen Chicago? You should totally watch Chicago tonight.
So yeah! Here’s my Old School Hollywood running playlist. It does feature a LOT of Judy Garland, but then this is running we’re doing – you’ll never know power ’til you’ve propelled it with Judy. Nobody COMMITTED like Judy. You’re welcome for more Judy in your life. Now run!
A RUNNING PLAYLIST FOR THE GOLDEN AGE OF HOLLYWOOD
(As before, here’s the same playlist on Amazon Prime Music if that’s your oeuvre.)
Whew! Okay, I may have gotten slightly carried away with this playlist. Hopefully you have a good long run planned for the future with this one. Nothing’s better for a long run than some new music. Some new old music. Old new music. Some GOOD music. Yeah! Don’t believe me? Just watch:
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