songs with run in the title

Run Songs List – Songs With Run in the Title


National Running Day is celebrated on the first Wednesday in June. It is a day when runners everywhere declare their passion for running. Run songs are also great to play during marathons, or even charity walks as many will still run. The word run is also used in the English language in scenarios such as running into something.

songs with run in the title


What a great way to celebrate National Running Day than a list of the Top 10 Run Songs. Our run songs are special in that each song has the word run in the song title – except for one which is titled “Pumped Up Kicks” – which aptly describes running.

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Run Songs

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10. Running On Empty – Jackson Browne
1977, Running on Empty

9. Running With The Night – Lionel Richie
1983, Can’t Slow Down

8. Run-Around – Blues Traveler
1994, Four

7. Run This Town – Jay-Z featuring Rihanna and Kanye West
2009, The Blueprint 3
Hip Hop

6. Runnin’ With The Devil – Van Halen
1978, Van Halen


5. Take The Money And Run – Steve Miller Band
1976, Fly Like an Eagle

4. Pumped Up Kicks – Foster The People
2010, Pumped Up Kicks
Indie Pop

3. Run – Flo Rida
2012, Wild Ones
Hip Hop

2. Born To Run – Bruce Springsteen
1975, Born to Run

1. I Run For Life – Melissa Etheridge
2005, Greatest Hits – The Road Less Traveled


Other Popular Run Songs

Run – Lauren Alaina
2020, Getting Over Him

Johnny Run Away – Tones And I
2019, The Kids Are Coming

Run To The Father – Matt Maher
2019, Alive & Breathing Vol. I

Run For Cover – The Killers
2017, Wonderful Wonderful

&Run – Sir Sly
2017, Don’t You Worry, Honey


Run Devil Run – Crowder
2016, American Prodigal

2015, Run

Run – BTS
2015, The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever

Run Away With Me – Carly Rae Jepsen
2015, E·MO·TION

Love Runs Out – OneRepublic
2014, Native


Run For Your Life – The Fray
2012, Scars & Stories

Run the World (Girls) – Beyoncé
2011, 4

I Run To You – Lady A
2008, Lady Antebellum

Run – Leona Lewis
2007, Spirit

Run It! – Chris Brown
2005, Run It!


Run Away – Live
2003, Birds of Pray

Run – Snow Patrol
2003, Final Straw

Run – George Strait
2001, The Road Less Traveled

Ready To Run – The Chicks
1999, Fly

Run To You – Roxette
1994, Crash! Boom! Bang!


A Good Run of Bad Luck – Clint Black
1993, No Time to Kill

Let the River Run – Carly Simon
1989, Working Girl Soundtrack

Run To You – Whitney Houston
1987, The Bodyguard Soundtrack

Run To You – Bryan Adams
1984, Reckless

Run Runaway – Slade
1983, The Amazing Kamikaze Syndrome


Run to the Hills – Iron Maiden
1982, The Number of the Beast

Take It On The Run – REO Speedwagon
1980, Hi Infidelity

The Long Run – Eagles
1979, The Long Run

Run Like Hell – Pink Floyd
1979, Celtic Pink Floyd

Fox On The Run – The Sweet
1975, Desolation Boulevard


Band On The Run – Paul McCartney & Wings
1973, Band on the Run

Run Through The Jungle – Creedence Clearwater Revival
1970, Cosmo’s Factory

Run For Your Life – The Beatles
1965, Rubber Soul

Walk, Don’t Run – The Ventures
1960, Walk, Don’t Run

Run Rudolph Run – Chuck Berry
1958, Run Rudolph Run


Run song list curated by Matthew Campbell

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