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Broadway Songs for Your Running Playlist


  1. "You Can't Stop the Beat" – Hairspray

Kick off your run with this rockin' showstopper from Hairspray. With a strong percussion section to keep the beat, you'll have to try hard to keep from shimmying along!

  1. "The Schuyler Sisters" – Hamilton

Are you hooked on the new hip-hop Broadway sensation Hamilton yet? This R&B song, in the style of Destiny's Child, is the show's big Girl Power number. Perfect for your warm-up because it starts slow and then picks up the pace, it features incredible three-part harmonies and will leave you feeling fierce and confident on the rest of your run.

  1. "96,000" – In the Heights

Before there was Hamilton, there was In the Heights. Another favorite from writer and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda, this hip-hop number with a Latin twist will keep you going for miles!

  1. "So Much Better" – Legally Blonde

This infectiously positive number has a slow introduction (38 seconds, to be exact) but it's worth the wait. As the tempo picks up, the lyrics will help you get through that rough patch in your run, reminding you how far you've come!

  1. "Rent" – Rent

The hit 1990s Broadway rock sensation Rent was groundbreaking for its time. The electric guitar, drums, and powerful vocals are sure to help you pick up the pace on fast intervals or toward the end of a race.

  1. "Forget About the Boy" – Thoroughly Modern Millie

Going through a breakup? There's no better song to help you get over your ex on the run than Thoroughly Modern Millie's bopping jazz tune "Forget About the Boy," complete with a lively tap dance break.

  1. "King of New York" – Newsies

Is the NYC marathon on your bucket list? Get excited for running the Big Apple with this plucky tune from Newsies—you just might find yourself singing along!

  1. "December 1963 (Oh, What a Night)" – Jersey Boys

This classic 1960s rock 'n' roll number from the musical about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons has a catchy melody and rocking beat to keep you going when your run starts to feel tough.

  1. "Under the Sea" – The Little Mermaid

Start dreaming of summer with this classic Disney calypso tune, which gets a full orchestra background and peppy dance break on the Broadway soundtrack. You'll be ready for island life by the end of the song!

10. "Fabulous, Baby!" – Sister Act

This nonstop disco number will help you finish off your run with a boost of confidence and a feeling of accomplishment. You're fabulous, baby!