THE ULTIMATE DISNEY RUNNING PLAYLIST
When I was a kid I was not a Disney fan. I watched the movies, had a few t-shirts but never experienced the "Disney Magic" until I went with my wife and father-in law several years ago. Having the opportunity to stand in line at the opening and walking back to the hotel at closing, it was a tremendous experience and now I can't wait to share it with my daughter.
So for the longtime or new Disney fans out there, here's to you. Here’s our compilation of the Ultimate Disney Running Playlist to keep your mind off the distance and give your running routine the Disney Magic!
OUR DISNEY RUNNING PLAYLIST
The Bare Necessities - Jungle Book
Talk about a true classic. This song though featured in the original 1967 release of the Jungle Book, is one of the happiest, upbeat songs you can have on your playlist no matter how dreary your running routine.
What better way to get happier than exercising? According to How-Stuff-Works, exercise causes the body to release endorphins which will lower anxiety. Read more about that here .
This tune comes at 102 bpm and is what you need to get into a happy mood and sing along as the lyrics say “forget about your worries…”
He’s a Pirate – Pirates of the Caribbean
Imagine all the swashbuckling, can-do and conquer-it-all activities you can achieve with this tune. If you’ve seen any of the movie series, while listening to this song, you could almost feel like you’re there on the sea in one of the many adventures of Captain Jack Sparrow and his cronies.
I’ll make a man out of you – Mulan
I’ll bet gym instructors love this one.
Run as swiftly as a coursing river. Pound the pavement with the force of a typhoon. Take on the Hun and leave him in the dust with the daring Mulan and the characters in this lively movie and its soundtrack.
Let it Go – Frozen
For cold days when you would rather curl up on a sofa with a hot cup of drink than go for a run, this song will make that workout happen. Challenge the icy air and show them what you got with the winning spirit of Princess Elsa.
A word of caution. Running in cold weather comes with its own safety risks. Here’s a quick article that explains what you need to keep yourself protected while out in the cold
Immortals – Big Hero 6
Feel like a superhero with this tune by rock band Fallout Boy. It plays when Hiro and his friends are trying out their superhero suits. It’s sure to get you pumped and help you scale through the most rigorous run.
I can go the distance – Hercules
Probably no one among the Disney males qualifies to more of a workout god than Hercules. His abs alone are intimidating. Use this tune to get yourself prepped and into your training routine.
You may not end up looking exactly like Hercules but according to this article from the National Health Service England, NHS, running to music can help you run longer .
One Jump ahead - Aladdin
Seeing yourself in the place of the underdog Aladdin, sprinting around the streets to escape the guards, is just the motivation every runner needs to put on your trainers and hit the track or the gym. You’ll feel like giving yourself a pat on the back after your run: trust me.
Did you know listening to music you love can help you run faster and better? Well, The Boston Magazine explains that better here backed up with medical research.
I just can’t wait to be king – The Lion King
The king of the jungle steps aside for no obstacle. Neither should you. At 182 bpm, this tune will make you the king of the run and have the minutes fly by without you noticing.
Under the Sea – The Little Mermaid
Who can forget the unique Caribbean appeal of this song? It’s one song you are likely to keep on repeat especially towards the end when the pace of the song really picks up.
Shut up and Drive – Wreck it Ralph
Like her or not, this song by Barbadian singer Rihanna comes in at a whopping 128 bpm and has a fast-paced, feel good appeal to it that is guaranteed to pull you in.
Remember to keep safe while running and don’t let the music distract you. This article from WebMD gives some good safety tips for listening to music while running .
So there you have it, our list of Disney songs to include in your running playlist, improve your routine and increase your stamina. With the results you will get, you will be feeling like a workout god in record time. We whipped up a nifty infographic with these great songs below. Feel free to share with your friends!
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