As I am a freshman, I have yet to experience the triumphant day that is Marathon Monday. When I picture it in my head – runners jogging mileage I can’t even begin to fathom, the BC community going nuts on the sidelines, and celebrating in however ways – it seems that the background music would be those classic rock pump-up jams. This is your Marathon Monday playlist, whether you plan to blast it through your earphones as you jog the marathon or if you’re just having a good time watching.
10. "Welcome to the Jungle" by Guns ‘N Roses
In 1988, this song won an MTV Video Music Award for “Best New Artist in a Video.” That makes me laugh.
9. "Crazy Train" by Ozzy Osbourne
“Crazy Train” is one of those songs that is played at every sports game ever. I don't think anyone really knows why.
8. "Jump" by Van Halen
Now this is what I call a music video. It doesn’t get much better than those slow-mo jumps, David Lee Roth’s awkward faces and movements, and the HAIR.
7. "The Final Countdown" by Europe
I can really imagine this being played in a video montage of Marathon Monday. If you’re running, it might be cool to add this to the end of your playlist when you’re on your last few miles.
6. "Dream On" by Aerosmith
A slower and more chill addition to the playlist, but it is still such a classic inspirational rock ballad.
5. "Separate Ways" by Journey
You just can’t beat that opening keyboard melody.
4. "I’ll Make A Man Out Of You" from the Mulan soundtrack
LET’S GET DOWN TO BUSINESS TO DEFEAT THE HUUUUNS! Though it doesn't exactly fit in with the rest of the playlist, but I’d be lying if I said I don’t listen to this while I exercise. It’s one of the most motivational songs ever.
3. "Hearts On Fire" by John Cafferty from the Rocky IV soundtrack
If you’re running, try and put the actual montage from Rocky IV on your iPod so you can hear Rocky’s grunts and his trainer saying, “No pain, no pain.” Imagine that you’re braving the elements in order to run the marathon just like Rocky did training.
2. "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor
I really want to be the guys walking down the street at the beginning of this music video. They just look so determined and I imagine if you listen to this song while running, you’ll feel just as powerful.
1. "Born To Run" by Bruce Springsteen
If this song is not perfect for Marathon Monday, I don't know what is. You can never go wrong with The Boss.