Music Jann Arden plays your Jann Arden playlist!

Jann Arden plays your Jann Arden playlist!


Jann Arden loves running and she didn’t think she would. “I think running can be considered elitist and people think that you’ll be admonished if you don’t have the right footwear or else if you try it, you’ll get shin splints,” she says, “but I don’t find that to be true at all. When I started, I was blown away by how quickly it encouraged me to keep going.”

As lots of you know, music sometimes is what keeps us going. And this month, we’re featuring Jann Arden in our music column of iRun magazine and across the different Sportstats platforms. Her interview is funny, revealing, inspiring and, most of all, hopeful. She articulately explains what she gets from the sport, and now we want to hear from you!

To go along with our story on Jann, the Calgary-based musician has generously offered to judge your Jann Arden running play list, and we’ll publish the play list she likes the best along with her story. The contest opens this morning, and send us the list in any manner that you see fit. We use Spotify on the iRun website, and eventually, we’ll publish all the playlists on that platform. But for now, you can even send us an email list of songs. Send it to me, Ben Kaplan, at, and I’ll be sure that she gets it.

The songs don’t have to all be by Jann. Nothing has to be anything. Jann is fun and creative and has an open mind, so we encourage you to be guided by those same attributes. “To feel the fresh air in my lungs is exhilarating,” she says. “It’s not about losing weight. It’s about the feeling of kicking butt. I like the feeling of championing myself.

We’re sending her all of the play lists on January 18. So go for a run. Listen to some Jann Arden music. And make us a play list that you think she’ll love. Good luck. Have fun. Dress warmly.



  1. Rolling in the deep – Adele
    Ray of Light- Madonna
    Marry the night- Lady Gaga
    Steve McQueen – Sheryl Crow
    Are you gonna go my way- Lenny Kravitz
    Fly Away – Lenny Kravitz
    I wanna break free – Queen
    I never loved you anyway – The Corrs
    Use Somebody – King of Leon
    Does your mother know? – Abba
    The Look – Roxette
    New Sensation – Inxs
    Closer – Tegan & Sara
    A Million Miles Away – Jann Arden
    come to my window – Melissa Etheridge
    You Love Me Back – Jann Arden
    Mary Go Round – Serena Ryder
    Gimme Sympathy – Metric
    Set Fire to the Rain – Adele

  2. Under Pressure – Queen & David Bowie
    The Edge of Glory – Lady Gaga
    Don’t Stop Believin’ -Journey
    Any Way You Want It – Journey
    Bad Romance – Lady Gaga
    Crazy Train – Ozzy Osbourne
    Here I go Again – Whitesnake
    I Will Survive – Gloria Gaynor
    Could I be Your Girl – Jann Arden
    Take It Easy – The Eagles

    I know… it’s eclectic. But I love it all!

  3. Thunderstruck – ACDC
    Lonely Boy – Black Keys
    Starseed -Our Lady Peace
    Little Red Wagon- Miranda Lambert
    Wildflower – The Cult
    Run To You – Bryan Adams
    Lit Up – Buckcherry
    Sugar High – Coyote Shivers
    Runnin Down A Dream – Tom Petty
    Dust-Eli Young Band
    I Will Wait – Mumford and Sons
    Good Girl-Carrie Underwood
    Sex Type Thing – Stone Temple Pilots
    Closer- Tegan and Sara
    Supermassive Black Hole- Muse
    Somewhere In My Car- Keith Urban
    You and Your Hand – Pink
    Make You Mine – High Valley
    Firewoman – The Cult
    Man Eater- Nelly Furtado
    Shoot To Thrill – ACDC
    Applause -Lady Gaga – my favourite “finisher”…

  4. Human Wheels – John Mellencamp
    Who Will You Run To? – Heart
    Run To You – Bryan Adams
    Running Down A Dream – Tom Petty
    One Headlight – The Wallflowers
    I Love Rock n Roll – Joan Jett and The Heartbreakers
    All Fired Up – Pat Benatar
    Dream Police – Cheap Trick
    Forever Young – Rod Stewart
    Run Runaway – Great Big Sea
    Feel Like A Number – Bob Seger/The Silver Bullet Band
    Somebody Bring Me Some Water – Melissa Etheridge
    Amazing – Aerosmith
    Jet Airliner – Steve Miller
    Mr.McLennen – Jann Arden
    Born To Run – Bruce Springsteen and The E-Street Band
    Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac
    I’m Still Standing – Elton John

  5. Metric – Gold Girls Guns
    K-Os – Crabbucket
    Sarah Slean – Lucky Me
    Ben Sures – Gone To Bolivia
    Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks
    I Did It For Love – Harlequin
    Arcade Fire – Wake Up
    Beast – Mr. Hurricane
    Sexy Socialite – Chromeo
    Lights – Up We Go
    July Talk – Summer Dress
    Jully Black – Seven Day Fool

  6. Lose Yourself – Eminen
    Happy– Pharrell
    Testify– Rage Against the Machine
    Big Guns – AC/DC
    You Could Be Mine- Guns N’ Roses
    Salty Dog– Flogging Molly
    I Bet You Look Good On the Dancefloor – Arctic Monkeys
    Cups (When I’m Gone)- Anna Kendrick
    Move It –
    Sly– The Cat Empire
    Reptilia– The Strokes
    King- Years & Years
    Cheerleader – Omi
    Feel Good Inc- Gorillaz
    Hold My Hand– Jess Glynne
    Greyhound– Swedish House Mafia
    Good Feeling– Flo Rida
    Firestone – Kygo
    Uptown Funk” – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars

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