My friends from @milanomarathon asked me a while back if I could put together a running playlist for their upcoming marathon. Of course, I don’t speak any Italian, nor am I familiar with the Italian music scene, but why should that stop me from trying, right?
Turns out that finding good Italian music with a high BPM is much harder than you might think….
When I started searching for Italian music, most of the stuff I got was the kind of music you hear in the background when you go to an Olive Garden (a cheesy US Italian chain restaurant – good food though, love their minestrone soup…). Obviously, not something you’d want to run with.
But after a few hours of work, I managed to get a pretty decent list of songs. I even found some that I liked for my personal running playlist (especially the Laura Pausin songs).
This list is 41 minutes long, not a marathon playlist by any means, but enough to give you a start, and it averages at 133 BPM. As I mentioned earlier, I don’t speak or understand Italian, so if these songs are offensive or too cheesy, I apologize in advance.
For those of you running the Milano marathon, buona fortuna!
Also, don’t forget to check out the running playlist iPhone app where you can get new songs and running playlists directly to your iPhone.
|Get it on iTunes||Name||Time||Artist||BPM||Album||Get it on Amazon.com|
|Senza Pietà||03:57||Carmelina Cupo||119||I-5 Dreams||Senza Pietà (Italian)|
|Fino Al Confine Dell’Inverno||03:59||I Ratti della Sabina||121||A Passo Lento||Fino Al Confine Dell’Inverno|
|Bellisimo así||03:52||Laura Pausin||121||Primavera anticipada (Spanish Version)||Bellisimo así|
|Sara Perche Ti Amo||03:07||Generation Pop||124||Best Of Italy||Sara Perche Ti Amo|
|No, No, No, No (Italian Version)||02:33||The Sorrows||131||Take A Heart (Reissue)||No, No, No, No (Italian Version)|
|Urrà sogni (Sigla Estate 201||02:49||Sogni Animazione||132||Urrà sogni (Sigla estate 2010)||Urrà sogni (Sigla Estate 2010)|
|Guido Piano (Drivin’ Slowly – Italian Version)||05:03||Frastuono||133||The Equilibrium / L’equilibrio Che Non C’è [Explicit]||Guido Piano (Drivin’ Slowly – Italian Version)|
|La Rivoluzione||04:33||I Ratti della Sabina||140||A Passo Lento||La Rivoluzione|
|Stai con me||03:20||Frank Damy||141||Stai con me||Stai con me|
|Ma Cos’È Questa Crisi||04:13||Folkabbestia||146||Folkabbestia||Ma Cos’È Questa Crisi|
|Ninna Nanna (Lullaby – Italian Version)||03:41||Frastuono||155||The Equilibrium / L’equilibrio Che Non C’è [Explicit]||Ninna Nanna (Lullaby – Italian Version)|