Rocky Films Provide Motivation for Marathon Runners
LONDON, May 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Songs from the soundtrack of the classic Rocky Films have been voted the most motivational songs to run too for the fourth year in succession, according to a poll of marathon runners by realbuzz.com
The survey, carried out before this year's Virgin London Marathon, asked runners to name their favourite motivational tune as they trained for the 26.2 mile event. In the past four years of the survey realbuzz.com has seen a consistent line up in the top 10, but this year saw 2 songs from the soundtrack entering into the top 10. Eye of the Tiger by Survivor topped the poll again but this year saw 'Gonna Fly Now' by Bill Conti shooting into the top 10, Rocky films have obviously been watched by many as they have trained for this iconic race, and have motivated runners to go the distance.
Chariots of Fire an old favourite remained in the top 10, as did Proud by Heather Small and Kings of Leon dropped a couple of places with Sex on Fire. A couple of new entries with Black Eyed Peas 'I gotta feeling' and Ron Goodwin's The Trap ensues there is a good mix of new and old on runners' MP3s.
"We are always interested to see what tunes have motivated our runner's when they've trained for months. The tunes that runners have chosen all demonstrate strong beats and rhythm, which always helps maintain a good running pace," said realbuzz.com Managing Director Chris Twamley.
"Keeping fit by running can have a very positive impact on how people feel about themselves and their lives, so keeping runners on their toes can have big benefits."
Top 10 motivational songs to run for by realbuzz.com 2010 - Eye of the Tiger - Survivor - Keep on Running - Spencer Davis Group - Chariots of Fire - Vangelis - Don't stop me now - Queen - Don't stop Believing - Journey - Gonna Fly Now - Bill Conti - I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas - Sex on Fire - Kings of Leon - The Trap - Ron Goodwin - Proud - Heather Small
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