Friday Playlist: We’re Gonna Need a Montage

Songs that will make you want to run 10 miles or fight in slow motion.

Sometimes the perfect moment is just all those little moments cobbled together and set to music.

Illustration by Minna


  • Tyknos93 June 8th, 2012 11:12 PM

    I just slow ran around my living room for the first 5 minutes. True story. I need all of these for life’s mundane tasks.

  • Kathryn June 8th, 2012 11:13 PM

    Wow, this is total montage music! You nailed it.

  • TessAnnesley June 8th, 2012 11:14 PM



  • Vesperstar233 June 8th, 2012 11:16 PM

    This might possible be the most Epic. Playlist. EVER!

  • katrinaexplainsitall June 8th, 2012 11:26 PM

    This would totally be my work-out playlist if I worked out.

  • mariko June 8th, 2012 11:47 PM

    ah chariots of fire is my number 1 pump up song!

    perfect playlist as per usual

  • Adrienne June 9th, 2012 12:13 AM

    This is a perfect pumping up playlist!!!

  • kirsten June 9th, 2012 12:46 AM

    so good. so right.

  • tellyawhat June 9th, 2012 3:42 AM

    Heck ya! During college, Eye of the Tiger was my pre-game song for soccer. I would briskly walk through campus eating a hotdog and getting PUMPED to kick ass. For those 4 minutes I was ROCKYYYYYY.

  • Delune June 9th, 2012 3:43 AM

    Ain’t nothing more slow-motion-running-and-dodging-spells-in-your-living-room epic than the Harry Potter soundtrack.

    • moonchild June 9th, 2012 9:37 AM

      OHMYGOD YES. And also starkid music:

      No way
      Kick it up a notch
      Voldemort is goin’ down
      You were never my lover (stutter)
      Harry Freaken Potter
      Goin’ Back to Hogwarts
      Get back up
      Rouges are we
      Super Friends

      Also, when I’m feeling bad about myself I listen to “Coolest Girl”! Such a good self esteem song! Love ya Herman!


      • bewarethejabberwock June 11th, 2012 12:36 PM

        Aaaah yes starkid! And Harry Potter! Totally awesome!

  • jayne12 June 9th, 2012 7:03 AM

    haha my dad was actually one of the runners on the beach at the start of the chariots of fire movie :) he’s cried before when the song has come on; says it takes him back to his uni days!

  • Lascelles June 9th, 2012 9:56 AM

    It’s movies based so I knew everyone… except Potter. Had to look that one up :D Always though the last movie was a little over rated. ANYWAYS… sad to seen Queen TWICE on the list YET no Princes of the Universe!!!!!! No one knows that song and it is the THE BEST SONG THEY HAVE EVER DONE!!!! Totally power related too. Even running. The beach scene…

  • KinuKinu June 9th, 2012 11:19 AM

    WE’RE GONNA NEED A MONTAGE!!!!! This has made my day so much.My dad is gonna love this, too.

  • Abby June 9th, 2012 11:23 AM

    You know what this playlist could use?? Alive, by Arrows to Athens. Currently one of my favorite songs, and a VERY epic one.

  • Bloom June 9th, 2012 3:43 PM


  • mayaautumn June 9th, 2012 6:06 PM

    pumpin’ tunessss..!

  • Paper-mountain June 9th, 2012 11:03 PM

    I can’t believe you didn’t include “Send Me On My Way”! That’s been in at least three montages that I’ve seen!

  • VictoryBelle June 10th, 2012 2:34 PM

    Got my final Uni hand-in tomorrow, this is EXACTLY WHAT I NEED TO KEEP GOING! THANKYOU RUBY!! I am being a churning out drawings work montage

  • Choconana June 10th, 2012 4:26 PM

    Yay! Finally some Queen stuff by here! Thanks! :3

    • Nicole June 10th, 2012 9:28 PM

      totally! i’ve been waiting for months for something queen-related to pop up, and then they put two songs in one playlist…thanks, ruby!

  • cakethepop June 10th, 2012 7:12 PM

    So inspirational and btw Queen is awesome!

    Not to be a complete bother but I have a question that has been really pressing me….

    How can I find my style? I want to wear big hoops one day and hipster trousers the next! I want to wear vintage clothes but people think it is awkward and I still want to look cute. Please help me. :((((

  • inward_fangirl June 10th, 2012 8:54 PM

    “You’re The Best” by Joe Esposito needs to be on here!

  • moonflower June 11th, 2012 12:19 PM

    Recently I bought a longboard, so the picture of this article drew me in! I love to skate while listening to ‘escape velocity’ by The Chemical Brothers as well as doing tasks like art projects, it’s so invigoratingly motivational, and you so feel badass doing whatever you’re doing as soon as the main part kicks in. Epic. I really wanna send in a ‘longboarding’ playlist into Rookie…

  • eliselbv July 14th, 2012 2:35 PM

    This playlist is really great, I’m actually writing an article for my blog and it helps me so much to find my words since there is no lyrics or almost!