Most Popular Musicals Songs To Run To Revealed!

New research from has revealed the most popular songs from musicals the world listens to whilst running!

For most people, listening to music whilst running is essential – many runners won’t step on the treadmill or hit the pavements without their favourite playlist. In fact, there’s scientific evidence that listening to music whilst running increases athletic performance and recovery.

With this in mind, analysed over 1,800 songs from that included the words ‘musical’ and ‘running’ to find the favourite songs from musicals that people listen to whilst on their run.

Musical lovers are most likely to belt out ‘My Shot’ from Hamilton during their run. The hip hop musical is also the most popular option for runners, and features thirteen times in the top 50, and four times in the top 10. The next most popular musicals for running are Six and Dear Evan Hansen.

Check out the full list below…

Most Popular Musicals Running Songs

  1. My Shot – Lin-Manuel Miranda – Hamilton
  2. Waving Through A Window – Ben Platt – Dear Evan Hansen
  3. Alexander Hamilton – Leslie Odom Jr. – Hamilton
  4. The Schuyler Sisters – Renée Elise Goldsberry – Hamilton
  5. Satisfied – Renée Elise Goldsberry – Hamilton
  6. Six – Six the Musical
  7. You Can’t Stop The Beat – Elijah Kelley – Hairspray the Musical
  8. The Greatest Show – Hugh Jackman – The Greatest Showman
  9. This Is Me – Keala Settle – The Greatest Showman
  10. Sincerely, Me – Mike Faist – Dear Evan Hansen
  11. Helpless – Phillipa Soo – Hamilton
  12. The Room Where It Happens – Leslie Odom Jr. – Hamilton
  13. Guns and Ships – Leslie Odom Jr. – Hamilton
  14. Revolting Children – Matilda the Musical Original Cast – Matilda the Musical
  15. I’d Rather Be Me – Barrett Wilbert Weed – Mean Girls the Musical
  16. So Much Better – Laura Bell Bundy – Legally Blonde the Musical
  17. Don’t Lose Ur Head – Six the Musical Original Cast – Six the Musical
  18. Ex-Wives – Six the Musical Original Cast – Six the Musical
  19. All You Wanna Do – Six the Musical Original Cast – Six the Musical
  20. Omigod You Guys – Annaleigh Ashford – Legally Blonde the Musical
  21. You Will Be Found – Ben Platt – Dear Evan Hansen
  22. From Now On – Hugh Jackman – The Greatest Showman
  23. Defying Gravity – Kristin Chenoweth – Wicked
  24. Non-Stop – Leslie Odom Jr. – Hamilton
  25. Wait for It – Leslie Odom Jr. – Hamilton
  26. Don’t Rain On My Parade – Barbra Streisand – Funny Girl
  27. Take Me or Leave Me – Idina Menzel – Rent
  28. Apex Predator – Barrett Wilbert Weed – Mean Girls the Musical
  29. You’ll Be Back – Jonathan Groff – Hamilton
  30. The Other Side – Hugh Jackman – The Greatest Showman
  31. Bad Idea – Jessie Mueller – Waitress
  32. One Day More – Les Misérables Cast – Les Misérables
  33. Welcome To The Rock – Joel Hatch – Come From Away
  34. Revenge Party – Grey Henson – Mean Girls the Musical
  35. Candy Store – Jessica Keenan Wynn – Heathers the Musical
  36. Hello! – Andrew Rannells – The Book of Mormon
  37. Come Alive – Hugh Jackman – The Greatest Showman
  38. Good For You – Rachel Bay Jones – Dear Evan Hansen
  39. Say No to This – Jasmine Cephas-Jones – Hamilton
  40. And You Don’t Even Know It – Original West End Cast of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie – Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
  41. Anybody Have a Map? – Rachel Bay Jones – Dear Evan Hansen
  42. Cell Block Tango – Catherine Zeta-Jones – Chicago
  43. Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down) – Original Broadway Cast of Hamilton – Hamilton
  44. Positive – Annaleigh Ashford – Legally Blonde the Musical
  45. Right Hand Man – Lin-Manuel Miranda – Hamilton
  46. Get Down – Six Original Cast – Six the Musical
  47. Raise You Up / Just Be – Full company – Kinky Boots
  48. Whipped Into Shape – Legally Blonde Ensemble – Legally Blonde the Musical
  49. Someone Gets Hurt – Taylor Louderman – Mean Girls the Musical
  50. Naughty – Matilda the Musical Original Cast – Matilda the Musical

Gabi Bergman

Gabi Bergman is a Melbourne-based performer and educator, and is the current Deputy Editor-in-Chief of She holds a Double Arts degree in Theatre Studies and Film/Screen Studies and a Master of Teaching (Secondary Education). Gabi has always been an avid lover of theatre, specifically musicals, and spends way too much money than she’d like to admit on tickets. Her most prized possession is her crate of theatre programs.

Gabi Bergman

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