The Worst Running Playlist

The Crime: Returning a borrowed Garmin with no charge left.

The Vic: This happened recently to someone I follow on Twitter (@RunnersWit).

The Punishment: The Vic decided that one potential punishment could be to replace the offender’s existing running playlist with the following song on repeat:

Baby by Justin Bieber ft. Ludacris

I admit, I’m out of the pop music loop, but I know enough to understand that Justin Bieber elicits a strong reaction (either very positive or very negative).  So, this seemed like a fun punishment to me.

A couple of us chimed in with additional songs to add to the punishment playlist:

Friday by Rebecca Black

Why? Autotune Autotune Autotune…that’s why.  That will teach the offender!!

We Built This City by Starship  

Why? This was the beginning of the end for a legendary band that might have embraced 1980s technology a bit too much.  “Marconi plays the mambo???”


I went on to add some of my own songs:

Rockstar by Nickelback

Why?  You know why.

My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion

Why?  Because this song will make the offender wish he or she was ON the Titanic.

Hangin’ Tough by New Kids On The Block

Why?  Because there’s nothing tough about this song.

What songs would you add to punish someone for crimes against running?

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