Skip to main content

IBX Insights

Broad Street Beats: IBX Is Now on Spotify!

By May 1, 2014September 8th, 2023Events/Sponsorships Well-being

Like you, we’re counting down the days until the best and biggest 10-miler in the country. The IBX running team is winding down weeks (or months) of cross-training, blisters, long runs, and sore Monday mornings — all for the chance to leap through that finish line.

Sometimes, in the final days before the run, the only way to go that extra mile — hopefully even that 10th mile — is the perfect soundtrack! As our gift to you, we present the official Blue Cross Broad Street Run Playlist, a collection of tunes recommended by IBX runners to help you push through these final training days. Check out our associates’ favorite picks on Spotify, or listen below! They’re specially selected for warming up, cooling down, and for that extra burst of energy in between.

Now That We Found Love by Heavy D & The Boyz
“Perfect song to run/dance (AKA prance) to! You’ll get a burst of energy at any point in your run.”
Kim-Thao Nguyen, Communications Services
Primary by The Cure
“When I feel like I can’t keep going, the drive of Primary (and the memory of how awesome I was in the 80s) pushes me through.”
Jen Tafe-Weindorfer, Communications Services
Run by Vampire Weekend
“Really, any song by Vampire Weekend is upbeat and great to run to, but this one actually tells me to run, so it’s a must for my playlist.”
Ashley Weyler, Communications Services
What I Like About You by the Romantics
“Was a song I loved in high school and listening to it makes me feel 16 again (which helps when this old body is trying to run).”
Kimberly Siejak, CBS Administration
queensGo With The Flow by Queens of the Stone Age
“This song has the perfect beat to keep me on pace. As soon as I hear the intro, I get back on pace and know I can finish the race strong.”
Sarah Matthews, Communications Services
Bubble Pop! by Hyuna
“Catchy song, with a great tempo. Lyrics in Korean will keep you from distraction!”
Michael Holmes, Creative Services
The Gauntlet by Dropkick Murphys
“This song is about overcoming adversity and standing up for your beliefs through solidarity, in the face of suppression and/or oppression… it’s got a pretty motivational message to get you up and running.”
Andrew Fisher, Premier Accounts
Hearts on Fire by John Cafferty
“It is the training montage song from Rocky 4. I like to save it towards the end of my workout for one last final push, thinking I’m Rocky running up the snow covered mountains of Russia.”
John Shermer, Provider Communications
Paper Planes by MIA
“The song keeps me running at a good pace. And when I’m hitting a wall it reminds me of the movie Slumdog Millionaire — so I just replay the movie in my head and try to forget my pain!”
Kathleen Conlon, Public Affairs
Black and Blue by Miike Snow
“It’s got perfect timing on the beats for running a good pace (and it’s catchy).”
David Manzolillo, Creative Services
Hyperparadise (Flume Remix) by Hermitude
“I’ve been really addicted to Hermitude. I stumbled on it via Pandora one day and it’s become one the best songs to hear on my longer runs.”
Heather Falck , Social Mission
Texas by Magic Man
“It’s a song that makes me forget I’m running an extra mile (or 1/3 of a mile).”
Josh Simon, Communications Services
I’m Not Your Hero by Tegan and Sarah
“The reflective lyrics about ‘see[ing] myself at the finish line,’ paired with the inspiring and upbeat tempo, always make me think about all that I’ve accomplished after a long run. It’s been known to get me a little choked up when the runner’s endorphins are high.”
Daina Havens, Worksite Wellness
Tenderness by General Public
“The beat on this song gives me energy.”
Melissa Matyas, Health Services Administrative
I Am the Doctor by Murray Gold & the BBC National Orchestra of Wales
“Do I really need to explain this one???”
Christian Annese, Electronic Communication Services
Let It Go by Idina Menzel
“Because as someone who has struggled with their weight, it is nice to let go of the ‘fat girl’ and embrace my inner athlete, no matter how slow I am.”
Toni –Marie Wise, Communications Services
IBX Insights Team

The IBX Insights Team is here to provide tips on using your health insurance and living a healthy life.