Pat Benatar’s “We Belong” Is A Great Running Song

in Music, Running

Who would have thought that “We Belong” by Pat Benatar, yes, the song that has the video where she is signing amidst torn sheets and terrycloth bathrobe straps, would be such a great running song? I have to give credit to the movie Talladega Nights for putting it in my head to add to my running songs playlist, specifically that scene at the end of the movie after Ricky Bobby (Will Ferrell) and Jean Girard (Sacha Baron Cohen) crash as they’re on the final lap of the race. They climb out of their wrecked cars, do a dazed stare down, and just as they take off, on foot, towards the finish line, Pat Benatar’s classic jam begins to play. Pure genius to use that song in that scene. And pure running inspiration when you’re out there trying to cover more miles than you want to.

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