This is my current power song on my Nike+. There is something about it that gives me chills. The first time I heard it was during the fountain show at the Bellagio in Las Vegas from the balcony of Circo and I fell in love with it. Yesterday at the end of my eight miles, I hit my power song button with just under a half mile to go. It was PERFECT. The song calms me down (without slowing me down) and changes my energy. The tempo builds toward the end. When the Nike+ lady told me I had two hundred meters to go, the song was approaching its crescendo and it pushed me to hit it hard for the last part of the run. When the song was over, so was my run. I couldn't have timed it better. I also listened to it at the end of my marathon...twice.
On my long run play list, I have a section that comes around two hours into it that has this and several other strong classical songs. When I get a chance I might do a fun little playlist like Alissa did. The songs are from Carmina Burana, Phantom of the Opera and some others I can't remember. It is odd how this music really changes my energy while I run. I couldn't run to it exclusively. But that bit of time, I get sort of transported out of myself and get a little recharged. After a while I need something else and my playlist moves into harder rock and alternative stuff. I think I might try some dancy sort of music like the one Terri posted. Who knows.... I might even try some country. But I doubt it ;-)