The 50 best L.A. songs
Perhaps one of the most well-known muses in musical history, Los Angeles has long inspired odes to its beaches and women, its hard city streets and its celebrity siren call. Many are love songs, some are full of more vitriolic verse and others still are die-hard, head-banging anthems: No matter how you feel about the City of Angels, there's a song for that. We've chosen the 50 tunes that best encompass the LA experience—be it good, bad or ugly—and ranked them accordingly. Dig in, listen up and let us know what we got right and wrong (or missed completely) in the comments section. Listen to the best LA songs on Spotify Written by Michael Chen, Evelyn Derico, Sara Fay, Gillian Glover, Michael Juliano, Adam Lehrer, Amanda Montell, Danielle Nevidi, Ramona Saviss and Kate Wertheimer
The 30 best running songs
Whether you love running with all your heart or only take to the pavement begrudgingly, it's the dance party playlist in your ears that can make or break your workout. We've found the very best running songs to keep you going mile after mile in the gym or on the hiking trail. From thumping hip-hop beats to high-energy guitar jams (and even a little tough love from Britney), here's your new favorite runnning mix.