I love music. My dad always had music playing in the house and car when I was a child, and so I grew up immersed in the likes of ABBA, John Denver, the Beatles, and Billy Joel.
One of the ways I motivate myself to exercise is by finding music with a beat that makes me want to move. It’s one of the reasons I love Zumba, but my regular class is on hiatus for the summer. My standard walking playlist consists of fast modern dance music, like Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez and Flo Rida. But lately I was getting a bit bored with it.
I decided to trawl through the archives and find some cheesy 70’s and 80’s classics that I hadn’t listened to regularly since my youth. It took a bit of refining to get the tracks in the right order to sustain a brisk walking pace (3.5-4 mph), but I believe I’ve finished juggling the songs around now. This track list has made my last few walks so much fun!
Club Tropicana Wham!
Celebration Kool & The Gang
Love is in the Air John Paul Young
Japanese Boy Aneka
Heart of Glass Blondie
Give It Up KC & the Sunshine Band
Best Years of Our Lives Modern Romance
Gloria Laura Branigan
Video Killed the Radio Star Buggles
Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves Eurythmics
Jump Pointer Sisters
You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) Dead Or Alive
Dance Yourself Dizzy Liquid Gold
Ring My Bell Anita Ward
Mirror Miror Dollar
I Feel Love Donna Summer
Thorn In My Side Eurythmics
The Only Way is Up Yazz