The 80s were an amazing musical decade. In that decade I went from 5 years old to 14 years old, and that’s some pretty informative years. I had a young, hip mom, who made sure I had an appreciation for all music (even some I probably had no business listening to!), so I’m giving you a little sampling of the wide variety of music that shaped my early childhood. They also happen to be great songs to run and workout to!
And if you were born after the 80s were over, I don’t even want to hear about it, okay? Just pretend you grew up listening right along with me, or I might cry. It’s hard enough that kids who were BORN the year I graduated from high school are now high school graduates.
Get our your leg warmers on and get sweaty!
Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey: Greatest Hits – This song should be on every workout playlist. No matter what!
A Little Respect – The Innocents, Erasure – Lots of memories from the late 80s!
Runner (12″ Version) – Criminal Tango – My husband made me add this one!
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – To Memphis With Love – We just wanna have fun running!
Beat It (Single Version) – The Essential Michael Jackson – This album was the first I ever owned! I remember getting my first ‘jam box’ for Christmas and this cassette tape. I thought I was pretty badass.
Chariots of Fire (Original) – Synthesizer Syndicate Selected Hits Vol. 1 - Play this one as you finish your run or cross the finish line. It will make you feel like a champion!
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