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Your ’80s Workout Playlist

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As an ’80s baby, I often like to brag about how ‘tubular’ this decade was. From track suits and aviators to Frogger and Rubik’s cubes, the ’80s were filled to the brim with awesome. But what brought this decade of rad to an unforgettable level was, undoubtedly, the music. Whether we’re talking about the epic training montage scenes from Rocky or the synthpop trakcs that dominated the radio waves, it’s clear that these songs will get your adrenaline pumping. Now that it’s starting to warm up – crank up the volume on your walkman, grab your posse, and book it to the gym. Each beat will fuel you with the drive of Arnold, the ambition of Ren, and the wisdom of Mr. Miyagi.


10. Huey Lewis – The Power of Love



9. Kenny Loggins – Danger Zone



8. Duran Duran – Hungry Like The Wolf



7. Talking Heads – Burning Down The House



6. Whitesnake – Here I Go Again



5. a-ha – Take On Me



4. Survivor – Burning Heart



3. Joe Esposito – You’re The Best



2. John Parr- Man in Motion 



1. Michael Jackson – Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’






  • Lloyd M. Jr.

    The 80s were awesome healthwise, with exercise being the in thing then, and punctuated with TV exercise shows such as THE 20 MINUTE WORKOUT. Bess Motta was, and is, my favorite of the bunch!