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Workout Music #4

Little Richard had everybody “ripping it up” in the 50’s with his wild, throbbing, and pulse pounding songs. No one would even attempt to sit still when Elvis sang and rocked his way through bars and stripes in Jailhouse Rock. When the disco era came along, everyone grooved to pulsating disco tracks with couples showing off moves that no one had ever seen before, including John Travolta — who was just trying to “stay alive!” The eighties filled the airwaves with hard rock legends like AC/DC who made sure everyone “shook all night long” and M/A/R/R/S had everyone “pumping up the volume.” Even the Beastie Boys drove that hard beat home with their Intergalactic 90’s song.

Load up your workout with these calorie killing, body pumping, beat driven songs from the past.

Rip It Up – Little Richard ‘56
Jailhouse Rock – Elvis ‘57
Louie Louis – The Kingsmen ‘63
Liar Liar – The Castaways ‘65
Pushin’ Too Hard – The Seeds ‘67
Gimme Gimme Good Lovin’ – Crazy Elephant ‘69
The Love You Save – Jackson Five ‘70
Cisco Kid – War ‘73
Get Dancin’ – Disco Tex and the Sex-o-lettes ‘74
I’m On Fire – 5,000 Volts ‘75
Love is the Drug – Roxy Music ‘76
Disco Inferno – The Trammps ‘78
Let’s All Chant – Michael Zager Band ‘78
Miss You – The Rolling Stones ‘78
Hot Legs – Rod Stewart ‘78
Rock and Roll Fantasy – Bad Company ‘79
You Shook Me All Night Long – AD/DC ‘80
Take Your Time (do it right) – SOS Band ‘80
Rapture – Blondie ‘81
Beat It – Michael Jackson ‘83
Twist of Fate – Olivia Newton-John ‘83
1999 – Prince ‘83
We’re Not Gonna Take It – Twisted Sister ‘84
In My House – Mary Jane Girls ‘85
Material Girl – Madonna ‘85
Oh Shelia – Ready for the World ‘85
Tough Enough – The Fabulous Thunderbirds ‘86
Don’t You Want Me – Jody Watley ‘87
Armageddon It – Def Leppard ‘88
Pump Up the Volume – M/A/R/R/S ‘88
The Look – Roxette ‘89
Let Me Clear My Throat – DJ Cool ‘96
Intergalactic – Beastie Boys ‘98

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