10 Irresistible 80s Pop Hits To Help You Pick Up The Pace

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80s Pop Hits For Running

The tempo of modern pop has been moving progressively lower over the last few years. So, if you’re looking for something catchy—but quick—a look back may provide livelier options. As an example, we’ve highlighted a few brisk hits from the ‘80s below.

Like any decade, the ‘80s produced acts forever linked to a single era. In this case, groups like Wang Chung and Ready for the World hold that distinction. At the same time, the ‘80s played host to the commercial breakthroughs of enduring acts like Duran Duran and Whitney Houston. Occupying a middle ground, you’ll find updated versions of classic tracks like “Venus” and “I Think We’re Alone Now.” While there’s a lot to love here, there’s little that requires an introduction. Just pick your favorites to revisit another time and rev up your workout routine.

Duran Duran – Hungry Like the Wolf – 129 BPM

Paula Abdul – Cold Hearted – 123 BPM

Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam – Lost in Emotion – 120 BPM

Tiffany – I Think We’re Alone Now – 130 BPM

Whitney Houston – I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) – 120 BPM

Wang Chung – Everybody Have Fun Tonight – 129 BPM

Jermaine Stewart – We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off – 123 BPM

Ready for the World – Oh Sheila – 129 BPM

Bananarama – Venus – 126 BPM

Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine – Conga – 123 BPM

To find more workout songs, folks can check out the free database at Run Hundred. Visitors can browse the song selections there by genre, tempo, and era—to find the music that best fits with their particular workout routine.


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