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Music can cheer us up, get us in the mood, or get us pumped up to tackle a new challenge. Songs like "Eye of the Tiger" can get our adrenaline soaring, but we're going even further back for this inspiring playlist. The 80s were a little silly, a little bouncy, but they were also hella-great for a workout playlist.

This selection of songs is sure to get your blood pumping, no matter how you exercise.

Take it back to the Reagan days and rock out with this all-80s playlist.

  1. Huey Lewis — "Power of Love"
  2. Duran Duran — "Hungry Like the Wolf"
  3. The Cure — "The Lovecats"
  4. Pointer Sisters — "Jump (For My Love)"
  5. Debbie Gibson — "Electric Youth"
  6. Michael Jackson — "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'"
  7. Salt-N-Pepa — "Push It"
  8. Young MC — "Bust A Move"
  9. Run-D.M.C. — "Walk This Way"
  10. Biz Markie — "Nobody Beats The Biz"
  11. Glee Cast — "Jessie's Girl"
  12. Tommy Tutone — "867-5309/Jenny"
  13. Eddie Money — "Take Me Home Tonight"
  14. Footloose — "Footloose"
  15. Madonna — "Express Yourself"
  16. Bon Jovi — "Livin' on a Prayer"
  17. Def Leppard — "Pour Some Sugar On Me"
  18. Whitesnake — "Here I Go Again"
  19. Pat Benatar — "Love Is a Battlefield"
  20. Twisted Sister — "We're Not Gonna Take It"
  21. Talking Heads — "Burning Down The House"

What's your favorite 80s jam to listen to at the gym? Share with us in the comments below, or join us on Twitter!


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