Tunes Tuesday: Pump Up 80’s Music

By Janelle @ Run With No Regrets | music

May 16

Tunes Tuesday is back once again!  I hope you enjoy these weekly departures from my  usual running talk and find some fun music to enjoy!

The Tunes Tuesday linkup is hosted by Steff from Run Steff Run,  Kimberly from Kooky Runner, and me!  We’d love you to link up with us and share your favorites.  It’s the third(!) week in May, so the theme is pump up music!  Check it out and see what you can add to your running/workout playlist!

And in case you missed it – here are my previous pump up music playlists:

Since last month was a stroll through the 90’s, I’m going even further back and sharing some of my favorite pump up songs of the 80’s!

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Tunes Tuesday: Pump Up 80’s Music

Who doesn’t love some 80’s music?  So much of the music of this era is incredibly cheesy, but I love it anyway!  I was born in the 80’s, so I have some very early memories of some songs from the time, but it wasn’t until high school and college that I really developed a love for 80’s music!

As you know by now, I have a very eclectic taste in music, so you’ll find a great variety of this week’s playlist.  Once I started creating the playlist, I realized that there were so many more songs that I enjoy from the 80’s – so I just may need to do a Part 2 to keep the party going!

Check out my latest update to my Tunes Tuesday Pump Up Playlist on Spotify – now with some 80’s jams added to the collection!

Featured Songs: Pump Up Jams from the 80’s

Check out my latest compilation of music for Tunes Tuesday - pump up songs from the 80's! You can find more running playlists at!

Eye of the Tiger – Survivor:  How does this song NOT get you pumped up?  It’s one of my favorite songs to run to!

Beat It – Michael Jackson:  One of the greatest songs of the entire decade, let’s be honest.

Take On Me – Aha:  This is such a cheesy song but I love it!

Jump – Van Halen:  The intro is everything!

Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley:  So corny but I love it!  It’s got a great hook!

You Give Love a Bad Name – Bon Jovi:  This is definitely my favorite Bon Jovi song!

The Final Countdown – Europe:  When I was in the band in college, we played this song a LOT at the football and basketball games!

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Another One Bites the Dust – Queen:  Queen is amazing, so many great songs!

Rock the Casbah – The Clash:  It was hilarious when I realized that Will Smith’s Will2K samples this song!

Partyman – Prince:  If you’ve ever seen the first Batman movie with Jack Nicholson, you know what I mean.

Rhythm Nation – Janet Jackson:  I still remember how innovative this music video was!

It’s Tricky – Run-DMC:  Funny story, I remember Lance Bass dancing to this song on Dancing with the Stars…so fun!

Super Freak – Rick James:  Gotta give some love to my fellow Buffalonian!

Let It Whip – Dazz Band:  My mom and I used to love dancing around the house to this song!

I’m So Excited – The Pointer Sisters:  Saved by the Bell, anyone?

You Spin Me Round (Like a Record) – Dead Or Alive:  Now all I can think about is the Flo Rida song, haha!

It’s Raining Men – The Weather Girls:  If you want your life to change forever, watch this music video.

Join Us Every Tuesday and Share Your Tunes!

  1. Write your post on the topic of the week. You can also include a playlist focusing on the week’s topic!
  2. Link back to KookyRunner, Run Steff Run and Run With No Regrets. Make sure you mention the link up, you never know who is reading and would love to join in on the fun!
  3. Add your link to the link up at one of our blogs.  Please remember to post the link to your actual post and not just your blog, it makes things a lot easier!
  4. Make sure you visit the other posts in the linkup and leave a comment! This is about building a community and showing the other bloggers how much you appreciate them joining the link up!

For this specific link up we will operate on a four-week schedule. Each week will have a specific theme. You can take the theme any way you choose, be creative and just have fun with it!

  • First Tuesday – Motivation Music (Music that inspires you)
  • Second Tuesday – Random Music (One-Hit Wonders, Dance Songs, etc.)
  • Third Tuesday – Pump Up Music (Fast-paced jams that get your heart pumping!)
  • Fourth Tuesday – Your Current Favorite Music (Favorite song, band, music artist or type of music) Next week’s theme!
  • In a month with five Tuesdays, we’ll have a free week!

What 80’s songs get you pumped up?  What would you add to the list?

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