Tunes Tuesday: Pump Up 70’s Music

By Janelle @ Run With No Regrets | music

Jul 18

It’s time for another round of Tunes Tuesday! 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 already the third week of July and the theme is pump up music!  Check it out and see what you can add to your running/workout playlist!

Don’t forget – starting in August, Tunes Tuesday will take place the first Tuesday of every month – stay “tuned” as we share more details!

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

You may notice a trend here – since I’ve already covered the 90’s and the 80’s I’m going to go back another decade and share some great songs from the 70’s!

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Tunes Tuesday: Pump Up 70’s Music

What does someone who was born in the 80’s know about 70’s music?!  My Mom was a huge influence.  She used to love playing the “oldies” station with songs from the 70’s and we’d dance around the house…it’s one of my favorite memories as a kid.  For whatever reason,  I also had a brief time in college where I was on this disco kick and downloaded tons of the classics.  I know a lot of people hate disco music, but why???  It’s the ultimate dance music!

So this playlist features a lot of those songs I danced to around the house and lots and lots of disco, lol.  I thought it would be tough to put this playlist together but thanks to Spotify, I’ve been able to hear some pump up jams that really take me back!   I hope you enjoy a few songs and maybe get introduced to some new tunes!

Check out my latest update to my Tunes Tuesday Pump Up Playlist on Spotify – now with some 70’s jams added to the collection! (Scroll down the Spotify playlist to see the latest additions!)

Featured Songs: Pump Up Jams from the 70’s

For this edition of Tunes Tuesday I'm sharing some great pump songs from the 70's - hello, disco! Find more Tunes Tuesday posts at!

Good Times – CHIC:  I’ve always loved this song, I bet it was fun to hear at the roller rinks back in the day!

Disco Inferno – The Trammps:   Burn, baby, burn!

YMCA – Village People:  I recently heard this song while in a K-Mart and I literally had to stop what I was doing to listen to it!  And I did do the dance in the aisles, lol!

Stayin’ Alive – Bee Gees:  The Bee Gee’s are great…you had to know this song would be on the list!

We Are Family – Sister Sledge:  Played at every Black family’s family reunion, lol, this is a great song!

Get Down Tonight – KC and the Sunshine Band:  It was hard to choose just one song from this group, as they have so many classic disco songs!  This is one of my faves!

Give Up the Funk – Parliament:  My dad was really big on funk music from the 70’s.  And unfortunately, I have played this song in the pep band in college, which isn’t nearly as funky, LOL.

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One Nation Under a Groove – Funkadelic:  I’m sure you’ve heard this one in a random commercial at some point, lol, but this is another solid jam!

Boogie Nights –  Heatwave:  I really hadn’t heard this song in a long time, so it was great to find this to add to the playlist!

Ring My Bell – Anita Ward:  This was always a favorite!  Anita’s voice sounds amazing.

Funkytown – Lipps, Inc:  I always wanted to know where I could find this Funkytown, haha!  Unfortunately, this was another pep band song in college…

Play That Funky Music – Wild Cherry:  This band must be loving the royalties they get because I don’t think this song will ever die!

Superstition – Stevie Wonder:  Yeah, Stevie!  One of the greatest singers of all time.  He’s had so many jams but I had to give it to Superstition!

Dancing Queen – ABBA:  Oh this group was amazing!  Seriously, lol.  I have to admit I wasn’t on their radar until this song was remade in the early 2000’s, but man…great song!

Blame it on the Boogie – The Jacksons:  I’m so happy I could have some Michael on this playlist!

Running Away – Roy Ayers:  This is a song I grew up listening to in my dad’s car.  I still love this song and will stop what I’m doing if I hear it, lol.

Turn the Beat Around – Vicki Sue Robinson:  Nope, this song wasn’t originated by Gloria Estefan!

You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) – Sylvester: Omg, Sylvester is amazing!!  I’m totally late to the game, but I’m an instant fan!

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!

Remember – Tunes Tuesday is changing in August – we’ll be moving to a monthly format, so we hope you’ll join us in a couple of weeks!

What type of 70’s music do you enjoy?  What music is on your running/workout playlist lately?

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