Tunes Tuesday: Pump Up Jams from Motown

By Janelle @ Run With No Regrets | music

Sep 05

What type of music are you enjoying lately?  Anything new that you’ve been listening to while working out or on the run?

For this month’s Tunes Tuesday, Kim from Kooky Runner, Steff from Run Steff Run, and I are sharing our favorite pump up jams!  Hopefully, you’ll find some great music to add to your playlist either for running, working out, or just enjoying in the car!

Remember – Tunes Tuesday is now taking place on the first Tuesday of every month – we hope you join us!

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Tunes Tuesday: Pump Up Motown Tunes

In case you missed them, these are the pump up jam playlists I’ve shared with you so far:

For September, I thought I’d cover one of my favorite “genres” of music – Motown!  I grew up hearing Motown classics on the radio with my mom.  We were all about The Jackson 5, The Temptations, Stevie Wonder, etc.  We actually had a CD that had several hit songs from Motown artists and we would have a blast listening to them over and over!  Because of the fond memories of those times, I wanted to show some love this month for Tunes Tuesday and share some of my favorite jams of Motown!

I really hope you like my selections for this month’s Tunes Tuesday!  Scroll down to see the latest additions to my Tunes Tuesday Pump Up Jams playlist on Spotify!

Featured Songs:  Motown Jams

For this month's Tunes Tuesday, I'm sharing my favorite jams from Motown artists! Find more songs for your running playlist at!

Shotgun – Jr. Walker and the All Stars:  This is always one of my mom’s favorites, she would always turn it up when it came on the Oldies station!

I Can’t Help Myself – Four Tops:  Sugar pie, honey bunch…such a classic!

You Keep Me Hangin’ On – The Supremes:  Can’t have Motown without the Supremes!

(I Know) I’m Losing You – The Temptations:  I always think about the Temptations movie when I hear this song!

ABC – The Jackson 5:  Shake it, shake it, baby!

Dancing Machine – The Jackson 5:  Definitely one of my favorites, I would have been SO in love with MJ back in the 70’s haha!

I Wish – Stevie Wonder:  Okay, so this song does make me think of Wild Wild West haha!

Got to Give It Up – Marvin Gaye:  This was the song that Robin Thicke and Pharrell ripped off, LOL!  Marvin Gaye made some great music!

I’m Coming Out – Diana Ross:  I have always loved this song!

Give It To Me Baby – Rick James:  Rick James was always a very interesting guy, and he’s from my hometown of Buffalo, NY haha!  This might be my favorite song of his, though he had so many great hits!

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Let it Whip – Dazz Band:  I have many fond memories of jamming out to this song at home!

Do I Do – Stevie Wonder:  Love, love, love this song!

All Night Long (All Night) – Lionel Richie:  Definitely one of my jams, sorry to admit it! I just love all the horns in this song!

In My House – Mary Jane Girls:  I believe they were proteges of Rick James.  This was a cool girl group to listen to!

Rhythm of the Night – DeBarge:  This song is similar to the Lionel Richie jam, I bet I would have loved partying to this song back in the day, lol!

Part-Time Lover – Stevie Wonder:  I know, another Stevie song!  This will always be one of my favorites!

Rub You the Right Way – Johnny Gill:  This was always a song that got me dancing around the house!

MotownPhilly – Boyz II Men:  Is this their only uptempo song?  It’s a classic!

Join Us Each Month for Tunes Tuesday!

Here’s all you have to do to link up with us for Tunes Tuesday – you’ll have all month to join in the fun!

  1. Write your post on the theme of the month. You can also include a playlist focusing on the month’s theme!
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  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 monthly schedule. Each month will have a specific theme. You can take the theme any way you choose, just have fun with it! The link up will open the first Tuesday of every month. Here are the themes for the rest of the year:

  • September – Pump Up jams (9/5)
  • October – Halloween/Scary jams (10/3) Next month’s Theme!
  • November – Current jams (11/7)
  • December – Holiday jams (12/5)

We hope you guys enjoy the link up! Please, if you have any questions, just ask!

What’s your favorite Motown song?  What type of music are you enjoying lately?

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