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Top 100 Walking Songs of the 1980s

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    Top 10 Walking Songs of 1980

    "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)" — Rupert Holmes

    "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" — Queen

    "Call Me" — Blondie

    "Funkytown" — Lipps, Inc.

    "Ladies' Night" — Kool & The Gang

    "Rock with You" — Michael Jackson

    "Heartbreaker" — Pat Benatar

    "It's Still Rock and Roll to Me" — Billy Joel

    "Working My Way Back to You" — The Spinners

    "Upside Down" — Diana Ross

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    Top 10 Walking Songs of 1981

    "Hungry Heart" — Bruce Springsteen

    "Bette Davis Eyes" — Kim Carnes

    "9 to 5" — Dolly Parton

    "Hit Me with Your Best Shot" — Pat Benatar

    "Jessie's Girl" — Rick Springfield

    "Celebration" — Kool & The Gang

    "Games People Play" — The Alan Parsons Project

    "Hold On Tight" — Electric Light Orchestra

    "Morning Train (Nine to Five)" — Sheena Easton

    "Just the Two of Us" — Grover Washington, Jr.

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    Top 10 Walking Songs of 1982

    "Why Do Fools Fall in Love" — Diana Ross

    "Jack & Diane" — John Mellencamp

    "Don't You Want Me" — The Human League

    "867-5309 / Jenny" — Tommy Tutone

    "Centerfold" — The J. Geils Band

    "Eye of the Tiger" — Survivor

    "Don't Stop Believin'" — Journey

    "I Love Rock 'N Roll" — Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

    "Edge of Seventeen" — Stevie Nicks

    "Somebody's Baby" — Jackson Browne

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    Top 10 Walking Songs of 1983

    "Every Breath You Take" — The Police

    "Tell Her About It" — Billy Joel

    "Billie Jean" — Michael Jackson

    "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" — Eurythmics

    "Flashdance - What a Feeling" — Irene Cara

    "Gloria" — Laura Branigan

    "Electric Avenue" — Eddy Grant

    "Hungry Like the Wolf" — Duran Duran

    "Our House" — Madness

    "Let's Dance" — David Bowie

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    Top 10 Walking Songs of 1984

    "What's Love Got to Do with It" — Tina Turner

    "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" — Wham!

    "Let's Hear It for the Boy" — Deniece Williams

    "Footloose" — Kenny Loggins

    "Jump" — Van Halen

    "I'm So Excited" — The Pointer Sisters

    "99 Luftballons" — Nena

    "Girls Just Want to Have Fun" — Cyndi Lauper

    "Borderline" — Madonna

    "I Just Called to Say I Love You" — Stevie Wonder

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    Top 10 Walking Songs of 1985

    "Material Girl" — Madonna

    "Summer of '69" — Bryan Adams

    "The Power of Love" — Huey Lewis & The News

    "Sussudio" — Phil Collins

    "Take on Me" — A-Ha

    "Voices Carry" — 'Til Tuesday

    "We Built This City" — Starship

    "Rhythm of the Night" — DeBarge

    "Glory Days" — Bruce Springsteen

    "The Boys of Summer" — Don Henley

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    Top 10 Walking Songs of 1986

    "When I Think of You" — Janet Jackson

    "Invisible Touch" — Genesis

    "How Will I Know" — Whitney Houston

    "Walk Like an Egyptian" — The Bangles

    "Walk of Life" — Dire Straits

    "What You Need" — INXS

    "You Give Love a Bad Name" — Bon Jovi

    "Why Can't This Be Love" — Van Halen

    "Bad Boy" — Miami Sound Machine

    "Take My Breath Away" — Berlin

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    Top 10 Walking Songs of 1987

    "I Think We're Alone Now" — Tiffany

    "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" — U2

    "Everybody Have Fun Tonight" — Wang Chung

    "Hip to Be Square" — Huey Lewis & The News

    "I Wanna Dance with Somebody" — Whitney Houston

    "You Keep Me Hangin' On" — Kim Wilde

    "Mony Mony" — Billy Idol

    "Change of Heart" — Cyndi Lauper

    "Stand by Me" — Ben E. King

    "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" — Bill Medley & Jennifer Warnes

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    Top 10 Walking Songs of 1988

    "Got My Mind Set on You" — George Harrison

    "Should've Known Better" — Richard Marx

    "Sweet Child O' Mine" — Guns N' Roses

    "Never Gonna Give You Up" — Rick Astley

    "Tell It to My Heart" — Taylor Dayne

    "I Hate Myself for Loving You" — Joan Jett & the Blackhearts

    "Just Like Paradise" — David Lee Roth

    "Nothin' But a Good Time" — Poison

    "Heaven Is a Place on Earth" — Belinda Carlisle

    "Red, Red Wine" — UB40

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    Top 10 Walking Songs of 1989

    "Like a Prayer" — Madonna

    "She Drives Me Crazy" — Fine Young Cannibals

    "If I Could Turn Back Time" — Cher

    "My Prerogative" — Bobby Brown

    "Smooth Criminal" — Michael Jackson

    "Miss You Much" — Janet Jackson

    "Straight Up" — Paula Abdul

    "Stand" — R.E.M.

    "You've Got It (The Right Stuff)" — New Kids On the Block

    "I'll Be There for You" — Bon Jovi

    Originally published on FamilyCircle.com in June 2010.

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