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12 Walking Playlists from Our All-Time Favorite Artists

These classic tunes will give you a good workout as you (power)walk down Memory Lane.

By Carly Okyle

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The Beatles playlist
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The Beatles

Let these good, old-fashioned tunes take you back to when times were simpler, pop music was innocent—and workouts were easier (or so you wish).

1. "Any Time at All"
2. "It Won't Be Long"
3. "Back in the U.S.S.R."
4. "Drive My Car"
5. "I've Just Seen a Face"
6. "Day Tripper"
7. "Twist and Shout"
8. "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da"
9. "Come Together"
10. "Get Back"
11. "Paperback Writer"
12. "I Saw Her Standing There"

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Billy Joel

Here's a little rock-and-roll indulgence for walking off last night's indulgent dessert.

1. "Everybody Loves You Now"
2. "Prelude / Angry Young Man"
3. "Only the Good Die Young"
4. "Stiletto"
5. "Sometimes a Fantasy"
6. "Sleeping with the Television On"
7. "All for Leyna"
8. "Modern Woman"
9. "Blonde Over Blue"
10. "You May Be Right"

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Bon Jovi

Thinking of skipping your workout? Fuggeddaboutit—put this Jersey Boy on and rev up your walk to his hard-rocking tunes.

1. "Runaway" 2. "Livin' on a Prayer"
3. "Bad Medicine"
4. "You Gave Love a Bad Name"
5. "Wanted Dead or Alive"
6. "It's My Life"
7. "One Wild Night"
8. "Have a Nice Day"
9. "We Weren't Born to Follow"
10. "Blaze of Glory"

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Bruce Springsteen

They don't call him The Boss for nothing. With songs like these, you'll have no choice but to hustle along to the music.

1. "Radio Nowhere"
2. "Born to Run"
3. "Thunder Road"
4. "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)"
5. "10th Avenue Freeze Out"
6. "Out in the Street"
7. "Ties That Bind"
8. "Pink Cadillac"
9. "Spirit in the Night"

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Fleetwood Mac

Great for mid-tempo walking, this list is not super-intense, but it's got a kick.

1. "Black Magic Woman"
2. "Go Your Own Way"
3. "The Chain"
4. "I Don't Wanna Know"
5. "Don't Stop"
6. "Dreams"
7. "Edge of Seventeen"
8. "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around"

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Janet and Michael Jackson Mash-Up

Michael was unparalleled and amazing. Janet is unstoppable and addicting. Together, they'll make your workout a blast.

1. "Scream"
2. "Wanna Be Startin' Something"
3. "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)"
4. "The Way You Make Me Feel"
5. "Smooth Criminal"
6. "Bad"
7. "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough"
8. "Nasty"
9. "What Have You Done for Me Lately"
10. "Love Will Never Do Without You"
11. "All for You"
12. "Son of a Gun (I Betcha Think This Song Is About You)"

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The Police

This playlist has a little bit of everything. The beginning songs have heavy drums and guitars to ramp up the intensity, but the last two are perfect for slowing down but keeping the groove going.

1. "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic"
2. "Can't Stand Losing You"
3. "Message in a Bottle"
4. "Do Do Do De Da Da Da"
5. "Wrapped Around Your Finger"
6. "Don't Stand So Close to Me"
7. "Desert Rose"
8. "Englishman in New York"

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Santana

In addition to his own chart-toppers, Santana collaborated with today's hit-makers to create songs that are sure to energize your power walk.

1. "Smooth (feat. Rob Thomas)"
2. "Oye Como Va"
3. "Black Magic Woman"
4. "The Game of Love (feat. Michelle Branch)"
5. "Jungle Strut"
6. "Maria Maria (feat. The Product G&B)"
7. "Put Your Lights On"
8. "Into the Night (feat. Chad Kroeger)"
9. "I'm Feeling You (feat. Michelle Branch & The Wreckers)"

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Whitney Houston

Get steppin' and let this diva's vocals sweep you away.

1. "I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me)"
2. "It's Not Right But It's Okay"
3. "Heartbreak Hotel (feat. Faith Evans and Kelly Price)"
4. "Could I Have This Kiss Forever"
5. "I'm Every Woman"
6. "How Will I Know"
7. "So Emotional"
8. "Step by Step (remix)"
9. "My Love Is Your Love"

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The Who

In their day, the Who was known as the hardest rocking band around. Let Pete Townsend and the boys pump you up while you get in shape.

1. "Who Are You"
2. "Baba O'Riley"
3. "Pinball Wizard"
4. "The Real Me"
5. "We're Not Gonna Take It"
6. "My Generation"
7. "I Can See for Miles"
8. "Love Reign O'er Me"
9. "Won't Get Fooled Again"
10. "Going Mobile"

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The Eagles

The hits are mellow, but no less fun. Take their advice and "Take it Easy" cooling down when you're done "Tak[ing] It to the Limit" with your workout.

1. "Take It Easy"
2. "One of These Nights"
3. "Witchy Woman"
4. "Take It to the Limit"
5. "Life in the Fast Lane"
6. "The Boys of Summer [Don Henley, solo]"
7. "Hotel California"
8. "Heartache Tonight"

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Consider this cool-down playlist a reward for a good exercise session.

1. "Breakdown"
2. "American Girl"
3. "Listen to Her Heart"
4. "Refugee"
5. "Don't Do Me Like That"
6. "Here Comes My Girl"
7. "You Got Lucky"
8. "I Won't Back Down"
9. "Runnin' Down a Dream"
10. "Saving Grace"

Copyright 2011 Meredith Corporation.

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