Top 100 Walking Songs of the 1970s

Pump up your walks with these guaranteed-to-get-you-moving hits.


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Top 10 Walking Songs of 1970

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"Get Ready" - Rare Earth
"I Want You Back" - Jackson 5
"The Tears of a Clown" - Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
"Band of Gold" - Freda Payne
"Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours" - Stevie Wonder
"Spirit in the Sky" - Norman Greenbaum
"All Right Now" - Free
"Cecilia" - Simon & Garfunkel
"It's a Shame" - The Spinners
"Make Me Smile" - Chicago

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Top 10 Walking Songs of 1971

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"Mr. Big Stuff" - Jean Knight
"I Feel the Earth Move" - Carole King
"Knock Three Times" - Tony Orlando & Dawn
"Do You Know What I Mean" - Lee Michaels
"Treat Her Like a Lady" - Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose
"I Hear You Knockin'" - Dave Edmunds
"My Sweet Lord" - George Harrison
"Never Can Say Goodbye" - Jackson 5
"Draggin' the Line" - Tommy James
"Don't Pull Your Love" - Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds


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Top 10 Walking Songs of 1972

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"Let's Stay Together" - Al Green
"Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)" - Looking Glass
"I'll Take You There" - The Staple Sisters
"Burning Love" - Elvis Presley
"Rockin' Robin" - Michael Jackson
"Get on the Good Foot" - James Brown
"Bang a Gong (Get It On)" - T. Rex
"Saturday in the Park" - Chicago
"Doctor My Eyes" - Jackson Browne
"Listen to the Music" - The Doobie Brothers


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Top 10 Walking Songs of 1973

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"Love Train" - The O'Jays
"Bad, Bad Leroy Brown" - Jim Croce
"You're So Vain" - Carly Simon
"Crocodile Rock" - Elton John
"Smoke on the Water" - Deep Purple
"Ramblin' Man" - The Allman Brothers Band
"Stuck in the Middle with You" - Stealers Wheel
"Dancing in the Moonlight" - King Harvest
"Drift Away" - Dobie Gray
"You Are the Sunshine of My Life" - Stevie Wonder


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Top 10 Walking Songs of 1974

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"Bennie and the Jets" - Elton John
"I Shot the Sheriff" - Eric Clapton
"Living for the City" - Stevie Wonder
"Hooked on a Feeling" - Blue Swede
"Rock the Boat" - The Hues Corporation
"The Loco-Motion" - Grand Funk Railroad
"Waterloo" - ABBA
"The Night Chicago Died" - Paper Lace
"Killer Queen" - Queen
"Band on the Run" - Paul McCartney & Wings


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Top 10 Walking Songs of 1975

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"Fame" - David Bowie
"Pick Up the Pieces" - Average White Band
"Shining Star" - Earth, Wind & Fire
"Get Down Tonight" - KC & The Sunshine Band
"You're the First, the Last, My Everything" - Barry White
"Philadelphia Freedom" - Elton John
"When Will I Be Loved" - Linda Ronstadt
"One of These Nights" - Eagles
"Sister Golden Hair" - America
"Love Will Keep Us Together" - Captain & Tennille


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Top 10 Walking Songs of 1976

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"You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine" - Lou Rawls
"You Sexy Thing" - Hot Chocolate
"Love Rollercoaster" - Ohio Players
"Play That Funky Music" - Wild Cherry
"You Should Be Dancing" - Bee Gees
"Rock 'n Roll All Nite" - KISS
"The Boys Are Back in Town" - Thin Lizzy
"December, 1963 (Oh What a Night!)" - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
"Don't Go Breaking My Heart" - Elton John & Kiki Dee
"I'd Really Love to See You Tonight" - England Dan & John Ford Coley


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Top 10 Walking Songs of 1977

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"You Make Me Feel Like Dancing" - Leo Sayer
"Boogie Nights" - Heat Wave
"I Wish" - Stevie Wonder
"Car Wash" - Rose Royce
"Dancing Queen" - ABBA
"Gonna Fly Now (Theme from "Rocky")" - Bill Conti
"Barracuda" - Heart
"Go Your Own Way" - Fleetwood Mac
"Walk This Way" - Aerosmith
"Hotel California" - Eagles


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Top 10 Walking Songs of 1978

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"We Will Rock You" - Queen
"Miss You" - The Rolling Stones
"Stayin' Alive" - Bee Gees
"If I Can't Have You" - Yvonne Elliman
"Take a Chance on Me" - ABBA
"It's So Easy" - Linda Ronstadt
"Hot Blooded" - Foreigner
"Peg" - Steely Dan
"Copacabana (At the Copa)" - Barry Manilow
"Last Dance" - Donna Summer


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Top 10 Walking Songs of 1979

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"Le Freak" - Chic
"Y.M.C.A." - Village People
"I Will Survive" - Gloria Gaynor
"Heart of Glass" - Blondie
"Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" - Michael Jackson
"My Sharona" - The Knack
"Bad Case of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)" - Robert Palmer
"I Want You to Want Me" - Cheap Trick
"Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now" - McFadden & Whitehead
"My Life" - Billy Joel

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