February 15 2018
Longtime runner Ellie Kemper charms our socks (and running shoes!) off.
The term “one-hit wonder” makes it clear that an act was unable to replicate the success of its breakthrough song. However, the fact remains that landing a single track in the Top 40 is more than most bands will ever manage. So, for this playlist, we’ve combed the ’80s in search of fast tracks from artists whose brush with fame was fleeting.
The list kicks off with Living Colour’s signature song and winds down with the same from Michael Penn. Along the way, you’ll find rock cuts like “Your Love” and “I Melt with You.” Elsewhere, there are pop tunes like Michael Sembello’s Flashdance masterpiece and a tune from Europe that was featured heavily throughout Arrested Development. Above all else, the enduring appeal of these songs make them excellent power tracks for when your current mix isn’t doing the trick. So, grab a few favorites, and get moving.
To find more workout songs, folks can check out the free database at Run Hundred. Visitors can browse the song selections there by genre, tempo, and era to find the music that best fits with their particular workout routine.