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According to Psychology Today music is one of the most powerful neurobiological tools we have to change our mood. 80s rock is one of my favourite genres so I thought I'd gather a list for you to workout to, if you're into that sort of thing. If you like this list you can listen to it and follow us on Spotify @ play.spotify.com/user/SmashTheFat If you'd prefer to watch all the music videos you can watch them on a playlist on our channel @ www.YouTube.com/SmashTheFat Throughout the countdown I will be playing the beginning of the songs to give you a feel but due to copyright I won't go beyond that! Also, I won't be including “Eye Of The Tiger” and “Back In Black” as they featured in my top 10 workout tracks 🙂
If you like this list you can listen to it and follow us on Spotify @ open.spotify.com/user/smashthefat/playlist/2LAeyvkD9vbfScSHFhdgHS
If you'd prefer to watch all the music videos you can watch them on a playlist on our channel @ ww.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZvITiygC4TYA6X9KK11VKvbFvqhvOd7f
Throughout the countdown I will be playing the beginning of the songs to give you a feel but due to copyright I won't go beyond that! Also, I won't be including “Eye Of The Tiger” and “Back In Black” as they featured in my top 10 workout tracks 🙂
10. Fight For Your Right by Beastie Boys
The Beastie Boys are one of those cross genre bands that is a cross between rock and hip-hop. This ironic song is one of their most well known from 1987 that is a real throw back for many people who “fought for the right to party”!
9. Born In The U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen
A classic from the BOSS, the album it was part of was the best selling album of 1985 in the U.S.A. and was ranked 275th by Rolling Stone in their “500 Greatest Songs of All Time”.
8. Dare by Stan Bush
From my favourite film of all time, The Transformers:The Movie, in 1986 every time I listen to this I think of Hot Rod, the prodigy of Optimus Prime, shooting up the Decepticons which gets me in the mood to smash it in my workouts!
7. Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey
Probably the most used song in 80s nostalgia montages, “Don't Stop Believin'” is shouted out at every 80s themed club in the world on Friday and Saturday night and is also a sure fire way to help you never stop believing in yourself!
6. No Easy Way Out by Robert Tepper
From another film favourite of mine this song isn't often remembered from Rocky but is the score to a great bit of the film where Rocky has to overcome the loss of Apollo Creed to take Ivan Drago, which always gets me focused to push things forward!
5. We Built This City by Starship
I'm not entirely sure but I don't think you can get more 80s than Starship, and “We Built This City” is one of my favourites even though Rolling Stone ranked it as the worst song of the 1980s!
4. The Touch by Stan Bush
Another terribly cheesy but awesome tune from The Transformers 1986 animated film, this reminds me of Optimus Prime kicking some serious Decepticon butt and helps inspire me to kick butt in my workouts!
3. Jump by Van Halen
Jump is the only Van Halen song to reach number one in the U.S. and for good reason! As it does indeed get you jumping off your feet to take things to another level.
2. One Vision by Queen
From the album “A Kind of Magic” it is rumoured to be inspired by Martin Luther King Jr. It did well in the charts around the world but not their best so is often forgotten, but has fantastic guitar solos and a surreal intro and outro!
1. Welcome To The Jungle by Guns n Roses
Part of their debut studio album “Appetite For Destruction” it was ranked as the greatest hard rock song of all time by VH1 in 2009 as well as the greatest sports anthem by Rolling Stone readers. Warning:If you listen to this tune you will want to smash it out!