The Ultimate 80s Workout Song Is …

80s workout song champions

We have a winner!

It’s taken several months and thousands of votes, but thanks to the fantastic Fit Bottomed community, we can share the results of the Ultimate 80s Workout Song playoff.

It came down to two absolute classics: Footloose and Eye of the Tiger.

Want a refresher of just how great these songs are? We’ve got the videos right here.


And, of course, our other contender:

Eye of the Tiger

These two songs had a long road to travel, beating out hits like Straight Up, Livin’ on a Prayer, I Just Wanna Dance With Somebody and many, many more, and now, it’s time to announce the winner.

Drumroll please …

80s final bracket

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Can you believe it? I didn’t think Footloose stood a chance, but there you have it!

Now that the 80s have a winner, what do you think about doing it all again for the 90s? There are so many gems stemming out of that decade… Kristen

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  1. Amanda Murphy says:

    Love the idea of doing a 90s addition

  2. Lisa says:

    I love Footloose!

  3. Deb E says:

    That was fun. I am enjoying some 80s music on the reruns of Miami Vice that COZI TV is running now, almost daily. I was busy getting degrees in the 80s and think most of the decade I didn’t even have a TV, so music was my thing back then. #goodtimes

  4. Cassie says:

    Don’t Dream It’s Over is my favorite 80s song 🙂 Footloose is a great movie!

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