Songs That Mention Walking

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What's your favorite song that includes the word walking or applies to walking? The list is of possibilities is lengthy. You may want to make up a walking-themed playlist to listen to as you walk outdoors or on the treadmill.

Walking to music can motivate you to walk farther. It can also help you maintain your pace. And lastly, listening to music while you walk can make the experience more enjoyable—which can help you to walk more regularly and stick to your exercise program.

Always be sure to use safety precautions and wear earbuds or headphones that let in ambient sounds when you walk outdoors.

25 Favorite Walking Songs

These songs are sure to inspire you to walk further and walk harder during workouts.

  • "Baker Street," Jerry Rafferty ("light in your head and dead on your feet...")
  • "Fire Walk With Me (Twin Peaks Theme)"
  • "Footloose," Kenny Loggins
  • "I Can See Clearly Now (the Rain Is Gone)," Johnny Nash
  • "I Go Walkin' After Midnight," Patsy Cline
  • "I'm Gonna Be," The Proclaimers ("I would walk 500 miles...")
  • "I'm Walkin'," Fats Domino (yes indeed, I'm talkin'...)
  • "I Walk the Line," Johnny Cash
  • "Love's Been Good To Me," Rod McKuen ("I have been a rover, I have walked alone...")
  • "Tennessee Bird Walk," Jack Blanchard and Misty Morgan
  • "The Happy Wanderer" ("My knapsack on my back, val-de-ree...")
  • "The Long and Winding Road," the Beatles
  • "These Boots Were Made for Walking," Nancy Sinatra
  • "Walk Like a Man," Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
  • "Walk Like an Egyptian," the Bangles
  • "Walk of Life," Dire Straits
  • "Walk Right In," Rooftop Singers/New Christy Minstrels
  • "Walk This Way," Aerosmith and Run-D.M.C.
  • "Walkin' on the Sun," Smash Mouth
  • "Walking in a Winter Wonderland"
  • "Walking in Rhythm"
  • "Walking on Air," Katy Perry
  • "Walking on Sunshine," Katrina and the Waves
  • "Wanderer," Dion (he keeps away from Runaround Sue, too!)
  • "You'll Never Walk Alone" from "Carousel," Andy Williams ("When you walk through a storm, hold your head up high...")

Songs for Walking Events

Think of these the next time you are out on a volkswalker or 10K walking event.

  • "A Walk in the Black Forest" (that's where the IVV began)
  • "Cool Walk," Oscar Peterson Trio (far preferred to hot walks)
  • "Do the Stroll"
  • "Easy Walker," Stanley Terrentine
  • "I Shall Not Walk Alone," Ben Harper
  • "I Took a Walk," Shawn Phillips
  • "I Walk Alone"
  • "I Was Born Under A Wandering Star" (slow paced song not recommended to set a racewalking pace)
  • "I'll Walk Alone," Jayne Morgan
  • "I'll Walk With You" (the "Touched By An Angel" theme, sung by Della Reese)
  • "I'm Walking Behind You"
  • "Joy Walk," William Belote
  • "Just Walkin' in the Rain," Johnny Ray
  • "Keep Walkin' On," Faith Hill 
  • "Lonesome Road"
  • "Mein Vater war ein Wandersman" (the German original of "The Happy Wanderer")
  • "Miles and Miles," the Who (the reward for those hill walks!)
  • "Museum Walk," Tangerine Dream (great point of interest)
  • "Night Walk," Rick Braun
  • "On the Road Again (Turn the Page)," Bob Seger
  • "On the Road Again," Willie Nelson
  • "One Step Forward, Two Steps Back," Bruce Springsteen
  • "Ramblin' Boy," Tom Paxton
  • "San Antonio Stroll," Tanya Tucker (home of the AVA)
  • "Take a Walk," Michael Brecker
  • "Telegraph Road," Dire Straits ("walked 30 miles with a pack on his back")
  • "The Dirt Road," Sawyer Brown 
  • "The Walk," Sawyer Brown and T. Lavitz
  • "The Walker," Duane Eddy
  • "The Way We Walk," Genesis
  • "Walk All Over Georgia," Louisiana Red
  • "Walk Away a Winner," Kathy Mattea
  • "Walk Awhile," Fairport Convention (usually about two hours for 10K)
  • "Walk Don't Run," Ventures (you can go your own pace, and run if you wish)
  • "Walk in the Night," Junior Walker/All Stars
  • "Walk Into Light," Ian Anderson
  • "Walk On," Neil Young, Reba McEntire, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
  • "Walk on the Water," Creedence Clearwater Revival and Neil Diamond
  • "Walk Out in the Rain," Eric Clapton
  • "Walk Softly," Billy "Crash" Craddock
  • "Walk Softly on the Bridge," Mel Street
  • "Walk Tall," Count Basic 
  • "Walk the Dog," Laurie Anderson
  • "Walk With Me"
  • "Walkin' and Talkin'"
  • "Walkin' and Talkin' to Myself"
  • "Walkin' Back to San Antonio"
  • "Walkin' By Myself," Jimmy Rogers and Johnny Winter
  • "Walkin' By the River," Ella Fitzgerald
  • "Walkin' Down the Road," Ozark Mountain Daredevils
  • "Walkin' In the Rain," Grace Jones, Jay and the Americans, Marvin Gaye, Ronettes
  • "Walkin' In The Rain With the One I Love," Love Unlimited 
  • "Walking Man," James Taylor
  • "Walking Shoes," Tanya Tucker
  • "Walking Slow," Jackson Browne
  • "Walking Through the Country"
  • "Wandering," James Taylor
  • "Wanna Go Walking," Bruce Cockburn
  • "Way I Walk," Jack Scott
  • "We Both Walk," Lorrie Morgan
  • "When I Reach the Place I'm Going," Patty Loveless
  • "Wherever I May Roam," Metallica
  • "Women Walk More Determined," Kristin Lems

Songs for Tough Walks

When you need some inspiration to pick up the pace, consider some of these songs.

  • "Against the Wind," Bob Seger
  • "A Walk Across the Rooftops," The Blue Nile
  • "A Walk in the Clouds," Maurice Jarre
  • "A Walk on the Wild Side," Lou Reed
  • "Climb Every Mountain" from "The Sound of Music"
  • "Journey to the Center of the Earth," Rick Wakeman (entirely about a long walk)
  • "Walk Between Raindrops," Donald Fagen
  • "Walk Into the Wind," Perfume
  • "Walk on the Ocean," Toad the Wet Sprocket
  • "Walking Across Egypt," Tarwater
  • "Walking in Space," Quincy Jones
  • "Walking in the Sand"
  • "Walking in the Wind," Traffic
  • "Walking on a Thin Line," Huey Lewis and the News
  • "Walking on Broken Glass," Annie Lennox 
  • "Walkin' All Night," Little Feat
  • "Walking Through Fire," Mary Chapin Carpenter

Try creating a customized walking playlist that starts with medium-paced songs for your warm-up, then switches to faster tracks to keep you moving during your main workout, and finishes with slower songs to help you wind down while you cool off and stretch.

More Walking Songs

These songs may not have made the "Favorites" list, but they are still great additions to your walking playlist.

  • "All Walk Alone," Karla Bonhoff
  • "Bailey's Walk," Pixies
  • "Cat Walk," John Coltrane
  • "Don't Walk Away Renee," Four Tops, Left Banke
  • "Dream Walk," Keiko Matsui
  • "Freedom Walk," Outlaws
  • "Grand Walkaround"
  • "I Walk in the Garden Alone"
  • "Just a Closer Walk With Thee"
  • "Just Walk Away"
  • "Leaving Here Walking," Jimmy Burns
  • "Mango Walk"
  • "Maniac," Michael Sorbello
  • "One Day I Walk"
  • "Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line," Waylon Jennings
  • "Rambling Rose"
  • "Rebel Walk," Duane Eddy
  • "She Walked Beside the Wagon," Lorrie Morgan
  • "Shuffle Off to Buffalo"
  • "Sleep Walk," Santo and Johnny
  • "Sometimes by Step," Rich Mullins
  • "Stray Cat Strut," the Stray Cats
  • "The Stroll"
  • "Tiger Walk," Robben Ford
  • "Under the Boardwalk"
  • "Walk," Pantera
  • "Walk a Mile In My Shoes," Bryan Ferry, Elvis Presley, Joe South
  • "Walk a Thin Line," Fleetwood Mac
  • "Walk All Over You," AC/DC
  • "Walk Away," Cheap Trick, Dionne Warwick, Donna Summer, Indigo Girls, James Gang, Joe Walsh, Michael Bolton, Sisters of Mercy, Tom Kell
  • "Walk Away From Love," David Ruffin
  • "Walk in Fields of Gold," Sting
  • "Walk in My Mind," Siegel-Schwall Band
  • "Walk My Way," Beth Nielsen Chapman
  • "Walk on By," Dionne Warwick, Isaac Hayes, Leroy Van Dyke, Melissa Manchester, Sybil
  • "Walk on Faith," Mike Reid
  • "Walk on Out of My Mind," Waylon Jennings
  • "Walk on Water," Dio, Eddie Money, Marc Cohn, Marillion, T. Graham Brown
  • "Walk Right Back," Anne Murray, Everly Brothers
  • "Walk Right On," Stefan Andersson
  • "Walk Right Up to the Sun"
  • "Walk Softly on This Heart of Mine," Bill Monroe, Joey Weiz, Kentucky Headhunters
  • "Walk That Walk," Fabulous Thunderbirds
  • "Walk the Dinosaur," George Clinton/Goombas
  • "Walk the Way the Wind Blows," Hot Rize, Kathy Mattea
  • "Walk Through This World With Me," George Jones
  • "Walk to the Water," U2
  • "Walk Together Rock Together," 7 Seconds
  • "Walk Under Ladders," Joan Armatrading
  • "Walk With Faith in your Heart"
  • "The Walk," the Cure, Eurythmics, Jimmy McCracklin, Rufus Thomas, Sawyer Brown
  • "Walkaway"
  • "Walkaway Joe," Trisha Yearwood
  • "Walkin,'" Bobby McFerrin, Cleve Francis, Miles Davis, Willie Nelson
  • "Walkin' a Broken Heart," Don Williams
  • "Walkin' After Midnight," Garth Brooks, Loretta Lynn, Oak Ridge Boys, Patsy Cline
  • "Walkin' Away," Clint Black
  • "Walkin' Back to Georgia," Jim Croce
  • "Walkin' Blues," Big Joe Williams, Bonnie Raitt, Grateful Dead, Hindu Love Gods, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Robert Johnson, Roy Rogers
  • "Walkin' in Jerusalem," Bill Monroe, Doc Watson, Ricky Skaggs
  • "Walkin' My Baby Back Home," Johnny Ray, Nat King Cole
  • "Walkin' on the Moon," The Dream and Kanye West
  • "Walkin' One & Only," Maria Mudlaur
  • "Walkin', Talkin'...Beatin' Broken Heart," Highway 101
  • "Walkin' the Dog," Aerosmith, Luther Allison, Rolling Stones, Rufus Thomas
  • "Walkin' the Floor Over You," Ernest Tubb
  • "Walkin' to New Orleans," Fats Domino
  • "Walking and Crying"
  • "Walking Away," Information Society
  • "Walking Back to Richmond," Dry Brance Fire Squad
  • "Walking Down Madison," Kristy MacColl
  • "Walking Dream," Patsy Cline
  • "Walking In L.A.," Missing Persons
  • "Walking in the Shadow Of The Blues," Whitesnake
  • "Walking in the Sun," Rufus, Zombies
  • "Walking in the Sunshine," Frank Sinatra, Roger Miller, Statler Brothers
  • "Walking into Sunshine," Central Line
  • "Walking My Cat Named Dog"
  • "Walking on the Moon," the Police
  • "Walking the Blues"
  • "Walking the Boogie"
  • "Walking the Dog"
  • "Walking the Ghost," James
  • "Walking Up Alone"
  • "Walks Like a Lady," Journey
  • "Waltz Across Texas"
  • "When You Walk in the Room," Paul Carrack
  • "Who Walks In When I Walk Out?"
  • "Women Walk the Line," Emmylou Harris, Highway 101, Trisha Yearwood
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