Inside the earbuds of … Jerry Luna

Welcome to this week’s installment of Inside the Earbuds of… Exercise was the hottest thing in the 80s. Everyone was slipping on leg warmers, workout unitards and heading to aerobics classes -- including a young Jerry Luna. Flex! Enjoy Jerry's top tunes and maybe you'll be inspired to make a new mixtape, err, I mean playlist.

Jerry_photo_cycloneI usually have a bunch of 80s sprinkled around my playlists -- so for this earbuds column I decided to make a complete 80s mix. Long runs are a journey and I like to start them out with slow, epic, 80s anthems to sing along to (thankfully not out loud), like I am running through a John Hughes film. Hopefully by the time Blondie comes on I've hit my stride because the driving rhythm of those songs gives me an extra kick. If I am doing a short workout -- I'd probably start it around there. I grew up listening to a lot of new wave so that's what you'll see represented here, and I never say no to some Michael, Madonna, or cheesy hair metal.

1. Mr. Mister – Broken Wings 2. Simple Minds – Don't You (Forget About Me) 3. Tears For Fears – Everybody Wants To Rule The World 4. Depeche Mode – Everything Counts 5. Yaz – Situation 6. Naked Eyes – Always Something There To Remind Me 7. The Church – Reptile 8. Berlin – Metro 9. The Smiths – This Charming Man 10. Jesus And Mary Chain – Head On 11. Romeo Void – Never Say Never 12. Blondie – Call Me 13. Billy Idol – White Wedding 14. Kenny Loggins – Danger Zone 15. Tom Petty – Runnin' Down A Dream 16. New Order – Blue Monday 17. Dead Or Alive – You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) 18. Nitzer Ebb – Join In The Chant 19. Front 242 – Headhunter 20. The Cure – A Forest 21. Pixies – Gouge Away 22. New Order – Temptation 23. INXS – Don't Change 24. Tears For Fears – Head Over Heels

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Jessica Bari