This song was intended as a horror picture soundtrack entry. But it got ‘accidentally’ sent to the music director of the film Flashdance instead. After the lyrics were rewritten, a classic workout video was born. (Jennifer Beals didn’t do most of the body work…)
If it wasn’t for Olivia Newton-John, I’m not sure if this video would have made such an impact. There’s a lot of ‘tongue-firmly-in-cheek’ here, especially the ending.
Beat It (1982)
Although, not strictly speaking, a workout video, Michael Jackson’s dance extravaganza does get a little carried away at times.
Madonna has presented us with a lot of songs to choose from. This one, from the album I’m Breathless, is a favorite for people showing off their ‘poses’ in the 1990’s.
Call on Me (2004)
This video is a looped sampling of Valerie by Steve Winwood with yet more scantily dressed females working out in front of the camera. Beautiful.
Hung Up (2005)
Speaking of sampling, this video of Madonna working out is a direct steal from Gimme, Gimme, Gimme by ABBA.