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Shape Fitness Music: Walk, Vol. 1: 60s Hits

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Shape magazine organized the Fitness Music series with the intention of providing the perfect music for 60-minute workouts. Each tape is designed for nonstop workouts, so the music is non-stop -- each song is segued together -- and vaguely mirrors a workout, with warm-up and cool-down sections to the music. The liner notes also included a number of fitness tips, as well as a BPM chart. Musically, the tapes each follow a particular style. In the case of Walk 1, the music is all classic soul, R&B and pop-rock from the '50s and '60s. Among the featured songs are the Impressions' "It's All Right," Jackie DeShannon's "Needles & Pins," the Beach Boys' "Do It Again," the Everly Brothers' "When Will I Be Loved," Sam & Dave's "I Thank You," Fontella Bass' "Rescue Me," Dion's "Ruby Baby" and Major Lance's "Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um." It's a solid selection of tunes, and they help make Shape: Walk 1 a successful exercise tape.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:30
2 2:15
3 2:02
4 2:12
5 2:44
6 3:46
7 2:22
8 2:47
9 2:05
10 2:34
11 2:36
12 1:59
13 2:18
14 2:22
15 2:38
16 2:36
17 3:07
18 2:19
19 2:24
20 2:34
21 2:34
22 2:24
23 2:09
24 2:31
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