I was asked today if I would be able to make up a playlist of songs that are around the tempo of Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da by the Beatles – as that was a great song to go walking to.

Turns out that’s around 113 beats per minute.

So armed with a bit of technology, I went through a bunch of songs that I thought might fit the bill, and built up a playlist. These songs are all 113bpm, plus or minus 3% (which I decided was an acceptable tolerance). They’re not all songs I love – but they’re all great for walking.

Feel free to make a Spotify playlist or contribute your own suggestions. I’ve done my bit. Enjoy.

Walking in Rhythm – a compilation

Walking In Rhythm – Blackbyrds
A Little Respect – Erasure
Should I Stay Or Should I Go – The Clash
Word Up – Cameo
This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody) – Talking Heads
Living In A Box – Living In a Box
Reach Out I’ll Be There – The Four Tops
Good Times – Chic
Hold On I’m Comin – Sam And Dave
Fade To Grey – Visage
Jolene – Dolly Parton
Don’t You Forget About Me – Simple Minds
Rappers Delight – Sugarhill Gang
In The Midnight Hour – Wilson Picket
Da Ya Think Im Sexy – Rod Stewart
California Dreamin – The Mamas And The Papas
Do I Do – Stevie Wonder
Treat Her Like A Lady – Temptations
Respect – Aretha Franklin
Heart Of Glass – Blondie
Let’s Dance – David Bowie
Smoke On The Water – Deep Purple
Layla – Derek And The Dominos
Standing In The Shadows Of Love – Four Tops
Say It Loud I’m Black And I’m Proud – James Brown
Soul Man – Sam & Dave
Everyday People – Sly & Family Stone
Highway To Hell – AC / DC
Too Late To Turn Back Now – Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose
Sunshine Of Your Love – Cream
(Hey You) The Rock Steady Crew – Rock Steady Crew
Monkey Gone To Heaven – Pixies
Suspicious Minds – Elvis Presley
Best Of My Love – Emotions
I Should Be So Lucky – Kylie Minogue
Love Rollercoaster – Ohio Players
Baba O’Riley – The Who
Baby I Need Your Lovin – Four Tops
Sympathy For The Devil – The Rolling Stones
Kiss – Prince