Songs That Mention 'Walking'

Ready to Walk with Music and Water Bottle
Ready to Walk with Music and Water Bottle. zoranm/E+/Getty Images

What is 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. If you want to select music by pace, check out the PaceDJ app to analyze your music library and create a playlist.

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

25 Favorite Walking Songs

  • "I'm Gonna Be" The Proclaimers (I would walk 500 miles...)
  • "I Can See Clearly Now (the Rain is Gone)" Johnny Nash
  • "These Boots Were Made for Walking" Nancy Sinatra
  • "Walk of Life" Dire Straits
  • "Walkin' on the Sun" Smash Mouth
  • "Walking on Sunshine" Katrina and the Waves
  • "Baker Street" Jerry Rafferty (light in your head and dead on your feet...)
  • "Footloose" Kenny Loggins
  • "Walking on Air" Katy Perry
  • "Fire Walk With Me (Twin Peaks Theme)
  • "I Go Walkin' After Midnight" Patsy Cline
  • "I Walk the Line" Johnny Cash
  • "I'm Walkin'" Fats Domino (yes indeed, I'm talkin'...)
  • "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 Long and Winding Road" the Beatles
  • "The Happy Wanderer" (My knapsack on my back, val-de-ree...)
  • "Walk Like A Man" Frankie Vallie and the Four Seasons, Frankie Valli
  • "Walk Like An Egyptian" Bangles
  • "Walk Right In" Rooftop Singers, New Christy Minstrels
  • "Walk This Way" Aerosmith, Run-D.M.C.
  • "Walking in a Winter Wonderland"
  • "Walking in Rhythm (moving in sound...)
  • "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....)

Volkswalker Specials

Think of these the next time you are out on a 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 (sung by Della Reese, the "Touched By An Angel" theme)
  • "I'm Walking Behind You"
  • "Joy Walk" William Belote
  • "Just Walkin In The Rain" Johnny Ray
  • "Keep Walkin' On (sung by Faith Hill) 
  • "Lonesome Road" Full Access 
  • "Mein Vater war ein Wandersman (The Happy Wanderer)(the German original)
  • "(I Can See For) 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 Seegar
  • "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 (lyric "walked 30 miles with a pack on his back")
  • "The Dirt Road" Sawyer Brown 
  • "The Walk" Sawyer Brown, T. Lavitz
  • "The Walker" Duane Eddy
  • "The Way We Walk" Genesis
  • "Walk All Over Georgia" Louisiana Red
  • "Walk Away A Winner" Kathy Mattea (Everybody is a winner in volkssporting.)
  • "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 (But be back by the finish time.)
  • "Walk Into Light" Ian Anderson
  • "Walk On" Neil Young, Reba McEntire, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
  • "Walk On The Water" Creedence Clearwater Revival, Neil Diamond
  • "Walk Out In The Rain" Eric Clapton
  • "Walk Softly" Billy "Crash" Craddock
  • "Walk Softly On The Bridge" Mel Street (Be sure to break stride.)
  • "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" Hank Thompson (heading for the AVA Headquarters again)
  • "Walkin' By Myself" Jimmy Rogers, Johnny Winter
  • "Walkin' By The River" Ella Fitzgerald
  • "Walkin' Down The Road" Ozark Mountain Daredevils
  • "Walkin' In The Rain" Grace Jones, Jay/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 Brown
  • "Walking Through the Country
  • "Wandering" James Taylor
  • "Wanna Go Walking" Bruce Cockburn
  • "Way I Walk" Jack Scott
  • "We Both Walk" Lorrie Morgan
  • "We Shall Walk" Full Access
  • "When I Reach The Place I'm Going" Patty Loveless
  • "Wherever I May Roam" Metallica
  • "Women Walk More Determined" Kristin Lems​

Tougher Walks

  • "Against the Wind" Bob Seegar
  • "A Walk Across the Rooftops" The Blue Nile
  • "(Take A) Walk on the Wild Side" Lou Reed. (doop a doop a doop a doop)
  • "A Walk in the Clouds" Maurice Jarre
  • "Climb Every Mountain" Sound of Music (Ford every stream, follow every rainbow...)
  • "Journey to the Center of the Earth" Rick Wakeman (Entirely about a long walk)
  • "Walk Between Raindrops" Donald Fagen (This is tough to do.)
  • "Walk Into the Wind" Perfume
  • "Walk On The Ocean" Toad The Wet Sprocket
  • "Walking Across Egypt" Tarwater Band
  • "Walking In Space" Quincy Jones
  • "Walking in the Sand"
  • "Walking In The Wind" Traffic
  • "Walking On A Thin Line" Huey Lewis/News
  • "Walking On Broken Glass" Annie Lennox 
  • "Walkin' All Night" Little Feat (must be the Portland to Coast Relay Walk)
  • "Walking Through Fire" Mary Chapin Carpenter

Boo, Hiss...

  • "Don't Walk" Hank Mobley
  • "You Cannot Walk Here" Birmingham 6
  • "Why Walk When You Can Fly" Mary Chapin Carpenter​

The Rest of the List:

  • "All Walk Alone" Karla Bonhoff
  • "Bailey's Walk" Pixies
  • "Cat Walk" John Coltrane
  • "Darktown Strutters Ball"
  • "Don't Walk Away Renee" Four Tops, Left Banke
  • "Dream Walk" Keiko Matsui
  • "Freedom Walk" Outlaws
  • "Grand Walkaround"
  • "I Walk in the Garden Alone"
  • "I'm Walking on Sunshine" (Katrina and the Waves)
  • "Just a Closer Walk With Thee"
  • "Just Walk Away"
  • "Leaving Here Walking" Jimmy Burns
  • "Mango Walk"
  • "Maniac" Michael Sorbello (Remember the foot action in the video?)
  • "One Day I Walk"
  • "Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line" Waylon Jennings
  • "Rambling Rose"
  • "Rebel Walk" Duane Eddy
  • "She Walked Beside the Wagon" (sung by Lorrie Morgan)
  • "Shuffle Off to Buffalo"
  • "Sleep Walk" Santo and Johnny" early 60's
  • "Sometimes by Step" Rich Mullins
  • "Stray Cat Strut"
  • "The Stroll"
  • "Tiger Walk" Robben Ford
  • "Under the Board Walk"
  • "Walk" Pantera
  • "WalkaA 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, Issac 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" 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, Greateful 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' One & Only" Maria Mudlaur
  • "Walkin' on the Moon" The Dream and Kanye West
  • "Walkin' the Dog" Aerosmith, Luther Allison, Rolling Stones, Rufus Thomas
  • "Walkin' the Floor Over You" Ernest Tubb
  • "Walkin' to New Orleans"
  • "Walkin', Talkin'...Beatin' Broken Heart" Highway 101
  • "Walking and Crying"
  • "Walking Away" Information SWociety
  • "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 Memphis" Marc Cohn
  • "Walking in the Rain"
  • "Walking in the Rain with The One I Love"
  • "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 Sunshine" Eddy Grant, Katrina/Waves
  • "Walking on the Moon" Sting (Police?)
  • "Walking on the Sun by Smash Mouth
  • "Walking the Blues
  • "Walking the Boogie
  • "Walking the Dog"
  • "Walking The Floor Over You" Asleep At The Wheel, Ernest Tubb, Sandy Denny, Webb Pierce
  • "Walking The Ghost" James
  • "Walking to Memphis" Marc Cohn
  • "Walking to New Orleans" Fats Domino
  • "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? (old ragtime song)
  • "Women Walk the Line" Emmylou Harris, Highway 101, Trisha Yearwood

Continue Reading