And we do it for a lot of different reasons.
We walk to get somewhere, for exercise, or just for fun.
It is no surprise then, that there are so many songs with walking in the title.
Even more when you add in other forms of the verb, like walk or walked.
And we’ve go the best of them here. Keep reading for our favorite songs that have some form of the verb walk in their title.
Songs With Walking In The Title
Below are songs with the word walking in the title from as many different genres as possible. That means there should be at least a few songs here that appeal to you.
Walking On Air by Bee Gees
Lyricist Maurice Gibbs of the Beegees did not sing lead too often for the Beegees, but Walking On Air is one of those rare treats for us. The track is from the band’s 2001 album This Is Where I Came In.
Gibbs said in an interview that this “summery” song was his tribute to Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys. Naturally, he was overjoyed to receive praise from Wilson, who told him he was blown away by this track.
These Boots Are Made for Walking by Nancy Sinatra
Before Jessica Simpson made These Boots Are Made for Walking popular, Nancy Sinatra was rocking it in the 1960s.
Nancy may be best known as Frank Sinatra’s daughter but she made her own name in the music industry with hits like this song.
These Boots Are Made for Walking helped create a sexy and hard image for Nancy Sinatra. However, she said in an interview that the song did not represent her in any way.
In These Boots Are Made for Walking the singer talks about her man, who is cheating on her. She tells him that she will seek revenge using her sexy boots.
Walk Like An Egyptian by Bangles
Walk Like an Egyptian was not written by any of the Bangles’ members. It was written by an outsider, Liam Sternberg, who came up with the lyrics after watching people struggle to maintain their balance on a ferry boat!
Despite having been written by an outsider, Walk Like an Egyptian became the Bangles’ biggest hit. They included it in their 1986 album Different Light. It went on to become the number-one song on the Billboard year-end chart in 1987 and held the top spot for over four weeks.
Walking In Memphis by Marc Cohn
Marc Cohn describes Walking in Memphis as his “journey to be baptized in the world of blues music.” He pays tribute to Elvis Presley and talks about Memphis, which is where he was inspired to write this song. Cohn won the 1991 Grammy Award for Best New Artist for this masterpiece.
Walk With Me Forever by DIETH
We wanted to include different genres as well as old and new songs in this list of songs with the words ‘walk’ or ‘walking’ in their titles. This is a new song that was released as recently as June 2023.
David Ellefson used to be a bassist with Megadeth. He formed DIETH with Swedish drummer Michal Lysejko and guitarist/vocalist Guilherme Miranda.
The track narrates the pain of losing someone while also expressing gratitude for their memory. The lyrics inspire us to remember the good times we have had with them, instead of feeling sorrow over their loss.
Walking On A Dream by Empire of The Sun
Walking on a Dream is a track from the album of the same name, released by Empire of The Sun in 2008. Empire of The Sun won the 2009 ARIA Award for this great song, which expresses the idea of missing home and missing someone you love.
The singers later said in an interview that they don’t try to explain the meanings of their songs, since doing so kind of lessens their beauty and kills the mystery about them. Car company Honda also used the track for one of their commercials.
Walk Away by Kelly Clarkson
Walk Away is from American Idol winner Kelly Clarkson’s 2006 album Breakaway. In this song, the singer is asking her boyfriend to walk away, if he isn’t sure about their relationship. In short, she is asking him to commit to her.
The lighthearted dance-pop song became a huge hit, just like all the other singles from Breakaway. It also has a great video so check it out above.
I Walk The Line by Johnny Cash
I Walk The Line (released in 1956) was Johnny Cash’s first number one country song and also his first pop hit. He wrote it for his first wife, Vivian, to whom he promised to stay faithful through the song’s lyrics.
However, once Johnny Cash started touring with Elvis Presley, he became extremely popular and was always surrounded by throngs of women. This gave rise to temptations and eventually led to his divorce. I Walk The Line became Cash’s biggest breakthrough hit.
Walking in The Wind by One Direction
Harry Styles co-wrote this great track in 2015 for One Direction’s album Made in the A.M. The singer talks to his friend, reminiscing about the good times they have had.
But now they have gone their separate ways. Styles took inspiration from Paul Simon’s 1986 album Graceland to come up with the conversational style of lyrics.
Walking In The Rain by The Ronettes
Ronnie Spector, lead singer of The Ronettes, passed away over a year ago. Queen that she was, she recorded this song in a single take. And this was back in the early 1960s, when they did not have the technology singers use today.
She said in an interview that the song “just melted out of her.” Walking In The Rain features the sounds of real rainstorms, which helped the Ronettes clinch a Grammy Award in 1965. It also went on to become the band’s final Top 40 hit in the US.
If I Walk Away by Josh Groban
Josh Groban is a talented songwriter and singer whose songs depict serenity, love, and spirituality. If I Walk Away is one of six songs that Josh co-wrote for his 2010 album Illuminations.
The lyrics depict the singer’s hesitation as he embarks on his musical journey. He pleads for his inspiration to stand by him and follow him if he walks away.
Walkin’ in The Rain by Johnnie Ray
Walkin’ In The Rain was written by a convict named Johnny Bragg. He was a rapist. He co-wrote the song with his fellow convict named Riley. They formed a band, a quintet, calling themselves The Prisonaires, with Bragg as the lead singer.
The Prisonaires recorded the song in 1953 in Memphis and it was released as a single by Sun Records. In 1956, Johnnie Ray re-recorded it as well and it went on to become Ray’s biggest hit.
A Long Walk by Jill Scott
Jill Scott wrote the lyrics for A Long Walk (from the album Who Is Jill Scott? released in 2000) based on her date with a man with whom she felt no emotional connection.
However, the story has a happy ending because Jill ended up marrying that man! A Long Walk was also the first song Scott recorded. The video for the track is a lot of fun – do give it a watch!
Walking On Clouds by Tiesto
This trance-dance music will take you on a euphoric high, no matter how your day has been. Tiesto’s Walking on Clouds, with vocals by the talented Kirsty Hawkshaw, still gives us goosebumps today, years after it was released in 2004. Enjoy it!
Walked Through Hell by Anson Seabra
In Anson Seabra’s heartfelt ballad Walked Through Hell, the singer pledges to cross hell itself for his beloved. Seabra delivers this poignant piece with exquisite emotion, showcasing several pitch variations.
Initially, the melancholic song conveys the impression that the singer has devoted everything to the relationship, without receiving anything in return. Eventually, it unfolds that his beloved has died.
Walk With Me in Hell by Lamb of God
It is surprising how a song that wants you to head bang can also make you cry at the same time. Walk With Me in Hell by the Lamb of God is one such song.
Walk With Me in Hell is an emotional rock song that speaks about the deep commitment between the lyricist (and also the band’s guitarist), Mark Morton, and his now-wife.
Morton wrote this song in 2006 for their album Sacrament. He also wanted to convey his intense feelings to the girl he fell deeply in love with, who ultimately became his life partner.
Come Walk With Me by M.I.A.
M.I.A. is a highly creative and intelligent artist. Her music is unique and her videos are imaginative and different. In Come Walk With Me, the singer is looking for companionship.
However, like all M.I.A. songs, she also gives a spiritual message about injustice and the decline of righteousness. The track is from her 2013 album Matangi.
Dead Man Walking by Butcher Babies
Dead Man Walking by Butcher Babies talks about the singer’s struggles and the years of abuse and trauma she underwent. It expresses the pain of being disconnected and being like a zombie walking around without feeling anything.
The heavy rock song describes the feeling of being alive and the desire to break free from this emotional emptiness. It is a track from the band’s 2015 album Take It Like a Man.
Don’t Walk Away by Michael Jackson
Don’t Walk Away by Michael Jackson is a sad song that expresses the singer’s sorrow over the end of a relationship. He asks his beloved how to start over and make sense of the situation when there seems to be no solution but to leave.
Despite its emotional depth, the song didn’t gain as much attention as some of Jackson’s other hits. This track is from his album Invincible.
I Walk Alone by Cher
I Walk Alone captures Cher’s resilience, independence, and determination. The link above is to her photobiography video for the track, which showcases her incredible journey across the decades.
Do watch it – it is a visual treat. In a sense, the song and the video are a powerful homage to Cher’s iconic presence, the strength she embodies, and her journey through years in the spotlight.
Songs With The Word Walking In The Title: Final Thoughts
As mentioned above, my goal was to include as many different musical genres as I could in this list. Of course, some genres have far more songs than others. And some have zero songs on this list.
That’s why I welcome any and all suggestions, but especially ones in genres missing from the list. So, if you know of any more songs with walking in the title, please let me know in the comments below.