Don’t Worry, Be Happy

I’ve been doing a bit of skipping lately – of the exercise variety, rather than as a way of getting from A to B – and really enjoy skipping to music. I have found, however, that most songs are too fast or too slow to skip in time to, and when I want to do 250 skips at a time, it’s hard to keep count if it’s not in time to the music.

The BEST song with the most suitable skipping-tempo that I have found is “Don’t Worry, Be Happy“. It’s perfect! Not too fast, not too slow, AND it’s easy to count the number of skips I do in groups of 8.

So can anyone find a song with the same tempo as this?



  1. I think I bought mine from AMart Allsports or KMart (or equivalent) and I certainly wouldn’t have paid over $10 for it. I’ve had it for a few years though, so maybe skipping is trendy again (like in the 90s) so “jump” on board! Ha!

  2. SNAP! I’ve been thinking about skipping a lot lately too…Will loves it when i jump along with him in the Jolly Jumper (think baby bungee jump). Where do you think is the best (read: cheapest) place to buy a rope from?

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