BROOKLYN FIT CHICK’S WORKOUT PLAYLIST
“Change” Playlist (The 4-Hills Ride)
Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!
Lately I have been in the mood to get on my bike and ride out to Far Rockaway—just to see how everyone is doing there (FU Hurricane Sandy!) and also to feel the climb the Marine Parkway Gil Hodges Bridge. It’s a scary as hell climb for a person with height issues (like me) but it is also beyond exhilarating to ride over the narrow walkway and feel the wind in my face as I go.
Anyhoo—whenever I take on that bridge I like to put on a “climbing song” to get in the mood. So today I bring you some of my favorite tunes to get my feet peddling up an incline.
- Change: Churchill
I know absolutely nothing about this group except I really like this song. Are you familiar with them?
- Man Like That: Gin Wigmore
This is a new song that I have been playing the last few weeks and it really seems to get people into a great mood.
- Spiderwebs: No Doubt
My inner “90s Chick” gets super-happy every single time I hear this song. (Go Gwen!)
- Little Lion Man: Mumford & Sons
My students are always surprised how much cursing exists in the “real” version of this song. (I think it makes it so much better.)
- Get Higher: Black Grape
Our first official “climb song” comes from an English group that really likes their recreational drug use. (If I do not judge reggae musicians for it I can’t attack the Brits for the same thing!) Get Higher is SO subversive and no one ever seems to catch on to the theme. Love that!
- Rope: Foo Fighters
Honestly you can play just about any Foo songs in a spin class and people will totally dig it.
- Undone (The Sweater Song): Weezer
Lately I have been going through a total Weezer faze… (Second climb by the way.)
- Telephone: Lady Gaga & Beyoncé
OMG—I freaking LOVE this song so much I want to marry it.
- Too Close: Alex Clare
Our third climb features a song that could have been recorded in the 80s for all I can tell. That’s a compliment by the way.
- The Pit: Silversun Pickups
This is one of my new favorite bands and this tune always makes me want to peddle faster.
- Hallelujah: Happy Mondays
This is from the soundtrack of a movie I absolutely adore–24 Hour Party People. (Last climb!)
- The Middle: Jimmy Eat World
A fun, fast song to end the ride. Everyone likes this song.
- Try: P!nk
I just discovered P!nk a few months ago and cannot explain why it took me so long to get on the bandwagon.
So what do you think of my list? Remember to send me your favorite tunes in the comments below.
Until next time…
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