Brooklyn Fit Chick Playlist “If So” Ride with Atlas Genius, Beastie Boys, Siouxsie & the Banshees and more


“If So”

 (50-minute Ride)


Hey there! Hi there! How there!

This week I present my newest playlist which features a “climb”  with one of my favorite songs of all time by Siouxsie & The Banshees and ends with an 80s pop gem. Intrigued? Well then, let’s get to it!


  • If So: Atlas Genius

If you are not familiar with Atlas Genius—they are an Australian pop rock band and they write some catchy tunes. Check them out!


  • Ch Ch Ch Check it Out: Beastie Boys


  • The Wasp: The Doors

This is my number one favorite Doors song and I actually took a picture of Jim Morrison’s notebook at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame because it allegedly contained the original lyrics.


  • Kiss Them for Me: Siouxsie & The Banshees

I am reminded of my San Jose State days when I hear this tune. If you will allow me to indulge—I have a couple of videos for it. Let me know what you think!


  • Elephant: Tame Impala

Tame Impala is pretty big back in their native Perth, Australia.  (Another Aussie band!)


  • Sweet Disposition : The Temper Trap

One of my students absolutely LOVES Sweet Disposition so I made sure to include it on my list this week.


  • Close to Me: The Cure

Who doesn’t love Robert Smith? This song puts me into such a great mood.


  • Level: The Raconteurs

My friend Jennifer is the biggest Jack White alive and has travelled to several continents to see him play live. She is super cool in my book.


  • The Pit: Silversun Pickups

This song is fantastic for sprints and quick intervals.


  • Ridin: Chamillionaire & Krayzie Bone

“They see me rollin’—they hatin’….”


  • How You Like Me Now: The Heavy

No this is not a James Brown tune but it could have been!


  • I Just Can’t Get Enough: Nouvelle Vague

Why aren’t there more Portuguese bands singing bassa nova versions of New Wave songs?


  • I Can’t Go For That: Hall & Oates

Take the time to really listen to this song because it is wicked awesome.


That’s all I have today folks. Let me know about some of your favorite songs. I am always looking for good tunes.


Until next time…


Ox Ox,


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New Playlist Time! With Katy Perry, Serena Ryder, Lorde, The Lumineers and More. #Playlist


“What I Wouldn’t Do for You” (50-minute Ride)

Katy Perry

Katy Perry

Hey there! Hi there! How there!

I am officially off vacation mode and back to doing what I love to do—write for you lovely people! So today I bring to you my latest playlist which features some new music (and artists) mixed up with some of my favorite rock tunes to get you through your next workout. Let me know what you think of them!


  • What I Wouldn’t Do: Serena Ryder

Serena is a Canadian artist who is just starting to catch on here with her hit Stompa. This is her next single which I think makes for a perfect warm-up song.


  • Out of My League: Fitz & the Tantrums

I like this fun & quirky beat.

  • Recovery: Frank Turner

With a name like Frank Turner you think he would be a Chicago bluesman but this Frank Turner is an English folk/punk dude who knows how to write a catchy tune.


  • Stubborn Love: The Lumineers

This is one of those songs I am not sure if I love it because I hear it everywhere or if it because I think it is good—but I love it.


  • Tonight, Tonight: The Smashing Pumpkins

Not to date myself but I could drive all day to this song back in the 90s.


  • Synchronicity II : The Police

I am a HUGE Police fan and always loved this song & video but I can’t get the original video on You Tube dammit! Try this clip out instead which I pray to god includes a political ad that features Miss Bunny in it. It made my day!


  • Royals: Lorde

Check out this super cool video and know that this singer/songwriter is just 16 years-old! Some people complain about her being played on Alternative radio but I tell them to go to hell. Lorde rules!


  • All My Life: Foo Fighters

I love my Foos when the energy needs to go through the roof.


  • Steady As She Goes: The Raconteurs

This is for my friend Jennifer who is IN LOVE with Jack White.


  • Blurry: Puddle of Mudd

Ignore the fact that the singer Wes Scantlin has his issues and enjoy this old grunge one-hit wonder (Is there any more of an ignominious fate than that?)


  • Roar: Katy Perry

Here is the official video which I love almost as much as this song. I am not being snarky here. I LERVE this so much. But one criticism–she kind of looks like an overly glam Alanis Morissette here, no?


  • You’ve Got Time: Regina Spektor

Have you seen/read Orange is the New Black yet? No? Well get on it dammit!


  • Timeless: The Airborne Toxic Event

This is the song I think should be played at graduations everywhere.


That’s all I have today folks. Let me know about some of your favorite songs. I am always looking for good tunes!!


Until next time…


Ox Ox,

Brooklyn Fit Chick

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