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…


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  • Posted September 24, 2013
    by Courtney @ Don't Blink. Just Run.

    I love your playlists! Speaking of Atlas Genius, they’re headling the Rock N Roll races in Providence this Sunday. I’m running in the “mini marathon” so I’ll probably hang around to see them. I mean, it’s free to see the bands after all…

  • Posted September 24, 2013
    by brooklynfitchick

    ooh have fun! I would love to see them play live. Good luck with your mini marathon!

  • Posted September 25, 2013
    by Claire (Eat Well. Party Hard.)

    Dude, we have super similar taste in music, and seeing Beastie Boys + Siouxsie & The Banshees + Tame Impala + Hall & Oates all on one playlist is making my DAAAY. Anywhere a girl could snag this playlist from the internet in its entirety? Would be great to run/bike/etc to!

  • Posted September 25, 2013
    by brooklynfitchick

    Hey Claire! You made my day! I wish I could figure out a way to put this playlist online. I know they are all available on iTunes. Thanks for the feedback!

  • Posted September 25, 2013
    by Missy

    All Hall & Oates songs are wicked awesome! They are still on my regular playlist. And still rock!

  • Posted September 26, 2013
    by brooklynfitchick

    I totally agree Missy!

  • Posted October 5, 2013
    by fabtofat

    This is a great playlist. I have been looking to change music for workouts and this is awesome.

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