Brooklyn Fit Chick Playlist: Thanksgiving Big Bucket of Joy Ride 5

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“Thank You Ride” (55-minute Ride)


Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

Today’s playlist honors everything I love about the Thanksgiving holiday—mainly as a day to remember to be thankful, joyous and celebrate your friends & family. I put this list together with the hope it makes people feel happy. So pass the turkey and the white wine this way as we take a look at my top Thanksgiving-inspired tunes.

I included a photo of my favorite Thanksgiving movie above Planes, Trains and Automobiles but let me be clear—the music from that film is the WORST. Really the most terrible, awful, synthesizer-dependent soundtrack of all time!


  • Let the Day Begin: The Call

I love to begin with sweet & lovely song and it seems to get the ride off in a happy mood. This one always puts the class in a good mood.


  • Walking on Sunshine: Katrina & the Waves

This tune makes everyone bop their heads along to the beat. It also has one of those “damn, ain’t it great to be alive?” moods to it.


  • Thank You (Fallentin Be Mice Self): Sly & the Family Stone

The formal “thank you” songs begin here and it is super funk-ay.


  • Black Friday: Steely Dan

Because the crazy shopping begins on Friday (or on Thursday evening for some of those retail freaks out there.)


  • Hey Ya: Outkast

If there was ever song created to make people smile and feel good—this is the one.


  • What a Wonderful World: Joey Ramone

This is probably my favorite version of one of my favorite songs of all time.


  • Praise You:  Fatboy Slim

Praise, celebration, fun times! This song has it and a catchy beat that I like to use for climbs.


  • Family Affair: Mary J. Blige

Let’s celebrate like a functional family, people! (They do exist—right?)


  • I Want to Celebrate: Rare Earth

I use this one for sprint and high intensity intervals.


  • I Thank You: ZZ Top

There is something wrong with you if you can’t have a little fun with this my boys with the beards. Very naughty and nice at the same time!


  • Friends: Led Zeppelin

One of the nice things about being the teacher is that I can put together any playlist I want. And that means I can include this little gem from Led Zeppelin 3.


  • Lovely Day: Bill Withers

The man holds the last note for over a minute people! What is better than that? (Sorry but no video is available of this tune!!!)


  • It’s a Good Day: Peggy Lee

Not sure why this song has been stuck in my head lately but I figured this was a good of a time as any to include it in my class.


  • Thank You: Dido

What is Dido up to these days? I really loved this album.


  • Thank You: Tory Amos

This is such a cool version of another favorite Led Zeppelin tune.


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


Until next time…

Ox Ox,


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