BROOKLYN FIT CHICK’S PLAYLIST
“Hotel California” (50-Minute Ride)
Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!
Today’s playlist was inspired after watching The Big Lebowski for the first time in many years and noticing that there is a super, fantastic version of Hotel California by The Gypsy Kings on the soundtrack. From there I went looking through my “favorites” list to mix in some old and new tunes to create a 50-minute interval playlist that I hope offers some fun & inspiration for your next workout.
- Hotel California: The Gypsy Kings
A major plot point to The Big Lebowski is “The Dude’s” absolute hatred for all music from The Eagles so it always fun to hear when The Gypsy Kings version of their biggest hit pops up on the soundtrack. I love using this as a warm-up song as it has such a fun buildup.
- Use It: The New Pornographers
I love this Canadian band and this tune in particular gives me “the happies.”
- California Love: 2Pac
Can you believe this tune is 20 years old?! When it first came out I had just moved to NYC from Northern California and it made me miss my old home. The beat still kicks serious butt!
- Every Teardrop is a Waterfall: Coldplay
Some people are divided on whether or not Coldplay is a decent band but I love their melodies and think that Chris Martin writes some of the catchiest lyrics in the business.
- Criminal: Fiona Apple
OMG—I just loved this album back in the day and this song in particular sounds just as amazing now as it did in the 90s.
- E-Pro: Beck
Beck is yet another 90s act who gets better and better with each effort. This is one of my favorites by him.
- Locked Out of Heaven: Bruno Mars
What can I say about Bruno Mars except that he is so damn likeable and his music is just TOO much fun!!
- Keep The Car Running: Arcade Fire
This is one of my “top 5” songs to perform sprints to and love watching my students facing when they peddle their butts off.
- Black Gold: Soul Asylum
Wow—there is a ton of 90s on the playlist today? Not intentional but as I said before—these are some of my favorite tunes to use for workouts.
- Starships: Nicki Minaj
I know she is not to everyone’s taste but I think Nicki Minaj is just so damn enjoyable and if you can find her on Instagram—follow right away!
- Time to Pretend: MGMT
This is one of those bands that released an amazing first record and then “poof” they disappear. Time to Pretend is the standout song.
- Moves Like Jagger: Maroon 5
Maroon 5’s Adam Levine has such a distinctive voice and uses it so well here—“I’ve got the mooooooooooves like Jagger!”
- Weight of Love: The Black Keys
At first I thought this was some long lost Pink Floyd single which I mean as a compliment.
That’s all I have today folks. Let me know about some of your favorite songs and radio stations. I am always looking for good tunes.
(If you are reading this on a different site or a different feed than Brooklyn Fit Chick, it has been taken without permission.)
Until next time…
Brooklyn Fit Chick
Follow me on Twitter: “BrooklynFitChik” (note the spelling!)
You Tube: BrooklynFitChick1