Brooklyn Fit Chick: “Smooth Sailing” Playlist Featuring Prince, Black Eyed Peas, Foos & More


“Smooth Sailin’” Playlist (50 Minute-Ride)

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“Dearly beloved

We are gathered here today

to get through this thing called life.”

As I am writing this playlist out I can’t help but think about how many super-amazing people have died this year so far including:

  • Prince
  • David Bowie
  • Lemmy
  • Garry Shandling
  • Glenn Frey
  • Doris Roberts
  • Alan Rickman
  • Michelle McNamara (

2016 is turning out to be a brutal year but I am going to try and keep it light and breezy with this week’s mix of tunes from different decades to hopefully get your heart pumping and your booty shaking. Thanks so much for checking out my Blog.

Let me know what you think and remember—I need song suggestions, always. So be sure to post them in the comments below!


  • Smooth Sailin’: Leon Bridges

I first heard this song tearing down the highway on Route 17 in Santa Cruz and can’t seem to get it out of my head. I love the beat and how truly groovy it makes me feel.


  • Fire: Jimi Hendrix

One of Prince’s biggest guitar heroes is Jimi Hendrix so I felt like including him in today’s warm-up would be what the Purple One declare as “groovy.”

(No decent videos for this one, sorry!)

  • We Go the Beat: The Go-Go’s

Every single time I play this song it makes me want to watch Fast Times at Ridgemont High all over again (in the best possible way.)


  • I Could Never Take the Place of Your Man: Prince

This is by far my favorite prince song of all time and the 6-minute version contains a smokin’ hot guitar solo. (But the 3 ½ minute version is perfect for spin classes.)


  • Boys Wanna Be Her: Peaches

When I want to get the most out of my students with the HIIT (High Intensity Intervals) I put on some Peaches and make them move. Works every time.


  • Freedom! ‘90: George Michael

Key and Peele’s Keanu movie has me all kinds of excited because it features them, cute cats and music by George Micheal. Win/win, people!


  • Safe and Sound: Capital Cities

If there is a bouncier and more fun tune that exists—it will be too damn much for me.


  • Everlong: Foo Fighters

I love this song just as much now as I did when it came out 20 (!) years ago.


  • I Gotta Feeling: The Black Eyed Peas

Have yet to reach maximum number of times I can listen to this song in a week. Once again—I am a sucker for bouncy and fun.


  • Black Gold: Soul Asylum

Speaking of artists from Minnesota—this band is always a treat to see live if you ever get the opportunity.


  • Never Let You Go: Third Eye Blind

Probably mentioned this before—but this is my favorite Third Eye Blind song. Not the big hit about meth heads that goes on at least one minute too long.


  • Bamboleo: Gipsy Kings

Supposedly there is an English version of this out there in the world but for my money—the Spanish version kicks ass!


  • Steal My Sunshine: Len

A perfect little cool down song from this one-hit wonder by from this group from Canada.


That’s it for me this time. Now go out there and get your own workout in!


Until next time…

Ox Ox,


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  • Posted April 27, 2016
    by Nicole @ Fitful Focus

    wow, it has been a brutal year. So many legends…

  • Posted April 27, 2016
    by Jen @ Pretty Little Grub

    Wow, that’s alot in this year already! Great tunes as always.

  • Posted April 27, 2016
    by Ivanna

    Wow. I will really miss the music of Prince for sure, he was a great performer and creator

  • Posted April 27, 2016
    by Janelle @ Run With No Regrets

    I was so sad to hear about Prince, I really never appreciated how talented he was! Great playlist.

  • Posted April 27, 2016
    by Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner

    Great playlist! I miss Prince already and just heard he has some songs that may come out so that’s exciting

    • Posted April 28, 2016
      by brooklynfitchick

      Indeed! We will be able to listen to him for years to come!

  • Posted April 27, 2016
    by Carmy

    I love safe and sound 🙂 I never got around the seeing the music video though so thanks for posting it!

  • Posted April 27, 2016
    by Susie @ Suzlyfe

    Such an eclectic and fun playlist–helps keep the chin up when thinking about how sad the year has been.

    • Posted April 28, 2016
      by brooklynfitchick

      No one else famous and talented is allowed to die this year!

  • Posted April 28, 2016
    by Kathryn @ Dancing to Running

    We’ve definitely lost a lot of great musicians this year. Thankfully their legacy can live on forever through their music.

  • Posted April 28, 2016
    by Natalie

    Great songs here!! I think it will hard of any of us to get over Prince… so sad.
    Thanks for sharing this awesome playlist!

  • Posted April 30, 2016
    by Toni

    Crazy how many amazing people we have lost this year, great playlist!!!

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