NEW Brooklyn Fit Chick Playlist: “I Lived” 50-Minute Ride


“I Lived” 50-Minute Ride

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

I am back to trying to crank out a new playlist every other week which is a herculean task considering how many songs are in my repertoire—but I am up for it! My goal in 2017 is to branch out and listen to new artists and new kinds of music so if any of you out there have suggestions—hit me up in the comments.

In the meantime—take a look/listen to today’s playlist as I hope it inspires you for your next workout.

  • I Lived (Arty Remix): OneRepublic

I prefer this “Arty Remix” as it has some fast-paced intervals in there which makes for a great warm-up song.


  • Hell: Tegan and Sara

This is one of my favorite songs from Tegan and Sara because it has the right amount of happy energy and a good beat. The video, however, is just a wee but pretentious IMHO.


  • Blow Me (One Last Kiss): P!nk

P!nk is one of my favorite artists and this song always makes me want to sing along even though she sings in an impossible key during the chorus!


  • Long Road to Ruin: Foo Fighters

The Foos are my “go-to” for most rides as you can probably can tell by now. Therefore, I cannot believe this is the first time Long Road to Ruin has been featured on one of my playlists. (Bad Margo!)


  • Dangerous (featuring Joywave): Big Data

I love the bouncy beat of this song and how when it plays—my students bop their heads to the bass line. (So freaking cute!)


  • 2 Heads: Coleman Hell

My mother refers to this as the ‘banjo song’ which also makes her giggle every time she hears it. So now you know—you’re welcome!


  • I Am One: Smashing Pumpkins

My inner 90s rock chick needs to be listened to from time to time and the Smashing Pumpkins reminds of those fun days.


  • Starboy: The Weeknd

I am beginning to become a big fan of The Weeknd even though the spelling of his stage name is pretty lame. (Do you think he regrets it already?)


  • Gold, Girls, Guns: Metric

This is one of the best songs I use for sprinting intervals because it has an intense feel to it without being overwhelming. Try it for yourself!


  • Crabbuckit: k-os

If you love pop & hip hop music—give Canadian k-os a listen some time. You will thank me later!


  • 24k Magic: Bruno Mars

No—I am not sick of this song yet. Bruno knows how to create a funky beat that makes folks happy.


  • Moves Like Jagger: Maroon 5

This is the song that made me like Maroon 5. I can’t help but start singing along to it.


  • Sara: Fleetwood Mac

Sometimes I just need to hear some old-school Fleetwood Mac to mellow me out after a tough workout and this song fits the job perfectly.


That’s it for me this time. I will be back soon with another batch of tunes to get you all kinds of motivated!


Until next time…

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  • Posted February 6, 2017
    by Nicole @ Fitful Focus

    Another awesome playlist. I’m always down for some Bruno Mars.

  • Posted February 6, 2017
    by Marcia

    Margo I love this playlist! I adore all things One Republic but I’d never seen that video. Wow. so inspiring. Gotta love some Starboy and of course Bruno Mars too!

  • Posted February 6, 2017
    by Rachel

    Nice playlist!

  • Posted February 6, 2017
    by Michelle @ Running with Attitude

    Great mix of songs! I agree – I don’t get tired of Bruno!!

  • Posted February 6, 2017
    by Katie Shepherd

    Wow Smashing Pumpkins! A blast from the past! Billy Corgan was actually in my hometown recently. I think he’s going around to random small towns playing the guitar and singing. I saw the band twice in concert when I was in high school. Pretty awesome he stopped by our small town!

    • Posted February 7, 2017
      by brooklynfitchick

      Wow, I am so jealous he came to your town! I wish he would make it to Brooklyn but he is into being a father now.

  • Posted February 6, 2017
    by Kimberly Hatting

    Interesting mix! Always some new ones for me 😉

  • Posted February 6, 2017
    by Lisa @ Mile by Mile

    Great songs here! Thanks for sharing!

  • Posted February 6, 2017
    by Jenn

    Another great list! If Bruno Mars is there, I’m in!

  • Posted February 6, 2017
    by Anna @ Pipers Run

    It’s been far too long since I’ve listened to some f theses gems! I wish the Smashing Pumpkins!

  • Posted February 6, 2017
    by Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home

    I was just updating my running playlist this weekend and coincidentally, I tried out that song by The Weekend. It didn’t make the cut, but he’s pretty talented! I’m publishing a post on Friday with some new songs if you’re interested!

    PS Anything by the Foos has been on my playlist…

  • Posted February 6, 2017
    by Gina

    Is it terrible that I don’t know what half of these songs are?? I better do some homework!

    • Posted February 7, 2017
      by brooklynfitchick

      I tend to do that to people. I like to keep it interesting because if I play a few tunes for people that they are not familiar with.

  • Posted February 6, 2017
    by Coco

    Love the variety in your playlists! How do you put them together?!

    • Posted February 7, 2017
      by brooklynfitchick

      It’s a TON of work believe it or not. I keep a running list of songs I want to try out and mix in my favorites.

  • Posted February 7, 2017
    by Kathryn @ Dancing to Running

    I’m all about incorporating some old school songs with some of the current music. It definitely helps to mix things up and keep you on your toes.

    • Posted February 7, 2017
      by brooklynfitchick

      I like to mix things up. If you have all of the songs in one era or genre–it can alienate some people.

  • Posted February 7, 2017
    by Michelle Rogers

    Great playlist! Now that I’ve officially started teaching my first group class, I’m having so much fun coming up with the playlists. Right now I’m working on something fun for Valentine’s Day.

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