Brooklyn Fit Chick Playlist: “Turn Into” 50-Minute Ride


“Turn Into” 50-Minute Ride


Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

How is your 2017 going for you so far? I am feeling weird about how the world will turn out this coming year but am trying to remain healthy & strong to take on whatever challenges may come my way. (I am woman—hear me ROAR!)

Today’s playlist is a mixture of old and new tunes designed to make your workout fun and motivating. Let me know what you think in the comments below!

And as always, be sure to send me suggestions for your favorite tunes for working out. I am always looking for new ideas.

  • Turn Into: Yeah Yeah Yeahs

I have no idea what this band has been up to lately but I really love this song and hope to hear more from them soon.


  • Last Nite: The Strokes

My favorite music has a kind of bounce to it and this number from The Strokes always makes me smile.


  • Youth Without Youth: Metric

Metric is one of my favorite bands that I need to see in person one of these days. This song in particular is really motivating when I really want people to rev up and get out of their comfort zone.


  • Locked Out of Heaven: Bruno Mars

I love me some Bruno Mars and this gem of a tune really gets people to bop their heads to the beat and have some fun during the ride.


  • Get Up (Sex Machine): James Brown

I know he had a reputation for being a rather tough task master but damn the results are totally amazing. Can’t decide which makes me happier—the piano solo or the “get on up!” chant.


  • Rope: Foo Fighters

The Foos always get the room amped up and ready to break some sprinting records. This is one of my favorites by them because it really “rawks”!


  • Carried Away: Passion Pit

The cheeriness of this song always puts me in good mood and is a nice break from the hard rock—until we get more techno….


  • Came Back Haunted: Nine Inch Nails

This is a fantastic song for sprinting and has thumping beat along with Trent Reznor’s killer vocals. Me likey!


  • Free: Phish

When my inner hippie needs to come out and play—I put on some Phish music and sway like a visitor from the 70s. The lyrics here are so calm and inspiring—add it to your playlist stat!


  • Getting’ Jiggy Wit it: Will Smith

Here we go a little old school with Will Smith and some 90s hip hop. Woot!


  • Tearing Me Up: Bob Moses

The music shifts here to be a little moodier & super dreamy and always makes me work a little harder while adding resistance to the wheel.


  • Ring of Fire: Social Distortion

This has to be my favorite cover of one of my favorite Johnny Cash songs of all time. A rollicking way to end the workout.


  • Somebody to Love: George Michael with Queen

RIP George Michael.


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…

Ox Ox,


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  • Posted January 23, 2017
    by Nicole @ Fitful Focus

    Will Smith. YASSS!! Haha so good!

  • Posted January 23, 2017
    by Gina

    Wow – what a huge selection. My personal favorite would be anything FOO and of course James Brown – all the way! Cheers to a great 2017 for you!

  • Posted January 23, 2017
    by Elle

    Queen and George Michael… you saved the best for last!

  • Posted January 23, 2017
    by Michelle @ Running with Attitude

    I love the range of genres you’ve got here! I’m a big Bruno Mars fan – his music always gets me going 🙂

  • Posted January 23, 2017
    by Rachel

    I feel you on how this year will turn out… we shall see! Lol

  • Posted January 23, 2017
    by Marcia

    OMG I’d forgotten about 9 Inch Nails!

  • Posted January 23, 2017
    by Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner

    I love how you always find songs that I have not heard in a while!

  • Posted January 23, 2017
    by Coco

    Love that James Brown video! And that Ring of Fire is a blast from my punk rocker past!

  • Posted January 23, 2017
    by Katie Shepherd

    Great choice of music! Hope you have a good week!

  • Posted January 23, 2017
    by Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home

    I’ve got George Michael singing Freedom! on my running playlist right now. So many good songs here.

  • Posted January 23, 2017
    by Jenn

    Love this! You always bring up some great tunes that I have all but forgotten! Thanks!

  • Posted January 23, 2017
    by Mary Beth Jackson

    That is quite the line up! Can’t get tired of Get Jiggy with it! 🙂

  • Posted January 23, 2017
    by Carmy

    Great list! Haven’t heard these in so long.

  • Posted January 24, 2017
    by Anna @ Piper's Run

    What a list! Man I miss listening to non-kid music…hahaha! My family (4 and 6 year old) are stuck on the Trolls soundtrack. Don’t get me wrong, I like it but your list just reminded me of so many more great songs!

    • Posted January 24, 2017
      by brooklynfitchick

      I totally get it. It’s so funny you mention kids music because I had a student ask me if I ever played Kids Bop music in my classes. Er, um…NO!

  • Posted January 24, 2017
    by Michelle Rogers

    What a great playlist! Some of my favorite bands in there. I’ve always liked Social Distortion’s Ring of Fire, even better than the original.

  • Posted January 24, 2017
    by Kimberly Hatting

    I loved George Michael!

  • Posted January 25, 2017
    by Sandra

    Some of these songs take me back. Nine Inch Nails was a go to when training for crew in college!

  • Posted January 31, 2017
    by Patty @ Reach Your Peak

    What a great ride playlist! I was imagining myself being on a bike listening to it – love your last song choice with Queen!

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