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Brooklyn Fit Chick Playlist with @Beyonce @OneRepublic #Coldplay and more!


“Counting Stars (2016)” Playlist (50 Minute-Ride)

Turns out they know each other!
Turns out they know each other!

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

I quickly threw together a playlist over the weekend and guess what? I managed to NOT include Avicii in one this time! (I will give you a moment to recover from the shock.)

Instead, I went back to a OneRepublic (their spelling, not mine) song that I love and did my usual “mix the old with the new” and see if magic can happen.  (The initial reviews are looking good so far!)

Let me know what you think and please leave some song suggestions in the comments below or on Twitter @BrooklynFitChik.

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Now let’s get to gettin’!

  • Counting Stars: OneRepublic

This song is a uniter not a divider because it makes the whole room happy when they hear it. Perfect for the warmup portion and gets things off to an energetic start.


  • Got Your Number: Serena Ryder

Canadian chanteuse Serena Ryder writes these kick-ass songs that are strong and bold. I really love to play this one as a “second song’ as it builds on the energy of the warmup.


  • Can’t Hold Us: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

This is the Macklemore I love—loud and brash without any sentimentality going on.


  • Promiscuous: Nelly Furtado & Timbaland

Some of my favorite jams comes from Timothy of Timbaland,


  • Waterfalls: TLC

I can’t think of any human being who doesn’t absolutely LOVE this song when I play it. I love using it for slow climbs in my spin classes.


  • Lust for Life: Iggy Pop

For this song I ask the students to perform some running out of the saddle drills but with some punk rock attitude. (Most attempt which is so adorable.)


  • Houdini: Foster the People

This is the most fun and bounciest tune in the whole ride. (LOVE it!)


  • Only: Nine Inch Nails

My inner 90s rock chick needs to hear some Trent Reznor from time to time and this song fits the bill. (Warning—there is a clean and an explicit version of this one!)


  • Hymn for the Weekend: Coldply (with Beyonce!)

I thought their paring at the last Superbowl was a fluke. Turns out Bey recorded with the boys of Coldplay a while ago. Who knew?


  • Starships: Nicki Minaj

Once again—a clean and explicit version exists here!


  • Tearing Me Up: Bob Moses

This is my new favorite, sexy slow jam and I am turning many of my students into Bob Moses fans. (You’re welcome, society at large!)


  • I Feel Love: Blue Man Group

We finish with a faster pace song before the cool down and people seem to dig this version of the Donna Summer classic.


  • Wildflowers: Tom Petty

The world is better because Tom is in it and let’s just all form a prayer circle around him so we do not lose another amazing musician this year!


That’s it for me this time. What are your new favorite tunes you think I should check out?


Until next time…

Ox Ox,


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Brooklyn Fit Chick Playlist: “Raging Fire” Ride


“Raging Fire” 50-Minute Ride

This is a "fancy" playlist y'all!
This is a “fancy” playlist y’all!

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

Today’s playlist is a true interval ride with the pace & intensity changing every few minutes. It starts with a Philip Phillips song and ends with one of my favorite tunes in the whole wide world by Nelly Furtado. Hope it gets you motivated!


  • Raging Fire: Philip Phillips

I understand Phillip Phillips was on American Idol but I have never seen one episode of that show so to me he is just another singer who plays songs that make me say “hmmm—this might work for a warm-up tune.” And it certainly does work so there you go!


  • Are You Gonna Be My Girl: Jet

Do you remember the early iPod ads that used this song? Yeah—they were pretty cool.


  • I Gotta Feeling: The Black Eyed Peas

This one is just too damn catchy not to enjoy thoroughly.


  • Run-Around: Blues Traveler

I am old enough to admit I saw Blues Traveler live when this song came out and thought they would become huge stars. (Could still happen!)


  • Clocks: Coldplay

Some people really hate Coldplay and can’t hear one tune from them without making a face. I don’t care about those people.


  • Wake Up Call: Maroon 5

My favorite song by Maroon 5—it always puts me in a good mood!


  • Times Like These: Foo Fighters

If I added up the number of times I have paid to download the Foos….they just kick too much ass for their own good!


  • Fancy: Iggy Azalea

No idea at all why on earth this woman is so freaking popular right now but this is probably going to be the song of the summer because I hear it everywhere.


  • Firestarter: The Prodigy

I am also old enough to say I have seen The Prodigy live and they were amazing.


  • Natural One: Folk Implosion

The only reason the movie Kids meant anything to me was that they had this song on their soundtrack.


  • You Get What You Give: New Radicals

One of the best one-hit wonder tunes—ever.


  • I’m Like a Bird: Nelly Furtado

This is another case where I could have sworn she would become a huge star one day. Oh well—she will always have I’m Like a Bird.


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.

Until next time…

Ox Ox,


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