Brooklyn Fit Chick Playlist: 50-Minute Ride with Rihanna, In The Valley Below, U2 & More


Rihanna’s “Only Girl” Ride (50 Minutes)

Featuring My New Favorite Song: “Peaches “from In The Valley Below

In the Valley Below

In the Valley Below


Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

My newest playlist leads off with one of my favorite performers right now—Rihanna. How amazing is she? When greeted by fans at the airport after a long flight, instead of hiding she poses for a series of fun selfies. The rest of the tunes here are a mixture of current and older tunes designed for a 50-minute interval cardio workout. (Or just put it on for any workout, really!)

Let me know what you think of it and remember—I need song suggestions, always.

  • Only Girl (In the World): Rihanna

I like this song for warm-up as it has a fun, clubby-type of vibe that gets the room in a good mood. (Mood is very important!)


  • Kid Icarus: Sam Roberts

If you are not familiar with Sam Roberts, he is a Canadian singer-songwriter who kicks serious ass.


  • Voices in My Head: The Police

OMG—the bass line on this song is seriously dope! I played this one last weekend for the first time in years and the class loved it.


  • Even Better Than the Real Thing: U2

I have such a distinct memory of Dana Carvey hosting the MTV Music Awards in 1994 and playing drums (as “Garth”) with U2 to this very song. (Oh 90s pop culture—how I miss you so…)


  • Kids: MGMT

This is one of those bands who recorded a fantastic first album and could not follow it up with a hit. Honestly I would have picked them to be the next Black Keys.


  • I’ll Stick Around: Foo Fighters

Me and my Foos go together like peas and carrots.


  • My Type: Saint Motel

If you are looking for something new that has a fun beat—try this one out from indie band Saint Motel.


  • Lost: Coldplay

I know people like to make fun of Coldplay or anyone who admits to liking their music but dammit—I love this song!


  • Outta My Head: Kylie Minogue

Whenever this tune is played if you can actually resist singing along than you are simply not human and indeed a robot monster.


  • Hey Ya! Outkast

I like this song for fast sprints and upping the energy level in the room


  • Stronger: Kanye West

Yes—he is an egotistical buffoon at times.  However, the dude knows how to write a hook something fierce.


  • Peaches: In the Valley Below

I am obsessed with this song! In the Valley Below has an amazing 70s mellowness with 80s techno vibe and supposedly the duo brews their own micro-beer!


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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Brooklyn Fit Chick Playlist: Thanksgiving Big Bucket of Joy Ride


“Thank You Ride” (55-minute Ride)


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Today’s playlist honors everything I love about the Thanksgiving holiday—mainly as a day to remember to be thankful, joyous and celebrate your friends & family. I put this list together with the hope it makes people feel happy. So pass the turkey and the white wine this way as we take a look at my top Thanksgiving-inspired tunes.

I included a photo of my favorite Thanksgiving movie above Planes, Trains and Automobiles but let me be clear—the music from that film is the WORST. Really the most terrible, awful, synthesizer-dependent soundtrack of all time!


  • Let the Day Begin: The Call

I love to begin with sweet & lovely song and it seems to get the ride off in a happy mood. This one always puts the class in a good mood.


  • Walking on Sunshine: Katrina & the Waves

This tune makes everyone bop their heads along to the beat. It also has one of those “damn, ain’t it great to be alive?” moods to it.


  • Thank You (Fallentin Be Mice Self): Sly & the Family Stone

The formal “thank you” songs begin here and it is super funk-ay.


  • Black Friday: Steely Dan

Because the crazy shopping begins on Friday (or on Thursday evening for some of those retail freaks out there.)


  • Hey Ya: Outkast

If there was ever song created to make people smile and feel good—this is the one.


  • What a Wonderful World: Joey Ramone

This is probably my favorite version of one of my favorite songs of all time.


  • Praise You:  Fatboy Slim

Praise, celebration, fun times! This song has it and a catchy beat that I like to use for climbs.


  • Family Affair: Mary J. Blige

Let’s celebrate like a functional family, people! (They do exist—right?)


  • I Want to Celebrate: Rare Earth

I use this one for sprint and high intensity intervals.


  • I Thank You: ZZ Top

There is something wrong with you if you can’t have a little fun with this my boys with the beards. Very naughty and nice at the same time!


  • Friends: Led Zeppelin

One of the nice things about being the teacher is that I can put together any playlist I want. And that means I can include this little gem from Led Zeppelin 3.


  • Lovely Day: Bill Withers

The man holds the last note for over a minute people! What is better than that? (Sorry but no video is available of this tune!!!)


  • It’s a Good Day: Peggy Lee

Not sure why this song has been stuck in my head lately but I figured this was a good of a time as any to include it in my class.


  • Thank You: Dido

What is Dido up to these days? I really loved this album.


  • Thank You: Tory Amos

This is such a cool version of another favorite Led Zeppelin tune.


That’s all I have today folks. Please, please know about some of your favorite songs. I am always looking for good tunes!


Until next time…

Ox Ox,


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