The Police

New Playlist: The RIP Avicii and Dolores O’Riordan Ride (50 minutes) 0

BROOKLYN FIT CHICK’S PLAYLIST

“RIP Avicii and Dolores O’Riordan Ride” (50 Minute Playlist)

DJ Avicii

 

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

It has been way too long since I posted a playlist as my podcasting world has expanded into FOUR shows (and counting!) and finding the time to not only create new lists but to also post them has been a little overwhelming.

The recent deaths of DJ Avicii and Dolores O’Riordan made me want to revisit their beautiful music and create something special. Today’s playlist is the usual mix of old and new and I hope it gives you that inspiration to run longer and faster than ever. I tried to get videos for all of them but their quality will vary.

I will be back as soon as I can with a new batch of tunes not randomly thrown together. Sending you good vibes wherever you may be!

  • Wake Me Up: Avicii

My favorite song by him, period.

 

  • Synchronicity 1: The Police

This is one of my top go-to “second songs” to play in class, but make sure the stereo speakers are working. If one of them is out, it will sound funky (not in a good way.)

 

  • Worth It: Fifth Harmony

Now we get to the dancy beats of Fifth Harmony.  I love this song so much because it makes me want to show off my moves on the dance floor. (Not that they are worth showing off, but who cares?)

 

  • Sunday Morning: K-os

I plan to make K-os famous in America one of these days. (He is Canadian which means I like him sight unseen.)

 

  • Zombie:: The Cranberries

Dammit, RIP Dolores O’Riordan!

 

  • Wake Up Call: Maroon 5

This song makes me feel like a teenager (youthful but not as gawky as I really was.)

 

  • Lose Control: Missy Elliott

If you can withstand this beat, check your pulse.

 

  • Pray For Me: The Weeknd, Kendrick Lamar

The soundtrack for Black Panther is even better than the movie which is saying something, people!

 

  • Only: Nine Inch Nails

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!

 

  • Sexy Back: Justin Timberlake

Okay, so his Super Bowl® appearance was a little less than inspiring, but his music still makes me want to move my booty and this song, in particular, gives me the “happies.’

 

  • Never Let You Go: Third Eye Blind

I actually like this song better than their biggest hit—Semi-Charmed Life.

 

  • Bamboleo: Gipsy Kings

When I want to give a “summery”/beachy feel—I put on this song. Great way to end before the cool down.

 

  • Empire State of Mind: Jay Z & Alicia Keys

This is probably my favorite song about my favorite city in the whole wide world.

 

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,

BFC

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New Playlist Time! With Katy Perry, Serena Ryder, Lorde, The Lumineers and More. #Playlist 8

BROOKLYN FIT CHICK’S PLAYLIST

“What I Wouldn’t Do for You” (50-minute Ride)

Katy Perry

Katy Perry

Hey there! Hi there! How there!

I am officially off vacation mode and back to doing what I love to do—write for you lovely people! So today I bring to you my latest playlist which features some new music (and artists) mixed up with some of my favorite rock tunes to get you through your next workout. Let me know what you think of them!

 

  • What I Wouldn’t Do: Serena Ryder

Serena is a Canadian artist who is just starting to catch on here with her hit Stompa. This is her next single which I think makes for a perfect warm-up song.

 

  • Out of My League: Fitz & the Tantrums

I like this fun & quirky beat.

  • Recovery: Frank Turner

With a name like Frank Turner you think he would be a Chicago bluesman but this Frank Turner is an English folk/punk dude who knows how to write a catchy tune.

 

  • Stubborn Love: The Lumineers

This is one of those songs I am not sure if I love it because I hear it everywhere or if it because I think it is good—but I love it.

 

  • Tonight, Tonight: The Smashing Pumpkins

Not to date myself but I could drive all day to this song back in the 90s.

 

  • Synchronicity II : The Police

I am a HUGE Police fan and always loved this song & video but I can’t get the original video on You Tube dammit! Try this clip out instead which I pray to god includes a political ad that features Miss Bunny in it. It made my day!

 

  • Royals: Lorde

Check out this super cool video and know that this singer/songwriter is just 16 years-old! Some people complain about her being played on Alternative radio but I tell them to go to hell. Lorde rules!

 

  • All My Life: Foo Fighters

I love my Foos when the energy needs to go through the roof.

 

  • Steady As She Goes: The Raconteurs

This is for my friend Jennifer who is IN LOVE with Jack White.

 

  • Blurry: Puddle of Mudd

Ignore the fact that the singer Wes Scantlin has his issues and enjoy this old grunge one-hit wonder (Is there any more of an ignominious fate than that?)

 

  • Roar: Katy Perry

Here is the official video which I love almost as much as this song. I am not being snarky here. I LERVE this so much. But one criticism–she kind of looks like an overly glam Alanis Morissette here, no?
 

 

  • You’ve Got Time: Regina Spektor

Have you seen/read Orange is the New Black yet? No? Well get on it dammit!

 

  • Timeless: The Airborne Toxic Event

This is the song I think should be played at graduations everywhere.

 

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

 

Until next time…

 

Ox Ox,

Brooklyn Fit Chick

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Brooklyn Fit Chick New Playlist featuring Bruno Mars, Kings of Leon, Vampire Weekend, Rolling Stones and Silversun Pickups 2

BROOKLYN FIT CHICK’S WORKOUT PLAYLIST

“Bruno Mars Ride” Playlist

50-Minute Intervals Ride

Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

When I first started teaching I was a hard core rock chick when it came to playlists including healthy doses of the Pixies, Led Zeppelin, Foo Fighters and The Beatles. In my “real life” that is still who I am but over time my students started asking me to pick music more current and popular.

“Blech!” was my original thought but after attempting a few different radio stations online that play what the kids dig these days I have found to my amazement I really love pop music.  P!nk is incredible and Maroon 5 writes some fun tunes. Hell—I even started liking The Pussycat Dolls! What the heck has happened to me?

Anyhoo, today’s ride starts with Bruno Mars’ new song which is about as poppy as it gets and features a few old school rock and roll tunes that I love as well. You’re welcome!

  • Locked Out of Heaven: Bruno Mars

This is one of those songs that is too damn catchy for words. I wind up singing along whenever it is on the radio and might have to get more of his stuff soon.

  • San Francisco: The Mowgli’s

I know nothing about this band or why so many people are singing at once and I don’t care. It’s just a fun tune and I dig it.

  • Radioactive: Kings of Leon

Yes, this is the rock portion.

  • Timeless: The Airborne Toxic Event

This song has “high school graduation anthem” written ALL over it. (In a good way, of course.) The lead singer is adorable by the way!

  • Undercover (Of the Night): The Rolling Stones

Apparently this video could only be played late at night on MTV because it was too violent so don’t say I didn’t warn you first!

  • Voices in My Head: The Police

The drummer, Stewart Copeland, is super hot.

  • Back it Up:  Caro Emerland

My new favorite song—love it so much!

  • Free: Phish

“Where are my hippies at?!”

  • Panic Switch: Silversun Pickups

The Silversun Pickups are too awesome for words.

  • Diane Young: Vampire Weekend

To be totally honest—I can’t decide if this is their best or worst song. (But it is zippy!)

  • Bad: U2

I use this one when I want my class to go a long a looooooong climb. Back in the day Bono would reach into the audience toward the end of the tune and pull a woman out of the audience. (To dance with her only! I think.)

  • Moves Like Jagger: Maroon 5

I want to hate this but I just can’t. Twist my arm Maroon 5—you’ve got me!

  • Hard Sun: Eddie Vedder

I still think Eddie Vedder is adorable—sigh.

So what do you think of my list? Remember to send me your favorite tunes in the comments below.

Until next time…

Ox Ox,

Brooklyn Fit Chick

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