Brooklyn Fit Chick Playlist “I’m Alive (Life Sounds Like)” with Michael Franti, Metric, Imagine Dragons, Maroon 5 & More


“I’m Alive (Life Sounds Like)” Playlist

50-Minute Intervals Ride


Michael Franti
Michael Franti

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

I have been looking for new tunes to try out in my classes and am rather happy with this playlist which mixes some newer releases with a couple of classics.

This is a 50-minute interval ride with several quick segments that will give a nice fat burn. Enjoy!

  • I’m Alive (Life Sounds Like): Michael Franti

I am calling this the song of summer for 2013. How much more joyful can a tune be, people?!

  • Mrs. Robinson: The Lemonheads

The lead singer (Evan Dando) was considered a big heartthrob in the 90s. (Oh the 90s—how I miss you!)

  • I Want To Take You Higher: Sly & the Family Stone

Sly Stone is famous for being something of a kook but his music totally kicks ass so who cares? (This particular clip is pretty damn amazing!)

  • Synthetica: Metric

I have been featuring them for weeks and for damn good reason—they write killer songs!

  • Radioactive: Imagine Dragons

There are only two climbs in this set and this is what we play for the first one.

  • Let Me Entertain You: Robbie Williams

OMG—I had the biggest crush ever on this guy. Swoon!

  • Wakeup Call:  Maroon 5

This is my favorite song of theirs.

  • Blister in the Sun: Violent Femmes

I have my classes do some quick “out of the saddle” runs with this one.

  • You Get What You Give: New Radicals

This is just about one of my favorite songs of all time and think it is perfect for this time of year—with graduations coming up and all. (The second “climb” song by the way.)

  • Everlong: Foo Fighters

The fighters of foo are perfect for any spin class really.

  • Please Don’t Leave Me: Pink

This is the sweetest & saddest love song that is set to the happiest beat–ever. I had a student leave my room in tears recently because of the lyrics! True story.

  • City of Blinding Lights: U2

We do some long out of the saddle runs with this song and I think it is one the best U2 have written .

  • Take a Picture: Filter

The singer, Richard Patrick (whom I have a big crush on,) wrote this after getting in trouble for being drunk and naked on a plane. It was just before 9/11 so people used to have more fun in the skies!

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

Until next time…

Ox Ox,

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  • Posted May 27, 2013
    by Chris

    Thanks for the heads up. It’s so easy to lose motivation but fresh music always keeps the workouts going. Tips are always appreciated. Thanks BFChick!

    • Posted May 28, 2013
      by brooklynfitchick

      Thank you!!!

  • Posted May 28, 2013
    by tito

    Nice playlist. It’s amazing how music can really keep you motivated, especially when exercising…

  • Posted May 28, 2013
    by hsandez

    Great Playlist… Way to stay motivated.

  • Posted May 28, 2013
    by brooklynfitchick

    Thank you!!

  • Posted May 28, 2013
    by Amy

    Very eclectic list. I love that you included an oldie like Sly and the Family Stone!
    Pink is a favorite of mine too. Thanks for putting this together…

    • Posted May 28, 2013
      by brooklynfitchick

      Thank you Amy!

  • Posted May 30, 2013
    by Pamela M. Kramer (@PamelaMKramer)

    Nice list!

    • Posted May 30, 2013
      by brooklynfitchick

      Thank you!!

  • Posted June 2, 2013
    by runningbetty

    I was so stunned when Evan Dando cut his hair off. mmm what a cutie! Lemonheads rocked my freshman year of college.

  • Posted June 3, 2013
    by brooklynfitchick

    Evan was a cute boy!

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