Brooklyn Fit Chick Playlist: “Big Blue Wave & RIP Lou Reed Ride”


“Big Blue Wave & RIP Lou Reed” (50-minute Ride)



Hey there! Hi there! How there!

I have two new online stations that have been rocking my world lately and helping me add to my playlists. Here they are:

  • WLIR online plays an amazing selection of alternative music from the last 30 years. Everything from the B-52s to Lorde to Depeche Mode. Now, since this is a free online station they get a little too crowded sometimes and you can’t log on. But if you, definitely try them out!
  • The Peak in Vancouver plays amazing alternative music plus tons of Canadian bands which are new to me and I am finding I really love.

Got that? So let’s get into to today’s playlist which consists of some old and new tunes to get you in the mood to run, cycle and workout harder. Let’s go!


  • Big Blue Wave: Hey Ocean!

Hey Ocean! Is a Canadian band that released this fun, frothy tune  last year. Love opening up with it in my classes.


  • Pump It: The Black Eyed Peas

One of my students asked me recently “who wrote that Pulp Fiction smash up song?” It took me a minute to figure out what she was talking about!

  • Come & Get It: Selena Gomez

I just lerve this song to pieces.


  • Breathing Underwater: Metric

I have said the before but I need to state again how much I regret not seeing this band when they played in New York last year. Will not make that same mistake again!


  • Rebellion: Arcade Fire

This is one of the best songs ever to climb to or make yourself work harder. It’s fantastic!


  • Rebel Yell: Billy Idol

OMG this is just the greatest song in the world. How does it get better than “in the midnight hour—she cried more, more, MORE!”


  • American Psyco: Treble Charger

Yet another Canadian band I was unaware of until The Peak!


  • Family Affair: Mary J. Blige

I am dedicating this one to my friend Stacy who introduced me to badass Mary J.


  • Spaceman: The Killers

I like to perform high intensity sprints to this song.


  • Simple Life: Elton John

This is one of Elton’s lesser known 90s tunes but I love it for long climbs and  the lyrics are really inspiring.


  • Hell: Tegan and Sarah

Hell yeah, I say!


  • Walk on the Wild Side: Lou Reed

This is one of those pieces of culture that inspired me to move to New York. I spent my whole life in the boring ‘burbs and I was ready to indeed walk on the wild side. (RIP Lou Reed. This city will be much less interesting without you in it.)


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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  • Posted November 19, 2013
    by Courtney @ Don't Blink. Just Run.

    Another great list and awesome choice for Reed. I hadn’t heard that he passed away a few weeks ago…bummer! Keep up the great playlists!

  • Posted November 19, 2013
    by brooklynfitchick

    Thank you Courtney! You keep me inspired!

  • Posted November 19, 2013
    by Missy

    I’m a rock chick but Family Affair – one of the BEST SONGS ever and I’m a total MJB fan!

  • Posted November 19, 2013
    by brooklynfitchick

    MJB Rules!!!

  • Posted November 19, 2013
    by Maria

    Is it sad that the only song I know on this playlist is Selena Gomez’s Come & Get It?!?!? Could it be because I have a five year old who commandeers the radio station?!? Looks like it is time I brighten my music horizon, eh?

  • Posted November 21, 2013
    by Marlene

    Great choices! I’m Canadian so I’m glad to hear others are enjoying the music. Lately, I’ve been hooked on Triple J FM from Sydney Australia (105.7). Australian pop has a great sound that’s just different enough to sound fresh. It’s great when you get tired of young divas with overpowering vebrato. A good dose of Aussie and then back to MJB!

    • Posted November 21, 2013
      by brooklynfitchick

      Hi Marlene! I have to try out that station. I love getting new ideas for music and love online radio. 🙂

  • Posted November 30, 2013
    by Toni @ runninglovingliving

    Great playlist, I am going to have to check up WLIR online, sounds like it is right up my alley!

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