Brooklyn Fit Chick Playlist: “Crystal Vases” 50-min Ride P!nk, Gwen Stafani, Green Day, Nicki Minaj


“Crystal Vases” (50-minute Ride)

Nicki Minaj


Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

Is it cold enough for you? (West Coast peeps can just shut their collective pie holes, by the way. We get it—it’s nice there. Now stop bragging about it on Facebook!)

Anyhoo I finally got around to creating a new playlist and it received kudos over the weekend by my picky students. It’s a mixture of old & new tunes and I hope you all enjoy it. (Now enough of the Polar Vortex crap!)


  • Crystal Vases: The Last Royals

I love this song to use as a warm-up as it is fun and poppy sounding. However—try tot to focus on the lyrics as they are rather, um, depressing.


  • Hell: Tegan and Sara

My fondness for Canadians continues with this duo who write some really catchy pop-rock tunes.

  • Get the Party Started: P!nk

If you need a go-to that is guaranteed to get the whole room into a groove—try this one from P!nk. Cuz it rules!


  • World Turning: Fleetwood Mac

I love Lindsey Buckingham and this one is one of my all-time favorites from his early days in Fleetwood Mac.


  • Midnight City: M83

This is one of those slow, climb-type of songs that reminds me of 80s New Wave music.


  • Hollaback Girl: Gwen Stefani

Personally, I prefer the version where she curses…B A N A N A S! (Don’t worry, this video is clean.)


  • I Don’t Feel Ike Dancing: Scissor Sisters

If there is a happier sounding song in the world—I have yet to find it.


  • Brain Stew: Green Day

Give me some crunchy-sounding guitars just about any day of the week, thankyouverymuch.


  • Holding on for Life: Broken Bells

The first time I heard this song I was convinced it was Justin Timberlake and Jimmy Fallon singing as the Bee Gees. Love it though I know nothing about this band.


  • Machinehead: Bush

Are they names after the President(s?) Does anyone know the answer to that?


  • Starships: Nicki Minaj

Once again—I prefer the dirty version of this tune. (NSFW! Really!)


  • Stars: Moby

For some reason Moby seems to write the perfect songs to use for “climbs.”


  • Changes: David Bowie

“Time may change me, but I can’t change time.”


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 February 11, 2014
    by Lynda@fitnessmomwinecountry

    You crack me up …you said “pie holes” LOL yes we have had some amazing weather out here on the West Coast 🙂 Okay I only know a handful of these songs, but seriously Fleetwood Mac!!!! I used to sing the entire Rumors album with my girlfriend in front of the mirror almost every day after school….
    {showing my age} Thanks for sharing with us 🙂

    • Posted February 11, 2014
      by brooklynfitchick

      LOL! Thanks Lynda! I love me some Fleetwod Mac and any chance to play them in my classes. I make myself listen to more current music or else it will just all be “oldies.” I used to live up in the Bay Area and miss that weather this time of year!

  • Posted February 11, 2014
    by Jenn @comebackmomma

    I need more tunes on my phone. Thanks for the ideas.

  • Posted February 11, 2014
    by Margo D.

    Thanks Jenn!

  • Posted February 11, 2014
    by Courtney @ Don't Blink. Just Run.

    OK – for the first time ever – you’ve made a playlist with a song I absolutely HATE! LOL That Holding On For Life song drives me crazy. I also immediately thought Bee Gees the first time I heard it.

    You did redeem yourself by adding Scissor Sisters though. I love them and they’re amazing live!

  • Posted February 11, 2014
    by brooklynfitchick

    Really? I like that song! Oh well–to his their own. LOL! The Scissor Sisters are fantastic.

  • Posted February 14, 2014
    by Missy

    No lie. I hadn’t even seen this post yet but was singing Hollaback girl in my head all day today.

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