Brooklyn Fit Chick Playlist: “The Dude’s Hotel California” 50-Minute #playlist


“Hotel California” (50-Minute Ride)

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Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

Today’s playlist was inspired after watching The Big Lebowski for the first time in many years and noticing that there is a super, fantastic version of Hotel California by The Gypsy Kings on the soundtrack. From there I went looking through my “favorites” list to mix in some old and new tunes to create a 50-minute interval playlist that I hope offers some fun & inspiration for your next workout.

  • Hotel California: The Gypsy Kings

A major plot point to The Big Lebowski is “The Dude’s” absolute hatred for all music from The Eagles so it always fun to hear when The Gypsy Kings version of their biggest hit pops up on the soundtrack. I love using this as a warm-up song as it has such a fun buildup.


  • Use It: The New Pornographers

I love this Canadian band and this tune in particular gives me “the happies.”


  • California Love: 2Pac

Can you believe this tune is 20 years old?! When it first came out I had just moved to NYC from Northern California and it made me miss my old home. The beat still kicks serious butt!


  • Every Teardrop is a Waterfall: Coldplay

Some people are divided on whether or not Coldplay is a decent band but I love their melodies and think that Chris Martin writes some of the catchiest lyrics in the business.


  • Criminal: Fiona Apple

OMG—I just loved this album back in the day and this song in particular sounds just as amazing now as it did in the 90s.


  • E-Pro: Beck

Beck is yet another 90s act who gets better and better with each effort. This is one of my favorites by him.


  • Locked Out of Heaven: Bruno Mars

What can I say about Bruno Mars except that he is so damn likeable and his music is just TOO much fun!!


  • Keep The Car Running: Arcade Fire

This is one of my “top 5” songs to perform sprints to and love watching my students facing when they peddle their butts off.


  • Black Gold: Soul Asylum

Wow—there is a ton of 90s on the playlist today? Not intentional but as I said before—these are some of my favorite tunes to use for workouts.


  • Starships: Nicki Minaj

I know she is not to everyone’s taste but I think Nicki Minaj is just so damn enjoyable and if you can find her on Instagram—follow right away!


  • Time to Pretend: MGMT

This is one of those bands that released an amazing first record and then “poof” they disappear. Time to Pretend is the standout song.


  • Moves Like Jagger: Maroon 5

Maroon 5’s Adam Levine has such a distinctive voice and uses it so well here—“I’ve got the mooooooooooves like Jagger!”


  • Weight of Love: The Black Keys

At first I thought this was some long lost Pink Floyd single which I mean as a compliment.


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.

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  • Posted March 25, 2015
    by Elle

    hmmm. will have to check some of those out. Thanks for sharing!

  • Posted March 25, 2015
    by Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner

    Haven’t heard some of those in a while. I love the Arcade Fire song.

  • Posted March 25, 2015
    by Jen @ Pretty Little Grub

    Some oldies but goodies in there!

  • Posted March 25, 2015
    by AJ @ NutriFitMama

    I haven’t heard some of these in forever!!

  • Posted March 25, 2015
    by Farrah

    I’m super behind the times and have only heard of maybe…3 of these songs. I’ll have to check the other ones out!

  • Posted March 25, 2015
    by Maureen

    We have very similar taste in music! California Love has and always will be my jam!! 🙂

  • Posted March 25, 2015
    by Kate @KateMovingForward

    LOVE Bruno Mars!!

  • Posted March 25, 2015
    by Lora

    Great playlist! I need to get better about sharing mine online! You’ve inspired me! 🙂

  • Posted March 25, 2015
    by Kathryn @ Dancing to Running

    Looks like a great playlist! I’m also a fan of mixing things up with my music and putting together very diverse playlists.

  • Posted March 25, 2015
    by Sam @ PancakeWarriors

    Definitely have a few of these, and you gave a few to add as well! Love when people recommend music, I sometimes get in such a rut!

    • Posted March 26, 2015
      by brooklynfitchick

      I wind up playing the same songs over and over if I don’t try new ones.

  • Posted March 26, 2015
    by Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes

    Ohhh, I love Fiona apple, never would have though to add it in my playlist! going to do that now!

  • Posted March 26, 2015
    by RFC

    Great list! I’ve only heard about half of these songs (I’m so sheltered, haha) so I’ll have to come back and listen to them all!

  • Posted March 30, 2015
    by Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home

    Great playlist! Are you on spotify?

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