BROOKLYN FIT CHICK’S PLAYLIST
“Superlove” Ride (50 Minutes)
Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!
I am continuing my delve into club/dance music which is just slightly outside my comfort zone but Swedish DJ Avicii puts together such fun, catchy “warm-up” tunes. I love “Hey Brother” and “Wake Me Up” so when I heard he recorded with Lenny Kravitz—I downloaded the song right away and decided to trip around the last couple of decades to being you this playlist. You’re welcome!!!
Let me know what you think of it and remember—I need song suggestions, always.
- Superlove: Avicii & Lenny Kravitz
I love how the song seems to ebb and flow– making it a perfect warm-up for getting my students used to being on the bike. I have them match the beat with their peddling but it also works for any kind of group fitness class.
- Fire Sign: The Gossip
Beth Ditto is a fierce singer and this tune really gets the room pumping with energy. (True story—the original drummer left the band to be a midwife!)
- I Gotta Feeling: The Black Eyes Peas
The beat here is fun, happy and builds in joy as you move along which is just about perfect for any workout playlist.
- Sweet Disposition: The Temper Trap
Sometimes you want your class to fall into a trance and just the music flow…this song does that very nicely from this Australian band.
- Clocks: Coldplay
I know there are people out there who hate Coldplay and complain anytime they are played on the radio but I love them and this song always makes me want to go on long climbs and think about life.
- Rope: Foo Fighters
How committed is singer Dave Grohl to rocking out as hard as possible? The dude broke his leg falling off stage and stayed until the show was finished!
- Telephone: Lady Gaga and Beyoncé
I wish these two would record a whole album together—this song just cooks!
- Breathe: The Prodigy
My inner 90s rock goddess loves hearing this band anytime and this particular tune is perfect for sprinting.
- Holiday: Green Day
I cannot believe this band has been together so long that they are now in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. (I am OLD!)
- Never Let You Go: Third Eye Blind
Third Eye Blind is best known for their druggie anthem “Semi-Charmed Life” but I really like this song so much more.
- Complicated: Avril Lavigne
If it has been a while since you heard this one from Avril—go back to it. She did some might fine songwriting here and she was just 16 years-old when she recorded it.
- Ordinary World: Duran Duran
This may be my all-time, most favorite Duran Duran song of all time after “The Reflex” and “Girls on Film.” (Though “Planet Earth” is pretty amazing as well… (Use this one as your cool down, of course.)
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…
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I forgot about that Lady Gaga/Beyonce song… so good!! I had that on repeat during a half marathon I ran in 2009.
I love that song too–it’s fantastic!
Oh wow – Avril! I forgot about her! Great list 🙂
I miss her skate punk days!
oh gosh I forgot about Telephone! I have that on itunes somewhere!! And YES to Duran Duran, love Ordinary World 🙂 great list you’ve got here!
Great mix! The right music can make all the difference in the world. Green Day is one of my favorite bands. We were so lucky to get to see them in concert, many years ago.
I saw them when they first started out because I am OLD! LOL!
Some oldies but goodies on here! thanks for sharing your playlist. I love Avril Lavine :0
I do too!
GREAT song choices. I agree with the Third Eye Blind song…so much better than Semi-Charmed Life.
RIGHT? Its so much better.
Fun picks! I loved Green Day and Avril Lavigne back in the day!
Great choices! I’m always looking for new songs to run to. I’m trying out a few new ones myself. I don’t listen to a lot of pop, but I found a good one by St Motel called My Type you might like..
I love that song! I used it in my last playlist. 🙂
Lots of good picks here! I like that Avicii one!
I love Avicii! (He is so adorable!)
Its hard to not feel great when you hear some Black Eyed Peas!
Some great songs here! Love this playlist! I will have to put it on my ipod! Thanks!
Thank you Sue!
Great playlist ideas. I wrote down the songs I’m going to add to my HIIT playlist. Thanks!
fun list! Makes me wanna dance 🙂
Telephone is ALWAYS on my playlist haha
Great playlist Margo!!!! I will def be addding some of these to my playlist!
I am taking a 5 hour drive with my friend in 2 weeks to Cape Cod and we need a playlist!! will be adding these to my spotify 🙂
These songs will great for my long drive to work every morning! I will also be adding them to my Spotify.