BROOKLYN FIT CHICK’S PLAYLIST
“Hey Brother (2016)” Playlist (50 Minute-Ride)
Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!
This past week Michelle Obama (FLOTUS) was featured on James Corden’s popular Carpool Karaoke segment singing to her favorite tunes including Beyoncé’s Single Ladies. Now, I loved that song so much when it came out that I might have played it just a wee bit too much and got very tired of it.
Now—I am all amped to play it again so I created a ride all around featuring my Swedish dreamboat Avicii to start us off. The rest of this list is my usual mix of old and new (filled with tons of 90s tunes, of course.)
Let me know what you think and please leave some song suggestions in the comments below or on Twitter @BrooklynFitChik.
Now load up that smartphone and get to working out!
- Hey Brother: Avicii
My blonde, much younger imaginary boyfriend teamed with bluegrass singer Dan Tyminski for this badass warm-up tune that is perfect for spin classes IMHO. And now we are off for the rest of the ride!
- Last Nite: The Strokes
Remember in 2001 when we all thought these guys would be HUGE in the future? Was it just me?
- Single Ladies: Beyoncé
I am so happy to bring back this tune and get the room grooving. (Maybe I can figure out how to get the dance moves on the bike as well…)
- Wish I Knew Your: The Revivalists
Not familiar with this New Orleans rock/soul band? Neither was I but I am hearing this song everywhere I go and think it will be the hit of the summer. (Big prediction here!)
- Get Higher: Black Grape
I am not going to lie—this is a weird, 90s, British, kind-of, sort-of a pro getting high song. If you can overlook that (or if that is your thing) give this one a go for a groovy-sounding climb.
- Jump Around: House of Pain
This song always fulfills my inner Irish-American white trash “need to yell out” kind of mood set to music. NEVER get tired of this one or how much my students always seem to enjoy it.
- Snow (Hey Oh): Red Hot Chili Peppers
I don’t want to freak you guys out but I just looked up their Wiki page and this band has been around since 1983!!!! (Makes me feel a bit old anyway…)
- Hand in My Pocket: Alanis Morrissette
If there is a world record for how many times someone played this song over their headphones in 1995 that beats me—I want to shake their hand because I lived for Jagged Little Pill!
- Freckle Song: Chuck Prophet
I love this sexy little tune for summer time listening. Give it a go if you are unfamiliar.
- Hotline Bling: Drake
This song came out almost a year ago but it still sounds fresh to me. LOVE Drake!
- Panic Switch: Silversun Pickups
When I need music that will help my students spring faster—I put on this band and watch them move.
- What a Wonderful World: Joey Ramone
Long story short—I actually have an autograph from Joey Ramone that I let sit in a picture frame facing the sun. It is now basically invisible but I will NEVER throw it, out. RIP JR.
- Don’t Dream It’s Over: Crowded House
Now we cool down with one of my favorites of all time. Enjoy!
That’s it for me this time. What are your new favorite tunes you think I should check out?
Until next time…
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Love Single Ladies!
Me too! I played this yesterday and the whole room whooped.
I loved Michelle on the Carpool Kareoke! She was great. Such a fun First Lady. And I love Single Ladies.
Love our FLOTUS!!!
Don’t dream its over
Michelle Obama is just so awesome! Great playlist 🙂
I love our FLOTUS!
I saw the Michelle Obama carpool one with Missy Elliot…loved it!
It was so great!!!
Great playlist ideas. I love good music to push me through my workouts.
I love Michelle. I’m going to miss having such an awesome First Family!
Love the Single Ladies song for so many reasons, mostly because it makes me bust a gut laughing remembering one of my husband’s friends doing the hand twist then while driving. Good old days 😀
I will so miss the First Family! Brought so much grace and intelligence to the world in a chaotic time.
Jump around is so fun! At the University of Wisconsin football games, they play it and the entire stadium jumps up and down. I’m always afraid it’s going to collapse!
I bet that was great!
I keep saying I need to make my own playlist, thanks for the reminder! The carpool kareoke is the best- to funny!
Love James Corden’s carpool karaoke!
Have not heard some of those in a while! Always love your playlist ideas. Have a great week
Thanks so much!
Single ladies reminds me of my cousin’s bachelorette party! Lol! I need to watch the carpool karaoke video.
IT was so fun to see FLOTUS and Missy Elliott in the car!
Ha! I have the Red Hot Chili Peppers “Snow” on my play list LOL Lots of great songs here that I had forgotten about 😉
Thanks! I like to print out older playlists to find long lost gems from time to time.
Such a diverse playlist! And you always have some tunes I’ve never heard!
Thanks Janelle! I am jealous of your Philly steak sandwich run! 🙂
No playlist is complete without some Beyonce. 🙂
Rocking out to these tunes as I write this!! What a fun playlist! Have an awesome week 🙂