To celebrate getting my new kicks, I thought it’d be fun to compile a list of my favorite spinning songs from this year.
Spinning instructors out there, please weigh in on the type of drills these songs would be suited for. I could definitely be wrong!
[REVISED 12/31] And I just realized I was short one song for the 10. Oops! See that missing 10th song at the end of the list.
For: Warm up Hills / Jumps
I talked about this song in an earlier post and realized shortly thereafter it’d work for spinning.
The 1st time I heard the intro, I thought, Oh cool, Midnight City! Then it led into TLC. It works. And you can download it for free, too.
For: Sprints / Intervals
Really great build. I’m not exactly a Killers fan, but for some reason, when I hear this song in class, it gives me the happy-to-be-alive-and-spinning feeling.
I keep waiting for the day I’ll get sick of this song but it has yet to happen. Apparently there’s a mashup of this and Men at Work called Wake Up Down Under.
Every time I hear this song, I think of my favorite spin instructor, Erica, and how she told us the 1st time she included this song in her playlist, everyone in her class got Personal Bests. The build to the chorus is really something.
For: Seated climbs
Bass! Beat! Remix!
For: Standing climbs
It’s just so fun.
I like the beat and the pop sensibility.
For: Seated climbs / Intervals
Good steady beat.
This one takes me right to the summer of 2013 – a scant 4 months ago. I like that there’s a song out there that captures post-summer blues.