View Full Version : I need some playlist ideas

11-05-2009, 08:09 PM
I am going to "guest teach" a class at my local training facility. Now, I love dance music but I don't think that would go over well with this group. Can you ladies post some playlists for me?? Thanks!!!!!!!

11-06-2009, 03:14 PM
Oh...you'd be surprised what "goes over well" in a spin class. I take a spin class with a particular instructor at my gym, twice a week. She always...and I do mean ALWAYS...uses "house" music for her classes. She gets a very diverse group, too. Old, young, middle-aged, black, white, hispanic, male, female...you name it. I've never really heard anyone ever complain about her choice of music...as long as it's pumping, we don't really care. :D I say...go with the dance music. You won't be able to please everyone, all of the time anyway. ;)

11-07-2009, 01:17 AM
Ramones--Loud and Fast. It's a greatest hits compilation and I frequently listen to it in lieu of Spinervals music when on the trainer.

Of course, don't know how the Ramones would go over in a spin class. ;)

11-07-2009, 06:02 AM
September- Earth Wind and Fire
just about anything by U2, but particularly One with Mary Blige
Walking on the Sun - Smashmouth
anything by Stevie Wonder
Oye Como Va - Santana
Gonna Make you Sweat, othewise known as Everybody Dance Now
Speed of Sound- Cold Play
She Drives Me Crazy - FYC
Sight for Sore Eyes - M People (obviously)
Born to Run or Thunder Road - Springsteen
Where have all the Cowboys Gone - Paula Cole
and of course, Super Freak - Rick James
and really of course, Brick House

11-07-2009, 03:13 PM
Lets Get Loud - Jennifer Lopez
Bleeding Love - Leonna Lewis
Please Don't Stop the Music - Rhianna
Misery Business - Paramore
Disturbia - Rhianna
Believe - Cher
Call Me - Blondie
Crushcrushcrush - Paramore

11-07-2009, 03:45 PM
I used to loooove warming up to "How to Save a Life" by the Fray

Some other great warm up songs:
Badly Drawn Boy - Silent Sigh
Lali Puna - Faking the Books
Corinne Bailey Rae - Put Your Records On

However, some faster AWESOME suggestions:

Queen - Don't Stop Me Now
The National - Brainy
Crazy- Gnarls Barkley
Chemical Brothers - Surface to Air
Cake - Going the Distance
Radiohead - Weird Fishes
Postal Service - Such Great Heights
Led Zeppelin - Immigrant Song
Regina Spektor - Dance Anthem of the 80's
Coldplay - Viva La Vida
Guster - Two Points for Honesty (starts slow but picks up-- it really motivates me)

Cool down suggestions:
Modest Mouse - Gravity Rides Everything
Badly Drawn Boy - A Minor Incident
Iron and Wine - Flightless Bird, American Mouth

11-08-2009, 02:35 AM
Don't bring me down-ELO

11-08-2009, 10:16 AM
I've been searching some of these on youtube, to see if I could add to my cycling ipod list, and found this:


:eek: Bizarre, amazing, beautiful, original, maybe gonna give me nightmares...

11-08-2009, 12:20 PM
Regina Spektor - Dance Anthem of the 80's

Wow, love it ! Great song for running, I also like 'Eet'.

Bike Chick
11-08-2009, 05:23 PM
Monkey Wrench - Foo Fighters
Cherry Pie - Warrant
Just Dance - Lady Gaga
Let's Get it Started - Black Eyed Peas
Rookie - BSF
Whisper- Evanescence
Walking on Sunshine - katrina and the Waves

11-08-2009, 06:20 PM
WOW- thank you everyone!! This is great :)

11-12-2009, 03:42 AM
These are great ideas! Can anyone recommend a download service other than iTunes that they've used with good results? Though I've ripped plenty of songs for my MP3 player, I've never downloaded music before :o


11-13-2009, 02:39 AM
Anything by Queen...

11-13-2009, 06:32 AM
Anything by Queen...


Although I'm not sure how motivating "Who Wants to Live Forever" will be :D It always makes me sad.

11-13-2009, 02:10 PM
I've been buying songs of Amazon - usually cheaper than itunes if you are only looking for single songs. It's a pain though because each one shows up individually (which is probably my own fault but I can't figure out how to change it).

Two other songs that work really well:

Girlfriend - Avril Lavigne
Hanging by a Moment - Lifehouse (great for spinning - multiple tempos to work with)

11-13-2009, 02:58 PM
I just gave up and use iTunes.

11-14-2009, 09:17 AM
Calle Ocho-Pitbull
Fergalicious - Fergie
Hot Lunch Jam - Fame Sndtrk
Hard To Handle - Black Crowes
BOB - Outkast
Staying Alive - Wyclef Jean
Wanna Be Startin' Something - Michael Jackson
Firestarter - Prodigy
Push It - Salt n Pepa
Eye of The Tiger - Survivor
Blister in the Sun - Violent Femmes
Ain't No Other Man - Christina Aguilera
Good Vibrations - Marky Mark & The Funky Bunch

12-06-2009, 05:38 AM
I love to spin to almost anything. One of my instructors even throws in some country, and I even like that (eventhough I don't really listen to country) I just love all of the suggestions here. My only comment is: mix up the music. Don't play the same type with the same sound for the entire workout. It gets really boring. I have had instructors play the same type (for example the dance music) for the entire workout. It is pure torture. It makes me want to leave the class, and I boycott instructors who I know do that. Just my $.02.

12-06-2009, 06:16 AM
My current favourite playlist. 35 minutes long

500 Miles - Proclaimers
Put Your Hands Up In The Air - ?
Are You Gonna Be My Girl- Jet
The Middle - Jimmy Eat World
Scar That Never Heals - Jeremy Fisher
Hotel Yorba - The White Stripes
Footloose - Kenny Loggins
Hurts So Good - John Cougar Mellencamp
I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
Joan Jett - I Love Rock N Roll

01-30-2010, 03:15 PM
"Louboutins" - JLo. Think climb.

01-30-2010, 04:28 PM
OK, don't laugh, but two different instructors use Creed at times, and I find it hugely inspirational. Can you Take Me Higher is a great song for a climb!

02-01-2010, 09:06 AM
Have you seen the playlists on Adventurecorps' site?


02-05-2010, 06:07 AM
Almost any song by Creed, Nickleback, Lincoln Park, New Order, or My Chemical Romance.

My favorite though is trance/tecno especially DJ Tiesto.

Sandstorm by DaRood is very popular in spin class here.

02-06-2010, 09:29 AM
The class I went to today, the instructor used "Take Me Down to the Paradise City" by Guns N Roses for an exercise where we increased cadence. I though it was clever!

09-29-2010, 11:28 PM
May I suggest Michael Jackson "Thriller" Its great!