That time of year is coming where little cutie pies get all dressed up, lots of delicious peanut butter cups are downed, and girls age 16+ forget the meaning of classy. I’m gonna keep the class, and stick to the PB cups. For those of us who are teaching a class within the next week, you might be wondering what kind of music you can use for a Halloween ride. There’s plenty of stuff out there you could use, but a twitter follower asked me (and he might be my new favorite for asking me this!) if I had any songs that were NOT cheesey. I’m so not into cheese unless it’s a grilled cheese or the String Cheese Incident, so I am thrilled that there are others who want to steer clear of tackiness during class. I came up with a few songs that you might want to check out (in no particular order):
1. Deadmau5, Moar Ghosts N Stuff (4:38): I’ve already used this before, and you already know how I feel about this DJ. OK – this song MIGHT be a little cheesey because of the creepy guy who talks in it, but I’ll pretend I don’t hear it.
2. Deadmau5, Ghosts N Stuff (3:15): This song immediately follows the above track on the album “For Lack of A Better Name.” If you’re going to play these, make sure you play Moar first, and then this one. This one’s got Rob Swire singing over Deadmau5’s beats, and it’s super catchy. You can sprint during both of these during the chorus when the beat drops.
3. Deadmau5, FML (6:36): This one might be a little stretch, but it might also have some creep-iness to it. It’s instrumental, and a bit long – might be a good one to climb for, trying to keep up to the beat with a quick RPM pace.
4. Fedde Le Grand v. Camille Jones, The Creeps (2:33): This song was huge in Australia while I was studying there, and I’ve been looking for a playlist to throw it on. There’s also probably a bunch of remixes you can find on youtube for this song if you dig it and are looking for a longer track.
5. Michael Jackson, Thriller (4:52): I mean, I’m not going to bother explaining. We’ve all seen it. We’ve all heard it. We all love it.
6. The Kinks, King Kong (3:22): Maybe I was just born in the wrong generation (duh) but I think The Kinks are such an under-appreciated band in this day in age. You could do a few things with this one, maybe a climb with some surges.
7. Dave Matthews Band, Halloween (5:08): I don’t know exactly how great this is for spin, but maybe a warmup or a cooldown song. It starts to rage a little bit toward the end of the song, so maybe even a climb. Play around!