So, a few things.
Firstly, as you may have noticed, I did not post the iTunes or Spotify playlist this week in this post. I think I have officially decided to say F to iTunes, seeing as how frustrating it is when the past oh, 15 out of 10 (yes. i know) playlists have just not published. It’s a waste of my precious time, where I could be catching up on an episode of Weeds or eating a cookie instead.
Secondly, I hear my local sports team is in the Superbowl. That is neat! While I will be indulging in “game food” and pretending to care and watch said game, I will also be rooting for my favorite starting lineup in the Puppy Bowl. I like this guy because he’s got a really good taste in music. Also, this gal, because I have a feeling that if she could peddle, she’d come to my spin class.
That being said, I have created a Superbowl Playlist. Qualifications to make this playlist included songs that you’d hear at a football game, or hear while watching a football game, songs that have been performed at previous halftime performances (but not the actual performances because they all sound like crap – except for one that I use below), or Boston-related tunes. I haven’t taught this playlist yet, so the teaching notes are kind of poor this week. But, I wanted to post it with ample time in case anyone wants some Puppybowl (I think they play a similar playlist) songs. Also, I will be using this playlist for an hour long class, a 50 minute long class, a class that does jumps, and a class that doesn’t do jumps. So don’t pay much attention to my notes. I just re-read what I’ve written already and I’ve already confused myself.
Thirdly, the reason I am so spaced out right now is because I just got back from our nation’s capital (Washington, D.C., for those who may be in a similar state as me right now) where we celebrated Meggie’s 25th birthday at a brunch place called “La Boum.” Any D.C. readers out there? Have you heard of/been to La Boum?
I will leave you with a few hints about La Boum. It’s a party brunch from 2-5:30. They give you free shots. There is a disco ball and DJ. There is a go-go dancing block. There is a burlesque dancer, although I’d rather call her a stripper, named Candi (or maybe it’s Kandi – strippers love doing that stuff to their names). They bring out bottles of champagne with sparklers inside the bottles. They make you take off clothing when you dance on the go-go block. They make you dance on your chair. It is the MOST fun you will ever have, at brunch, and in life. Here is proof:
So, friends, I am exhausted, which is another reason I have not posted the Spotify playlist yet. Will get on it sometime this week when I’m alive.
1. NFL On Fox Theme Song (1:22): Stretching, warming up.
2. Hank Williams Jr., Are You Ready for Some Football (2:18): Moat likely still stretching and warming up until close to the end of this tune.
3. Guns ‘N Roses, Welcome to the Jungle (4:34): There’s a ton of parts in this song where you can count for 10 seconds and do little increases in speed… I haven’t gotten them down pat, but if you listen to it a few times, you can kind of decide for yourself on where you can do the 10 count increases. This song just screams sports games. And Natick High School wrestling match warmups.
4. Superbowl Shuffle, Chicago Bears (6:04): This song cracks me up. I haven’t heard of it until recently when I was looking for a superbowl list of tunes. Apparently da Bears decided to record their own song back in like, ’85? Before I was born? Sports teams were obviously way cooler back then. Sorry for the crappy song quality, but iTunes has a good version you can download for a the cost of just 1 thing off the dollar menu at McDonalds. Climb.
5. Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough (2:27): 30 second sprints during the choruses. This song was performed by Diana Ross way back when during halftime in the 90’s.
6. Janet Jackson, Rhythm Nation (5:31): Can’t have a superbowl playlist without some Janet “the wardrobe malfunction” Jackson. After a minute or so, the chorus kicks in, and you can do a 30-40 second increase in speed. There is a few of them throughout the song. I am going to use it for a fast flat with increases during the chorus.
7. Paul McCartney, Live and Let Die (3:13): Climb, and back to increases during the fast parts.
8. The Blues Brothers, Gimme Some Lovin’ (3:08): How cool are the Blues Brothers? They performed back in the 1990’s during half time. This is also my new favorite song.
9. Black Eyed Peas, Pump It (3:37): Definitely high resistance and sprints during the chorus. Classic tune.
10. Bruce Springstein, Glory Days (4:08): Not the biggest Bruce fans, but here you go. Climb.
11. Michael Jackson, Bille Jean (4:55): Still climbing.
12. Aerosmith, JT, Britney, Nelly, Walk This Way (3:06): Still climbing. This is the only song where I am using audio from the actual performance, because the quality is such doodie. This one is fun though. Jumps on a hill perhaps?
13. U2, Where The Streets Have No Name (4:38): I think we are going to get flatter, and then build up to a hill again for this one.
14. Dropkick Murphys, Shipping Up To Boston (2:34): I can’t have a Superbowl playlist for a Boston sports team without having this song in it. Definitely sprints.
15. Captain Q.B. and the Big Boys, San Diego Super Chargers (4:22): This song is silly. It’s like a disco song about a football team. This song for my 50 minute spin class will be the cooldown, but for my hour long class, this will likely be the last song and I haven’t quite decided what to do for it yet.. Jumps on a hill maybe. I’m tired.
16. The Rolling Stones, I Can’t Get No Satisfaction (3:46): Cooldown (even though it’s fast, this playlist needs to be 100% on the pump-up scale).
Go Patriots. Beat other team.