Like last week, I am posting this playlist before actually teaching it for timing’s sake, so the teaching notes might not be exact just yet because I just put it together today and haven’t had much time to listen to it a few times.
If you have been following this blog since it’s inception, you may have picked up that I have a severely bitter taste in my mouth from some past fellas. Relationships all seem to end so perfectly and friendly, don’t they? I am teaching this Valentine’s Day – in fact, this is the first day that my class will go CO-ED at the all women’s gym. Dream come true would be to have a David Beckham look alike, preferably in the underwear that Beckham was reppin’ in the superbowl commercial, in my spin class, who tells me how much I just kicked his ass and how much he loved my love stinks playlist. A single gal can dream, can’t she?
So, since I get to teach around and on Valentine’s Day, here is a LOVE STINKS playlist, for all you grudge holding fine independent citizens out there. (Even if you’re happy in love right now, the media gets so damn lovey-dovey around V-day; I think we could all use a little anti-V-Day music in our lives). However, see if you can notice a little progression in the songs as we get deeper in the class. I’ll explain at the bottom (no cheating!).
1. Bon Jovi, You Give Love A Bad Name (3:43): Cheeeeeze. Warmup. For the record, I would never play this song if it wasn’t for the theme of the ride. (Sort of like the Hank Williams Jr. song from the Superbowl Ride – country? Yuck).
2. Cee Lo Green, Forget You (3:43): Quick pacing! I so wish I could play the unedited version of this song.
3. Taio Cruz, Ludacris, Break Your Heart (3:06): I think we’d do some sprints during the choruses with moderate resistance.
4. Queen, Another One Bites The Dust (3:35): Finding the beat, heavy resistance.
5. Janis Joplin, Piece of My Heart (4:26): Wicked heavy, dood. Take it, Janis.
6. No Doubt, Just A Girl (3:26): Sprints with medium resistance during the chorus.
7. The Magic Time Travel, These Boots Are Made For Walking (2:39): God, were they ever. I haven’t listened to this song in a long long time, but I have a feeling we’d do jumps or intervals with heavy resistance.
8. LMFAO, Sexy and I Know It (3:19): Heavy resistance sprints during the chorus, light for recovery.
9. La Roux, Bulletproof (3:26): More intervals here.
10. Talking Heads, I’m Not In Love (4:58): Endurance hill here, no intervals – just find a healthy pace and heavy resistance.
11. Crystal Castles, Not In Love ft. Robert Smith (3:47): Sprints during the chorus. Thanks K-Squared for this favorite song!
12. Rick Springfield, Jesse’s Girl (3:13): Again, cheese, but it’s all apart of the story for this ride. Not sure what we are doing here yet.
13. Jet, Are You Gonna Be My Girl (3:50): Spppaaaarints during the fast parts! Lots of intervals in this ride.
14. Fun., Janelle Monae, We Are Young (4:10): Haven’t listened to this one enough in my car to figure out what we are doing yet – but a huge thanks to Michael for sending this (and many other AWESOME tunes) my way on Spotify!
15. Rihanna, We Found Love (3:36): Have we figured out the story yet? Sprints after the beat drops.
16. Lana Del Ray, Video Games (4:42): Have you heeeeeeard her voice yet? She is the hotness. Thanks to my brother for this one – I would have given you the shout out even if you didn’t ask me to, big bruder.
As you may have noticed, we start out in the breakup phase. Heartbreak hill. (OOoo, heartbreak hotel would be a good song to throw in too!). Then, we’re in the “F this guy, I am going to the gym every day and going to look so hot all the time” phase and we are giving it our all in sprints. Then we start to fall into a trap again… and we find love with Rihanna. Love isn’t always so horrible. But, most of the time it is, and to prove it, here’s a quote from one of my favorite movies… “Worse than the total agony of being in love?” – Little boy from Love Actually