spin songs

I have been teaching spinning (indoor cycling) for about 20 years.

For me, a fun part of designing a class is selecting motivating music that will appeal to a wide range of participants. Over the years I have tried a variety of things to keep it fresh — the Sound of Music spin complete with prizes for the best costume, Reggae spin, More Cowbell spin and countless other themes. Lately, as aging musicians die, I feature their music in the next playlist. I just started working on an all-Canadian spin list. Let me know if you have a favourite song by a Canadian that has a good beat!

I put my road bike on a trainer in the winter and ride indoors. Here is a playlist I made for myself to listen to while I pretend to be outside. Maybe something will hit the spot for you and help motivate you to keep moving. Hope so!

Shake – Head and the Heart

Happy – Pharrell Williams

All About That Bass – Meghan Trainor

Forget You – Cee Lo Green

Safri Duo Sweet Freedom – Move Ya

Got It Wrong – Wild Feathers

Story of My Life – One Direction

What a Wonderful World – Joey Ramone

Mr. Brightside – The Killers

The Way We Get By – Spoon

Tell the World – Eric Hutchinson

River So Wide – Phil Collins

Downtown – Petula Clark

Saving Grace – Tom Petty

Timber – Pitbull

Jai Ho – AR Rahman (from Slumdog Millionaire)

The Ceiling – Wild Feathers

Lisztomania – Phoenix

Dog Days Are Over – Florence + the Machine

Human – The Killers






8 thoughts on “spin songs

  1. acc

    Wow! I’ve never heard of 99 percent of that music. (well,maybe megan traynor). Yet another example of your essential hip_ness 🙂


  2. Deborah Sloane

    It’s so great to have this collection for my walks. I do miss your fantastic spin classes which always has the best music!!



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