I don't listen to the radio. When I moved to NYC Nana got me an iHome (okay, my dad bought it and Nana sent him a check) but it was possessed and turned itself on at 3 in the morning all the time so I threw it out, and I don't have a car. I like to learn about new music via other outlets. I used to depend on TV (namely Entourage and One Tree Hill) to introduce me to new songs but that's not really an option anymore. I now discover many of my favorite tunes - you guessed it - inside the spin studio.
Now when I'm listening to music I'll think to myself, "I wonder if this would be good to ride to?" and if it is, or if I've already ridden to it, I will start bouncing around as though I were actually on the bike, even though I am really in the car/at a restaurant/on a couch. This drives Perri cuh-razy.
Which got me thinking... What would be my dream playlist/if I were an instructor what would I play/what would I want to hear at my birthday ride? So, without further ado...
E.T. - Katy Perry featuring Kanye West (one of my favorite songs to start a ride to... drop the beat)
Cinderella Man - Eminem (my other favorite song to kick off a ride/drop a beat)
Talk That Talk - Rihanna featuring Jay Z (the perfect song for tap back/push up combo)
Pursuit of Happiness - Kid Cudi (push ups)
Ni**as in Paris - Kanye West & Jay Z (more tap back/push up combo... It's my favorite)
Where Have You Been - Rihanna (sprints)
Call Me Maybe - Carly Rae Jespen (weights - I do reps to this in my apartment all the time!)
All The Things That I've Done - The Killers ("I've got soul but I'm not a soldier"... perfect to cool down after weights)
Marry the Night - Lady Gaga (more sprints)
Don't Drink the Water/This Land is Your Land Live at Radio City Hall - Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds (cool down)
I'm far from a DJ and I'm not even sure a playlist would work in this order, but I'd be one happy camper during this ride!
What beats do you love to pedal to? Inspire me!