My class had a ton of fun with this playlist today! We started in the 60’s and went straight through to my favorites of 2013! Here’s the playlist:
As you can see, I used some remakes for the first few songs:
Tainted Love (1964) original by Gloria Jones: Warm up
Suspicious Minds (1969) original by The King: Continue warm up and alternate seated/standing
The Devil Went Down to Georgia (19 79) I used a clean version of this one which I had in my local files. seated accelerations @ 1:32(30), 2:30 (20) and 3:20 (20)
You Sexy Thing (1975) Alternate seated/standing climb
Another One Bites The Dust (1980) Seated climb (Trivia: This is Queen’s best selling song of all time and it is also # 32 on Billboards top 100 songs of all time).
Should I Stay or Should I Go (!981) We’re going punk rock here with some standing accelerations @ 1:08 and 2:22.
Livin’ La Vida Loca (1999) more seated accelerations at :51 (30), 1:53 (25) and 3:06 (25).
Bittersweet Symphony (1997) Love this song for a standing climb!
Viva La Vida (2008) seated flat
Two of my favorites from 2012:
Back In Time: Standing Flat
I Will Wait: Seated accelerations @ :49 (40), 1:59 (30) and then pick the pace up for the last leg from 3:17-4:30
My favorite song of this summer:
Blurred Lines: riders choice
Speaking of Blurred Lines, have you seen this video yet? So funny! Even funnier is that fact that my co-teacher and I found a box of instruments just like these (well except for the banana shaker) in her classroom when we were weeding things out over the summer. She’s kind of a hoarder and I often have to tell her just to throw things away, which is what I suggested she do with the instruments. Or at the very least, give them to the music teacher. As soon as I saw this video I called her and told her not to throw them out just yet. Can you just see us teaching the kids this one? I’m not sure the parents would appreciate it….
I love to end with seated accelerations. This is my favorite song of 2013 for it:
My Songs Know What You Did in The Dark: seated accelerations on the chorus. :44 (30); 1:41 (30), 2:33 (30)
When I Was Your Man (2013) cool down
People Get Ready (Original-1965 by the Impressions) Stretch
I hope your class loves it as much as mine did!