Audio Master Class: The British Invasion!

Get ready to rock your bikes and roll your legs! The music of this British Invasion theme ride will appeal to a very wide range of students and have them nodding their heads and tapping their fingers on their handlebars. It will also challenge them as you alternate flats with climbs with a wide range of cadences. In addition to the profile and playlist, I give you some interesting music trivia from the two British Invasions of the 1960s and the 1980s. Get ready to rock your bikes and roll your legs! The music of this British Invasion theme ride will appeal to a very wide range of students and have them nodding their heads and tapping their fingers on their handlebars. It will also challenge them as you alternate flats with climbs through a wide range of cadences from 56 rpm on up to 112 rpm. In addition to the profile and playlist, I give you some interesting music trivia from the two British Invasions of the 1960s and the 1980s.

This is the first of two British Invasion profiles. The next one (published in a day or two) will include songs of British artists from the 1990s on up to current day. It’s not really an “official” British Invasion per se, but you will see that the Brits certainly have continued to dominate the music scene, at least in the alternative and electronic genres.

Please share any of your own favorite British songs from the 1960s through the 1980s that your students really enjoy in your classes. I’ll compile them into a spreadsheet and post as many as I can. I know I have a large number of members from the UK–please lend your voice here! 😉

3 Responses to “Audio Master Class: The British Invasion!”

  1. Jennifer says:

    thanks Woody, so glad you enjoyed it. My students sure did, and I can’t wait to use this again when the masses return this winter.

  2. woody25 says:

    was looking for something different today, something a little lighter as my class has been training hard with cadence, technique, intervals, etc. found this. my initial reaction was, “will they like the music?” the response after class was overwhelmingly POSITIVE! they loved it! I did swap out a few songs to include a little Duran Duran and more Police, but all in all it was GREAT. many thanks from me & my students!

  3. Moritz says:

    I added a British intro to this playlist:
    – as first track the first 60 seconds of the original anthem “God Save The Queen” and then
    – for an other 60 seconds Freddy Mercury’s version from the album “A Night At The Opera”

    And as a closure treat I’ve added Queens version of the anthem again after cool down before the stretching 🙂

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