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RIP, Ric Ocasek of The Cars

Well, this is upsetting. Two tribute posts in two days, and both from the same era. We’ve lost another rock legend, this time Ric Ocasek. If you don’t know the name, you for sure know his music—The Cars, one of the most essential new wave rock bands of the late 1970s and early 1980s.

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RIP, Eddie Money

Eddie Money had a series of big hits in the late 1970s to 1980s. Throw a few of these tracks in your playlist this week as a tribute to this rocker.

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Allez! All the French Tunes You Need for Bastille Day and the Tour de France.

Bastille Day is July 14. The Tour de France happens during the month of July. And there is always a reason to play French music in your cycling classes all year round. I’ve got everything you need. 600 French songs for your cycling classes, including pop, rock, alternative, hip-hop, dance, electronic, and, of course, the iconic classics.

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Celebrate the Women’s World Cup!

Here are some suggested songs for a tribute profile to the Women’s World Cup. We are proud of our Team USA but, of course, these songs are there for you to support any of your favorite women’s teams and sports. I also posted links to three new Spotify playlists for Women’s Empowerment, Victory and Champions, and Pushing It to the Limit.

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Apple Doing Away With iTunes—Should You Panic?

The announcement showed up in my Twitter feed: Apple doing away with iTunes. My first reaction was a sinking feeling, a mild panic…what will happen to all my music and, most importantly, my many hundreds of playlists?

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Facebook Live Video: Cadence and Music Choices During Recovery

Here is the follow-up to my Facebook Live video on the importance of recovery within your interval-training sessions. This one comes with lots of great add-ons, including a 12-page guide on how to use music and coaching to keep riders engaged during the recoveries. It also comes with three Spotify playlists to help you choose both your high-intensity short interval songs of 1–3 minutes, and short songs that are good for your recoveries. You’ll never be lacking for recovery song options!

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Theme Ride Thursday: Hey Mama—Songs for Your Mother’s Day Playlist

On Mother’s Day, celebrate all women who have played important roles in our lives with songs from this playlist.

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All the 6-Minute Songs You’ll Ever Need!

Six-minute songs are quite useful for indoor cycling classes, so you need a wide variety to choose from when creating your playlists. You’ll use them for longer climbs, cadence work, focus drills, pacelines, and, of course, for the popular 3–2–1 Interval profiles and 6-minute Over/Under Intervals. We’ve got tons of 6-minute songs divided into five playlists of different tempos, making it even easier to select them for efforts at specific cadences.

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RIP, Ranking Roger of The English Beat

The musical world lost Ranking Roger of The English Beat and General Public this week; another terrible loss to cancer. If you’re not in my age group (ahem…) and don’t know the depth of Roger’s repertoire from the 1980s, you might be surprised how many songs are perfect for indoor cycling! Here are my favorites and how I use them.

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Theme Ride Thursday: Lucky You! Saint Patrick’s Day Playlist & Profiles

This Saint Patrick’s Day, why not use some of these songs to help you get “jiggy” with it?

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