Theme Ride Thursday: School’s Out, Bring on the Summer!

From our archives…


While the official start of summer may not be until June 21, we’re feeling it now. The sun is shining, the days are longer, and the kids are counting down the number of days left in school. So grab your itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny, yellow polka-dot bikini and some headphones and kick off your summer with not one, but two playlists.  

The first, School’s Out, is perfect for celebrating the last day of school with classic hits like the one by Alice Cooper, to Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick in the Wall.” This year we’ve added some new songs, especially ones focused on graduation. 

We also have our Summer playlist that includes tracks that talk about sunshine, summer, or just those feel-good songs like “Happy” by Pharrell that make you feel, well, happy! Create two separate theme rides, or mix them together for your summer commencement ride. With so many goodies to choose from you might just be inspired to create a few!

And if you’re looking for a profile that’s already created, check out our Summer Surfin’ Safari Interval Profile, chock-full of classic surf songs. (Don’t be afraid to pull this one out again in the depths of winter when we’re back to battling the polar vortex.) Here’s some feedback from an instructor who used this profile:

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And now, “drums please…”

2 Responses to “Theme Ride Thursday: School’s Out, Bring on the Summer!”

  1. Susan Lafond says:

    Here are two more great songs to add to the Spotify playlist:

    1. Summer by WILD, remixed by Great Good Fine OK (97 bpm) https://open.spotify.com/track/06cPbFJIhZIJQqvnrwXSwB?si=0_zPBxMCQm-nk5nlec5FdQ

    2. Summer is a Curse by The Faim (84 bpm) https://open.spotify.com/track/0cSNN4fgW1RFDQV58eVRKK?si=MQ272–wTP66uMwoFZR9Ag

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