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The Ride of Love...

I teach Spinning later today. Being as it's the big holiday of LOVE, I decided we should celebrate with an appropriate playlist. Here's what I found out while planning our ride:
  • Of the 2350+ songs currently on my computer, 102 have the word LOVE in the title
  • Of those 102 songs, approximately 30 are Spin-able (meaning they have a little get-up-and-go to get us moving)
  • I have a kinda eclectic music collection and so this play list contains everything from Jazz, to Country, to Pop, to Latin, to Raggae...I mean you can't talk about LOVE without a little Bob Marley in the mix!
Here's our play list:
Love 4 Fun - Enrique Iglesias
Love Train - Big & Rich
Could You Be Loved - Bob Marley
Papa Loved Mama - Garth Brooks
When Love Comes To Town - Joss Stone and Jonny Lang
Ever Fallen In Love - Pete Yorn
We Got a Love Thang - Various Artists
Hello, I Love You - The Doors
Accidentally In Love - Counting Crows
Where is the Love - Blacked Eyed Peas
If You Love Somebody Set Them Free - Sting
Love Is a Sweet Thing - Faith Hill
Is This Love - Bob Marley

It's going to be a hilly day in the Spinning studio today...but who said anything about LOVE being easy!

(I thought this picture taken last summer on RAGBRAI was fitting for our ride!)



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