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Spinning Music Hits One Million Views!

For this, we need our special announcement hats.  (Sorry, Sandra Boynton toddler in-joke.)


Folks, the counter on the blog rolled over on the Labour Day weekend as Spinning Music welcomed its millionth page view in just over three years.  As Arlo Guthrie would say, “Friends, they may think it’s a movement!”

A million of anything calls for a celebration, so it’s time to break out the Spinning Music swag.  I’ve got a Bondi Band and a $25 iTunes gift card to give away.  (What, you expected a Cervelo?  Hey, we’re a volunteer blog here.)

What’s a Bondi Band?  It’s my favourite head band of the moment – and I am tough on head bands.  This one stays put, wicks sweat, looks good, and amazingly, works equally well for men and women:

I have three colours to choose from: black, orange, and lime green.  The saying on the front?

What else?

Here’s how it works: to enter the Spinning Music 1,000,000 Views Contest, leave a comment on this post telling me your favourite Spinning song of all time, and why.  (Don’t leave your address, e-mail or contact info – I can still get in touch if you win.) 

The contest closes at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, September 30, 2011.  I’ll do a random draw of everyone who comments, and one lucky commenter will win the Bondi Band and $25 iTunes gift card.

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62 Comments On “Spinning Music Hits One Million Views!

  1. STANKO! Reply

    “Indestructible” by Robyn. This song is very instructor friendly because it’s easy to cue (you can easily tell when the changes in the song are coming), gets the class pumped up and can be used as a flat OR a moderate climb. Win all the way! I’m not allowed to look at any notecards or anything when I teach and I am required to cue ON the music, so I pick songs that are simple yet effective :) AWESOME BLOG!

    1. Cynthia Reply

      Much appreciated Stanko!

  2. Lisa S Reply

    Congrats Cynthia! I have to say your blog posts have saved me from complete mental blocks many a time. You know those days where your child(ren) arent cooperating, trying to put together a playlist, get dinner ready and keep your self sane! Well those are the days I have grabbed a few of your songs. I have to say my favorite is Adrenaline. So many ways to use it, and a good way to keep the class moving! Thank you for always sharing!

  3. mnsu44 Reply

    Congratulations, Cynthia, what an accomplishment! I love your blog and regularly “borrow” both your suggested music and instructions that accompany the songs. So many songs to choose from, so hard to pin down just one, but I’ll try. I really love Swedish House Mafia, I use a lot of their music, but my all time favorite from them has to be Greyhound. At almost 7 minutes long, you can do so much with this track. I love how the song keeps building, and with no words, makes it easier to give instructions, especially if you use it later in the ride and are getting a little tired :)

  4. Karen Reply

    Congratulations, Cynthia!

    One of my favorites is a great piece from the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics, “And I Will Kiss,” featuring Evelyn Glennie, Underworld, Isles Of Winds album. It’s about 15 minutes of hard driving, hill climbing music that provides four distinct stopping points, that I call plateaus. We start off from a flat road, get our cadence level up and start climbing, taking up-surges as needed; hit the first plateau; grab a drink and get ready to continue on with our climb – think Tour de France. Each plateau gives the riders a chance to grab some hydration as they look at an ever increasing climb to the top. The final hill is about 3.5 minutes of the strongest climb ever; as they round the top of the hill; coast down and stay on the flats for a 2 minute recovery ride. Wow! What a ride :)

    1. Mark W Reply

      Is this available as a single purchase? On itunes its only available as a full album purchase.

      1. Karen Reply

        Hi, Mike:
        I own the entire album and, after checking this out, it appears that it’s only available through album purchase on Amazon or ITunes. It’s a bit pricey, but the full album is chock full of great, inspirational tunes for cycling, making it quite worthwhile. There are some YouTube versions that are somewhat shorter, cutting out about 2.5 minutes at the beginning, which is not a bad thing. At least you get a chance to listen to it in its (almost) entirety to see whether or not you want to purchase the album. It’s a great piece. I had about 20 in my class at 5:45 this morning and they really like the driving force of this piece.

  5. Maureen Flatley Reply

    Today a complete tie between:

    Fifty Ways to Say Goodbye by Train and This Head I Hold by Electric Guest

  6. Kaylin MacKenzie Reply

    Moves Like Jagger – I cannot get enough of this song while I’m driving in my car, walking to work or out for a run. It is even better during a spin class. It has the right energy and “pump it up” vibe to make me want to spin all day!! This is such a breakthrough hit for Maroon 5!

  7. Crystal Reply

    Love this website!! I’m a 2 year teacher and always come here when I’m stuck in a rut with my music and my class feels the difference. I can’t pick just one so I’ll give three. One: Heart of a Champion by Nelly…totally amazing climb. Two: Gotta Work by Amerie for a standing run or jumps Three: Bright Lights Bigger City by Cee Lo Green…can’t stop my feet when I hear that beat

    1. Cynthia Reply

      Great picks, Crystal – thanks. Bright Lights Bigger City has a Michael Jackson back beat. I had the headphones so loud while I was listening to your songs that my husband said, “You’re going to damage your hearing!”

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