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Spinning Playlist 70's

Updated on October 12, 2013

70's Rock and Spin

These playlists are great for Spin or Cycle classes, but they also work on treadmills, stair machines, or just going for a run.

Playlists are 55 minutes max, including 2-3 minute warm-down song at the end. The songs in the playlist have an order. The energy builds from warm-up to Hi Intensity. Check out the class profile description below.


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The Plan

The playlists are organized so the energy or beat of the music corresponds with the workout.

For example, the first two songs are for Warm-Up. They are a bit more mellow.

The next couple of songs have a slower but strong beat. This is the "Climb" part of the workout. Add resistance to the bike to make it seem like you are climbing a mountain. Adding resistance builds muscle strength, keeping ligaments and tendons strong.

The rest of the playlist has higher energy for interval sets. For example, 30 seconds fast followed by 30 seconds recovery.

The last song is for a cool down, to bring your heart rate back down to resting.

"Blinded By The Light" Class Profile - The Workout Explained

Baba O'Riley

The Who Who's Next (Remastered)

Warm-up: In the saddle, 95 RPM easy, adding resistance every minute

The Break Up Song

Greg Kihn Band Greg Kihn Band "Best Of Beserkley" '75 - '84

Still warming up: Alternate 1 minute seated 95, 1 minute standing climb

Solsbury Hill (Remastered 2002)

Peter Gabriel In Good Company (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture)

Building to a run: 70RPM in the saddle for :30, 70RPM out of the saddle climbing for :30, 80-85 RPM out of the saddle for 1 minute. Repeat 2 times.

Blinded By the Light

Manfred Mann's Earth Band The Best of Manfred Mann's Earth Band

Ladder: Start at 60RPM, 6/10 resistance. Every 30 seconds, go 5 RPM faster. At 85RPM, come out of the saddle and repeat in the standing position, ending in a standing run.

Sweet Emotion


Seated Climb: accelerate on chorus in saddle

Under One Groove

Mickey Hart & Zakir Hussain Global Drum Project

Seated climb: accelerate every minute out of the saddle holding for 20 seconds.

Broken Up a Ding Dong

The Beta Band The Beta Band

Standing climb: accelerate every minute for 20 seconds in the saddle.

State Farm (Madhouse Mix)

Yaz Reconnected - EP

Jumps: 8 count with 6/10 intensity

Radar Love

Golden Earring Moontan

30 sec seated climb, 30 sec. standing climb, 30 sec. standing hill attack, 30 second seated sprint. Repeat.

Edge of Seventeen

Stevie Nicks Bella Donna

Ladder: same resistance for the whole song, just adding speed every 30 seconds. Start at 60 RPM in the saddle, build to 85, then stand up and start again at 60. Build until 80 and hold the run to the end.

Gimme Shelter

The Rolling Stones Let It Bleed

30 seconds standing climb/ 30 seconds standing hill attack


Pat Benatar Pat Benatar: Greatest Hits

30 sec seated climb, 30 sec. standing climb, 30 sec. standing hill attack, 30 second seated sprint. Repeat.

Still the One (Re-Recorded)

Orleans 20 Best of 70's Rock 'n' Roll (Re-Recorded Version)

Cool down.

"I Will Survive" Class Profile

Brandy (You're a Fine Girl) [Rerecorded]

Looking Glass One Hit Wonders (Rerecorded Version)

Warmup: 95RPM in the saddle adding resistance every minute

Hot Stuff

My Fitness Music Forever Disco, Vol. One (Non-Stop Continuous DJ Mix for Cardio, Treadmill, Elliptical, Cycling, Running, Walking, Stair Climbing, Dynamix Exercise)

More warmup: 30sec seated climb, 1minute standing climb, repeat

No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) [Workout Mix]

Airi L Biggest Loser Workout Mix: 70's Disco Hits (60 Minute Non-Stop Workout Mix) [125-129 BPM]

Ladder: Same resistance the whole song. Start at 60 RPM, get 5 RPM faster every 30 sec. When you reach 85 RPM, come to standing and bring RPM back down to 60. Build again until 85RPM standing run.

Shake, Shake, Shake (Shake Your Booty) [Workout Mix]

d'Macy Biggest Loser Workout Mix: 70's Disco Hits (60 Minute Non-Stop Workout Mix) [125-129 BPM]

30 sec. seated climb/30 sec. seated hill attack Repeat.

Heaven Must Have Sent You (Hi NRG Remix)

Power Music Workout 70's Disco Workout Mix Cardio-Running (60 Minute Non-Stop Workout Mix 135-150 BPM)

30 sec. standing climb/30 sec. standing hill attack. Repeat.

Jumpin' Jack Flash

The Rolling Stones Hot Rocks 1964-1971


I Will Survive

Gloria Gaynor Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive: The Anthology

Seated climb. Standing run on chorus.

Y.M.C.A. (Single Version)

Village People Disco Gold

Seated YMCA arm motions. ; ) Standing climb on other parts.

(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction

DJ Stone iSweat Fitness Music Vol. 21: Rock Revival (145 BPM For Running, Walking,Elliptical, Treadmill, Aerobics, Fitness)


Paint It Black

The Rolling Stones Hot Rocks 1964-1971

30 sec. seated climb, 30 sec. standing climb, 30 sec. hill attack, 30 sec. sprint seated. repeat.

What is your favorite 70's workout song?

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    • Digory LM profile image

      Digory LM 3 years ago

      Angry Young Man by Styx. Here's some of the lyrics:

      "Get up! Get back on your feet.

      You're the one they can't beat and you know it."

    • drmattshepard profile image

      drmattshepard 4 years ago

      great lens

    • chi kung profile image

      chi kung 4 years ago

      I enjoy songs but not work out - I prefer natural ways of keeping fit

    • CaztyBon profile image

      CaztyBon 4 years ago

      I enjoy most of the 70's music but not to work out with.

    • Erin Mellor profile image

      Erin Mellor 4 years ago from Europe

      Great list for turbo bikes at home too

    • TreasuresBrenda profile image

      Treasures By Brenda 4 years ago from Canada

      Yikes. I like a lot of 70s music but I listen to whatever my aerobics instructor plays.

    • Fridayonmymind LM profile image

      Fridayonmymind LM 4 years ago

      Anything Rolling Stones.