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What song do you sing in your head to keep your cadence?(49 posts)

What song do you sing in your head to keep your cadence?MXL02
Aug 16, 2002 5:07 AM
Personally, I like LaGrange..."a huh, huh, huh, huh...well the air is fine, if you got the time..."
Stanley SteamerBikinCO
Aug 16, 2002 5:32 AM
"Tough on dirt, gentle on carpet". I don't know why it's just stuck in my head.
Whatever PBS show the kid's had on last. "Dragon Tales, Dra"...nmJL
Aug 16, 2002 5:35 AM
I'm with you -VeggietalesWhipper
Aug 16, 2002 10:01 AM
IF you like to talk to tomatos
If a squash can make you smile
If you like to waltz with potatos
up and down the produce isle

Have we got a show for you...

Veggietales, Veggie.........

You ge the idea. With two rugrats any kiddie songs fits in for my ride.
Bastard. Just when I succeed in banishing that from my head,djg
Aug 16, 2002 12:28 PM
you put it right there in the subject line.

Well two can play at this game, buddy: Clifford's so loyal, he's there when you call...
Right back at ya'JL
Aug 16, 2002 12:36 PM
"Every day when you're walking down the street..."

AHHHHHH. I can't get rid of them. AHHHH. Stop the PBS tunes.


"I Feel Love" - Donna Summer & Giorgio MoroderSpirito
Aug 16, 2002 5:47 AM
but in a bind anything from Sylvester, some of the tunes of KC and the Sunshine Band, and the entire catalogue
of Boney M will do.

i guess disco never died from where i see it (now its just called house music).

dude, that's just wrong. (nm)JS Haiku Shop
Aug 16, 2002 6:47 AM
EWWWW. nmSintesi
Aug 16, 2002 7:02 AM
donna summer, kc, moroder and sylvestercolker
Aug 16, 2002 8:22 AM
are you an alter ego??!! those are colker's anthem's (plus some lou reed and iggy pop).
i feel love, you make me feel mighty real, i'm your boogie man.master pieces. not to mention moroder's sountrack for de palma's scarface, the ultimate movie.
Nothing beats a good, steady 4/4 disco beatRoyGBiv
Aug 16, 2002 9:12 AM
Boney M? I hope you're joking. . .js5280
Aug 16, 2002 9:52 AM
Never heard of Boney M till I went to Sweden. I LOVE the Swedes but their musical tastes leave much to be desired. I think all that ABBA has somehow caused widespread severe neurological damage in the hearing department. The only cure seems to be drowning the bloodstream with copious quantities of Absolut.
Whoa, turbo!!!seyboro
Aug 16, 2002 6:28 PM
...don't knock Boney M. That stuff ruled Europe in the early 80 and it's still in my head. And for cadence: nothing like ABBA's 'Take a chance' on a grind. I'm telling you...
Ministry - "Just one fix"fz4vgq
Aug 16, 2002 5:56 AM
I'm an angry young man! Just kidding, but it is one heavy, high energy song. Putting this song in your head will get you up any hill. Anything from the Offspring also works for me.
It's a love affair, mainly Jesus and my hotrod.js5280
Aug 16, 2002 10:42 AM
Ministry rocks (Jesus Built my Hotrod, Stigmata, New World Order)! Throw in some KMFDM, Jesus and Mary Chain, Rage against the Machine, and Sister of Mercy for good measure. Despire being about as un-Goth as you can get, I love Gothic Rock, particularly from the 80s and early 90s. Guess that's how I got rid of my teenage angst and probably still do. Courtney and Trent do the trick for relationship troubles :-)

Right now Buckcherry's "Lit Up" (homage to Simoni?) and Distrubed's "Voices" dominate my cerebral cortex when riding. . .
js5280, don't forget about The Cultfz4vgq
Aug 16, 2002 12:15 PM
They are just about the creators of Goth Rock. Every band you mentioned is the very reason I listen to music, and like you I'm very "un-goth", just like the music :)
HUGE Cult fan, my favorite band back in high school. . .js5280
Aug 16, 2002 4:23 PM
She's sells Sanctuary is still an all time favorite. Also forgot Love and Rockets. Never got into Bauhaus and Joy Division though, just a little too moody. Slowly but surely I'm collecting a lot of this music through used CD bins, greatest hit compliations, or occasional gnutella download if it was more of a one hit type thing. Lots of great music was just evoling at that time. Back when it was "college rock" before labeled as "alternative." I graduated high school in Va. Beach, VA in 1989 and we had a great station there. I'd kill for their playlists now. I keep combing my brain for the songs I listened to then and try to track them down. Some great power-pop like the Hoodoo Gurus, Replacements, the Alarm, INXS, Guadal Canal Diary (anyone else know them?), and some of those small bands out of Athens, GA like REM and the B-52s. Tons of good stuff. . .
Waaaaaaaaay down in the jungle...Alex-in-Evanston
Aug 16, 2002 6:06 AM
where nobody goes
there's a wishy washy washer woman
washing her clothes

she goes...
ooooh aaaah ooooh aaaah
that's how the washerwoman
washes her clothes
Kraftwerk "Die Mensch Maschine" (nm)gs6769
Aug 16, 2002 6:07 AM
my alarm wakes me with "tour de france" each day :-)Spirito
Aug 16, 2002 6:11 AM
cheesy but true.

Re: Kraftwerk "tour de france" sleevegs6769
Aug 16, 2002 6:38 AM
It's been a point of some conjecture on my part why the sleeve of a record dedicated to a grand tour would sport a rendering of track riders. Granted several cycling events are named in the lyrics, hence one could say that the subject is more cycling as a whole. Still, I would have thought that an avid cyclist and cycling fan such as Ralf Hutter would have insisted on more 'tour-centric' artwork.
Now, if they'd only get around to a new lp!!!
Autobahn and Trans Europe Express are good riding too nm128
Aug 16, 2002 6:44 AM
Re: Kraftwerk is Godcolker
Aug 16, 2002 8:24 AM
and mantronix is an angel.
that mantronix comp on soul jazz is the bombpukka
Aug 16, 2002 8:53 AM
No song needed, bike creaks on every pedal stroke :-) nm.cabinfever
Aug 16, 2002 6:25 AM
re: What song do you sing in your head to keep your cadence?newhouse
Aug 16, 2002 6:42 AM
"proud mary" and for some reason the tina turner version and not CCR. i love CCR but i always hear tina singing "big wheel keep on turnin', proud mary keep on burning'".....
"Too Bad" Aerosmith."It's not Unusual"T.JonesMake upstuff too nm128
Aug 16, 2002 6:50 AM
"A little less conversation" JXL- Elvis Presley remix! nmBikez
Aug 16, 2002 6:56 AM
re: What song do you sing in your head to keep your cadence?Andy M-S
Aug 16, 2002 7:02 AM
Leo Kottke's version of "Pamela Brown," Richard Thompson's "Wall of Death" (someone else mentioned RT here) "Tokyo" by Bruce Cockburn. That sort of thing.
lines from a hundred different songs all mixed uppukka
Aug 16, 2002 7:22 AM
and once i just kept repeating bobbie julich in a funny spanish accent over and over again and i dont know why
"Don't Fear the Reaper," Blue Oyster Cult. (nm)Silverback
Aug 16, 2002 7:36 AM
Ooooh! BOC! How about --Gregory Taylor
Aug 16, 2002 8:53 AM
I saw them live a bunch of years ago (with Cheap Trick -- before they went to Budokon). What a flipped out show...

Godzilla ("Oh No! There goes Tokoyo, Hey Ho Godzilla!")

Ain't Got You (Live Version - "On Your Feet, Or On Your Knees!")
BOC--"Astronomy" from Secret Treaties, not Imaginos.sn69
Aug 17, 2002 3:02 PM
Then I'd add "The End" by The Doors and the entire first disc from Quadrophenia.

Just got a CD burner, and these, in part, make up my interval CD for running on the treadmill or spinning on the trainer.

...And, of course, I had to get "Dream Police" on there.
nearly forgot--"Green Grass and High Tides," Outlawssn69
Aug 17, 2002 3:09 PM
...also working the SoCal surf punk angle as a second disc.
How 'bout "8 days on the road...MXL02
Aug 16, 2002 7:58 AM
and I'm a gonna make it home tonite".
Hot for Teacher- VanHalendaneil
Aug 16, 2002 9:17 AM
Beastie Boys Root Down or Body Movin (nm)rtyszko
Aug 16, 2002 10:12 AM
Whatever song I was listening to, but fasterTypeOne
Aug 16, 2002 12:11 PM
Somehow, I get the last song on the radio or whatever stuck in my head, and it becomes a sped-up dance mix in my head. I think the song is altered to match my cadence, not vice versa. I can only hope I can move on to another song before going crazy. When I did Seattle to Portland a few years ago, I had Modest Mouse "Dark Center of the Universe" playing in my head for 11 hours.
When I hear that song now, my quads begin to burn.
bicycle, bicycle, I want to ride my bicycle, I want to... nmDougSloan
Aug 16, 2002 12:17 PM
Long Way from Home -- Vaughn (Stevie, Jimmy) Brothersbigdave
Aug 16, 2002 12:22 PM
This song just makes you want to keep cranking. From the "Family Style" disc.

OOHHH, good one!!theBreeze
Aug 16, 2002 1:03 PM
I have actually used almost the whole "Family Style" CD for an indoor cycle class, they love it. For sprint intervals try "Wham" from "The Sky Is Crying."
"Can't Stop Now" by New Grass that bluegrass (nm)ridgerider
Aug 16, 2002 12:50 PM
Where the Streets Have No Name - U2theBreeze
Aug 16, 2002 1:09 PM
and when I'm on those long, boring straights all by myself I sing Janis Joplin real loud.

"Oh Lord, won't you buy me a custom Seven?
My friends all ride Litespeeds, I must make amends...."
Fugazi -- "Margin Walker"5ive
Aug 16, 2002 1:24 PM
It's raining men! (nm)taar44
Aug 16, 2002 3:02 PM
re: What song do you sing in your head to keep your cadence?BikeViking at home
Aug 16, 2002 3:25 PM
John Petrucci/Jordan Rudess "Furia Taurina" is a super cycling song for me. Don't think it's the cadence, it just goes well with working my a$$ off!

Led Zeppelin...Kool-Aid song...Cryoman
Aug 16, 2002 3:51 PM
"You need Kool-Aid, baby I'm not fooling
I'm gonna say it, yeah, you drink it in school, babe...""

Poison Idea, Alans on firefirstrax
Aug 16, 2002 8:07 PM
Highway to Hell - AC/DC nmBNA_Biker
Aug 17, 2002 2:21 AM