This week I was asked by a class participant to NOT play “Stairway to Heaven” in a class she was planning on attending. I was shocked that someone would ask me NOT to play what many people still consider the greatest song of all time. If any of you have ever been to a video class of mine I sometimes play Heart's cover of Stairway.
Here it is:
That's AWESOME! Would you ever ask someone NOT to play THAT?
I was so shocked by this request that I decided to ask the “experts” at the Indoor Cycling Instructors Facebook Group how they would respond. I was even more surprised by some of the comments:
“I would stop playing STH. It's 2015, save that for a classic rock playlist. As a rider, I too would be annoyed hearing Stairway if you play it so often. Or maybe try to find some remixes of it if you love it so much.”
“my surprise is that anyone would use STH for a song in Spin Class!!”
There were some great comments and advice given but these two really stuck out. Stairway is timeless and I'm sorry that I sometimes like to play music that was created with real instruments.
Ok, enough ranting. As anyone who has followed me here at ICI/Pro, listened to one of my recorded classes or taken a live class from knows, I play music from all genres. This week I put together a 3 song mix from some more “current” artists.
Check it out and let me know how you like it.
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