Happy New Year, bulldoggers! This is Alli. I’ve been the voice behind the bulldog blog for the last three years, and I’m so happy to be ~officially~ introducing myself to you. You know how much we love to share our favorite music with you every few months, and this time, I’m coming at you with my personal recommendations — a few of my favorite throwback songs from the most recent round of bulldog Spotify playlists.
I’ve always been a bit of an old soul when it comes to music. Most of the top Spotify playlists on my own Spotify account are chock full of songs from decades past. More often than not, you can find me groovin’ to throwback songs from the seventies, eighties, nineties, and early aughts. When I’m feeling especially funky, I might even go all the way back to the fifties or sixties!
As we kick off another year (do you have your New Year’s resolutions planned yet?), I’m hoping to shake up my workout playlists by adding a few more old school tracks to the mix. If they’re fun for an apartment dance party or a road trip singalong, they’ve gotta be perfect for a sweat session too, right?
All of the yoga leaders at bulldog know their stuff, so if they’ve added a song to one of their Spotify playlists for class, I know I can trust that it’s good for whatever full body workouts I have planned in 2020.
With that in mind, I combed through a few of the most recent bulldog Spotify playlists and plucked out twelve of my favorite throwback songs. I can’t wait to listen to all of these tracks this year on the yoga mat and beyond — and I hope these recommendations from decades past inspire you to get moving in the new year, too!
Are you looking for a new way to build a playlist of your own top workout songs for 2020? Here’s how to make a YouTube playlist…
A YouTube playlist is a collection of videos that will automatically play back to back — and since you can find most songs (including my throwback recommendations above!) on YouTube, building a playlist there is a great way to make the perfect soundtrack for your 2020 workouts.
1. Go to YouTube. Well, duh.YouTube automatically creates a personal channel to go with your account, so any playlist you make will be associated with that channel. Easy! Access your personal channel by clicking on the icon of your avatar in the top-right corner of your screen.
2. Navigate to your playlists screen. Once you’ve clicked on your personal avatar in the top-right corner, select “Your Channel” from the dropdown menu. From there, you can choose the “Playlists” tab. Click “Customize Channel.”
3. Start your playlist! Click the “New playlist” button. YouTube will prompt you to give your playlist a title before you can get started with building it.
4. Add songs. Once you’ve given your new playlist a title, you’ll be able to add videos to it as you browse YouTube. Search the name of the song you want to add to your playlist — I’ll start with the first throwback song I’ve recommended above, which is “Baba O’Riley” by The Who — then select a video from the search options. You can add that video to your new playlist by clicking the icon below it, which is to the left of the SAVE button. Then, choose the name of the playlist you’d like to add the video to.
5. That’s it! Add as many songs as you’d like to your new playlist. Now that you know how to make a YouTube playlist, you can play all of your top workout songs of 2020 back to back from any device.
Happy listening, bulldoggers! Let’s say no to quiet workouts (and also workouts set to lame music) in 2020.
What was your favorite song of 2019? Let us know over on our Boulder and Villanova Facebook pages!
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