Top 20 Songs
By Brian Ellison
When I was asked to put together a list of the top 20 songs urban cyclists should have on their iPod right now, I thought “easy.” I came up with the first 10 songs right away. The next 10 were a struggle. All of these songs came out within the past six months, except one: “Quiet Little Voices” came out in 2009. We Were Promised Jet Packs is a Scottish band of high school friends that, if you listen to their music, you’d think were in their mid-to-late-30s.
There’s something for everybody here. It’s a list that will have you cruising along and, when you get to your destination, chilling out with a good beverage and good friends.
Brian Ellison is the host of Prologue, an eclectic music show on BicycleRadio.com that mixes in cycling talk. He lives in Gillette, WY, where he is also the morning guy for KOAL 106.1. Ellison has an 11-year-old son who he spends a lot of time with and an old Trek SL1000 that he spends less time with than he would like.
Radiohead Morning Mr Magpie
Adele Rolling In the Deep (Jamie xx Shuffle)
Teddybears Cardiac Arrest (feat. Robyn)
Gil Scott-Heron and Jamie xx NY Is Killing Me
Cut Copy Take Me Over
Cults Go Outside
Crystal Castles Not In Love (feat. Robert Smith)
The Decemberists Down By The Water
We Were Promised Jet Packs Quiet Little Voices
The Strokes Two Kinds Of Happiness
The Dodos Don’t Stop
Fitz and The Tantrums Breakin’ The Chains Of Love
Withered Hand New Dawn
Dum Dum Girls There Is a Light That Never Goes Out
Best Coast Crazy for You
Wavves King of the Beach
Yuck Get Away
James Blake The Wilhelm Scream