Music and Memory: The 90's

Music and Memory

The link between memory and music is fascinating.  Recent studies have found music activates three regions of your brain: auditory, motor, and limbic.  These regions of the brain hear it (auditory), feel its rhythm (motor), and connect it to emotion (limbic).  Music allows us to reminisce.  Road trips would not be the same without music; and depending on who you travel with the playlist will be different.  Recently, I traveled with women in my family and our playlist was music we had grown up listening to.  All the words were still in our heads, we sang our hearts out, and each song triggered different memories for each of us. 

In cycle class, the same thing happens when you pull out a Decade Theme playlist.  Today we rode to the 90’s and had a great workout while giggling to ourselves about the memories each of these songs conjured up.  As instructors, we have to remember that current music is not everyone’s favorite – mixing it up creates interest. Sometimes a fast paced walk down memory lane is just what your members need to super-charge their day! 

Cycling with the 90’s

  1. Around the World (Daft Punk)
  2. Jumpin’ Jumpin’ (Destiny’s Child)
  3. Pretty Fly (For a White Guy) (The Offspring)
  4. This is How We Do (Montell Jordan)
  5. Hypnotize (The Notorious B.I.G.)
  6. Steal My Sunshine (Len)
  7. Down (311)
  8. Hip Hop Hooray (Naughty By Nature)
  9. Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It (Will Smith)
  10. Jump (Kriss Kross)
  11. No Diggity (Blackstreet)
  12. Do Wop (That Thing) (Ms. Lauryn Hill)
  13. Return of the Mack (Mark Morrison)

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Enjoy The Ride,