The summer is almost upon us! In honor of the holiday, we have a Memorial Day playlist that pays respect to our fallen soldiers, as well as pays tribute to the unofficial kickoff of summer with over 9 hours of music to choose from. Music spans everything from “Holiday” by Madonna to more recent favorites such as “Freedom” by Pharrell and “Chicken Fried” by the Zac Brown Band. And let’s not forget classics like Louis Armstrong’s “What a Wonderful World,” which is a perfect cool-down song.
So whether you’re teaching class this Memorial Day or hanging out with friends poolside, feel free to give this playlist a listen. As always, if you have other songs that you think should have made our list, please comment below and we’ll add them into the rotation!
In 2018, I visited friends in New York City in May. While there, I got to take Michael Reilly’s (a longtime ICA member) Memorial Day class at Equinox. I took some videos of that ride and posted them here. Michael gladly shared his profile and playlist which you can find at that link—I know you are going to enjoy it and I hope it gives you ideas on creating your own theme ride for Memorial Day.