RIP, Eddie Money

Eddie Money passed away this morning only one month after announcing he had stage 4 esophageal cancer.

He had a steady stream of hits in the late 1970s to 1980s, quite a few of which work well in a cycling class. If you have riders who look back on the 1980s with a smile, they may appreciate a track or two in the mix this week. Or, if you’re like me, the 1980s were your decade!

For a little background on Eddie Money, you can read more in this Variety article. Apparently, he had quite a sense of humor. 

Here are a few tracks to play in your tribute ride. 

Two Tickets to Paradise, 3:57, 128 bpm
Slow climb; stand on the chorus. 

I Think I’m in Love, 3:08, 152 bpm
This is a nice, invigorating faster climb at 76 rpm.
It’s also a good addition to a Valentine’s playlist.

Baby Hold On to Me, 3:30, 122 bpm*
His first big hit from 1977. Very slow climb, best done in the saddle.

*I found the tempo ranged from 117 to 123 bpm.

Take Me Home Tonight, 3:31, 133 bpm
This was his highest-charting song in 1986. 
This climb also works well to stand on the chorus at 66 rpm.

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