A soundtrack for climbing

I don’t normally ride with music,  because I’m either talking to mates or worried about traffic. However, I make an exception for very big climbsl . I’m just thinking what my soundtrack will be on monster big climb day on our alpine tour, it includes the ominous sounding Colle dei Morti..  Suggestions welcome.




154kms and 4325 meters of climbing on day 6 ouch.


For photos of the climb and the area head over here.


I’m thinking something like this.

Bob Marley and the Wailers Zimbabwe

White stripes Seven Nation Army

Violent Femmes blister in the sun

Bowie Ground Control to Major Tom

Talking heads Road to nowhere

Puccini Nesse Dorma

Seeed  Aufstehen

James sit down

Mafikizolo Kwela

Libertines cant stand me now

Long Blondes round the hairpin

Juluka Scatterlings of Africa

Bright blue Window on the world

Robin Auld. Beautiful day

Toten Hosen Zehn Kleine Jägermeister

Yello  the race

Johannes Kerkorrel Ossewa

Gary Moore Over the Hills and Far Away

The Clash Should I stay or should I go?

Ngobo Ngobo Fine Young Man

eVoid Taximan

Futureheads Hounds of love.

Kaiser Chiefs  I predict a riot

the Killers Somebody told me

Franz Ferdinand This Fire

The view Dance into the night

Pigeon Detectives Stop and Go

Chumbawamba TubThumping

Toy Dolls Nellie the Elephant



It is a big hill, so I’ll need a few more tunes.

I’m planning to post photos, links etc in a shameless imitation of Will’s excellent cycling blog, cycling challenge. I’ll try and get maps, heart data. photos  and so on all mashed up.

7 thoughts on “A soundtrack for climbing”

  1. Some suggestions (sorry if it’s too much)
    Spoon – The underdog
    Ramones — I want to be sedated
    OutKast – Hey Ya!
    Kenny Loggins – I’m alright (Caddyshack)
    Springstein – Radio Nowhere
    R.E.M. – Supernatural Superserious (or Radio Free Europe)
    Old 97’s — Murder (or a heart attack)
    The Dandy Warhols – Bohemian like you
    Luce – Buy a dog
    Scissor Sisters – I don’t feel like dancing
    Rusted Root – Send me on my way
    death cab for cutie – soul meets body

    NB – “Should I stay or should I go” is the Clash.

  2. Include The Killers, Bling (Confession of a King). Listen to the lyrics esp just before 2 min in and then after 3 mins. Great stuff at high volume

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