Pilates Playlist – Chill Dramatic, Vol. 1

We’ve all been there: Getting ready to teach class, turning the sound system on, and thinking, “Hmm…what music should I play today?”

As a Pilates teacher and HUGE music fan, I get a lot of compliments from my clients on my class music choices. Client experience is incredibly important to me, and the type of music you play during your class sets a particular tone and mood that can dictate the energy of the session. 

That being said, I realize music tastes vary widely, so what I think is a top notch playlist may not be someone else’s bag at all, and that’s perfectly okay. 

In this Playlist blog series, I’m going to share themed playlists of songs that I love playing during my classes. Hopefully I can share awesome songs (IMHO) you may have never heard before to help keep your class music fresh and fun.

The first playlist I want to introduce is the CHILL DRAMATIC PLAYLIST (Volume 1). 

This is a hand-selected collection of songs from some of my favorite artists that may be acoustic or melodic at their base, but have a motivating or dramatic beat. Perfect for keeping the tone of the class beautifully low-key and emotionally evocative, yet energetically forward-focused. 


  1. “All Around Me” – Bahari & Cody Lovaas
  2. “Quiet Talk” – Jillian Edwards
  3. “Stay” – Crywolf & Ianborg
  4. “Dust to “Dust” – The Civil Wars
  5. “Soul Meets Body” – Death Cab for Cutie
  6. “Leap Year” – Maria Taylor
  7. “Jesus Christ 2005 God Bless America” – The 1975 (feat. Phoebe Bridgers)
  8. “Delicate” – Taylor Swift
  9. “Lucky Denver Mint” – Jimmy Eat World
  10. “Speeding” – Lights
  11. “Be Still My Heart” – Peter Bradley Adams
  12. “Northern Towns” – Tommy Lefroy

Access the playlist directly here:

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