NZ Glen : BodyCombat fanatic

Shortest and Longest BODYCOMBAT mixes

Posted on: May 18, 2010

Hey guys! I’ve posted a few articles about this now – specifically about how BODYCOMBAT tracks are getting longer (and – conversely to offset that some are getting shorter as well) so much so that instructors really need to be careful when making up a playlist or you can easily go well over an hour. BODYCOMBAT 43 didn’t have any tracks that made it on to the shortest or longest mixes – however, BC44 definitely does (the track 8 in BC44 is over 8 minutes!!) Take a look at the new lists below – the difference is staggering!


01: Dragostea Din Tei / My Life Would Suck Without You (BC41) 9:48
02: The United Vibe (BC35) 7:11
03: Poison (BC42) 7:31
04: Enter Sandman / Boom (BC41) 7:09
05: How Far We’ve Come (BC37) 6:33
06: Stamp (BC37) 6:47
07: Excalibur (BC42) 7:42
08: Your Shining (Hixxy Remix) (BC44) 8:05
09: Somebody To Love (BC21) 6:05
10: Now We Are Free (BC20) 7:04

TOTAL: 1:13:56

If you look as far back as when upper and lower body were separate tracks you can make this mix even longer by doing The Immortals (BC4) / Electric Avenue (BC12) 10:12! (Thanks Roger for that info!) Of course, in order to counter these long tracks we’ve seen some super short tracks come into combat as well. Track 5 in both 41 and 42 were ridiculously short (heck in BC42 track 5 is under 3 minutes long!)


01: Summermelody / Does the Fish Have Chips? (BC34)   6:11
02: Thnks Fr Th Mmrs (BC34) / Energy (BC44) 3:16
03: Revolution (BC2) 4:19
04: Tribal Dance 2.4 (BC27) 4:26
05: The Anthem (BC42) 2:58
06: Leave Me Alone (BC32)   3:20
07: Run To The Hills (BC33)   3:01
08: Footloose (BC1) 3:46
09: Gonna Fly Now (BC36) 2:52
10: Hero (BC31) 3:38

TOTAL: 37:47

Can you imagine how pi**ed the next instructor would be in if you ran a class 15 minutes over (probably more like 20 with breaks) if you did the longest mix – or how ripped off members would feel if the class was over in 36 minutes! …of course these are extremes and it’s unlikely that anyone would “accidentally” do these mixes – but it is fascinating huh?

Workshop this weekend so I’ll give a full review of BODYCOMBAT 44 as soon as I can. 🙂

18 Responses to "Shortest and Longest BODYCOMBAT mixes"

my god 36 min 🙂 half a class 🙂

shortest mix x 2

Haha I’ll be careful not to mix wrongly next time 🙂
Beginning tt this week!

Looking forward to seeing you at workshop!

The warm up to BC18 was Died in your Arms Tonight – and it was 7 ish minutes long. Which one did you mean in your shortest?

From where did you start your calcs? The warm up for BC18 was “Died in Your Arms Tonight” and was over 7 minutes long so your shortest mix is not correct – have you taken the shortest Upper Body Warm up pre-BC14? In which case in order to fairly compare you would have to include the shortest lower body warm up pre-BC14 as well.

The shortest combined Upper and Lower Body warm up is:

Summermelody / Does the Fish Have Chips? (BC34) 6:11

The Longest combined Upper and Lower body warm up is:

The Immortals (BC4) / Electric Avenue (BC12) 10:12

Oops! Thanks Roger have fixed (serves me right for writing this post quickly during my lunch break at work!)

Great Work Buddy……. Now we need to know what tracks we can use that is not PPCA

Where is the video sizzler for Body Combat 43?

Ok, going to be controversial here as it’s kinda related to length of classes so hopefully relevant to the blog and also as thanks to the “upgrade” to the LM site I can’t log in from work!

So, for those of us who have to use cds to teach (old fashioned, I know…..) and have cd players with the ability to increase the pitch just how much time does increasing the pitch actually save?

I’ve been advised that if for any reason I’m running behind to freestyle the cooldown while getting a proper stretch in (I know, it’s not ideal but it’s the real world and there’s times where classes before run over etc etc) however I know of some people who increase the pitch.

I did try to find out how to work out how much time it would save but had no luck at all…..


Rob: I’ve never tried! We use iPods here. Surely increasing the pitch is a bad idea?

I know but the all says “this video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by LesMills international”

Really? Oops sorry about that.

That is weird. Why would they claim copyright on their sizzlers? They’re promotional videos!!

Les Mills is doing some really crazy stuff lately.

Haha okay, thats all right. I just totally missed it when it was publiced and still havn’t seen it :S

Yeah, I’m trying to get my head around it too – I couldn’t find how the much pitch % speeds the music up (I mean if it’s a straight % increase then going up by .5% barely seems worth it).

There was one memorable time as a new instructor I didn’t check the pitch on the cd player after a freestyle class had been in there – the previous instructor had bumped it up by 1.5% and for some reason the warm up seemed a bit quick. I definitely learnt a lesson that day…..

I think track 2
BC 26-02 guitar damage is shortest

Hey Pitt

Guitar Damage is 3:56 – so quite bit longer.

iTunes is my savior for my mixing up play list timing!

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