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If you had the (mis)fortune of running into me at some juncture over the last week you probably know that as of 2011, I became a fully committed gym member and because WSC in CoHeights is basically brimming with every band member, DJ or general party attendee in DC, I am mostly hiding in classes because no way do I feel comfortable sucking at the elliptical next to people I know. (I am, however, apparently completely ok announcing to 1000s of people who read BYT every day that I suck at the elliptical). Woot.

Anyway, my favorite thing to go to is the extra super early spin class because I am EXACTLY that kind of crazy (+vaguely middle-aged in spirit) and also because I FIND THEM TO BE HILARIOUS and cracking up during exercising makes exercising go so much faster, even if our instructor did scream this morning “If you’re smiling, YOU’RE NOT WORKING HARD ENOUGH”.

Spinning is also great in terms of keeping you up with the hits as well as making you rediscover songs you loved (maybe shamefully) a couple of years a go but have sing forgotten about. So-every day this week, I will pick a song that made me climb that hill just a little faster.

Today-for the first time in my life, I heard Katy Perry’s cover of Outfield’s classic “Lose your love tonight”. You, obviously, know the original:

BUT! in all the Katy Perry genius (who, as I am discovering, is really all about straightforwardness) she swapped the word “LOSE” for “USE” and all of a sudden, instead of a mopey, begging, 80s dance hit, you have a raging, slutty 00s barn burner (adjusted lyrics copied below). Enjoy:

I know you know my boyfriend is out of town
so have a drink, let’s talk it over
So many things I shouldn’t be saying now
You know I like my boys a little bit older
I just wanna use your love
tonight, tonight, tonight. tonight, tonight
I don’t wanna lose your love tonight

All my girls are no where to be found
they all split when I’m in trouble
but I’ll tell you all my secrets if you stick around
the ‘undercover-lovers’ under the covers
I just wanna use your love
tonight, tonight, tonight. tonight, tonight
I don’t wanna lose your love tonight

I just wanna use your l-o-v-e, l-o-v-e
I just wanna use your l-o-v-e, l-o-v-e
I just wanna use your l-o-v-e, l-o-v-e, l-o-v-e

try to stop my head from spinning
too much to drink – not making sense
been a while since I’ve been with someone new
but I can’t stop the way I’m feeling

As you leave please would you just close the door
now that our love affair is over
you’re exactly what I was looking for
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go find a shoulder to cry upon

I just wanna use your love
tonight, tonight, tonight, tonight – tonight!
I don’t wanna lose your love tonight
I just wanna use your love
tonight, tonight, tonight, tonight – tonight!
I don’t wanna lose your love tonight
I just wanna use your love
tonight, tonight, tonight, tonight – tonight!
I don’t wanna lose your love tonight

You don’t mean nothing at all to me
You don’t mean nothing at all to me
You don’t mean nothing at all to me
You don’t mean nothing at all to me
You don’t mean nothing at all

I think I’m done fuck’n singing this song
I think I’m done fuck’n singing this song
I think I’m done fuck’n singing this song
I think I’m done fuck’n singing this song
Singing this song, song, song song

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