Thursday, September 18, 2008

Top 5 Sports Songs

Who says these are the top five? I do. I’m sure you have your own favorite songs that have to do with sports in one way or another. If you don’t like my picks don’t worry about it – you don’t have to. Pick your own. These all have a certain meaning for me. In no particular order:

* Houston Oilers Fight Song: Yes, I realize that this does not make sense on the surface. When I was a kid watching football on Sundays with the family we would somehow hear this song quite a bit. I’m not sure why being in Los Angeles and all. At any rate, it cracked us up and we would sing along and act silly. This song is a favorite because it brings back some fun childhood memories.

* Car Wash by Rose Royce: Again, stay with me here. If you’ve ever been to Chavez Ravine you completely understand this one. The first 20 seconds or so are a staple at the stadium. I can’t help but clap along like one of Pavlov’s dogs when I hear the intro no matter where I am. In addition, the movie this is from is an absolute classic. Rent it if you haven’t seen it.

* Dodgers Baseball Boogie: Do I really need to explain this?

* Yo Ho! Yo Ho! A Pirate’s Life For Me: There is almost nothing more fun than being at Raymond James Stadium when this is blaring through the speakers. Fire them cannons!

* Silver and Black Attack: Howie Long trying to rap is absolutely priceless!

Some honorable mentions: The Chicago Bears Super Bowl Shuffle, Crazy Train by Ozzy (this means kickoff at Raymond James, and yes, they were the first to use it), and you’ve gotta love Hank Williams Jr. and the old Monday Night Football song. Oh yeah, I’m such a dork that the FOX NFL Theme Music gets me excited as well. On that note, you’ve got to love the Wide World of Sports intro as well. Watch the video at the top of this post for a truly retro gem.

What is your favorite sports-related song?


Doret said...

This may not got as a sports song but I used to love the theme music to This week in Baseball (TWIB) Growing up I loved watching TWIB on sundays it always came on right before the Mets game.
Did you see that Yankee fan catch homerun balls two nights in a row? What are the chances

Apryl DeLancey said...

That counts! It's just like my love of theme music for FOX NFL!

That Yankees fan should go buy a lottery ticket - what luck! He could even sell those balls on eBay and make a quick buck. I wouldn't though, I'd be too stoked that I caught them!

Doret said...

I'd be tempted to sell one but its the set that gives them value. Hopefully someone TIVO the game or sportscenter for him. Oh I used to enjoy the ESPN theme music but now ESPN kind of sucks. Hopefully another sports network will come along soon.

Apryl DeLancey said...

I've been watching Sky Sports Network - its pretty fun but they only cover Soccer, Cricket, and Golf for the most part. I also watch the Fox Soccer Channel and some other smaller networks at times. ESPN does have the monopoly! I wish there were more sports networks.