A long time ago I read up on this article about Queen’s “We Will Rock You” and how that one song found its way into the sports world.
I love going to sporting events but there are some songs that just stick out to me as “must haves” at any sporting events. It could be because the sound of it pumps up the crowd. It could be that the song itself is associated with a great moment in sports. Or maybe it just has no explanation.
Here are my Top 5 favorite songs that I love hearing at sporting events.
1: Queen – We Will Rock You
The song itself has everything that you love in a sports anthem. It’s short, easy to sing along and the beat itself can be reproduced by nearly anyone. I can’t imagine any arena not pumping this song to get the crowd, the players excited. Plus the guitar solo by Brian May is so good.
2: Europe – The Final Countdown
This song has been my ringtone for the past eight years. My friends associate me with this song. It’s a great song of anticipation for the last stand. The beginning of it drags you into the fight. It’s your classic `80s track.
3: Survivor – Eye of the Tiger
You want to get pumped up? This classic track from “Rocky” will do the trick. Kind of makes you want to punch somebody right next to you because you’re so excited. I think in fact this might be one of those tracks that everyone knows even though they’re not too sure where it came from.
4: Guns N Roses – Welcome to the Jungle
Doesn’t this just make you run onto the field and want to eat the grass? This is exactly what this song does. I think this song is perfect for whenever the closer of the home team comes in to shut the door down. Of course, closers like Mariano Rivera and Trevor Hoffman have made famous other songs, but I don’t think anything pumps me up like this one.
5: Queen – We Are the Champions
Queen really know how to make iconic songs. Not only am I huge fan of this group, but this song is appropriate. At the finality of the season, one team can say they are the champions. And this song is played. It is a culmination of a year’s worth of struggles and battles to reach the top. For any fan, they will song along to this one and feel that they too are on top of the world.