Now that we have survived the Super Bowl, how about some sports oriented music?
I'm thinking here of songs I used to hear at our minor league baseball games in Binghamton, New York. We would be entertained during the game, especially during the "7th inning stretch" where fans would get up between innings, stretch, move around and even dance.
So the music was dance music.
Cotton Eye Joe: for years, this song, as sung by the Scandinavian group Rednex used to entertain us at the Binghamton Mets (Double A baseball) games. Alas, the Binghamton Mets are no more; they were renamed at the end of last season. They are now called the Rumble Ponies (don't ask). At least they weren't renamed the Stud Muffins.
Then there was Lazy Mary, by Lou Monte. This song is a remake of the Italian tarantella "Luna Mezzo Mare", and has quite an interesting history.
For some years, before the game began, the B-Mets management would play Renegades of Funk, as covered by Rage Against the Machine. This song has an interesting history, which actually involves a neighborhood near where I grew up in the Bronx.
But the song perhaps most associated with sports may well be this gem from Queen. The 1977 "We Are the Champions." This morning, this is again the theme song of the team that won the Superbowl
So congrats to the New England Patriots.
What songs do you associate with sports?