Football and Rock N Roll


screen-shot-2016-09-23-at-8-51-45-amBy Tom Schultz, Morning Show Host – 97.1 The Wave/WAVD-FM

There is probably no sport that lends itself to the bass thumping and chord strumming sounds of Rock n Roll than football. Whether it’s a high school team preparing for the game or the amplified sounds coming out of the speakers at one of the nations pro football arenas, rock music and football get the soul stirring. There is nothing better than listening to some good rock songs to get the adrenaline pumping! Motivating a crowd and the players before a football game is no easy task, but he’res a very arbitrary list of great football pump up songs. There is nothing better than listening to some good rock songs to get the adrenaline pumping! These songs will help you get psyched up to play or watch the next big game.

“We Will Rock You” – Queen. This classic song has been a stadium favorite for years. This song gets the crowd stomping and clapping, building up the tension between opposing teams and fans. It is probably the first “go to” song either for game preparation or celebration.

“Rock and Roll Part 2 (The Hey Song)” – Gary Glitter. Everyone should know this classic stadium instrumental song. It has been a staple of football games for decades. Featured even in football commercials, this song gets the crowd involved and pumped up.

“Thunderstruck” – AC/DC. Not many bands can rock a song like AC/DC. This particular song is something that the crowd can sing along with and has an terrific beat. The vocal talents of this particular classic rock band are unique and high energy. Having said that, almost any AC/DC song is a fist pumper.

“Twilight Zone (When the Bullet Hits the Bone)” – Golden Earring. This song is just a favorite of many. It has a fast beat, strong lyrics, lots of guitar. All the things that are needed to pump up the crowd and the players.

“Another One Bites the Dust” – Queen. Yet one more classic rock song that has been tied to football for years. Good beat, good lyrics, and it is Queen. Who can ask for anything more?

“Get It On” – T. Rex. This is a good pump up song just because it has some really good music behind it. That is what makes a song, the music, not just the lyrics. This rock song is not overly aggressive but builds up the energy at a steady pace.

“Hair of the Dog” – Nazareth. Another classic rock song with lyrics that are sure to pump up even the most mellow player or fan.

“Boys Are Back In Town” – Thin Lizzy. This high energy rock song has a fast beat and gets the blood pumping. The lyrics refer to being a live wire, which is something that football players can relate to. You can’t ignore the fact that the boys are back.

“Bad to the Bone” – George Thorogood. Although this is not a song normally associated with football, it has a great beat and aggressive lyrics. It makes a good final choice for pumping up the crowd. It also works well for building confidence in the players. Everyone likes to think that they are so bad that they are unstoppable.

You no doubt have your own list of rock songs that get you “fired up”. This was just a list to blood warmed up for those cold weather, football days. But there is no doubt about it, Football and Rock N Roll go together like peanut butter and jelly.

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