#MusicMonday: Greatest Stadium Sports Anthems
By David Villavicencio
Want a chance to submit songs for our 2013 football and basketball playlists? Every Monday, we will post a different playlist on Spotify, giving fans the opportunity to share with friends or add their own songs to the list.
Throughout the summer, we’re taking fan submissions as we compile the ultimate Canes football playlists.
In the inaugural edition of #MusicMonday, we decided to list some of our favorite pre-game songs. This week we look at some of the greatest stadium anthems in sports. These songs have become synonymous with sports as they are often heard at your favorite team’s games.
Have a song that you think we should include in our playlist? Tweet your suggestions to @HurricaneSports and use #MusicMonday. We’ll update our lists throughout the week.
“Rock & Roll, Part 2” by Gary Glitter
Can you remember the last time you were at a sporting event and didn’t hear this song? Neither can we. Known as “The Hey Song”, “Rock & Roll, Part 2 was released in 1972 and has been rocking stadiums and arenas ever since.
“Kernkraft 400” by Zombie Nation
This German techno/electronic song has been getting crowds hyped for over a decade. Released in 2000, “Kernkraft 400” has a recognizable chant that always gets fans loud. Whether it is after a big play or just before a key moment, this track is sure to elevate the noise level at any sporting event.
“Seven Nation Army” by The White Stripes
One of the most recognizable guitar riffs in sports, “Seven Nation Army” has been grabbing the attention of fans since 2003. Siblings Jack and Meg White combine to perform a serious stadium anthem. Whether it’s at Sun Life Stadium, the BankUnited Center or another venue, “Seven Nation Army” never fails to get the fans going.
“We Will Rock You” by Queen
This track gets the crowd involved from the opening beat. The unmistakable drums/clap combine with the uplifting “We Will Rock You” chant to form arguably the greatest stadium song in history. Add in Freddy Mercury’s iconic voice and a killer guitar solo by the legendary Brian May and you have the formula for an incredible anthem.
“Blitzkrieg Bop” by The Ramones
“Hey! Ho! Let’s Go! Hey! Ho! Let’s Go!” This punk anthem from 1976 is another song that always seems to get crowds chanting. Based on a simple three-chord pattern, the song is incredibly effective when it comes to generating an energetic and inspired atmosphere.
“Song 2” by Blur
Most people have no idea what this song is when you tell them the artist and title. But scream “woo hoo!” and they will instantly recognize this stadium anthem. The catchy hook will have 85,000 fans yelling in unison as they support their favorite sports team.
“Crazy Train” by Ozzy Osbourne
The first single off Ozzy Osbourne’s debut solo album, “Crazy Train” instantly grabs everyone’s attention the second Ozzy yells “All aboard!” The heavy beat and powerful guitar seem to always get fans of all ages excited. The train theme also fits well with the Hurricanes’ #FullSpeedAhead motto for the 2013 season.