Friday, November 30, 2007

Question

This isn't a real post, it's a request for ideas. So okay, here's the deal - I'm having a bunch of friends over on Sunday (all female) for a little bonding time. Rarely do we all find the time to get together, so the fact that we've carved out a whole afternoon where EVERYONE can make it is...unprecedented (at least recently).

Anyway, instead of going to a bar (where we spend more time talking to random men than each other), or brunch (it'll be too late in the day for that), I've invited everyone over to my apartment for Football Sunday - Ladies Style. What does that mean? Well it means that other than me no one cares about football (so the games alone aren't going to be enough), but that my friends are good enough sports to believe I will somehow end up making this worth their while (pressure = me). Don't worry though, I have a solution - obviously there will be plenty of booze there (I'm throwing the get-together after all) and I will be providing plenty of yummy snacks (with no nutritional value whatsoever). However, I think we need more. Sooo...

I've decided to up the cheese factor. This means that I will be playing all the totally great, but equally ridiculous, sports-related music I can find throughout the afternoon. Sounds easy enough - I already have Eye of the Tiger, Another One Bites the Dust, We are the Champions (how did sports even exist before Queen?), and Rock You Like a Hurricane already on my iPod. But I need more - that's only 4 songs. So that's where you guys come in. I want totally cliche, overused music that will get my friends in the mood to watch some football (while bonding). Think you can help? Prove it.

17 comments:

Jack Cobra said...

You might as well just tell us beforehand what answers you are looking for....

Redhead said...

Stop being a smartass and just help - I legitimately would like some suggestions.

Mr. Thursday said...

Aren't most sport anthems team-specific? The way every Yankees game has "New York, New York" and every Cubs game "Sweet Home, Chicago"?

You've got most of the every-stadium songs, already. But, anyway, add AC/DC. "For Those About to Rock" and half a dozen other songs seem to appear in stadiums on rotation. "Gonna Fly Now" would work if anyone in your group likes "Rocky".

You're just looking for, essentially three elements: 1. Loud. 2. Old (excuse me, CLASSIC). 3. Ridiculous.

GiveEmHellHarry said...

I would go with that Blur song with the "Woo Hoo" refrain. I know I am old when I don't what the name of the song is and it came out in like 97.

Jack Cobra said...

Since it's Friday, I will oblige as this should do perfectly. I had it bookmarked for some reason:

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page3/story?page=neel/040727

Joseph said...

Joe Esposito - "You're The Best", from Karate Kid

Journey - "Don't Stop Believin'", anthem of the 2005 White Sox

Ms. Understood said...

Maybe you should track down some beefcake photos of athletes as well? It might get them more interested in the game.

Redhead said...

mr. thursday: Gonna Fly Now, that's a good one (and it fills all the criteria), and I'm never averse to AC/DC.

harry: I need names! I've tried to look up songs by their refrain - it NEVER works.

jack: Ah, it's about time you started playing the game like a good reader.

joseph: You're the Best from the Karate Kid is PERFECT. How did I not think of that? I love that song - and Don't Stop Believin' is (sadly) already on my iPod. Good suggestions - you can stay.

ms. understood: That is a GREAT idea - you clearly have the same style and my friends and I have.

Jack Cobra said...

"Jump" by Van Halen is something they play a lot at Wrigley and that "Clap, clap, clap your hands" song is annoying and they play it everywhere.

Mr. Thursday said...

I believe Harry is thinking of "Song 2" by Blur.

TK said...

"Dirty Water" - The Standells
"Shipping up to Boston" - The Dropkick Murphys

Oh... right. Probably don't want songs about Boston, do you.

Hmm... nope. I got nothin'.

Redhead said...

jack: There's cheesy and then there's annoying - I'm too cool to play anything annoying. (Stop laughing.)

mr. thursday: OK, apparently mr. thursday knows everything. Anyone here need the answer to all the questions in the universe? Anyone?

tk: You now, I actually had a bet with myself that you were going to give that exact answer - way to be predictable tk.

rs27 said...

Oh, song trivia. Yes!

Ok, If you're going to add any ACDC song, it has to be Thunderstruck or Hells Bells.

Also if you're really going to cheese it up, go with Gary Glitter's Rock and Roll II ( Hey song).

I'd go Jump Around (house of pain), Blitzkrieg Bop (The Ramones), and Enter Sandman (Metallica) as musts...

TK said...

I am nothing if not consistent.

At your service, m'dear.

And as for AC/DC songs, only two are acceptable: Shoot To Thrill, or Rock And Roll Ain't Noise Pollution.

Redhead said...

rs27: OK, Jump Around, Blitzkrieg Bop, Hells Bells - inspired choices. As for Metallica: Trust me, in my home Metallica is always required.

tk: You make your crappy Boston suggestions and then try to tell me what's acceptable? I don't think so, but it was a nice try m'dear.

GiveEmHellHarry said...

I am going to use up anything positive I may have earned lately by letting you know I'm tagging you on a meme.

PS: How about Dragula by Rob Zombie, When World's Collide by Powerman 5000, and Tiny Dancer by Elton John?

Anonymous said...

Late Sunday morning suggestion - "Welcome to the Jungle" by Guns and Roses. Maybe have it playing as your guests walk into your place?