|STADIUM ANTHEMS (click on the links for sound clips at Amazon.com)|
Are there musical sports cliches? No
question about it! Our vote for the most pervasive, over-played
stadium anthem goes to the ancient Queen song
Ranking right up there is 70's glam artist Gary Glitter's Rock & Roll Part 2. You've heard it a zillion times - it's blasted on the P.A. every time the home football team scores a touchdown. The guitars sound more like kazoos and there's not much in the way of lyrics except "HEY!" College pep bands play the "all brass" version during timeouts in basketball games.
Another one used to pump up the crowd before a game is
there are those incessant media timeouts. They drag on forever when
the home team is losing. Football, in particular, subjects the fans
to many, many minutes of "dead time" before and after every kickoff, after every punt,
at the end of every quarter, at the 2-minute warning, during replay reviews, and during the called timeouts.
Bored spectators often order beer in promotional stadium cups while the public address system plays a limited assortment
of worn-out tunes such as
If you've made it this far, you might be interested to know that all
these songs and more can be found on single audio CD compilations -- we
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