There have been a lot of songs that we listened to, but probably haven’t thought about in quite some time. Below is a list of songs that might get you thinking, “oh I haven’t heard this in a while” and how you could use them in a game situation. Hotstepper – Ini Kamoze This was
There have been a lot of songs that we listened to, but probably haven’t thought about in quite some time. Below is a list of songs that might get you thinking, “oh I haven’t heard this in a while” and how you could use them in a game situation.
Hotstepper – Ini Kamoze
This was the song of my senior year in high school, and man was it a great song. Awesome beat, a great hook and the arrival of the “lyrical gangster”.
How Bizarre – OMC
To say this song was on overplay during the 90’s is an understatement. It…was…everywhere. And with a title and catchy hook that lends itself to strange or bizarre happenings, well you’ve got the makings of a song tailor-made for sports events. You can also use it as a walk-in song, or for a bizarre sketch.
Crush – Jennifer Page
We just started playing this song again about a year ago after finding an old CD single in our library. It has a catchy hook that will get you toes tapping and works best as a walk-in song.
Two Princes – Spin Doctors
This song was popular in part because of its connection to the TV show Friends, hoewver stood pretty well on its own. There’s a good chance it’s still in your system, but if it isn’t, this walk-in or in-game song could be a good addition to your repertoire.
S Club Party – S Club 7
S Club 7 had a strange identity in the 90’s. We’re they the answer to the Spice Girls, N*Sync, Backstreet Boys? What were they? Well, they were a great combination of sound from the 90’s that had songs that were popular and then forgettable. You can use this for walk-in music or just as an in-game song to change it up a bit.
Kiss the Rain – Billie Myers
This was my song to start rain delays. I don’t know why, it just seemed to fit that opening well. Occasionally using “Rawhide” for the “rollin, rollin, rollin” lyrics when you’re rolling out the tarp. This song just seemed to fit well to the start of the rain delay before you got into having fun with the fans.
Steal My Sunshine – Len
The first time I heard this song was during a mascot appearance with the Modesto A’s in 2002, however this 1999 track had been around for a couple of years with a familiar 1970’s sound as it samples Andrea True Connection’s “More More More” which could he a hidden hit in itself. You can use Steal My Sunshine as a walk-in as a nice filler, or during a rain delay, or on one of those nights you want to play some 90’s hits.
Feel It – The Tamperer featuring Maya
Ok, ignore the lyrics, seriously because if you try to break them down because well, “What’s she gonna look like with a chimney on her?” We don’t know, we don’t know if Michael Jackson (he wrote it) knew, but we do know that the beat and the sound of the bells makes a great rally song. This was one of those songs that nobody could help me find in the pre-Internet 1990’s, but finally heard it in Brooklyn at a Cyclones game in 2001 and they were able to show me a CD it was on.
Tubthumping – Chumbawamba
This was, and still is, one of our go-to injury recovery songs. Someone gets knocked down, they get up again. The chorus is looped and you have enough time to find another song to turn to before they sing “pissin’ the night away”.
Amnesia – Chumbawamba
VH-1 used this in their I Love the 90’s series, though it was already on my playlist as a rally song and has been there since I bought the album. Back in those early years, you bought a CD, listened to it, and tried to remember all the great songs on it. And because Tubthumping was such a huge hit, I wanted to find another hit. Well, there wasn’t much but this one grabbed me right away.
If you have any songs that you think we should include on this list, let us know, we’re planning another list next week and will add more lists as we go.1 comment