What are the best sports-themed music videos ever created? A simple question, but one that appeared to go unanswered when doing a casual stroll of the internet. On Wednesday, Space Jam celebrated its 21st birthday, and from that movie we were blessed with some memorable sports-themed music videos. But that got a few of us at The Undefeated thinking about what would rank as the best sports-themed music video and then what would the rest of the list look like. Other contributing factors were considered for where songs should be placed. Just how does the song named after the movie not have a better video? The sports portion of the video comes exclusively from snippets of the movie.
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However one thing that all those sports have in common is that the competitor generally has an entrance song to come out to! In recent years the Darts has featured some great songs which the players come out to such as Crazy Nights by Kiss, Seven Nation Army and much more. Whoever you are, whether you only like sport or music or neither you will be familiar with a lot of these pump up tunes! We kick things off with this all time classic from the Rocky movies. This one will get the juices flowing nicely! Released in , this song was absolutely sensational! A real roof raiser and a great choice to mark your arrival on the big stage. You may in fact have played the air guitar to this song at a wedding or function at some stage! But it also serves as a great pump up tune.
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This is a Top 10 list chronicling the greatest sports theme songs in television history. We are a country obsessed with our sports teams and our athletes. As a result, we spend a significant amount of time watching them compete on TV. For all the negativity surrounding the exorbitant amount of media we consume nowadays, the emotions that these songs are capable of evoking and the nostalgia they are capable of causing prove that televised sporting events are an important part of American culture. Any time you are able to experience something incredible, and then, years later, have the memories of that day flood right back into your mind after hearing a simple melody is unbelievable. To kick off this countdown, it is only fitting that we begin with a football theme song. After all, we are a country obsessed with the sport. That Seattle Seahawks-Denver Broncos blowout a couple weeks back? I mean, seriously, just think about it. Sure, when this thing ends, we're reminded that Buck is announcing, and that stinks.
Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. Now that it's late September, we're at last headed into that most hallowed time of the year for sports fans: That magical month or so where all four major American sports are active at once. Baseball is gearing up for its postseason, football is officially in full swing, pucks are being dropped in the hockey preseason and basketball practice gyms nationwide are finally seeing their doors creaked open. And for us sports fans who can't turn off the musical part of our brain, this time of the year means one thing above all else: a steady diet of jock jams. What is a jock jam? Well, in the '90s it was whatever ESPN defined it as for the purposes of their series of Jock Jams compilations : Most often, hip-hop-flavored dance-pop bangers which implicitly and sometimes explicitly promoted physical movement of any and all kinds. It's a canon that spans rock, hip-hop, dance and country, and still includes pop songs as old as the '50s and as new as last week. We tried to stay away from jams that only really made sense for one sport like John Fogerty's "Centerfield" or one city like Dropkick Murphys' "I'm Shipping Up to Boston" , in favor of the classics that could work in the most games in the most places.