Music on Mondays (2-2-15)—All my rowdy friends have gone

The Music Chronicles of Russel Ray

Within seconds after the Super Bowl ended, Patriot fans were posting Queen’s 1977 hit song “We Are The Champions” on Facebook.

I don’t know about other countries, but here in the United States “We Are The Champions” probably is the most recognizable sports anthem ever, being played at football games, baseball, basketball, soccer, hockey, swimming, diving….

There are other sports songs that have become sports anthems, like John Fogerty’s 1985 hit “Centerfield,” but with the end of football season, I was wondering about other football songs. I could only come up with five directly related to football. None of them are in my music collection, so I have not embedded a video in my blog. Instead, there’s a link to take you to the YouTube video in a new window.

The Super Bowl Shuffle
Chicago Bears (1985)
Sadly, “The Super Bowl Shuffle” made it all the way
to #41 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight
Hank Williams Jr. (1985)
With some adaptations, the NFL used this
as its theme song from 1989 to 2011.

All Kinds of Time
Fountains of Wayne (2003)
The NFL used this song in its commercials in 2005.

The Boys of Fall
Kenny Chesney (2010)
Peaked at #18 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart
but made it all the way to #1 on the
Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.

Green and Yellow
Lil Wayne (2011)
Lil Wayne’s tribute to the Green Bay Packers,
although I think he spent more time bashing other
teams rather than glorifying the Packers.

Pictures copyright 2012 Russel Ray Photos

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4 thoughts on “Music on Mondays (2-2-15)—All my rowdy friends have gone

  1. bldee3

    Russel, Since you posted videos to listen to, a page opened up with music videos of country music. I’m not into football much nor the songs around it. Yet, since the music videos popped up, I’ve been listening to Whalen Jennings , Hank Williams and Johnny Cash for over an hour. This wasn’t your intent, yet this is the direction your post led me.. Allsl roads lead to the Yellow Brick Road which leads to Ho me.

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    1. Russel Ray Photos Post author

      It wasn’t my full intent, but it was a semi-intent because I don’t include embedded music videos on my blog unless I have the music in my own personal music collection. I have none of these five songs in my collection, so I decided to send everyone to YouTube rather than break my rule of only embedding music videos for music that I owned.

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