The Head-Scratchers The White Stripes, “Seven Nation Army” We feel confident saying Jack White by no means intended for his 2003 track to become beloved in arenas around the country, but the relentless, thumping guitar makes it hard not to stomp along to.Jet, “Are You Gonna Be My Girl” You may not remember Jet, but years from now you’ll still be singing this song at day games.This is as good a way as ever (unless you’re one of the Black Eyed Peas).Survivor, “Eye Of The Tiger” The metaphor that would inspire Katy and motivate Rocky to climb that final step at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.No one wanted to face these guys, and for good reason. Also Ranked #12 on Athletes Who Spark the Most Fan Arguments #53 on The Best Athletes of All Time #7 on The Celebrities You Most Want To See Play Survivor #9 on The Funniest Professional Athletes When you're considered the greatest of all time, it usually means you had a certain way of carrying yourself and intimidating other players, and that's exactly what Michael Jordan did.While he wasn't a big man who banged bodies down low, Jordan was arguably the most competitive athlete ever, pushing both himself and others to get the best out of their abilities - and he nearly always came out on top because of it. Showing a rare ability to jump and swat passes, bulldoze through blocks to get to the passer, or get to the outside with tremendous speed, Watt is a throwback to when players were all about one thing, playing football with no excuses.THE TEAM-SPECIFIC ANTHEMS Wiz Khalifa, “Black and Yellow” (Pittsburgh Steelers) As if Da Burgh needed more ways to brag about its football team (six Super Bowl championships and counting…) Wiz gave the musically bereft city something to cheer about. Alicia Keys, “Empire State of Mind” (New York Yankees) featured one of the most commercially viable diddies ever to be classified as hip-hop.
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But before we anoint her as the quintessential pop cheerleader, let’s take a look at some of the best soundtracks for any sporting event, guaranteed to entertain even if your team can’t.
THE CLASSICS The Rolling Stones, “Start Me Up” Lots of people love sports, and large groups of (sometimes) drunk fans need to be told what to do.
Which professional players struck fear into their opponents the most?
Ray Lewis, Eric Lindros, and Mike Tyson (remember that ear incident?