Monday has arrived – and you know what that means… music! For the month of July, our Spotlight Dancer is our very own Alana from Rambling with AM! She has chosen the theme for this week, which is “Songs mentioning sports, or songs commonly played at sporting events” – let’s get this sporty party started!

Let’s start with a song you’ll recognize if you’ve been to any sporting events, as the opening chant is often shouted as a rallying cry.

Nothing funnier than watching 20,000 sports fans shout HEY HO LET’S GO, then sit silently until the HEY HO LET’S GO part comes up again.

Give a listen to the Ramones with “Blitzkrieg Bop”:

Next up, I of course had to include this song because The Seattle Seahawks adopted it as their theme song, and it is heard whenever something special happens to the home team.

For instance, when the team takes the field to a sellout crowd, the song blares throughout the reverberating stadium, or when the Seahawks score the game-winning field goal, it would undoubtedly be played.

Give a listen to The Verve with “Bitter Sweet Symphony”:

Next up is what’s considered the greatest arena rock song of all time. The beauty of this song is in its simplicity. Anyone can pick it up, and there’s a special feeling during a stadium-wide stomp during a big moment. When football is played by robots 50 years from now and we teleport to and from games, we‘ll still listen to this song.

In the US, this is often played at sporting events in an effort to intimidate the opposing team. It plays well in stadiums where fans are encouraged to stomp their feet and make a lot of noise.

The band’s guitarist wrote this, and claimed the idea for the song came in a dream. He said that he wanted to “create a song that the audience could participate in.” He remembered a gig where the crowd chanted the Liverpool Football Club anthem, “You’ll Never Walk Alone” at the band as they left the stage. He was quoted as saying:

“I went to bed thinking, ‘What could you ask them to do?’ They’re all squeezed in there, but they can clap their hands, they can stamp their feet, and they can sing. In the morning I woke up and had the idea in my head for ‘[this song]'”.

Get ready to clap your hands and stomp your feet – here’s Queen with “We Will Rock You”:

And finally, the previous song and this one were issued together as a worldwide top 10 single. Soon after the album was released, many radio stations began playing the songs consecutively and without interruption. It seems wrong to have the previous song without this one, too – plus, I remember being at many a hockey game they’d play these songs one after the other, so there ya go.

Without further ado, here’s Queen again, with “We Are The Champions”:

That’s a wrap for this week – have a great Monday and see you on the dance floor! Please stay safe and healthy!

Now on to the particulars of Monday’s Music Move’s Me:   Photobucket

I have the supreme honor and privilege of being a co-host with the inimitable Xmas Dolly and our musical cohort, the awesome Cathy from Curious as a CAThy, Callie of JAmerican Spice, and Alana of Ramblin’ with AM!

Want to join in the fun? It’s easy – just find a tune that rocks your boat, post it and link up – don’t forget to grab Xmas Dolly…er, um, I mean her button…over at her place here. Check out Xmas Dolly’s sidebar for the random themes we sport each week – and you can always ask for a specific theme of music you like, too. Check out the other music lovahs and let’s jam!



Alana from Rambling with AM


  1. Got some great tunes here my friend. I don’t watch much sports, but these are great for sure. Have a great day and I hope you had a wonderful weekend! hugs

  2. Stacy,

    Your first song in your line up is new-to-me but Queen is rockin’ the dance floor! “We Are The Champions” is a great team anthem. Stay safe, be well, and have a boogietastic week, my dear!

  3. …well hallelujah, a couple of groups that I’ve heard of! The Ramones (on of my 16 year old granddaughter’s favorites) and Queen. Damn I batting 1,000 today!!! Have a ricking good day!

  4. A couple of goodies here. I’ve heard “Blitzkrieg Bop” hundreds of times without knowing either who did it or what it was called…

  5. OMC The Verve, so many memories on that song, we liked everything on their CD…Pawsome! And Queen, so much youth sentiment…and old lady’s sentiment too…MOL. thank you for the mewsic, Stacy😺Extra Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend🐾😽💞

  6. Bittersweet Symphony, am not that familiar with the Verve and never heard this song – so now I want to move to Seattle and watch me some football. Now that I know the backstory about We Will Rock You, it’s even more enjoyable. To me, We Are the Champions is as much about Freddy Mercury as about sports – its a perfect song (and not too many perfect songs out there.) Thank you for including both of these Queen classics. I’m learning something about different songs beloved in different sports cities so this whole theme has been fun.

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