The songs played during NFL football games never fail to get me pumped up (at least until the QB fumbles and I have to sit back down).
When is comes to stadium music, there are "the classics" like Queen's "We Will Rock You" and there are more modern hits from artists like Eminem and the Black Eyed Peas. Most NFL teams tend to mix up their playlists with a combination of classics and current high-energy Billboard singles. There are also some teams that have specific theme songs--including both official fight songs and unofficial music.
ESPN has put together a nice collection of stadium anthems. Their list includes:
1. Queen - We Will Rock You
2. Zombie Nation - Kerkraft 400
3. Moby - Bodyrock
4. Fat Boy Slim - Because We Can
5. EMF - Unbelievable
6. Nickelback - Rock Star
7. 2 Unlimited - Get Ready for This
8. The Wiseguys - Start the Commotion
9. The Gap Band - You Dropped a Bomb on Me
10. Kool and the Gang - Celebration
11. Gary Glitter - Rock & Roll, Pt. 2
12. C+C Music Factory - Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)
13. Snap - The Power
14. Rednex - Cotton Eye Joe
15. Baha Men - Who Let the Dogs Out
16. Sister Sledge - We are Family
17. The Ramones - Blitzkrieg Bop
That's a pretty good list, but they are missing a few classics. Let's not forget these, which are other songs played during NFL football games:
18. Technotronic - Pump the Jam
19. Kid Rock - Cowboy
20. Ozzy Osbourne - Crazy Train
21. The Romantics - What I Like About You
22. Guns and Roses - Welcome to the Jungle
23. Blur - Song 2
24. AC/DC - Shook Me All Night Long
25. Van Halen - Right Now
26. Gap Band - You Dropped a Bomb on Me
27. Rolling Stones - Start Me Up
28. Tag Team - Whoop There It Is
29. AC/DC - Back in Black
30. AC/DC - TNT
31. Hank Williams Jr. - Are You Ready For Some Football?
32. Metallica - Enter the Sandman
OK, that feels like a fairly comprehensive list of classic songs played during NFL football games, but what about the more modern hits that grace our stadiums? Any modern song with high energy is sure to be a candidate for NFL stadiums.
Some Examples of Modern Hits Played During NFL Football Games
33. Black Eyed Peas - Let's Get it Started
34. Gwen Stefani - Sweet Escape
35. Kevin Rudolf & Lil Wayne - Let it Rock
36. Black Eyed Peas - Boom Boom Pow
37. Bush - Machinehead
38. Soulja Boy - Turn My Swag On
39. Sean Kingston - Fire Burning
40. Christina Aguilera - Car Wash
Some NFL teams have adopted specific songs as a theme song, or in one way or another are associated with a certain song. For example, who can forget the "Super Bowl Shuffle" song as performed by the Chicago Bears in 1985? Here are some others.
41. Chicago Bears - Super Bowl Shuffle, by the Chicago Bears
42. Oakland Raiders - The Oakland Raiders Song Remix, by Luniz/Yukmouth
43. Oakland Raiders - Oakland Raiders Theme Song, from NFL Films.
44. Seattle Seahawks - Bittersweet Symphony, by The Verve
45. Seattle Seahawks - Locker Room Rock (a 1985 hit by the players -- video below)
46. New England Patriots - Crazy Train, by Ozzy Osbourne
47. New Orleans Saints - Half Time, by Ying Yang Twins
48. Philadelphia Eagles - Fly Eagles Fly
49. Philadelphia Eagles - Buddy's Watching You, by the player - another one to google if you are in the mood for some terrible rapping.
50. Washington Redskins - Hail to the Redskins
51. Minnesota Vikings - Skol Vikings
52. San Diego Chargers - San Diego Super Chargers
53. Carly Rae Jepsen - Call me Maybe
54. Cali Swag District - Teach Me How to Dougie
Am I missing any? If you can think of others, leave a note in the comments and I'll try to keep this list updated.
I hope you enjoy the songs played during NFL football games as much as I do!