BY JOEY MALTESE, COLUMNIST
I may not be the biggest sports nut, or even a sports nut of a modest size. However, as a native New Englander, I can’t help but get excited for the Patriots-Seahawks faceoff. Though I am not able to make the most accurate prediction of the outcome, I can certainly help out with music to go with the big game. Here are some timeless sports songs that go great with Buffalo wings:
Queen’s “We Will Rock You”
Stomp, stomp, clap. Stomp, stomp, clap. “We Will Rock You” is the most popular anthem for sporting events, according to BMI, a music-royalties authority. According to BMI’s website, BMI President Del Bryant said: “A great song inspires and engages you, and this song grabs you from the first bar. It’s an anthem and rightfully deserving of this distinction in the sporting world.”
Queen’s “We Are the Champions”
Everyone who has ever won a game of dodgeball in gym has taken a victory lap while shouting, “We’ll keep on fighting till the end!” Fun fact: “We Are the Champions” becomes the most popular song every four years during the Olympics.
The Who’s “Baba O’Riley”
Referred to as “Teenage Wasteland” by kids who are overeager to impress their dads by knowing classic rock songs, “Baba O” is empowering and does a great job of bringing emotion to the field. The field referenced in the song, however, is a metaphor for a declining generation and is not actually an anthem for athletes. However, this doesn’t seem to stop anyone from playing it at baseball stadiums.
Quad City DJs’ “Space Jam”
The most important sports movie of all time is “Space Jam.” Common knowledge. Along with the heartwarming story of Looney Toons working together with NBA legend Michael Jordan, “Space Jam” allowed for Quad City DJs to welcome us to the jam half a dozen times.