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Best Songs Inspired by Athletes? (Edited 04/06/10 05:53PM by Kenne)
What are the best songs that are inspired by an athlete or reference a professional player in their lyrics?

Best Songs Inspired by Athletes? <span style="font-size:12px;">(Edited 04/06/10 05:53PM by Kenne)</span> Photo

Please comment on other omissions 

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| Closed on 07/06/10 at 05:00PM
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Rank19 FansAvg (1st)
1.Centerfield - John Fogerty (DiMaggio, Mays, Cobb)2.5 (5)
2.Super Bowl Shuffle - Chicago Bears Shuffling Crew1.8 (5)
3.St. Elmo's Fire-John Parr (Rick Hansen)1.3
4.Boom! Shake the Room – Fresh Prince (Jordan)1.3 (2)
5.Crush 'Em - Megadeth (Phoenix Coyotes)1.1
Also receiving votes:Philadelphia Freedom - Elton John (BJ King)1.1 (2)
Double Vision - Foreigner (John Davidson NHL)0.8
Forever – Drake,Kanye,LilWayne,Eminem (LeBron)0.7
Basketball - Kurtis Blow (Dr J, Gervin, Wilkins) 0.6 (1)
Hurricane – Bob Dylan (Rubin Carter –boxer)0.6 (1)
Tough Guy – Beastie Boys (Bill Laimbeer)0.5 (1)
___________ (please comment on omission)0.4
Ali in the Jungle - The Hours (Ali vs Foreman)0.4 (1)
Head 1st Slide Cooperstown.. - FallOutBoy (P.Rose)0.3
Magic Johnson - Red Hot Chili Peppers0.3
Roller Derby Queen - Jim Croce (roller derby)0.3
Who Killed Davey Moore? - Bob Dylan (boxer)0.3 (1)
50 Mission Cap - Tragically Hip (Bill Barilko NHL0.2
Song for Sonny Liston – Mark Knopfler (boxer)0.2
Warrior's Code - Dropkick Murphys (Micky Ward)0.2
Deacon Blues - Steely Dan (Wake Forest football)0.2
Lester Hayes – Marroons (Oakland Raiders player)0.2
Come On You Reds - Manchester United0.1
Get There - Robert Randolph (Knicks)0.1
Put 'Em Under Pressure - U2 (Irish Soccer team)0.1
World In Motion - Englandneworder (UK Soccer)0.1

  
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#1 | 1609 days ago

(Edited by Kenne)
I originally had Shaq on this list, but removed it just because  
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As cheesy as St Elmo's Fire is, it's one of the few songs on this list I have actually heard before. 
1. Centerfield - John Fogerty (DiMaggio, Mays, Cobb)  2. Crush 'Em - Megadeth (Phoenix Coyotes)  3. Warrior's Code - Dropkick Murphys (Micky Ward)  4. Double Vision - Foreigner (John Davidson NHL)  5. St. Elmo's Fire-John Parr (Rick Hansen)  
#2 | 1609 days ago
Karen_ (+)

Howzat ....Sherbert     Cricket

Up ther Cazaly  ....Two man band   AFL 
#3 | 1608 days ago

Gotta give a honorary metion to Pearl Jam for Ten (Mookie Blaylock) 'Whole danm album!
1. Hurricane – Bob Dylan (Rubin Carter –boxer)  2. Forever – Drake,Kanye,LilWayne,Eminem (LeBron)  3. Lester Hayes – Marroons (Oakland Raiders player)  4. Magic Johnson - Red Hot Chili Peppers  5. Tough Guy – Beastie Boys (Bill Laimbeer)  
#4 | 1608 days ago

marcus_nyce wrote:
Gotta give a honorary metion to Pearl Jam for Ten (Mookie Blaylock) 'Whole danm album!
 oh yeah, that's right, they were originally called the Mookie Blaylocks before changing to Pearl Jam. 
1. Centerfield - John Fogerty (DiMaggio, Mays, Cobb)  2. Crush 'Em - Megadeth (Phoenix Coyotes)  3. Warrior's Code - Dropkick Murphys (Micky Ward)  4. Double Vision - Foreigner (John Davidson NHL)  5. St. Elmo's Fire-John Parr (Rick Hansen)  
#5 | 1608 days ago

I was thinking of   We Are The  Champions LOL 
#6 | 1608 days ago

Karen_ wrote:
Howzat ....Sherbert     Cricket

Up ther Cazaly  ....Two man band   AFL 
Yeah, Love that too Karen  
#7 | 1607 days ago

"Whoop That Trick"...Ben Roethlisberger...No?
1. Who Killed Davey Moore? - Bob Dylan (boxer)  2. Song for Sonny Liston – Mark Knopfler (boxer)  3. Head 1st Slide Cooperstown.. - FallOutBoy (P.Rose)  4. Get There - Robert Randolph (Knicks)  5. Hurricane – Bob Dylan (Rubin Carter –boxer)  
#8 | 1607 days ago

"Hard Out Here Fo a Pimp"...Tiger Woods
1. Who Killed Davey Moore? - Bob Dylan (boxer)  2. Song for Sonny Liston – Mark Knopfler (boxer)  3. Head 1st Slide Cooperstown.. - FallOutBoy (P.Rose)  4. Get There - Robert Randolph (Knicks)  5. Hurricane – Bob Dylan (Rubin Carter –boxer)  
#9 | 1607 days ago

"21 Guns"...Green Day for Gilbert Arenas
1. Who Killed Davey Moore? - Bob Dylan (boxer)  2. Song for Sonny Liston – Mark Knopfler (boxer)  3. Head 1st Slide Cooperstown.. - FallOutBoy (P.Rose)  4. Get There - Robert Randolph (Knicks)  5. Hurricane – Bob Dylan (Rubin Carter –boxer)  
#10 | 1607 days ago

"uGLY"  bUBBA sPARXX AND vIOLENT fEMMES...jOAKIM nOAH
1. Who Killed Davey Moore? - Bob Dylan (boxer)  2. Song for Sonny Liston – Mark Knopfler (boxer)  3. Head 1st Slide Cooperstown.. - FallOutBoy (P.Rose)  4. Get There - Robert Randolph (Knicks)  5. Hurricane – Bob Dylan (Rubin Carter –boxer)  
#11 | 1583 days ago

The boys of summer -don henley:)
#12 | 1583 days ago

(Edited by Kenne)
Onegoodredhead2 wrote:
The boys of summer -don henley:)
I know the title is from the Brooklyn Dodgers, but the lyrics don't mention any athletes.
1. Centerfield - John Fogerty (DiMaggio, Mays, Cobb)  2. Crush 'Em - Megadeth (Phoenix Coyotes)  3. Warrior's Code - Dropkick Murphys (Micky Ward)  4. Double Vision - Foreigner (John Davidson NHL)  5. St. Elmo's Fire-John Parr (Rick Hansen)  
#13 | 1583 days ago

Kenne wrote:
I know the title is from the Brooklyn Dodgers, but the lyrics don't mention any athletes.
arent base ball players atheletes?:)..
#14 | 1583 days ago

Onegoodredhead2 wrote:
arent base ball players atheletes?:)..
the song was written about a relationship though, not anything to do with athletes. I meant directly related to a specific athlete or team in the lyrics.
1. Centerfield - John Fogerty (DiMaggio, Mays, Cobb)  2. Crush 'Em - Megadeth (Phoenix Coyotes)  3. Warrior's Code - Dropkick Murphys (Micky Ward)  4. Double Vision - Foreigner (John Davidson NHL)  5. St. Elmo's Fire-John Parr (Rick Hansen)  
#15 | 1564 days ago

my other is "Mrs. Robinson" by Simon & Garfunkel
1. Centerfield - John Fogerty (DiMaggio, Mays, Cobb)  2. Crush 'Em - Megadeth (Phoenix Coyotes)  3. Head 1st Slide Cooperstown.. - FallOutBoy (P.Rose)  4. ___________ (please comment on omission)  5. Philadelphia Freedom - Elton John (BJ King)  
#16 | 1564 days ago

Awesome poll man...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=VFnbYW8MCXc
1. Super Bowl Shuffle - Chicago Bears Shuffling Crew  2. Boom! Shake the Room – Fresh Prince (Jordan)  3. St. Elmo's Fire-John Parr (Rick Hansen)  4. Double Vision - Foreigner (John Davidson NHL)  5. Centerfield - John Fogerty (DiMaggio, Mays, Cobb)  

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