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    Hi y'all. I'm once again appealing to you for ideas for music to incorporate into the season-ending video of my son's defending champion little league team. In my personal explorations and in posts submitted when I raised the question a year ago, here are a number of possible candidates.

    1. "Queen: We Are the Champions" (if they repeat as champs);
    2. Whitney Houston: "One Moment in Time" (NOT to be confused with that insipid "One Shining Moment" that CBS plays at the end of the NCAA tournament;
    3. Star Wars victory march theme
    4. "I've Had the Time of My Life" (from the Dirty Dancin' soundtrack).
    5. Rocky movies themes "Rocky Theme" and "Gonna Fly"
    6. "You're The Best" by Joe Esposito
    7. The theme from "The Natural"
    8."Winning it All" by The Outfield
    9. Dio's "Hungry for Heaven" from the "Vision Quest" soundtrack
    10. Aerosmith's "Dream On"
    11. "Welcome to the Jungle"
    12. "Rock and Roll, Part 2" by Gary Glitter
    13. Vangelis, "Chariots of Fire"
    14. Steppenwolf, "Born to Be Wild"
    15. Springsteen, "Born to Run"

    As you can tell, I'm an old timer whose tastes tend to run toward the 70's and 80's. I'm looking for more contemporary selections that more particularly reflect the sort of upbeat, jock rock music that makes for bouncy, uplifting clips of game highlights. Your help and ideas are appreciated.

    UM
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    We Are The Champions is so overdone that it's hokey. Good song, just overdone.

    I f**kin' LOOOOOVE Dio, but Hungry For Heaven relates more to the quest than the attainment.

    The same also applies to Born To Run and Gonna Fly.

    The Chariots of Fire song is good only in slo-mo.

    Welcome To The Forest is only good as long as the listener either doesn't know or doesn't care about Axl Rose. I get embarassed every time I hear it.

    Personally, I find the best go-nuts feel-good stadium standard is Cum On Feel The Noize. I love Quiet Riot as much as I love Dio, so I'm biased as can be, but still.

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    • #3
      Food, thanks for the recommendations. I assume that your "Welcome to the Forest" actually refers to "Welcome to the Jungle", which has recently been co-opted as a video game theme, for one of the Grand Theft Auto titles, I believe. Good song, and I may well use it.

      Gonna Fly is a bit dated and trite, but maybe it's new to the 11 year old set. That brings to mind "I Believe I Can Fly" from the Space Jam sound track, which may work as well.

      Personally, I find the best go-nuts feel-good stadium standard is Cum On Feel The Noize. I love Quiet Riot as much as I love Dio, so I'm biased as can be, but still.
      Gad, I'd forgotten about that. Great choice. Many thanks; it's a keeper.
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      • #4
        Before One Shining Moment, they used to play It's Alright, by Christopher Cross at the end of the NCAA tourney.
        More contemporary, Praise You by Fatboy Slim.
        Perhaps Dance Dance by Fallout Boy.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Ursa Major
          Hi y'all. I'm once again appealing to you for ideas for music to incorporate into the season-ending video of my son's defending champion little league team. In my personal explorations and in posts submitted when I raised the question a year ago, here are a number of possible candidates.

          1. "Queen: We Are the Champions" (if they repeat as champs);
          2. Whitney Houston: "One Moment in Time" (NOT to be confused with that insipid "One Shining Moment" that CBS plays at the end of the NCAA tournament;
          3. Star Wars victory march theme
          4. "I've Had the Time of My Life" (from the Dirty Dancin' soundtrack).
          5. Rocky movies themes "Rocky Theme" and "Gonna Fly"
          6. "You're The Best" by Joe Esposito
          7. The theme from "The Natural"
          8."Winning it All" by The Outfield
          9. Dio's "Hungry for Heaven" from the "Vision Quest" soundtrack
          10. Aerosmith's "Dream On"
          11. "Welcome to the Jungle"
          12. "Rock and Roll, Part 2" by Gary Glitter
          13. Vangelis, "Chariots of Fire"
          14. Steppenwolf, "Born to Be Wild"
          15. Springsteen, "Born to Run"

          As you can tell, I'm an old timer whose tastes tend to run toward the 70's and 80's. I'm looking for more contemporary selections that more particularly reflect the sort of upbeat, jock rock music that makes for bouncy, uplifting clips of game highlights. Your help and ideas are appreciated.

          UM
          It might be slightly out of the range of the above songs, but a good "Memories"-themed song would be 10,000 Maniacs "These Are Days", but one obvious choice omitted above would be "Centerfield" by John Fogerty and as a Springsteen alternative, "Glory Days" (but it does contain a reference to high school, which might make it too advanced for the LL age-group).

          Dennis
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          • #6
            Originally posted by brooklyndodger14
            It might be slightly out of the range of the above songs, but a good "Memories"-themed song would be 10,000 Maniacs "These Are Days", but one obvious choice omitted above would be "Centerfield" by John Fogerty and as a Springsteen alternative, "Glory Days" (but it does contain a reference to high school, which might make it too advanced for the LL age-group).
            Dennis
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            Not to mention the drinking references. Springsteen mentions Graig Nettles in the video.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Captain Cold Nose
              Not to mention the drinking references. Springsteen mentions Graig Nettles in the video.
              Whoops! My bad on the drinking part... but one can creatively edit around a tune to repeat good verses and/or bypass uneeded ones... (That is my secret identity in the "Real" world: audio & video editor, LOL)

              Here are the lyrics for "These Are Days"

              These are the days you'll remember.
              Never before and never since,
              I promise,
              will the whole world be warm as this.
              And as you feel it, you'll know it's true
              that you are blessed and lucky.
              It's true that you are touched by something
              that will grow and bloom in you.

              These are the days you'll remember.
              When May is rushing over you
              with desire to be part of the miracles
              you see in every hour.
              You'll know it's true
              that you are blessed and lucky.
              It's true that you are touched by something
              that will grow and bloom in you.

              These are days.
              These are the days you might
              fill with laughter until you break.
              These days you might
              feel a shaft of light make its way
              across your face.

              And when you do
              you'll know how it was meant to be.
              See the signs and know their meaning.
              It's true, you'll know how it was meant to be.
              Hear the signs and know
              they're speaking to you, to you


              Dennis
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              • #8
                Originally posted by brooklyndodger14
                Whoops! My bad on the drinking part... but one can creatively edit around a tune to repeat good verses and/or bypass uneeded ones... (That is my secret identity in the "Real" world: audio & video editor, LOL)

                Here are the lyrics for "These Are Days"

                These are the days you'll remember.
                Never before and never since,
                I promise,
                will the whole world be warm as this.
                And as you feel it, you'll know it's true
                that you are blessed and lucky.
                It's true that you are touched by something
                that will grow and bloom in you.

                These are the days you'll remember.
                When May is rushing over you
                with desire to be part of the miracles
                you see in every hour.
                You'll know it's true
                that you are blessed and lucky.
                It's true that you are touched by something
                that will grow and bloom in you.

                These are days.
                These are the days you might
                fill with laughter until you break.
                These days you might
                feel a shaft of light make its way
                across your face.

                And when you do
                you'll know how it was meant to be.
                See the signs and know their meaning.
                It's true, you'll know how it was meant to be.
                Hear the signs and know
                they're speaking to you, to you


                Dennis
                BrooklynDodger14
                I have a second job as a DJ. Both that song and Candy Everybody Wants are two of the songs I play before the party really gets going.
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                • #9
                  Upbeat Music

                  I'm from your time period too Ursa. The Washington Senators broadcasts used to open to "25 or 6 to 4" by Chicago. That always got my blood flowing and to this day,gets me ready for Baseball!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by JohnGelnarFan
                    I'm from your time period too Ursa. The Washington Senators broadcasts used to open to "25 or 6 to 4" by Chicago. That always got my blood flowing and to this day,gets me ready for Baseball!
                    Even the non-Peter Cetera remake is good. The song, though, is nothing more than a songwriter not knowing what to write about or 3:35 or 3:34 in the morning.
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                    • #11
                      25 or 6 to 4

                      I always wondered what the heck that meant.Thanks for explaining after 35 years.....or is it 34?


                      Originally posted by Captain Cold Nose
                      Even the non-Peter Cetera remake is good. The song, though, is nothing more than a songwriter not knowing what to write about or 3:35 or 3:34 in the morning.

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                      • #12
                        Brooklyn, thanks for the great tip. It's hard to find a tune that's both catchy and has appropriate lyrics, and those "These are the Days" lyrics are dead on. The melody is a bit insipid for the kids who think they're on the verge of being rock and rollers, but it's really the parents who'll treasure the highlights CD.

                        The one kid who's savvy about music wanted to include Disturbed's "10,000 Fists", the lyrics of which are:

                        Survivor
                        Survivor

                        One more goddamn day
                        When I know what I want
                        And my want will be considered tonight
                        Consider tonight
                        Just another day
                        When all that I want
                        Will mark me as a sinner tonight
                        I'm a sinner tonight, yeah

                        People can no longer cover their eyes
                        If this disturbs you then walk away
                        You will remember the night you were struck by the sight of
                        Ten Thousand fists in the air

                        Power unrestrained
                        Dead on the mark
                        Is what we will deliver tonight
                        Deliver tonight
                        Pleasure fused with pain
                        This triumph of the soul
                        Will make you shiver tonight
                        We'll make you shiver tonight, yeah

                        People can no longer cover their eyes
                        If this disturbs you then walk away
                        You will remember the night you were struck by the sight of
                        Ten Thousand fists in the air

                        We are the ones that will open your mind
                        Leave the weak and the haunted behind (X4)

                        People can no longer cover their eyes
                        If this disturbs you then walk away
                        You will remember the night you were struck by the sight of
                        Ten Thousand fists in the air
                        Ten Thousand fists in the air
                        Ten Thousand fists in the air


                        I'm not sure if grandma is ready for this.
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                        • #13
                          "I love LA" at Staples Center and Chavez Ravine

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                          • #14
                            Jake, I forgot to mention that the team's name is the Giants, and they actually wear SF Giants colors and hats.

                            And, you do realize that "I Love LA" is a parody that actually makes fun of Louse Angeleez, don't you?

                            CaptainCN, "Dance, Dance" by Fallout Boy doesn't really work lyrically. It's about a guy trying to score at a dance and ending, "Why don't you show me a little bit of spine ~ You've been saving for his mattress (love) ~ I only want sympathy in the form of you crawling into bed with me." Nice lyrics on Praise You, but a bit sparse.
                            Last edited by Ursa Major; 06-08-2006, 11:53 PM.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Ursa Major
                              Jake, I forgot to mention that the team's name is the Giants, and they actually wear SF Giants colors and hats.

                              And, you do realize that "I Love LA" is a parody that actually makes fun of Louse Angeleez, don't you?

                              CaptainCN, "Dance, Dance" by Fallout Boy doesn't really work lyrically. It's about a guy trying to score at a dance and ending, "Why don't you show me a little bit of spine ~ You've been saving for his mattress (love) ~ I only want sympathy in the form of you crawling into bed with me." Nice lyrics on Praise You, but a bit sparse.
                              Ursa, I guess you're right at that about "dance dance" haven't paid too much attention to the lyrics. How about "Ready to Go" by Republica.
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