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Friday random ten: Get your game on

Next on the theme list: Songs about sports.

1. HOOPS Yes! (FC Dallas) – The Polyphonic Spree
2. The Stock Car Travels By Illusion – Austin Lounge Lizards
3. Centerfield – John Fogerty
4. Galway Farmer – Ceili’s Muse
5. Catchers Drummers Anchormen – Eddie from Ohio
6. Sweet Georgia Brown – The Ray Brown Trio
7. Glory Days – Bruce Springsteen
8. Chess – Andersson/Ulvaeus
9. Surf’s Up – The Beach Boys
10. Fight Fiercely, Harvard – Tom Lehrer

Yes, chess is a sport – it’s a mind sport. So’s bridge, but no one’s written a musical about it yet. “Galway Farmer” is about a guy betting on a horse he’d dreamed about. We should all be as lucky as he was. Technically, “Sweet Georgia Brown” isn’t about sports, but it’s the theme song of the Harlem Globetrotters, so I say it’s close enough. There’s a whole class of stadium songs that could be admitted under a sufficiently loose definition of the theme, but I wasn’t going to go there. What’s on your playlist this week?

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One Comment

  1. Linkmeister says:

    Hmm. I have a marked dearth of sports songs. “Centerfield,” yeah, but. . .

    Oh wait! Does “Stewball” count?