Which, as sports fans know, came true with that long-awaited championship. Jock Jams is a compilation album series from Tommy Boy records from the mid 1990s that mainly consisted of classic 1980s and 1990s dance music.

A new version of Last.fm is available, to keep everything running smoothly, please reload the site. For artists, inclusions on popular compilations served as advertisements for the rest of their music. Sure, the choose of songs isn't very imaginative -- KC & the Sunshine Band's "Get Down Tonight," the Village People's "Macho Man," 2 Unlimited's "No Limits," Montell Jordan's "This Is How We Do It," Coolio's "1, 2, 3, 4, (Sumpin' New)," the Outhere Brothers' "Boom Boom Boom," Los Del Mar's "Macarena," CeCe Peniston's "We Got A Love Thang" -- but anyone looking for a party-oriented, dance compilation with a handful of these songs could do a lot worse than Jock Jams, Vol. It was even used during Ken Burns' massively successful Baseball documentary from the early-to-mid 1990s. There are only 30 words in the tune composed and co-written by the renowned Bill Conti (who also scored such films as The Right Stuff and The Karate Kid). Numerous popular beaches are mentioned and the song remains one of the most recognizable in rock and roll history. Strangely, DJ Kool only raps one full verse in this song before filling up the other four minutes rotating between crowd work, coughing directly onto the mic, and giving shoutouts to his friends. Salt-n-Pepa were two total badasses who changed the game for hip-hop artists, male and female alike. A spoof on the hit "Love Jones," Cheech Marin, in a memorable falsetto take, sings about teenager Tyrone Shoelaces love for basketball, and how he relates the game to just about every aspect of his life. name-checked them as an inspiration in the opening bars of "Juicy.". The song was a massive hit for the group, which won a Grammy Award and held the No.

27 years after its 1988 release, it sounds a fresh as ever. As with many great dance songs, "Everybody, Everybody" is all about the build. And yes, it did introduce the country to the word "whoomp," which never needed to happen. Michael Buffer, Dan Patrick, Chris Berman, and Dick Vitale all made guest appearances on album openers throughout the series' run. Well if you weren't before, you'd better be now. Who would have predicted that a gay disco group's biggest hit single from the 1970s would become one of the favorite jock anthems of all time?

Why yes, this song is very stupid.

It reached No. No really, that actually happened.

Try it sometime. No wonder the Notorious B.I.G. In fact, any current visit to an athletic competition, from high school on up through the pros, runs of the risk of hearing 2 Unlimited's infectious calling card. Written and performed by this notable Canadian country/folk singer, "The Hockey Song" has enjoyed a consistent presence in ice arenas at all levels of hockey throughout Canada and the United States. While the initial influence for the song reportedly was not sports-related, the overall theme was about achieving that one great moment of a lifetime. This may have been why so many huge rappers and R&B artists willingly appeared on the Space Jam soundtrack. Perhaps this accessibility is why the University of Wisconsin football team still plays it before the fourth quarter of every home game. Or some would say cocky. The song has a cult following among hockey fans, is often played during games at all levels and been featured in such films as Mystery, Alaska. Well, in addition to these ads playing during almost every commercial break on ESPN, MTV, and Nickelodeon, compilation albums used to be big business before the days of the mp3. From Major League Baseball to your local little league, this tune has become a baseball staple. It's got a ragtime-kind of sound, and is rather annoyingly catchy. It helped that the massively popular Houston was the voice. You've danced to this song before, but you probably weren't aware that it was the product of some guys who called themselves "69 Boyz." Part of the 1980s Goldie Hawn movie 'Wildcats' in which she takes the job as head coach of an underachieving Chicago high school football team with a bad reputation. In fact, following the legendary Olympic theme (John Williams' "Olympic Fanfare and Theme"), this should be the most recognizable song associated with the international games. - 2004, M.L.S, Library Science, Indiana University.

We hold major institutions accountable and expose wrongdoing. It is believed the primal drum and chant piece was first used at sports events by the Colorado Rockies hockey team in the late 1970s. Amd their run to a resounding Super Bowl XX victory, the Bears released their own song and schlocky video, essentially highlighting some of the top players from a group that knew it would win it all.

It's his favorite sport, and spoke of legends like Pistol Pete, Magic, Bird and even Bernard King. After a few beers at the ballpark, a little choreography assistance is appreciated! 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 and eventually became an animated short film following its initial success as a song. "Gonna Make You Sweat" has, against the odds, stood the test of time. This simple, nearly nonsense level, hip hop chant classic is a multi-use tune for sports events. While the song's impact may have deteriorated over the last 30 years, it's still refreshing to hear "Push It" in those thrust-y GEICO ads. It was also featured in Fever Pitch, starring Jimmy Fallon and Drew Barrymore. It also had some house music, hip-hop, classic disco music, megamix music, and some cheerleaders and other sports(wo)men saying phrases. From: Jock Jams Vol.

"We Are the Champions" is convenient for a celebration of a victory if "We Will Rock You" worked to the host team's advantage. From ball game staples that have spanned generations to … (She did eventually win an out-of-court settlement after suing label RCA.).

Let us know what you think of the Last.fm website. Go directly to shout page. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. It has all the elements of a perfect Jock Jam that also apply to a horrifying commercial jingle that makes you want to chop your ears off: It repeats a short sentence about having fun ad nauseum, it has an synth-based hook in the chorus that's impossible to get out of your head, and it's obnoxiously upbeat. "Put me in coach.".

Jump! Meeker recorded the first widely regarded version of the piece with lyrics by Jack Norworth, who had actually never been to a live game before penning this classic. It's still the go-to jam for every arena's Fan Dance Cam, in which children and drunk adults bust a move in the hopes of getting seven seconds of sweet, sweet Jumbotron fame. In fact, Walsh initially received no royalties for her participation in the song, which over two decades later is pretty upsetting. Jock Jams, Vol. Back in the early 1980s, Cashman didn't get much mileage out of this ode to baseball greats past and present. The song's verses are broken down into the three periods of a hockey game, which is quite a unique and creative way to sing about the game. One of the great things about the legendary Zevon was his wit. The song was also briefly featured during the talent show scene in the 1980s' classic Revenge of the Nerds. DJ Kool was 38 when he dropped this live recording of "Let Me Clear My Throat," and it would become his legacy.