Songs, Part II
So here’s where we are with the song suggestions.
Two Journey songs are the most popular so far: “Lights” and “Don’t Stop Believing.” Dissenters think “Lights” is too mellow, and that “trying to steal (‘Don’t Stop Believing’) from the Dodgers is a bad idea, and just makes us look unoriginal, which completely misrepresents SF.”
Two other Journey songs were also suggested by more than one person: “To Be Alive Again” and “Anyway You Want It.”
The next most popular artist after Journey is Bon Jovi with “Living on a Prayer.” The song, says one fan, is “upbeat and the crowd can really get into it.” On the other hand, “‘Living On a Prayer’ is NOT a good idea because the theme of the song doesn’t fit. The Giants want to be/will be a winning ball club without the help of desperate prayers.”
The rest of the suggestions:
Highway to the Dangerzone — Kenny Loggins (from “Top Gun.”)
Right Now — Van Halen
You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet — Bachman Turner Overdrive
Don’t Look Back – Boston
Welcome to the Jungle — Gun’s N’ Roses
Life is a Highway — Tom Cochran
Centerfield — John Fogerty
Sympathy for the Devil – Rolling Stones
Time of Your Life – Green Day.
Tubthumping — Chumbawamba
Brown-eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Back in Black — AC/DC
We Built This City on Rock and Roll — Jefferson Starship
Dancin’ in the Streets — Grateful Dead
Raise Your Hands –Bon Jovi.
San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair) — Scott McKenzie.
For America — Jackson Browne.
Let It Rock — Kevin Rudolf.
Sly & the Family Stone- “Hot Fun in the Summertime”.
Get This Party Started — Pink
Keep the suggestions coming. Include your rationale for the choice. Is it important that the song be from a Bay Area artist? Should it be music that pulls us out of our seats and makes us sing along? Should the lyrics reflect something about hope or winning or San Francisco?
Looking forward to the debate . . .
On a related note, a blog poster named msltek suggested a new song for Brian Wilson — Closing Time by Eve 6.
Anyone else have ideas for other players? I was wondering recently why players chose certain songs – and why they changed them. I asked Manny Burriss last week why he changed his coming-to-bat song from My Life by The Game to Who Run It by Three 6 Mafia (maybe it was the other way around?).
“Because I was hitting .180.”