Jul 28, 2020
Zombie Nation: "Kernkraft 400"
This song is played during college football games in recent years. It is from a German techno music band and otherwise wouldn't get much airplay. The part starting at about 42 seconds revs up the crowd.
Here is the story of the song and how it became popular at sports stadiums.
The White Stripes: "Seven Nation Army"
This song has become the unofficial theme song for many European soccer teams.
Here is the story about how this 2003 minor hit spread from Detroit to the rest of the world as a sports-related theme.
Ray Charles: "Hit the Road Jack"
This 1961 song is often used at baseball games when a pitcher gets pulled or in basketball games when someone fouls out, or any sport when a player is ejected from the game.