Sports songs can mean different things to different people. For instance, some might say sports songs are tunes with lyrics directly about sports. Others, however, may believe sports songs are the tunes you hear at sporting events. A more reasonable approach is to take a few songs from each camp, which is what we've done below. Each one of these songs gets played at various sporting contests. There should be something for everyone.
- "Welcome To The Jungle" by Guns N' Roses. Hardcore sports talk fans know this song as the intro song to "The Jim Rome Show". This sports song is highlighted by a wonderful Slash guitar riff. Sports is a lot like jungle life. Football, for example, is filled with fierce looking creatures out to tear each other apart. Isn't that a lot like lions roaring at other creatures? Unless you're a well-trained athlete, it is a jungle out there.
- "Centerfield" by John Fogerty. This solo John Fogerty sports song is one that is all about sports. It's specifically about baseball. "Centerfield" is the most important spot in the outfield. The character in this song is ready for the coach to put him in; he's ready to play centerfield. It's also a song of confidence. It can apply to any situation where someone is ready to take on a new challenge.
- "We Are The Champions" by Queen. This is the perfect sports song for whenever a team wins a championship. It's lyric talks about the long struggle that leads to reaching a goal. "We are the champions, my friend," Freddie Mercury announces, "And well keep on fighting till the end." These words suggest that winning isn't just about being successful in only one game. It's also about reaching the top and doing everything possible to stay there.
- "Let's Get It Started" by Black Eyed Peas. This sports song is fitting for when the home needs to rally. If you're at a game and your team is losing, you need to get your team going. You may want to get a run-scoring rally going in a baseball game, or a touchdown drive in a football game. This upbeat song will get the crowd going, and hopefully, the team too.
- "Glory Days" by Bruce Springsteen. This Bruce Springsteen sports song is about an athlete whose best sports days are in the past. It's all about dwelling on the past, instead of looking to the future. Sadly, a lot of guys' lives kind of end at high school. Nothing else that happens in their lives can compare with the thrill of being a high school sports hero.