The 16 Best Pump You Up Songs (1980 – 1993)

“10 Minutes!”

We would close our eyes, listen to the music and visualize the game.

“Five Minutes!”

We would sit at the edge of our benches, rock our heads, and chomp at the bit.

“1 Minute!”

We would stand up, adjust our equipment, and jostle for position behind our Coach.

“Here We Go!”

The door would open, light would push back the darkness, and we would clamor for the entrance, spill out of the locker room and rush our field of play in frenzy of hoots, whoops, and hollers.

There are few things more electric than a darkened locker room before the start of a game. And, if you played organized sports from 1980 – 1993 here are 16 songs that bound our brotherhoods and sisterhoods together (in no particular order).

 

John Parr – St Elmo’s Fire

Kenny Loggins – Danger Zone

Red Rider – Lunatic Fringe

Survivor – Eye of the Tiger

Foreigner  – Jukebox Hero

Whitesnake – Here I Go Again

Van Halen – Dreams

ACDC – Thundestruck

Guns and Roses – Welcome to the Jungle

Europe – The Final Countdown

Phil Collins – In the Air Tonight

Scorpions – Rock You Like a Hurricane

Journey – Separate Ways

Journey – Don’t Stop Believing

Van Halen – Right Now

Loverboy – Turn Me Loose

 

Blogs that Go Along with these Songs:

More Than 100 Yards

MORE THAN 100 YARDS OF TURF

THE LETTER

THE LETTER

GRIDIRON TEACHING ACADEMY

GRIDIRON TEACHING ACADEMY

GET YOUR HEAD IN THE GAME

GET YOUR HEAD IN THE GAME

POSITIVE THINKING (NECESSARY BUT NOT SUFFICIENT)

POSITIVE THINKING (NECESSARY BUT NOT SUFFICIENT)

 

What songs would you add? Share them below.

 

 

Shawn Humphrey, the Blue Collar Professor (@blucollarprof)
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