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Songs About Football and the History of Super Bowl Music




Football Fight (from Flash Gordon Soundtrack) by Queen
Football by Iggy Pop
The Super Bowl Shuffle by The 1985 Chicago Bears
Are You Ready for Some Football by Hank Williams Jr.
Waiting All Day for Sunday Night by Faith Hill, Carrie Underwood
All Kinds of Time by Fountains of Wayne
We Are the 49ers by The 1984 San Francisco 49ers
Not as Much as Football by Mojo Nixon
We are Not a Football Team by Minus The Bear
Touchdown by T.I.
Football (Monday Night Football) by Bobby Morganstein
Football Friday Night by Joe Zelek
Football Game by David Lynch
The Boys of Fall by Kenny Chesney
What It Was Was Football by Andy Griffith (spoken word)
Saturday in the South by Tracy Lawrence
The Ball by James Otto
Football Rap by LL Cool J
Green and Yellow by Lil Wayne (about the Green Bay Packers)
Fall of the Star High School Running Back
Clear Eyes, Full Heart by T. Powell
Three Great Alabama Icons by Drive-By Truckers
Heart of a Champion by Nelly and Lincoln University
In America by Charlie Daniels Band (mentions The Pittsburgh Steelers)
Friday Night by Brantley Gilbert
Football Medley by Frank Sidebottom (song about Soccer)
Football Song by Matt Fishel
The Cowboys Touchdown Song by The Burning of Rome

Songs Related to Football Concepts


We Are The Champions by Queen (sports arena anthem)
We Will Rock You by Queen
Celebration by Kool & The Gang
Back In Black by AC/DC (played at Oakland Raiders games)
Jump by Van Halen (sports arena theme)
Classic Battle by Sam Spence (used by NFL Films)
Eye of the Tiger by Survivor (sports arena anthem)
Welcome To The Jungle by Guns N' Roses (sports arena anthem)
Kick by INXS
All My Rowdy Friends are Coming Over Tonight by Hank Williams Jr.
Get Ready For This by 2 Unlimited
Rock and Roll Part 2 by Gary Glitter
Twist and Shout by The Isley Brothers, also The Beatles
Shout by The Isley Brothers
Song 2 by Blur



Famous Football Singers


I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry by Terry Bradshaw
Must Be the Money by Deion Sanders

Super Bowl Half Time Performers


2015 - Katy Perry
2014 - Bruno Mars, Red Hot Chili Peppers
2013 - Beyonce and Destiny's Child (reunion)
2012 - Madonna, LMFAO, Cirque du Soleil, Nicki Minaj, MIA, Cee Lo Green
2011 - The Black Eyed Peas, Usher, Slash
2010 - The Who
2009 - Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
2008 - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
2007 - Prince
2006 - The Rolling Stones
2005 - Paul McCartney
2004 - Janet Jackson, P. Diddy, Nelly, Kid Rock, Justin Timberlake
2003 - Shania Twain, No Doubt, Sting
2002 - U2
2001 - Aerosmith, 'NSync, Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige, Nelly, Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler
2000 - Phil Collins, Christina Aguilera, Enrique Iglesias, Toni Braxton
1999 - Chaka Khan, Gloria Estefan, Stevie Wonder, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Kiss, Savion Glover
1998 - Boyz II Men, Smokey Robinson, Martha Reeves, The Temptations, Queen Latifah
1997 - The Blues Brothers (Dan Akroyd, John Goodman, James Belushi), ZZ Top, James Brown
1996 - Diana Ross
1995 - Patti LaBelle, Teddy Pendergrass, Tony Bennett, Miami Sound Machine
1994 - Clint Black, Tanya Tucker, Travis Tritt, The Judds
1993 - Michael Jackson
1992 - Gloria Estefan
1991 - New Kids on the Block


Prior to the 1991 Super Bowl performers were usually not big name pop/rock/soul recording artists and often were college marching bands or big bands. Ella Fitzgerald, Carol Channing and Al Hirt were performers, for example, at the 1971 Super Bowl, as they paid tribute to Louis Armstrong.

Super Bowl National Anthem Performers


2015 - Idina Menzel
2014 - Renee Fleming
2013 - Alicia Keys
2012 - Kelly Clarkson
2011 - Christina Aguilera
2010 - Carrie Underwood
2009 - Jennifer Hudson
2008 - Jordin Sparks
2007 - Billy Joel
2006 - Aaron Neville
2005 - U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Coast Guard Academy
2004 - Beyonce
2003 - Dixie Chicks
2002 - Mariah Carey
2001 - Backstreet Boys
2000 - Faith Hill
1999 - Cher
1998 - Jewel
1997 - Luther Vandross
1996 - Vanessa Williams
1995 - Kathie Lee Gifford
1994 - Natalie Cole
1993 - Garth Brooks
1992 - Harry Connick Jr.
1991 - Whitney Houston
1990 - Aaron Neville
1989 - Billy Joel
1988 - Herb Alpert
1987 - Neil Diamond
1986 - Wynton Marsalis
1985 - San Francisco Boys Chorus and San Francisco Girls Chorus
1984 - Barry Manilow
1983 - Leslie Easterbook
1982 - Diana Ross
1981 - Helen O'Connell
1980 - Cheryl Ladd
1979 - The Colgate Thirteen
1978 - Phyllis Kelly
1977 - Vikki Carr (sang "America The Beautiful" instead)
1976 - Tom Sullivan
1975 - Grambling State Marching Band
1974 - Charley Pride
1973 - Little Angels from Holy Angels Church
1972 - U.S. Air Force Academy Chorale
1971 - Tommy Loy
1970 - Al Hirt
1969 - Lloyd Geisler
1968 - Grambling State University Marching Band
1967 - University of Arizona and University of Michigan Marching Bands











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