a football version of what you do at Yost with "Can't turn you loose?"
Jack Johnson's dad could host.
a football version of what you do at Yost with "Can't turn you loose?"
Jack Johnson's dad could host.
I love this idea. Please please please.
I like the idea too, but I doubt it will happen. Can't Turn you loose is generally reserved for homecoming and The Cake. Would doing it every week lessen the impact of that?
I think the answer is going to have to be something completely new.
The Victors is played all the time. Does that lessen the impact of pregame?
I'm BLUE da ba dee da ba die...da ba dee da ba die...da ba dee da ba die...
JOKING JOKING!!! kill me SHOOT me we don't need any freakin catchy songs.
Barring that, Varsity, Hoover Street Rag, and full Calyptors.
What ever happened to "the MMB doesn't take requests?"
Yep, we already had our "Jump Around" with Respect. And then I guess that wasn't good enough. It used to be that the MMB had the cojones to stick up to Athletics and tell them where to stick it when they had "genius" marketing ideas to make the Stadium more intense. Or when anybody outside of the Band requested anything. This seems to have gone by the wayside over the last, oh, 2 years. I'll let the more industrious deduce why that change in policy and attitude occurred.
Instead of coming up with new songs that will probably go nowhere with the fans, how about playing louder, eliminating stuff that obviously doesn't work (the Wicked fanfare thing is just horrendous), etc. etc.?
And if you really want to know what the fans want to hear, Rocky and Bullwinkle will bring the house down. Guaranteed. A Michigan tradition that got mocked and killed during the Nix era, but was constantly requested by pretty much every section the Fanfare Band went to in the 3rd quarter during my 4 years in the MMB. Crisler Concert isn't enough for that one. A steady dose of Rocky, Blues Brothers, and Respect is all that's needed here, not stupid pap Athletics thinks is cool, and that Boerma will likely botch anyway.
...I used to go nuts with the Rocky and Bullwinkle.
Respect was ruined to me when we played it while losing to App State. The notion of playing a song about respect while getting shredded by a 1-AA team makes me shudder.
You wouldn't believe how many harebrained ideas the athletics marketing department comes up with. "Hey Baby" and "Zombie Nation" at basketball games anyone? I'm still waiting for when they play that during the Penn State game and everyone is confused.
This is awesome that you posted this here. Crowd participation songs are something my wife and I have kind of been annoyed about for years. For example, "Living on a Prayer" was amazing during the '04 MSU game. I think it actually had a role in all those Braylon TDs. But the past couple years, it's been thrown into the rotation and played at inappropriate/weird times.
I really think the MMB needs to arrange and play more hip-hop songs. It seems like the only new songs are from bands like Fall Out Boy (I think "Sugar, We're Going Down" was played at 2 different halftime shows--and I hate that freaking song!). The only hip-hop song I can really remember the band playing was "Hey Ya." Maybe there aren't a lot of songs that would translate well to a marching band, but thinking about the music playing at the spring game (and yes, I know a lot of people complained about that), it was almost all hip-hop. Maybe it'd get people more pumped up?
Now that I got that rant out of there, I'm going to try to come up with some songs. Thanks again for this post. Good luck this year.
A bunch of white kids in marching band uniforms playing "hip hop" songs (like "hey ya" [?]) for a stadium full of old, rich alumni would just look ridiculous.
I know the band isn't all-white for one, and the alumni/fan base definitely isn't. When Vandy came a few years ago, they were getting down on the sidelines during the game. Vandy is like the Northwestern of the SEC. I think it's just time to get some more up-to-date music.
FYI...Cotto in 9. Manny hasnt fought anyone with Cotto's strength. Yea a headbutt to the head will cause Cotto to bleed, oh and so would Margarito loading his gloves.
Its gonna be a hell of a fight but I dont think beating Ricky Hatton or a De La Hoya 8 yrs past his prime is the same as fighting Miguel Cotto.
I know man. It's gonna be tough. Cotto is a solid 140 and hits hard, especially to the body.
Imagine a hip-hop song. Ok, now imagine that hip-hop song without lyrics. Now imagine listening to that for 60 seconds. Um, yeah.
There is a song TI 'raps' in called "ASAP", I believe. In the background is band music which sounds great. I'm not sure how it would sounds in the Big House and without lyrics, but it would be worth a shot. I think the beat of that song would pump people up.
I don't even care that this is just a joke; that's horrendous.
Before I offer any suggestions, I just want to thank you again for making this community an interactive part of the band's participation in the upcoming season. I know it's been on my mind since you first broached the topic and I appreciate your warm reception of my ideas thus far. With that being said...
Here's the plan: I propose the band break away three trumpeters from the band and put them surreptitiously somewhere else in the stadium. They then blast the opening notes to this classic:
And as the crowd cranes its collective neck to see the musicians behind the notes floating down to them, the rest of the band KICKS THE FUCK IN. YEAH MAN FOURTH QUARTER
What do you think, sir?
I'd rather see Barwis.
OMFG YES! That would be so epic at the end of a close, hard fought game. Chapeau
plus it doesnt hurt its the opening song for Opie and Anthony!!
This is a fantastic idea. Ecstasy of Gold is awesome. Please, oh Please make this happen this year and forever.
has to be the best idea anybody will come up with. I can't think of a better song to be played in Michigan Stadium. I second, third, and fourth your idea. Can't wait to hear this in the fall.
Loved the song and video..Plus wanted to give you 1000th point
Check out Metallica"s version
I've been reading this blog almost every day for about two years. Until now, I've never felt strongly enough to post anything.
This is by far the best idea in this thread. This might be the best idea I've ever encountered. In any subject. I can't decide whether to thank you for coming up with it or curse you for the severe disappointment I will feel when it is rejected.
I can't give enough +1's for this. Best. Song. Ever.
my new hero
This is a great idea.
I know they do this for Red Sox games (and probably other schools), but what about Sweet Caroline?
Anyways, whatever gets picked I think it should be something that the entire stadium would know the words to, not just the student section.
That song in animal house I think, the one the guy sings during the toga scene, they play that scene at the palace all the time and the crowd gets into it. It goes you make me want to shout, throw my hands up and shout
Otis??....take your hands up and shoutt
I like it. The whole crowd will get low then get back up. Seeing the football players getting into it would be HILARIOUS AND ENTERTAINING.
Don't stop ... believin'!
Sweet Caroline is brilliant, and pissing off all the old fogies with "so good, so good, SO FUCKIN GOOD!" would be epic.
MOAR LADY GAGA
on the field and spread eagled to fuck on a 100 ft LCD and I'm all for it
A lot of these are decent suggestions. The problem is that they've already been done, or are currently done at other venues. I think we need to find some fresh, new ideas.
@Big Boutros: I'm happy to be of service. I hear people bitching about the band all the time, and hopefully I can do something to change that at least a little bit.
And I like the Ennio Morricone idea. That man's a true BAMF
KNEED MOAR RAWK MUSIC
How about Wolfmother's "Woman?"
How about Beyonce's first hit, is it "Crazy in Love?" That song has a cool riff.
And, of course, how about "Whatta Man?" by Salt N Pepa? Could be apropo after a big sack or key catch....
One Step Closer
Either bring some HBCU style to the Big Ten or go all Stanford on us
Now they have a marching band not as good as MMB. SO WHY BOTHER??
I have a thing about tradition, so I have nothing to say in this thread that can't be translated to something about staying off my lawn.
with thunderstruck or something like that. but i think something new like especially in Michigan by red hot chili peppers or something like list of demands by saul williams.
Not to divert the topic too much, but I think a major improvement that could be made, in light of the stadium's relative inability to hold in sound (hopefully somewhat remedied with the renovations) would be to get rid of the damn woodwinds in the MMB ('cept picollo). Now, I was in band for many years K-12, and have a lot of respect for woodwinds in a concert hall or auditorium. But GD, you just can't hear the damn things at ALL! The members playing saxaphones, oboes, clarinets (clarinets?!) could be making many times more noise with a brass instrument. It seems that whenever there's a visiting marching band, they are almost always louder than our very own band! This should not be! Particularly OSU, MSU, and Wiscy to name a few - they are all brass (and maybe picollos, can't remember). Perhaps this goes hand-in-hand with the 'opera' fans that we're stereotyped to be, who would surely appreciate the balance and depth that woodwinds add, but dammit, nobody can hear the damn things! Get rid of 'em! Get loud! Get the crowd pumped up! The biggest stadium should have the loudest band, period.
Ok, rant complete....
Or take it more completely in the other direction and add some strings and a little vim, like this:
Of course, the real missing element - back me up, MMBers - is the glockenspiel. All we really need to do is feature the glockenspiel and everything else will fall into place.
I saw those guys live at Rothbury last year while I was coming down from a crazy night.
Yes, no one can "hear" the woodwinds as individual voices, but remove them and you will notice a difference in sound. It will sound sharper and "tinny"; not warm and round. I might be bias because I played saxophone in the MMB, but I do remember this past fall sitting in the horseshoe as a fan listening to first the MMB and then the OSU band during halftime. The MMB was louder than OSU first off and the OSU band sounded...how can I put this...thin and too directional. In other words, I knew when a trumpet was pointed at me, and then when said trumpet turned away from me. Also that field turn at Michigan Stadium eat up sound like Charlie Weis eats food.
In the end I must agree, the band needs to be louder. Maybe adding more people overall.
The MMB wouldn't be the same without the woodwinds. For one, it makes us different from the Spartan Brass, as well as The Best Damn Band in the Olentangy River Drainage Basin. Agreed, it does provide a much richer and more balanced sound.
For two, The Victors wouldn't be the song it is without the trills of the "sticks and piccs".
Like George "I want some MORE DAMN SOUUUND!" Cavender, there were times where I wish the band would be louder, but if you sacrifice the musicality it can turn hole-through-your-skull ugly.
I was going to post the same thing. Out with the woodwinds, in with more brass. To be fair, I'm a huge Coltrane and Bird buff, so I love a sax in a small combo. But they just don't seem like a good fit for a marching band.
go Motown. Dancing in the Streets? (Reach Out) I'll Be There? Goin to a Go-Go?
In the local vein, maybe Bob Seger: Gamblin' Man on go-for-it-fourth downs? Beautiful Loser when the opponent gets the ball? Idk, it may be too soon for Seger's resurgence.
KICK OUT THE JAMS MOTHAF***ER!!!!
But yeah, Ramblin Gamblin is one of the great garage songs ever and definitely the best thing Seger ever did (and I'm not hating on his later stuff, though he's a poor man's Springsteen in my mind, which is hardly meant to be an insult). Or how about some Iggy & the Stooges? I Wanna Be Your Dog? Raw Power? 1969 in memory of the greatest win in Michigan history?
i totally vote MC5.
or maybe some zeppelin
MC5 or The Stooges would be great.
Cat Scratch Fever - the nuge.
Please do. (But don't.)
I would love to see some HBCU-style jams.
I personally love Hey Ya. I thought everybody did.
I agree that a hip-hop/pop song could be good in terms of getting the entire student section involved. It could be a student section specific jam. Change the words of "My President" to "My President is Rich, my color is Blue, I'll be goddamned if my jersey ain't too."
Haha, I'll let myself out.
I liked it too. It was just they didn't play it until like 2 years after it was popular.
I'LL GET HIM HOT... SHOW HIM WHAT I GOT
Respect is my correct answer. It's got the Motown connection, it's LOUD, and we've been playing it since the 97 season so there's some tradition.
On top of that the student section can spin, in tribute to Stevie Brown's new position.
The MMB should play this:
The last one has some implications, but it is just fun to sing and the crowd would know it.
I think both of them are good ideas. I would be happy with either one being picked this fall.
Anything but April in the D.
Anyway you cats could play Weapon of Choice? We could have our quarterback score a touchdown every time you play it or something.
This may qualify as MOAR RAWK!!111, but I think the main riff(from 0:38 to 1:04 in the vid) from Cowboys From Hell would make a decent marching band arrangement and a cool thing to hear in the stadium. I mean they play Iron Man, so some rawk is ok...
Iron Man is a classic though, Pantera is no talent shitty-ass redneck metal. Let OSU play that crap.
...This is a sports blog.
The question isn't if this is quality music by any means. The main point is if it would make a good marching band arrangement.
Do I listen to metal? Yes.
Do I attend Michigan? Yes.
Am I a rare species of literate redneck? Maybe, but anyway,
Do I think Pantera would make good MARCHING BAND ARRANGEMENTS? Not at all.
Do I like Springsteen? No.
Would it make good marching band arrangements? I personally don't think so but whatever.
Have I ripped anyone a new one about how I feel toward 80s pop rock? No.
I'm always right.
"Here I Come" by the Roots, off Game Theory. It's sorta mainstream now as Jimmy Fallon is using it as his theme song. And they have a sousaphone play the intro, so I know it'd translate.
was just fucking terrible, everybody was bummed until, (IIRC) Twist and Shout came on and got everybody back into the game.
Do that thing again.
It was unfortunate that they did the Ferris Bueller's Day Off bit with Cody Martin during the Wisky halftime show, because everyone and their brother was pissed and did not appreciate the humor.
At least, I didn't. I was so pissed off you could have shown me the funniest thing in the world and I would have just seen red.
Neighborhood #3 (Power Out) - The Arcade Fire
Battle of One - 30 Seconds to Mars
anything by Rage Against the Machine
Bust A Move - Young MC
anything from the Hannah Montana movie
If everybody (anybody) knew it... there are a good # of songs to choose from.
Bulls on Parade... if it translated... could potentially get people going. But is that too old for current students? They'll be the motor so it has to be something they like.
some people that still listen to bulls on parade, but idk how popular it actually is. It was in a guitar hero, so it has to be known somewhat.
YES! That Arcade Fire song is my favorite song.
Killing in the name of
tell us what to do?
I Want You Back would have been another good choice.
It's just too bad every marching band from 6th grade on up will play Michael Jackson this year.
'Who Are You' by The Who has some good, relevant lyrics and could pump up the crowd.
The band already played it in 2008 and i believe it was met with the same mild indifference that most of the other band tunes are received.
by Kenny Loggins?
Don't know why I didn't think of this sooner.
In tribute to Kurt Wermers and Justin Boren...
The theme to Family Guy.
The Yost band played TAKE ON ME during the (I think it was) first intermission. Then my junior or senior year it just stopped.
BRING BACK TAKE ON ME!!!!!!!!!!!
Seriously though, Gimme Back My Bullets would be sweet if the elitists at the school could get over the fact that it is Skynyrd.
Actually, remember the band doing freebird two years ago? It was pretty sweet and really got the student section into it. It was the "Guitar Hero" half time show. At the end they completely broke formation and all headed towards the corner of the end zone and faced the students and rocked Freebird. The students, myself included, loved it.
This was amazing, there was another time (between 2005-2008) when they broke formation and all came into the corner of the student section and played, but I cannot for the life of me remember what song it was. Any help?
Red Hot Chilli Peppers "Especially in Michigan"
Rework for "All in For Michigan"
I am certainly a fan of most of the classic stuff suggested so far, but I think a mix of contemporary hip hop and rock songs would be best. A lot of those kids won't even remember many of the songs and the old people barely even clap for the Victors anyway.
I think we need songs that get everyone from the sorority girls to the engineers fired up.
I won't bother with specific suggestions as I have no clue what would translate well into a band performance but the HBCU bands seem to are able to work with almost anything from the performances I have seen.
"Sorority girls" can be engineers too, and it is more than possible to be both as well as a rabid football fan at the same time. I get what you mean, but it's a personal thing.
But it's beside the point, because once you've got your ticket it doesn't matter who or what you are as long as you actually get yourself into the stadium and participate as a fan as opposed to sitting down with your Blackberry for the 1.5 quarters you attend.
Also, many college kids do pride themselves on their knowledge of quality music. FWIW, everyone in the student section really got into texting in song requests last season, and more often than not we picked "classic stuff" over some of the pop. The drumline is well-received, and I do agree that getting some inspiration from HBCU bands would work well too.
I apologize for the generalization in my post, I was just trying to make my point clearly.
You are correct that many college students have a great appreciation for quality music and often chose it over the more contemporary pop songs.
However, I would argue that perhaps the "quality music" is not necessarily the kind that gets you fired up at a football game.
I would not think that "Jump Around" would be classified by many experts as a classic, but it sure does fire up those Wisconsin fans!
This goes back to the argument some have made that the average Michigan football fan is not nearly as rancorous as I or most others who frequent this site would like. Maybe if the band started playing "Jump Around" we would all sit down with our arms crossed shaking our heads at this newfangled craze known as "hip-hop."
It is my belief that the band needs to lead the crowd with music that gets them on their feet. If you allow the comatose crowd to choose the music, we will likely end up with the same "quality music" that has not produced much of a reaction to this point.
Coach Rodriguez is right, changes need to be made if the Big House is going to become a difficult place for road teams to play in.
Sorry for the ridiculously long reply. I promise my next one will be shorter.
Red Hot Chilli Peppers Especially in Michigan with Lyrics
"Deep in the Mitten Lions and Tigers come running just to steal your love..."
There are lyrics that could easily be changed to Unwholy West Virginians, and All in for MIchigan, Plus we could easily replace rivals mascots for other phrases in this song.
Find the Red Hot CHilli Peppers Version of the Victors on Guitar
"Play Some D" by Brassy
The Hook is "I wanna Play Some D"
Hit Em Hard by Brassy
The Hook is "Don't Wanna Take it Easy, Wanna HIt Em Hard"
Still a fan of the "Cody is missing" halftime show a la Ferris Bueller's day off. just sayin.
How come noone said, "Welcome to the Jungle?"
WELCOME TO THE BIG HOUSE
Good for right before kickoff. over the loud speakers not by the band though.
Kid rock- Bawitdaba
"My Name is Rich Rod?"
SPACE JAM SONG
I think you look at the following factors:
A: Pump up song. Gotta be something that gets the fans going. Perfect example of this: Let It Rock last year for Men's Hoops. Every time I hear this song I wanna start jumping up and down and raising my hands for an H-Bomb.
B: Popular. Gotta be a song people know. This is for obvious reasons.
C: Don't go extremely recent. Some of this is my epinion, but I think it's logical to say that there's a vast array of musical tastes. If you go with a very popular rap song, a large percentage of rock, country, alternative, etc, etc fans are going to hate it. Example: the Fall Out Boy song. yeah, it's popular and recent and everyone knows it. It also seems like everyone hates it. It's tough to get pumped up when all you can think of is "Gosh I hate that punk emo shit" I guess this ties in with popularity.
So.... IME, go relatively old and classic (by old, I mean something from the 90's-ish, no more recent).
One that kinda come to mind:
Beastie Boys - Fight For Your Right
This would definitely get students up and singing, and pumped up, I would think. Though, don't know how well it would translate to the band...
Smoke on the water?
Some of the rock song suggestions are hard to translate into good marching songs because the singing line is the catchy melody. Smoke on the water, however has the instruments playing the hooks and is one everybody knows. Does anyone currently do it as a marching band?
ACDC has some good well known rawk tunes as well.
"Low Rider" could be a fun one to dance to.
This is a cheesy one, but you know the "Tequila" song in the first Pee-Wee movie? That could get the crowd moving as well.
I know tons of other bands do it, but I love to hear Darth Vader's theme song when the defense stops the opposition. Plus, because James Earl Jones went to Michigan, we have dibs. It would sure be better than the "you SUCK" chant that is currently the tradition. That always bothered me, but last year when we sucked it was worse than ever.
I like the Mowton suggestion.
I like Iggy Pop better.
Raw Power would be incredible (Stout could handle arranging it, too - is he still with the band?) If we want to inspire/mock blue hairs, you could always go with No Fun or I'm Bored. Or, heck, go "popular" and play Lust for Life.
Please, whatever you do - no Motown! It's so played out and every band from 5th grade on has played all of it. And are sick of it by 8th grade.
Iggy's from Ann Arbor, of course, so it all fits.
Not my favorite Iggy track, but as an interlude (not a pump up song)
I imagine the crowd getting into the infectious la la la of "The Passenger".
'More than a feeling' Boston. I'm sure we already play it though.
Less Than Zero.......Elvis Costello
"Everything Means Less Than Zero"
Panic in Detroit ......David Bowie
Young Americans...David Bowie
Shout it Out Loud..Kiss
Detroit Rock City...KIss
Fun House Iggy Pop
Play Al Pacino "Inches Speech" show Willie Beamer (Jamie Foxx) speaking to Rich Rod
Kid Rock Doing into to Bawitbada, with Rich Rod "My Name is RIIIIIIIIICCHHH ROD!
(Ala Grammy's with Chris Rock)
Always loved RIGHT NOW by Van Halen
Simon & Garfunkle Slip Sliding Away
White Stripes that Penn State does is cool
Run DMC...Who's House? Rod's House
Our House by Madness
"Let Me Clear My Throat........" a little Biggie or Public Enemy
Hot Chocolate's 'You Sexy Thing.'
Coming from the 8-1-0 EFF ELL EYE ENN TEE......How about we get a little Tropical?
"Love Me Sexy" Jackie Moon
Not a song and maybe going on a little bit of tangent... Similar to 'Its great to be a michigan wolverine...'
Michigan walk on water
and so they fucking oughta
la la la la
This is one of the songs at my school and don't worry it won't be stealing since its in different continent
"Assassin" by Muse would be badass, but the band might be dead afterwards.
I'll second The Ecstasy of Gold.
What about the them from CHARIOTS OF FUCKING FIRE?!
Re: Chariots, Is that porn?
ooooooooooooooooooooooooo. livin on a prayeerrr
how about titans spirit(or some form of it) from remember the titans. at bulls games(just before the introductions when 'sirius' by the alan parsons project) they combine this music while showing all time bulls greats on the jumbotron. it really gets the fans pumped for the start of the game, and i get goosebumps when mj and pippen highlights are played.
i think it fits the criteria pretty well. definitely gets your blood pumping, and gets all of those good feelings going. the only problem with it is that maybe it doesnt have a fast enough pace to be implemented during the 4th quarter or crunch time.
Lady GaGa song...What about an ENTIRE HALFTIME SHOW dedicated to her. Now that would be hilarious....
ok but in all seriousness "The Ecstasy Of Gold" is a great idea. I also support "Let me Clear my throat" and "Here I come."
"Roc Boys" by Jay-Z
"Supermagic" by Mos Def (kinda out there I know)
"You Shook me all night long" by AC/DC
"Just a Friend" by Biz Markie
I wouldn't find it funny, I'd find it THE BEST HALF TIME SHOW EVER.
Some of you might hate this song but i really like it. I can't think of any football team that has it - Chelsea Dagger by Fratellis. If not i think a upbeat techno song would be awesome.
If certain songs are out because rivals use them, I'm sure the glut of Red Wing fans at the game would be less than thrilled to hear the Blackhawks' goal song. (If they're aware of that). I know, different sport, band vs piped-in music, & pro vs college, but I'd still stay away from that song. Plus the general concensus by Hawks fans is that it's pretty lame.
The Blackhawks just ripped it off Chelsea anyway. And most Hawks fans I know like it.
Ecstasy of gold would be brilliant for either the opener or a big game. The problem is that nobody would hear a solitary trumpet. They are loud, but it's a big stadium to fill up when it's empty. You would need the entire stadium to stop talking, and then you would need groups of people (like the stadium band in the 3rd quarter) to play. Another logistical problem is the distance across the stadium. Echoes would mess it up most likely.
If there was some way to get the stadium nearly silent and play this, i can't even imagine how awesome that would be.
Wisconsin's marching band sounds awful. Just because they play loud, that doesn't mean they sound even remotely good. High volume doesn't correlate well with quality sound.
Muppets on the big screen after wins. That way I don't have to rush home and check mgoblog.
I remember they played it at Yost at the start of a playoff overtime some years back and the crowd really got into it.
The problem with a lot of the suggestions people are making is that they don't translate well to a marching band. "jump around" works for wisconsin because the band doesn't play it.
Surely there must be a good Beethoven or Wagner piece that could be rousing.
I would love to see a halftime dedicated to Parliament Funkadelic-- lots of grooves suitable for a large brass and percussion section, a chance for some advanced musicanship, and you could even add some showmanship to it.
I'm liking a lot of the songs I hear, but not from the standpoint of getting the crowd involved. When I think of things to get the crowd going, I think of the same things I look for in workout music: Something I like, and something with a fast pace to get the blood flowing. Just because something is a good song does not mean it will get the crowd excited and involved. Just my two cents.
What we need is some Mortal Kombat! (kidding)
Also, I really liked the "Shout" suggestion earlier.
I realize this is a little ridiculous, but every person who ever hears this song seems to get into it and bounce along to it. I'm not really sure it fits at a football game yet, but it's quirky and unique enough (at least I've never heard it at a football game) that people might fall in love with it and it could gain some ground.
I remember with the MMB did this right at the student section and didn't give a f**k about the rest of the stadium at the end. It STILL fires me up when I tell my friends about it.
Ecstasy of Gold could work if if the 'solo' trumpets were in a couple of different places around the stadium.
It is already something the band does and the crowd enjoys. Why try to recreate the wheel? Just do it every game instead of every once and awhile.
Please remember that Jump Around at Camp Randall is not by the band it is over the loud speaker. Two totally different things and I don't think you can try to compare.
I think they have been doing it every game, when it makes more sense when we're actually living on a prayer.
Living on a prayer is generally played when we are actually living on a prayer. There are exceptions, but in general this is true.
Your screen name reminded me that I always wanted the band to play some Dave Matthews Band. With all the horn riffs it should work out great.
I suggest Weapon of Choice we have all seen the Tate video. Also they could remix great plays from the previous weeks/years from certain seniors on the big screen while the band plays.
Well, I have always been partial to "Hail, Hail" by Pearl Jam, which would oddly keep with the Michigan theme. Failing that, any of the following which were on my MGoMix for 2008:
"One Vision" by Queen
"Monkey Wrench" by Foo Fighters
"10 AM Automatic" by the Black Keys
"How Fast" by Rocco DeLuca and The Burden
"Bang a Gong" by T.Rex
"March of the Swivelheads" by the English Beat (the ending chase music from ~Ferris Bueller's Day Off~)
and of course, as always
"Across 110th Street Instrumental" by J.J. Johnson and his Orchestra (better known as the classic theme to ~Michigan Replay~)
Actually, really just the last song would be most awesome. Plus, no words to sing along with, bonus.
I was hoping someone requested the Michigan Replay theme song. Here's the link to the song if you don't know/remember it:
However awesome it would be, it would not be a sing-a-long, which the 3rd/4th quarter break usually is.
I was thinking about what song I would like to hear going into the 4th the other day and this song gets the nod from me. I think it would be a cool tradition if the senior class got to vote on their 4th qtr song.
Edgar Winter - "Frankenstein"
Ultra random, but everybody knows that riff.
Keep it simple. Everybody loves that song. a la (at 0:40)
Ecstasy of Gold is an excellent choice.
Another good one: the Terminator 2 theme. Just the drum opening is enough to get the adrenaline flowing.
Welcome to Tally Hall. Michigan product?
I vote for Stevie Wonder man! Higher Ground would be an awesome some cuz it has a fast beat and its about getting up to that higher ground!
First game of 1978 (unusually, they opened with a Big Ten opponent - Illinois), the band played Beatles "Birthday", and the students roared "sh$%", at every break. They have never played it again. What good is the "Sh&%" Band if you can't participate in the appropriate manner? Bring it back, for Bo's sake!
Notion by Kings of Leon is pretty cool. One thing, I don't know how well it could be converted into something the MMB could play, seeing as I'm not very musically inclined.
On the other hand I could see the Student Section getting in to the "Don't Knock It, Don't Knock It" part of the song.
Tijuana Brass. Don't know why. Just think maybe once a game at the right moment would be funny.
Did someone else mention "Final Countdown?" I hope so. Give that to the trumpets and tell them to go wild.
I think is still a great choice!
seven nation army by the white stripes? Great beat
For a song that's supposedly traditional and pretty upbeat, the Hawaiian War Chant sure doesn't get much play.
I'm not sure if it's the right thing for between quarters, but
you know those late game stoppages when the crowd that was actually making noise and getting involved for once gets bored and zones out? I've always thought the War Chant would be the PERFECT pepper-upper for those, especially if there was some sort of crowd-involvement or cheer associated with it.
Anyone else think so?
Two Tribes. Try to sit still when this plays. Horns and percussion would be awesome. Would translate into a great arrangement for the MMB.
PLAY THIS. PLEASE.
"Here Come The Clowns"
I think you mean Send In The Clowns
Nice try though.
They should return to the past and start playing their original "big band" sound of Sing, Sing, Sing. They already have the arrangements! This song preceded Hawaiian War Chant and Temptation but somehow got lost along the way. I can remember when Gene Krupa, the drum legend, performed this at halftime. It's a great song that transcends generations!
I know this is way late but i always thought Carmina Burana O Fortuna right after the coin flip until kickoff would be the perfect lead into a game.
especially if you could get the crowd singing it with the lyrics on the scoreboard