Piped In Music Solution

Submitted by baorao on September 8th, 2009 at 5:37 PM

It occurred to me on the drive home today that I know the perfect solution to our stadium RAWK dilemma. We need a song that has a brief but catchy hook, makes people oddly excited, isn't bothersome to old people and most importantly isn't a cliche in every stadium in America.

So what does everyone think about Apache by Sugar Hill Gang?


James Burrill Angell

September 8th, 2009 at 5:43 PM ^

What should they replace such Joe Louis Arena favorites as Journey and Sweet Caroline with??? I may puke if I hear the damn techno they play at Beaver Stadium (how do a bunch of hicks from the hills of Pennsylvania get fired up for techno???)

Didn't the L.A. Guns do a song called Big House??? Can't remember whether it sucked or not?


September 8th, 2009 at 6:01 PM ^

No more piped in music... . Maybe during TV timeouts when the band ain't playing they can show some classic highlights on the scoreboards. I'm sure the crowd would get pumped up seeing any number of Desmond, Woodson, or Braylon highlights. Wangler to Carter, or anythings else with Ufer's voice blaring over the PA would sure rile up the oldies.

I don't think the music thing would be an issue if there was something to cheer for last season. When we continue to win, the crowd noise will take care of itself.


September 8th, 2009 at 5:58 PM ^

1 solution would be to stop complaining about it. If I remember correctly, they only played piped in music maybe 5 or 6 times. That's not much, the student section got into it, I sang along too, it was fun. Move on. It's not that big of a deal. And during the game I didn't hear a complaint from anyone anyway.

Big Boutros

September 8th, 2009 at 6:07 PM ^

If it really starts to aggravate people, why not commission a current undergraduate music concentrator or Music School grad student to compose original music to be piped in? That way, complaints regarding the content of the music would diminish and Michigan Stadium could claim piped-in music that is uniquely its own.


September 8th, 2009 at 7:39 PM ^

However, I really liked how last year a few members of the band, namely the drum line, would perform in the northwest corner of the field during TV timeouts. The crowd really loved it and I thought it was very entertaining. I didn't see (or hear for that matter) any band members playing in the upper part of the bowl after halftime. That has always been tradition. I wish they would bring that back.


September 8th, 2009 at 10:46 PM ^

Not sure I am a fan of the "music" yet, but I am trying to keep an open mind. But, if they are going to do it, they need a better sound system. It sounds like they are just piping it through the PA system.


September 9th, 2009 at 10:35 AM ^

Instead of saying "Oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh" before kickoff...everyone start the chant as soon as we choose to recieve or kick. By the time the kickoff is ready it can be loud and heard across the nation. He needs our support, our team needs our support. They are backing him, we are backing him, the admin is NOT...so we need to make sure EVERYONE knows we DO! GO BLUE