26 Left turn!

    Let’s take a side street away from sports for a few minutes. We are in the studio today listening to music and debating which are the best..’get pumped up’ songs. You know, the song you’ve heard a ton of times but it still gets you going when you stumble onto it on the radio. So take a quick sports break and give me yours and why. You only get to choose one song.

Some of the guys in the room had these choices: ‘Slow Ride’ by Foghat….”Times Like These” by Foo Fighters…and so on.



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  1. Come Sail Away – Styxx

  2. Zero – Smashing Pumpkins

  3. Kick Start My Heart – Motley Crue
    Thunderstruck – AC DC

  4. tonight, tonight – Smashing Pumpkins

  5. Red Rider – Lunatic Fringe!

  6. Kickstart My Heart is a great suggestion –
    How about Poundcake by Van Halen – the good version with Sammy Hagar!

  7. Born to Be Wild – Steppenwolf!

  8. Down With the Sickness – Disturbed!

  9. A few songs that would work ridiculously well for a team hitting the ice or court

    One Big Holiday – My Morning Jacket
    Spiders (Kidsmoke) – Wilco
    No Cars Go – Arcade Fire

    won’t get fooled again ALWAYS gets me fired up

  10. If You Want Blood – AC/DC

  11. Master of Puppets – Metallica
    The Power – Snap! (I’m sorry, I can’t help it)
    Head like a Hole – Nine Inch Nails

  12. Go Cubs Go – Steve Goodman

  13. Start Me Up – The Rolling Stones

  14. Go Cubs Go – Steve Goodman

  15. Go Cubs Go – Steve Goodman

  16. GO CUBS GO – Steve Goodman!
    Nothing like it when singing it leaving Wrigley after a win!!!!

  17. Killing in the Name – Rage Against the Machine

  18. ALIVE by Pearl Jam.

    You are still ALIVE Dan! Let Mike McCready’s guitar riff just let go at the open of the new show!

  19. I agree with Chris in Augustine – If You Want Blood You Got It by AC/DC!

  20. Pump It Up by Elvis Costello

  21. Dan…Nothing gets me more fired up than “Too Shy” by
    Kajagoogoo. Ha! How about Rush – “Red Barchetta”.

  22. The Who’s Baba O’Riley

  23. baba oreily – the who
    im a yankees fan

  24. mother- danzig. hells bells- ACDC. rock n roll aint noise pollution- ACDC. Enter sandman, hero of the day metallica. sevon nation army- white stripes. the stroke- billy squier.

    Brian In The ‘Twerp

  25. I know its corny but “gonna fly now” – the theme from the first Rocky. I was at FLETC and one of the PT instructors put it on. I was thinking “this is just too stupid” but soon found myself pushing a little harder.

  26. the one i love though- the sign by ace of base. i mean if i have to choose just one.

    Brian In The ‘Twerp

  27. Are You Gonna Go My Way – Lenny Kravitz

  28. Ballroom Blitz – Sweet

  29. Van Halen – Hot For Teacher!!!

  30. Complicated – Poi Dog Pondering

  31. 1 song… hmmmm

    I was going to choose “Go Cubs Go”, but that is sports and you said step away from sports….

    let’s see…. Louis Prima, Bobby Darin, Nat Cole, The Chairman, Ella Fitzgerald, Dean, Sam…

    How about…

    “Pennies From Heaven” by Louis Prima, Keely Smith and Sam Butera & The Witnesses

    Anything by this bunch is a blast!

  32. Wake Up – The Arcade Fire, thought it was awesome how you’d end your show with it on Fridays.

  33. Doomsday Clock – Smashing Pumpkins

  34. “Pickup The Pieces” Average White Band

  35. Pearl Jam – Even Flow

  36. Lose Yourself – Eminem

    The words are perfect for almost anything you need to help get you going.

    If you only had one shot…one opportunity…would you capture it??????

  37. Switch Into Glide – The Kings

  38. Song 2 Blur, Tonight tonight Smashing Pumpkins, Hash Pipe Weezer, SORRY! I just can’t stop at one……………

  39. Right now I’d say it’s an even split between “I Don’t Feel Like Dancin'” and “Comfortably Numb,” both by the Scissor Sisters. Or maybe “Music is the Victim.” There are too many good tracks to pick just one!

  40. Rudie Can’t Fail — The Clash


  41. LaGrange – ZZ Top, “Have mercy”

  42. Foo Fighters – Everlong

    I just love how the song starts quiet/slow and then speeds up. Does that through the whole thing. Kick Ass song!!!!

  43. Boom!-P.O.D.
    She Sells Sanctuary-The Cult
    Paradise City-Guns N Roses
    What I’ve Done-Linkin Park

    “She Sells” wins it…a timeless classic!

  44. We Will Rock You – Queen

  45. Actually, anything by Mute Math for me right now!

  46. Bust a Move by Young MC

  47. The latest in that category is the new Springsteen single!

    Though I can certainly see how a song called “Radio Nowhere” isn’t necessarily what you’re after here, “Is there anybody alive out there” might be good to open the first show.

    And to my fellow Cubs fans up there: I’d bet not too many other people would appreciate our glorified radio jingle!

  48. Start Me Up – Rolling Stones
    Nothing quite like it at the start of a football game to pump you up as a headhunter on the kickoff team, just waiting to run down and smear whoever’s man enough to get in your way.

  49. GO CUBS GO!!!!! Hey Chicago, whadda ya say, the Cubs are gonna win today!

  50. “Whiplash” by Metallica but it needs to be the live version with Jason doing most of the vocals.

    “Little Death” by WASP

  51. The greatest Non-Beatles single of all time: My Sharona. Volume: one click below blown speakers…

  52. Robert Cray: Smoking Gun

  53. The Rocky Theme!

    I was on the gazelle one day, I was about dead. The Rocky theme came on mp3 player, and I went 20 more minutes!

  54. It has to be the one and only……

    “Arcade Fire”!!!!!!!!

  55. Oh my God, people?!!? “Go, Cubs, Go??” Please.

    Thunderstruck!! AC\DC
    Pour Some Sugar on Me Def Leopard


  56. The Real Me – The Who

  57. More than a Feeling – Boston

  58. “Welcome to the Jungle” – Guns and Roses

  59. The Doors, Break on through, LA Woman

    Tubes, She’s a Beauty

    Sprinsteen, RADIO NOWHERE



  61. I agree with almost everyone of the chosen songs. Tough choice, we’ll take em all!

  62. Purple Haze – Jimi Hendrix

    Hells Bells – AC/DC

    Stranglehold – Ted Nugent

    Stronger – Kanye West

    Anything by Nirvana

  63. “Girls – Girls – Girls” = Motley Crue

    And whats up with all the “non rule followers”? Didn’t they read the instructions? One, pick ONE song!

    Sorry Dan, looks as if your audience is starting to pull from the Nascar ranks since you are off ESPN. LOL!

  64. Panama – VH
    Ring of Fire – Social Distortion
    Roadhouse Blues – The Doors
    Christian Woman – Type O Negative

    I know I am supposed to pick one, but I don’t want to.

    Michael in Fresno

  65. crazytrain- ozzy osbourne

  66. just one! lets go with When Worlds Collide- Powerman 5000

  67. Unchained-Van Halen

  68. The latest one for me (I like to find new stuff) is:
    “Ain’t Nothin’ Wrong With It” by Robert Randolph and the Family Band.

    Why every cheerleader in America isn’t shakin’ what they’ve got to this at every time out is a crime…

  69. Radar Love – Golden Earring
    Born to Be Wild – Steppenwolf
    Locomotive Breath – Jethro Tull

  70. Anything by AC/DC…Rock’nRoll…just the medley

  71. I agree: Go Cubs Go!

  72. Oh yeah, and — Go Cubs Go!!

    So let’s go, Cubbies!!!!!!!

  73. Enter Sandman-Mettalica (The opening chords rock)

  74. hells bells-ac/dc

  75. Toss it Up

  76. Stevie Ray Vaughn – “Superstition” off of “Live! Alive!” album.

  77. “Cult of Personality” by Living Colour is perfect when annoyed that we are stuck in a war started upon lies or when Sexy Rexy fumbles/throws another interception.

  78. Beastie Boys – Sabotage
    probably heard that song a thousand times and I still get amped.

  79. Humpty Dance – Digital Underground

  80. She Sells Sanctuary-The Cult
    Gel-Collective Soul
    Sumthin for Nuthin-Motley Crue

  81. Smells Like Teen Spirit……….. When I was single I would listen to it with a buddy of mine on our way out to hit the watering holes

  82. Thunderstruck by AC/DC has always been one of my pump up songs. The intro to it especially with the guitar and the hard beats!

  83. Living in America. James Brown.

    I feel good.

  84. Turbo Lover. Judas Priest.

  85. So, for all you cubs fans, over the last 100 years you get to sing your song what, about 60 times a year? Congrats on that.
    10 Championships & counting …

  86. left turn question, left turn answer
    how about “dual of the fates” from the star wars-episode 1 soundtrack?

  87. ALL OUT OF LOVE – Air Supply

    DP, you know you like it. The number of times you played this song on your previous show. Just keeping it real!!!

  88. Nirvana -Smels like Teen Spirit
    My Hero – Foo Fighters
    Move – Thousand Foot Krutch
    Dancing Queen – ABBA
    Buttons – Pussy Cat Dolls

  89. In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

  90. Thunderstruck – AC DC
    Every year when I go to a Round Rock Express game, they play this before the game starts. It sends goosebumps up my arms.

  91. Jesus Christ Pose – Soundgarden

    …and anything with a cowbell. I have a fever, and the only perscription is MORE COWBELL!!!

  92. Mickey’s Monkey (song with a blend of southern rock and roll and funk) by Mother’s Finest

  93. Van Halen- Right Now, the Chicago White Sox 2005 Opening Day intro song

  94. How could anyone forget…

    THIS IS HOW WE DO IT! – Montell Jordan

  95. I know I’m late but how about 4 Wheel Drive by BTO?

    Grew up working on the ranch and laughin at this song. It was sooooo true.

  96. Fred Bear – Ted Nugent
    Thunderstruck – ACDC

  97. Intruder/Pretty Woman – Van Halen
    Hells Bells – ac/dc
    Life’s Been Good – Joe Walsh

  98. Livin on a Prayer- Bon Jovi

  99. C.R.E.A.M. by Wu-Tang Clan

  100. For the DP fan that likes the heavier stuff…

    Electric Crown (Testament)

  101. BIG NEWS II – by CLUTCH

  102. -High Roller by Crystal Method

    -One By One by Foo Fighters

    -Tweezer Reprise by Phish

  103. Oops, sorry, one song…

    High Roller by Crystal Method

  104. Surfing With the Alien – Joe Satriani
    Mr. Brownstone – GnR
    One – Metallica!

  105. “Sing, Sing, Sing” by the Benny Goodman Orchestra recorded live at Carnegie Hall. The Gene Krupa drum solo in the middle is amazing.


  106. The instrumental licks, solo’s, and bridges from songs like:

    “Jungle Land” – Springsteen’s “Born to Run”. One of the BEST Sax riff’s I’ve ever heard!

    “Crystal Ball” – STYX. Tom Shaw’s guitar ROCKS in this one!

    “Hotel California” (non-acoustic version) The best dueling guitar solo second to none.

    Pablo Cruise – Had some really great “sports pumping” instrumentals back in the late 70’s.

    Keith – Lakeville,MN

  107. Song 2 – Blur

  108. Plug in Baby -Muse
    Faint- Linkin Park
    Once- Pearl Jam
    Animal I have become- three days grace

    all a must have for any psych mix

  109. Mony Mony by ? Tommy James and the shondells?

    I had tickets to Patriots in the old stadium drunken End Zone. They Played it after a score. I thought it was a moldie oldie in the 80’s.

    It has a Tom-Tom/Tamborine intro that builds anticipation for the chorus which most fraternity parties turn ito a call and response of

    Hey, get laid, get f***ed

    Go Irish


  110. Amos Moses – Jerry Reed

    No…really. How about “Everybody Wants Some” by Van Halen.

    Geaux Tigers!

  111. Dan,

    It’s hard not to get pumped up when you hear any number of Mitch Rider and the Detroit Wheels’ songs.

    Devil With a Blue Dress
    Shake a Tail Feather
    Good Golly Miss Molly
    Jenny Take a Ride
    In the Midnight Hour


  112. “Johnny on the Spot” by Ween

    There’s one form the bowls of obscurity.


  113. “we will rock you” – queen
    “ironman” – black sabbath

    less mainstream:
    “old school hollywood (baseball)” – system of a down
    “jack the ripper” – the white stripes (live)

  114. oops, just one:
    “old school hollywood (baseball)” – system of a down

    rocks the most… and has sports references, though not about sports

  115. “Bombs Over Bagdad” by Outkast!

  116. Get me laughing and pumped up?

    Tic Tac Dough Theme song.

    Is there a Dibble sighting from the left coast?
    Although I’m an ND Irish fan we don’t have a football team this year…
    I kinda respect the USC Marching band and song girls fight song intro. Da Da Datata dat dat daaaa.

    Are you podcasting from your home?

  117. One song?

    I’ll have to go with AC/DC – Back In Black

  118. “Welcome to the Jungle” Guns ‘n’ Roses

  119. Tom Sawyer – Rush

  120. Ironman – Black Sabbath

  121. Corduroy – Pearl Jam

  122. Where The Streets Have No Name U2

  123. Ironman @ Filly – good call

    Down With the Sickness, Disturbed

  124. gotta go 2

    Thunderstruck – AC/DC

  125. 1. “Just Can’t Turn You Loose” — Blues Brothers intro (fast version on first album)
    2. “Back in the USSR” — Beatles

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