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The best music to listen to during competitive sports

Best Music to Listen During Competitive Sports

Until today, no one can beat We Will Rock You by Queen as the most popular and sought out the anthem for competitive sports such as basketball, football, volleyball and even ping-pong. Until today, it is still the most played song at different sporting events, according to a survey.

Written by Brian May, the song was released in 1997 for their album News of the World. In 2004, it ranked #330 of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time by the Rolling Stone. And in 2009, it ranked #146 in the Recording Industry Association of America’s or RIAA’s Songs of the Century. In the same year, the song gained a position in the Grammy Hall of Fame.

Besides the half minute guitar solo by May, the whole song is played in Capella, with just stomping and clapping movements as the beat. The stamping effects were produced by the band overdubbing the sounds of them doing the movements several times, and including delay effects to produce a sound a lot of people would get attracted. Since its release, We Will Rock You became a stereotype in every competitive sport even around the world, because of its strong, catchy and simple rhythm.

There has been a lot of mixes from made with the song since its release in 1997. One of most famous covers includes the soundtrack for the film Gladiator which is played by Warrant and the lullaby version by Linda Ronstadt for her album Dedicated to the One I love.

Last 2013, the famous American musical television series Glee used the song for their 20th episode of 4th season, Lights Out.

In response to the 1977 British Tour, We Will Rock You and We Are the Champions were written, which were played during their performance in the Birmingham’s Bingley Hall. A version was played during their 1977 album News of the World.

Therefore, if you need to pump up before a ping-pong match, get one of these table tennis robots that are commonly used in competitions then you can listen to this track while you play!

Here is the well-known lyrics of this sports song anthem. Be warned, you might get into this addicting beat!

Buddy you’re a boy make a big noise

Playin’ in the street gonna be a big man some day

You got mud on yo’ face

You big disgrace

Kickin’ your can all over the place



We will we will rock you

We will we will rock you


Buddy you’re a young man hard man

Shoutin’ in the street gonna take on the world some day

You got blood on yo’ face

You big disgrace

Wavin’ your banner all over the place


We will we will rock you

(Sing it!)

We will we will rock you


Buddy you’re an old man poor man

Pleadin’ with your eyes gonna make you some peace someday

You got mud on your face

Big disgrace

Somebody better put you back into your place


We will we will rock you

(Sing it!)

We will we will rock you




We will we will rock you

We will we will rock you




The top songs of the 1990s

Top 3 Songs of the 1990s

The 90s was a popular ear for world-conquering ballads and pop dance tracks. Most of the tracks who ranked the charts are sang by female artists. Here are some of the best 1990s songs that still hit our hearts whenever you hear it on the radio.

  1. One Sweet Day


And I know you’re shining down on me from heaven

Like so many friends we’ve lost along the way

And I know eventually we’ll be together

One sweet day

A collaboration of the American singer Mariah Carey and the R&B group Boyz II Men, One Sweet Day received wide acclaim from its critics. The song ranked 1st in the Rolling Stone’s reader’s survey for the award of the Best Collaboration of All Time. It also lasted around four months in the list of Billboard Hot 100 in the US, becoming the longest running no. 1 song in the list. After which, it become Billboard’s most accomplished music track of the 1990s. Aside from the US, it also top the charts of other countries such as Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Belgium, France, Sweden and the United Kingdom. One Sweet Day was also sang during the funeral of Princess Diana in 1997.

  1. Macarena

“Dale a tu cuerpo alegria Macarena

Que tu cuerpo es pa’ darle alegria y cosa buena

Dale a tu cuerpo alegria, Macarena

Hey Macarena”

Originally a Spanish dance song by Los del Rio, talking about the same woman of the same name, it became an international hit from the years of 1995 to 1997. It turned out to be one of the most popular 1990s dance music, and ranked the #1 greatest one-hit wonder of all time of VH1 in the year 2002. It also ranked as number 7 on the Billboard’s All Time Top 100 and topped Billboard’s All Time Latin Songs. Macarena also became Billboard’s No 1. Dance Song, and took part of the six foreign language music tracks to hit number 1 since the 1955’s rock period commenced.

  1. Un-Break My Heart

“Un-break my heart

Say you’ll love me again

Undo this hurt you caused

When you walked out the door

And walked out of my life

Un-cry these tears

I cried so many nights

Un-break my heart

My heart”

Sang by the American recording artist Toni Braxton, Un-Break My heart talks about Braxton begging an ex-lover to go back to him and undo the pain that he has created. In the year 1997, it won a Grammy Award for the Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. In the US alone, it ranked number one on the Billboard’s Hot 100 for 11 weeks. At the same period, it was able to top the charts of the Hot Dance Club Songs and Adult Contemporary. During the 40-year celebration of Billboard, it becomes the most successful song by a solo artist in the history of the Billboard Hot 100. In Europe, Un-Break My Heart hit the charts of some of the countries, including Austria, Belgium, Sweden, and Switzerland.