Alabama Football: Top ten songs for Bryant-Denny new playlist

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Social media has exploded in the past few weeks with calls for a music change in the Alabama Football stadium. If Saban wants an environment like the Florida Gators had a few weeks ago in the Swamp, the current playlist needs to go.

In fact, it probably should have gone about ten years ago, since that was the last time most of the songs they play were popular.

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Dynamite by Taio Cruz has to go. It debuted in 2009… the same year Saban won his first championship with the Tide. He has added five since then. The song is old and wasn’t exactly a hype song in 2009.

Wagon Wheel? Got to go. I understand it may be Nick Saban’s favorite song, but he isn’t the one we need to pump up. I guarantee Saban doesn’t even hear when it is played.

We Will Rock You might have been a classic in the ’80s, but it’s not going to resonate with this generation.

Mr. Brightside? Just because everyone knows all the words doesn’t mean it is a song meant to hype you up. It’s not.

Yes, Alabama Football games have all ages in attendance. No, you aren’t ever going to please everyone.

But, at least newer music would get the younger crowd involved. If you want a hostile home environment, you have to hype up the younger crowd. No amount of music is going to get the… veteran… fans involved anyway.

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In light of this, I have polled some friends to determine the top songs for the new Bryant-Denny playlist.

  1. Here Comes the Boom by Nelly
  2. Knife Talk by 21 Savage
  3. Super Savage by Lil Reese
  4. Lose Yourself by Eminem
  5. Put On by Jeezy
  6. If You Want Blood by AC/DC
  7. Where the Devil Don’t Stay by Drive-By Truckers
  8. Blinding Lights by The Weeknd
  9. Humble by Kenrick Lamar
  10. X Gon’Give It To Ya – DMX

Here Comes the Boom is perfect for right after a big hit or a sack. Lose Yourself, Put On, and Where the Devil Don’t Stay are great pre-game songs. The Champ works for the start of the fourth quarter. Back in Blood, If You Want Blood, and Knife Talk should be third down songs.

Let’s play Blinding Lights and have the LED lights coordinated to the song. Play Humble by Kendrick Lamar after the opposing team fails to convert a third or fourth down. Play No Hands when an opposing team drops a pass.

No Flex Zone and C-Murder from the 2015-2016 years were great choices too.

Keep the classics… We fought hard to get Dixieland Delight back. That and Sweet Home Alabama need to stay. Heck, throw in a Garth Brooks song to keep the “blue hairs” happy.

But as for the hype songs, at this point, anything is better than what they are playing now.

Except for the Applebee’s Song (Fancy Like by Walker Hayes).. that would not be an improvement.

Ask the players. The fans are there to support them… ask them what gets them pumped pre-game. I guarantee it will be better than what they currently have.

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It sounds like Greg Byrne has heard the complaints and will make a change. Let’s hope it is a positive one that makes Alabama Football’s Bryant-Denny the most intimidating stadium in the country to play in.