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  • #31
    Re: track & field songs

    Track Star sucks (and no I didn't see them just because of their name).

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    • #32
      Re: track & field songs

      Some songs where specific athletes are mentioned:

      "Oh yeah" by Foxy Brown:
      "When Fox come through she have a gun in the place
      I'm like Marion Jones, what, who the f*ck wan' race?"



      "Shine" by Aswad:
      "Linford Christle, say nobody alive can catch me
      Moving like lightning with enough energy
      Shine, shine your light, yes we're badder than bad
      Shine, shine your light, yes we're badder than bad
      Him a floating like a butterfly, the hurdling man
      Yes, me a chat about Colin Jackson "



      "100 Miles and Running" by Dr Dre:
      "Archin' my back and on a straight rough. Just like Carl Lewis I’m ballin' the fuck out"


      "Funky Child" by Lords of the Underground:
      "I hurdle over rappers just like Jackie Joyner-Kersee. Watch me flip the script,"



      "Get off the Corner" by Lil' Wayne:
      "One time they say what you mean, I gets the green
      Break up the block like Maurice Green, ya feel me?"



      "Thievz Theme" by Pace Won
      "with funds I'ma stick 'em and run like Jackie Joyner-Kersee,"



      "And in This Corner" by Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince:
      "I'm def cause I just transformed it like jeff does Fast like flo jo"

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      • #33
        Re: track & field songs

        And of course, "Baby Got Back" mentions Flo-Jo by name.
        "Run fast and keep turning left."

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        • #34
          Re: track & field songs

          Anyone got the words to the Dianabol Blues from the movie "Personal Best"

          Here's a song for the skinnys

          Iron Maiden
          The Loneliness of The Long Distance Runner Lyrics:The tough of the track
          With the wind
          And the rain that’s beating down on your back
          Your heart’s beating loud
          And goes on getting louder
          And goes on even more ’til the
          Sound is ringing in your head
          With ebery step you tread
          And every breath you take
          Determination
          Makes you run never stop
          Got to win got to run ’til you drop
          Keep the pace hold the race
          Your mind is getting clearer
          You’re over half way there
          But the miles they never seem to end
          As if you’re in a dream
          Not getting anywhere
          It seems so futile

          Run on and on
          Run on and on
          The lonliness of the long distance runner

          I’ve got to keep running the course
          I’ve got to keep running and win at all costs
          I’ve got to keep going be strong
          Must be so determined and push myself on

          Run over stiles across fields
          Turn to look at who’s on your heels
          Way ahead of the field
          The line is getting nearer but do
          You want the glory that goes
          You reach the final stretch
          Ideals sre just a trace
          You feel like throwing the race
          It’s all so futile

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          • #35
            Re: track & field songs

            A favorite college pre-race psych-up was Pink Floyd's "Run Like Hell". It captures the feeling well.

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            • #36
              Re: track & field songs

              How about the song "Run" from Collective Soul?

              Are these times contagious
              I've never been this bored before
              Is this the prize I've waited for
              Now as the hours passing
              There's nothing left here to insure
              I long to find a messenger

              Have I got a long way to run
              Yeah, I run

              Is there a cure among us
              From this processed sanity
              I weaken with each voice that sings
              In this world of purchase
              I'm going to buy back memories
              To awaken some old qualities

              Have I got a long way to run
              Yeah, I run

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              • #37
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                I think Manfred Mann's hit was "Runner in the Night", and may have been written by Springsteen?
                Supposedly Midnight Oil's lead singer (about 6-5 tall) was a 3:50 - 1500 runner.

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                • #38
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                  >Triple Jump: the Rolling Stones "Jumpin' Jack
                  >Flash">>

                  Actually, Willie Banks's headphones song of choice (and he was, after all, the man who pretty much invented crowd involvement with the field events) was indeed the Stones, but it was "Start Me Up."

                  <<If you start me up
                  If you start me up I'll never stop
                  If you start me up
                  If you start me up I'll never stop
                  I've been running hot
                  You got me ticking gonna blow my top
                  If you start me up
                  If you start me up I'll never stop

                  You make a grown man cry
                  Spread out the oil, the gasoline
                  I walk smooth, ride in a mean, mean machine
                  Start it up.........>>

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                  • #39
                    Re: track & field songs

                    >Actually, Willie Banks's
                    >headphones song of choice was indeed the
                    >Stones


                    If I remember correctly, the guys who were commentating at the 88 US trials said that Willie Banks listens to Whitney Houston... (quite eclectic taste: Whitney + The Stones!)

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                    • #40
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                      Bob Seagers "Runnin against the wind"

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                      • #41
                        Re: track & field songs

                        One of my turns (The Wall, Pink Floyd)

                        .....Would you like to call the cops?
                        Do you think it's time I stopped?
                        Why are you running away?

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                        • #42
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                          can't leave out "Hit Me with Your Best Shot"

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                          • #43
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                            Why does Randy from his September 17th posting and many others perpetuate the colloquial reference to the 16 lb. hammer implement, which consists of a ball, a 3' long thin WIRE, and a triangular handle, as ball and "chain"?
                            In unrelated pet peeves, it is not Grand Central STATION but Grand Central TERMINAL. A station is a mid point, where trains go either direction. The building on Park Avenue and 42nd Street in New York City has on all its official literature and carved in marble over the entrance the correct term- Terminal!
                            And I see many mistakes with useage of "complement" and "compliment".
                            To return the discussion back to track and field, I would be grateful for any advise on housing for the Athens Olympic Games. Does anyone know if the neighborhoods around the stadium, "Marousi" or "Kifissia", would be likely places for reasonable housing?

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                            • #44
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                              stick to the subject !!

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                              • #45
                                Re: track & field songs

                                In the 1980 movie about multi eventer lesbians trying out for the olympics, there was a song
                                " Dianabol, why do we need it at all" I think its called the dianabol blues.

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