Friday, January 11, 2008

Best TV Sports theme songs?

Every network that shows sporting events has music for certain sports. Right now we will look over some of the bone chilling music that gets us excited and ready to watch the sports that we love! No matter what the sport.

The Masters on CBS
Here is the full length version of CBS's theme song for the annual Masters in Augusta, GA. The music is great, they don't play the guy singing for their actual theme song on TV, but I could only find the full version of the CBS Masters Theme Song. One of my favorites...



CBS College Football
Probably my favorite music of any channel for College Football. It just gets me pumped up for the big SEC game. Very catchy...



NBA on NBC
Just loved the "NBA on NBC" music, especially for the Finals.



NFL on CBS
I really like the NFL on CBS, very cool, and I like the short version they do right before they go to breaks. We'll get to witness some this weekend.



Monday Night Football
How can you not love this?



CBS College Basketball
Love the College BBall theme for CBS. Just great all-around, especially for March Madness it just adds to the excitement that is the NCAA Tournament. Couldn't post the video. Here's the link:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=tCqichjdp7Y&feature=user

What are your favorites? Did I miss any good ones?

21 comments:

Gonner said...

I absolutely love this post Stefan. It is something different and you are right everyone has music they love. Mine has to go like this.

1)College Basketball on CBS.

2)NBA on NBC

3) Monday Night Football

4) ESPN NHL theme music

5)Baseball Tonight

grittysquirrels said...

NCAA Bball on CBS
MNF
Masters on CBS
NCAA Fball on CBS
Baseball 2nite

Anonymous said...

I also like the NFL Fox & MLB Fox Songs.

Dr. Zoom said...

Don't forget the opening and closing themes from "This Week In Baseball."

Opening credits: http://youtube.com/watch?v=TnVOZkXDmZc
Closing credits: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mO729zwOu5A

Jeff said...

Hockey Night in Canada: http://youtube.com/watch?v=4kERvuPMhTA

Also, the "injury remix" of the Fox theme although I can't find a clip of it anywhere

Michael said...

I agree with the Hockey Night in Canada theme song! Its like the second un-official national anthem for Canada.

Jekal said...

what about wimbledon on NBC. It's fancy but it lets you maintain what little bit of manhood you have left since you're watching tennis...

Anonymous said...

The best has got to be UEFA Champions League Theme

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoHpRaOxEw8

TacoBellManager said...

This is completely esoteric, but ABC, for the baseball LCSes in 1988, had an outstanding theme -- for just one year. For the 1989 World Series they moved on to something else I recall, and then they were done with baseball for good. If anyone has old VHS of the 1988 ALCS or NLCS openings -- this would be the program intro, not the game-specific highlight lead-in, post it to youtube. It was at least as good as the NBA on NBC.

Anonymous said...

All good choices. I also like the music to FSN's coverage of the NBA. Go Warriors!

Anonymous said...

One great theme that anyone who grew up in the 60s or 70s remembers is the ABC's Wide World Of Sports theme. It's a shame we could only hear it in glorious mono on 2-inch TV speakers. As far as more "modern" themes go, my fave is the original Baseball Tonight theme that had more of a full orchestral arrangement than the theme used today.

Anonymous said...

I believe the first time CBS used what now is its college football theme... was as the theme for its coverage of Super Bowl XXI between the Giants and Broncos. That's the only time I believe the song was used for an NFL game. CBS the next year started using it for College Football.

Anonymous said...

UEFA Champions League theme song is honestly the best piece of music associated with sports...period

Anonymous said...

How about the NFL on CBS theme from the 60's. That always got me up for the games to come.

Casman said...

We can't forget the NFL on NBC's theme song in the mid-90's before their decade-long hiatus from broadcasting football. This was reason enough to catch the opening of the broadcast.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Kl4omgCgDwI

scaper21 said...

college b-ball on CBS #1 song by far. It screams march madness!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I recently heard a theme from Thursday Night Football sponsored by the NFL network. I don't know where to find it at all, but this was a good theme.

Anonymous said...

Okay people, this is killing me! CBS had a theme song they used in the 70s at the beginning of their PGA coverage. It was a light, breezy instramental tune that reminded me of sandy beaches and palm trees. It's been ages since I've heard it, but I KNOW someone has an MP3 of it somewhere. I just need to figure out what it was CALLED.

Anonymous said...

The theme you're looking for is "Love's Theme", by Barry White's band, the Love Unlimited Orchestra. This is it, I'm sure:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBlj9EZFWMs

Now then, does any remember the 70s theme to "Greatest Sports Legends"?

Anonymous said...

The song "It's On, Baby!" fits almost every sport:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fot-suN0Fp8

Anonymous said...

Here is a sports victory song called "It's Over, Baby!"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4dwExlCydc

It's funny!