“Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor has been chosen by CaptainU team member Sloan as song #9 on our Pre Game Mix.
And how perfect that the lyrics include “Risin’ up to the challenge of our rivals” – sounds like a perfect pre game motivator.
“Why you ask?” asks Sloan, “aside from getting chills every time I hear the song, if an aging and grieving Rocky can knock out Clubber Lang, then it’s good enough for me. Stallone was unable to get permission for Queen’s “Another One Bites the Dust”, so had it written specifically for Rocky. Every stanza has words to live by, but ultimately it’s about picking oneself up and “not losing your grip on the dreams of the past” and “risin’ up to the challenge of our rivals”.
So far, the playlist is:
1. Bulls on Parade by Rage Against the Machine
2. Quiet Dog by Mos Def
3. Kick Him When He’s Down by The Offspring
4. C’Mon by Tiësto vs Diplo
5. Voodoo Child by Jimi Hendrix
6. Shake it Out by Florence + the Machine
7. Keep Yourself Alive by Queen
8. The Middle by Jimmy Eat World