Top 10 Songs Referring to Sports and Games

Songs about sports and games: baseball, football, hockey, and so on; + chess, gambling and video games.

Not allowed on this list: Songs that are played at sport events or used in video games but are not about sports / games.

The Top Ten

1 Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
2 Sacred Worlds - Blind Guardian

It was written for the video game Sacred 2: Fallen Angel. This is one of my favorite songs. - Metal_Treasure

I love that song - zxm

3 Ace of Spades - Motorhead

"If you like to gamble, I tell you I'm your man
You win some, lose some, it's - all - the same to me
The pleasure is to play, it makes no difference what you say
I don't share your greed, the only card I need is
The Ace Of Spades". - Metal_Treasure

4 21 - Annihilator

The lyrical theme of this song is so different from everything Annihilator have played but one thing remained unchanged: another killer riff.

"Welcome to the hothouse, the game is called 21
I was in debt right up to my neck, I wasn't having any fun
But then the dealer turned around, she looked me right in the eye
I got no time for messing around but you know I had to give it a try
She's got me under the gun - she can't have 21". - Metal_Treasure

5 One Night in Bangkok - Murray Head

This song is about a chess tournament in Bangkok. It is from the concept album and subsequent musical Chess by Tim Rice, and Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus from ABBA. - Metal_Treasure

6 Ole, Ole, Ole (The Name of the Game) - The Fans

It is about Football / Soccer. - Metal_Treasure

7 Centerfield - John Fogerty
8 Football - Iggy Pop
9 Basketball - I Mother Earth
10 Soccer Mom - The Vandals

The Contenders

11 One More Night - Maroon 5

It's about relationships but a sport is involved. - Metal_Treasure

12 Basketball - Kurtis Blow
13 Take Me Out to the Ball Game - Jimmy Buffett
14 The Baseball Song - Corey Smith
15 The Day Basketball Was Saved - Jackson 5
16 Santa Maradona - Mano Negra
17 Baseball - Sam Baker
18 A Warrior's Call - Volbeat

"Feel the fire, he's entering the ring,
His mindset only knows how to win,
This Danish fighter will break you in two,
You will feel all his power!

The Viking warrior Mikkel Kessler will now brand his name in the back of your head, yeah" - Metal_Treasure

19 The Hockey Song - Stompin' Tom Connors

A very Canadian song. - Metal_Treasure

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List Stats

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2 years, 202 days old

Top Remixes

1. Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
2. Sacred Worlds - Blind Guardian
3. Ace of Spades - Motorhead
1. Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
2. Ace of Spades - Motorhead
3. 21 - Annihilator
1. Sacred Worlds - Blind Guardian
2. Ace of Spades - Motorhead
3. Eye of the Tiger - Survivor


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