Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Oh, iTunes, you need help.


I'm cruising through iTunes today, checking out the free download of the week, seeing what's new, you know, the usual and THEN! A pre-made playlist pops up at the top called Hockey Practice. I kid you not. It's broken into three sets: The Basics, Next Steps and Deep Cuts or you can purchase the Complete Set.


Oh The Basics! Includes such gems as The Boys are Back in Town by Thin Lizzy, We Will Rock You by Queen, The Final Countdown by Europe, Crazy Train by Ozzy Osbourne, Unbelievable by EMF and everyone's favourite - Song 2 by Blur. Can you get any more cliche than this? What? Yes? OMG!


Red hot? Straight from the infernal nether regions of hockey hell? WHAT? Magic Carpet Ride - Steppenwolf, Hold Your Head Up - Argent, Start Me Up - The Rolling Stones, Eye of the Tiger - Survivor and oh my, Paradise City by Guns N' Roses. But wait! There's more!



Not for the faint-of-heart, iTunes? I know I'm quaking in my skates. I Was Made for Lovin' You - Kiss, Let's Get it Started - Black Eyed Peas, Takin' Care of Business - BTO, Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix, I Wanna Be Sedated - The Ramones, Jimmy Mathis - Bubba Sparxxx (wtf?!), Hey Man Nice Shot - Filter and get ready for it.... Right Now - Van Halen.


What struck me the most though were the amount of songs ABOUT hockey. I mean I know some of them existed like Stompin' Tom (The Hockey Song) and the couple of Tragically Hip ones (Fifty Mission Cap and Lonely End of the Rink) but have YOU ever heard of these gems:

Hockey Song by Corb Lund Band, The Hockey Game by Smoother, Rocket (On est tous des Maurice Richard) by Eric Lapointe, This Game (The Hockey Song) by Brad Hopkins, Blood on the Ice - Riverdales, I Skate Therefore I Am - Jimmy Bean, Hockey Helmet - Backstreet Law, Change the World with My Hockey Stick - The Vandals, Hockey Night Tonight - The Hanson Brothers, and last but not least, Christmas Hockey News - The Zambonis

I can't believe no one included any of these in our playlist challenge. Would you redo it now? :P Anyways, I just had to share this with you in case your hockey music collection was getting a little dry.

12 comments:

aquietgirl said...

I have a copy of Sweaters' Hockey Sucks, which impressively names all of the NHL teams (Whalers, North Stars, Nordiques-era) in a rhyming scheme.

But it wasn't the most appropriate choice ... "HOCKEY SUCKS/I'm as Canadian as you"

hockeygirl said...

Wow, that is impressive... 1. They had rhymes for every team. 2. They spent time making rhymes for every team.

Michael said...

Save your money and just get Don Cherry's Hockey Hits Vol. 1 and 2. ;)

Paige said...

Wow, I didn't know so many hockey songs were out there... Also, if you go to "Celebrity Playlists" on iTunes, Ryan Miller has one. Even though it's filled w/ heavy metal.

Heather B. said...

I read somewhere that Ryan tried to mix up his playlist some but Apple really wanted pumped up, pre-game type music. No idea if that's true or not.

The Puck Stops Here said...

Do not forget Big League by Tom Cochrane

Sherry said...

I think "I Pulled my Groin" by The Arrogant Worms is another classic.

I'm just waiting for Hasek to pop his before I bring it out again.

Anonymous said...

Best hockey song ever is "I wanna drive the Zamboni" - it came out around 1990 by a Minnesota band called the Gear Daddies.

Tapeleg said...

No "Hockey Monkey?" Sad, very sad. That's what plays when my phone rings.

But, I digress. I just checked itunes US, and I didn't see it. I looked in the essentials area, and nothing. Hmmm....

Jocelynn said...

My favorite is another Arrogant Worms song: Me Like Hockey. It makes me laugh. Hmmm...I could use a good laugh right now.

Doogie said...

And don't forget Pirates of the Saskatchewan River, if we're talking Arrogant Worms.

Surprised that song by le Dale Hawerchuks or whatever that band's called didn't show up, too.

Lance said...

The 50 Mission Cap was also a reference to WWII aviators who wore their hats while on mission. The sign of experience was the 50 mission threshold of wear the hats would show. The classic aviator hat at the time would have a stiff band that kept a circular rim. Pilots would remove this and wear their headsets over their hat. This caused the sides to bend flat towards the ears. There is a reference to this in the air and space museum of the Smithsonian. Of course we all love the Hip.