Jan 26, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT
Just about every Super Bowl-bound team has inspired its fans to produce tribute songs. Some are awful, while others, like those belted out by young Pittsburgh Steelers devotees The Pop Rocks last year, are pretty impressive. The Indianapolis Colts, no doubt, will be powered by two or three fan-produced anthems next week when they head to Miami. Remember Lil’ Ronnie? He channeled prepubescent angst for his Colts into a couple of local rap hits in 2006 and ’07, famously warning the Chicago Bears to “Step off, punks.” And if you want to overdose on cute, the even younger Faber Boys sing their 2010 version of “We are the Colts” right here.
But in New Orleans, music isn’t kid stuff; especially when it comes to the Saints. The city that practically invented music has been singing the blues over their football team for more than 30 years, but now that they’re finally winning, it’s a gigantic, year-long party on Bourbon Street, and the Saints are the musical guests of honor. Blues, jazz, hip-hop, rock … it’s all represented. Following the jump, a short list of some of my favorite Saints anthems.
A good place to start is NOLA.com, which lists more than 50 Saints-related songs on its site today. My top 5, in no particular order:
Wit da Saints — Village Block Party
Glory Bound — Aaron Neville, others
Who Dat — Dat Boi Pantha
Superdome — Delicious Blues Stew
Watching New Orleans Play — Johnny Chauvin
Sweet Danny Abramowicz, that’s good.
A couple more:
OK, fair is fair: some Colts songs.
Let’s Get It — Chief Stockton
Colts Stomp, Let’s Stomp — Jman
This is the Colts — June Rochelle
Go Blue, Remix — Mudkids
New Orleans Saints tribute songs playlist [Nola.com]
- So long folks, it’s time for me to take off 18
- Man wins full marathon while pushing his daughter in a baby stroller (video) 14
- Lock and load, it’s youth baseball fundraising time: league raffling off AR-15 rifle (video) 8
- Sim Bhullar is a large basketball player, and I mean it. Anybody want a peanut? 0
- What’s with kids and all these death-defying stunts? 674
- Nothing to see here…just a 70-yard field goal by a high-schooler (video) 3
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