Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Top Wrestling Theme Songs

This is a bit different folks, a special for Thanksgiving, I suppose. I was thinking about the old days when wrestlers used "popular" theme songs. Due to mostly licensing agreements, the W.W.E.'s wrestlers use music that is not all that popular for radio, but usually and exclusively licensed to World Wrestling Entertainment. Although that isn't a bad thing either. So here we go with a top ten which lists the song, the artist and the wrestler that used the song. Most of these were from the '80s and '90s, however, Ric Flair is the exception in that he uses a popular theme and that he is still wrestling.

1- "Eye of the Tiger," Survivor, Hulk Hogan.
2- "Iron Man," Black Sabbath, The Road Warriors.
3- "Sprach Zarathustra (Thus Spake Zarathustra)" - The Vienna Philharmonic, a.k.a. 2001 Space Odyssey Theme, "Nature Boy" Ric Flair.
4- "Desperado," The Eagles, Terry Funk (video featured above).
5- "The Chase," Giorgio Moroder,Theme for Midnight Express movie and tag team of the same name.
6- "Sirius," Alan Parsons Project, Ricky"The Dragon"Steamboat. Before the Chicago Bulls it was used by a true wrestling legend.
7- "Freebird" (live version) by Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Fabulous Freebirds.
8- "Rock and Roll is King," by E.L.O., The Rock & Roll Express.
9- "Another One Bites the Dust," Queen, The Junkyard Dog.
10-"Tom Sawyer," Rush, Kerry"The Modern Day Warrior"Von Erich.

Honorable Mentions: "Boy From New York City," The Manhattan Transfer, "Boogie Woogie Man" Jimmy Valiant; "Living After Midnight," Judas Priest, The Midnight Rockers (Shawn Michaels & Marty Jannetty) from their days in the American Wrestling Association (AWA).

Keep it in the Ring!

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