Published Aug 16, 2007As far as theme songs for sports teams go, few are worth remembering. "Okay Blue Jays"? Who'd download that? Well, the MLS is cooler than the MLB, fo' sure! In a bid to help boost soccer's non-existent reputation in the U.S., the league has recruited 13 musical acts, including the Rapture, Bad Brains and the Polyphonic Spree, to write theme songs for their hometown clubs.
Note: the only Canadian team is proudly represented by the City of Toronto's beloved Barenaked Ladies.
According to Pitchfork, each song is available to download for free from the "Rock the Pitch" site.
The artists and their theme songs:
Akwid: "¡Chivas Explosivas!" (Chivas USA)
Bad Brains: "D.C. United" (D.C. United)
Barenaked Ladies: "TFC" (Toronto FC)
Blackpool Lights: "Ain't Nobody Gonna Stop Us Now" (Kansas City Wizards)
Damone: "Revolution" (New England Revolution)
Mike Jones: "Houston Dynamo (Don't Play)" (Houston Dynamo)
Kinky: "We Are the Galaxy" (L.A. Galaxy)
Meg & Dia: "The Mighty R-E-A-L" (Real Salt Lake)
OK Go: "Here Comes the Fire" (Chicago Fire)
The Polyphonic Spree: "H-O-O-P-S Yes!" (FC Dallas)
The Rapture: "Whoo! Alright, Yeah... Uh Huh" (New York Red Bulls)
RJD2: "It's Your Crew" (Columbus Crew)
Rose Hill Drive: "Goal!" (Colorado Rapids)
The Rapture "Whoo! Alright, Yeah... Uh Huh"