As we all know, music plays a huge role in setting a particular mood, whether it’s the gushy stuff played on prom night, some heavy metal blasting in the gym while you lift weights or the pump-you-up tunes to get your adrenalin going on the basketball court. Through the many years of basketball being one of America’s most loved sports, specific tunes, whether they were purposefully written or not for the game, somehow got adopted by basketball enthusiasts.
Here’s our Basketball Goal Store top 10 basketball songs:
Whoomp! There it is! Performed in 1993 by Tag Team, this tune wasn’t written specifically for the game. But how many times have you heard the chorus of this song right after a player hits the basket?
Basketball Written for the 2002 movie in which Lil Bow Wow appeared, this song had lots more success than the movie.
White Men Can’t Jump Performed by Riff for the 1992 movie, the song and the movie continue to be a big hit for those who love to shoot.
Shooting Hoops This 1994 winner was performed by G. Love & Special Sauce.
Michael Jordan Presented in 2000 by Five for Fighting, this song celebrates the incredible talents of one of America’s most gifted athletes.
He Got Game Here’s another great one, presented to the dribblers in 1998 by Public Enemy,
I Wish Brought to the basketball world in 1995 by Skee-Lo, this tune also gets ball handlers in the mood for hoops.
Sweet Georgia Brown Performed by Ben Bernie, Maceo Pinkard and Kenneth Casey, this 1925 treasure was immediately adopted as the theme song for the wonderfully talented, fun-loving Harlem Globe Trotters. Even after all these years, most of us hear the first few lines and envision Globe Trotter basketball tricks performed all over the world.
This Is How we Do It We know you’ve heard this one a lot, too. You might be amazed to know that it’s been around since 1995.
Now you’ve got a list of “Jock Jams,” for the next time you drag your CD player outside to add to the mood while you shoot hoops on your home Goalrilla Basketball Goal. Have fun!
-Pat of the Basketball Goal Store Blog Team