Nothing kicks off a great football fete like these 10 Pittsburgh parodies and fight songs essential for the ultimate Steelers tailgating playlist.
1. âHere We Goâ by Roger Wood
âHere We Goâ is one of the cityâs favorite and undeniably the most iconic Steelers song. It is available for download at www.steelersfightsong.com.
2. âWe Will Rock Youâ by Queen
There are few rock songs that get football fans as pumped up as Queenâs âWe Will Rock You.â Put this one on repeat and get ready to kick some Ravensâ tail.
3. âHeartbreakersâ by The Pop Rocks
Butler Countyâs pre-teen band from the Davis School of Guitar Performance got a big break in 2009 with its Steel City spin on Pat Benatarâs âHeartbreakerâ belting out lyrics like âWeâre the Raven-haters/ring takers/shame makers/donât you mess with Steeler D.â This jam is available for download on iTunes.Â
4. âBlack and Yellowâ by Wiz Khalifa
Pittsburghâs own Wiz Khalifa earned his first number-one single in the United States with his song âBlack and Yellow,â a title that pays homage to Khalifaâs hometown and its sports teams. It is available for download on iTunes.Â
5. âPittsburgh Steelers Polkaâ by Jimmy Psihoulis
No Steelers tailgating playlist would be complete without the touchdown of black-and-gold fight songs. The âPittsburgh Steelers Polkaâ honors legendary players like âBradshaw and Rocky and Franco and Lynnâ to the melody of the âPennsylvania Polka.â It is available for download at www.steelergridiron.com.Â Â
6. âPuhlahmahluâ by Mr. Devious
Following the butchering of strong-safety Troy Polamaluâs name by Fox Sports announcer Dick Stockton during a 2005 season game between the Steelers and Chicago Bears, Pittsburghâs Mr. Devious created this incredibly addictive song set to Piero Umilianiâs âMah NÃ Mah NÃ .âÂ It is available for download at www.mrdevious.com.
7. âSteeler Nation Wave Your Towelsâ by Olivia West
If you love Ke$haâs hit âTake It Off,â youâll love this funky dance mix that encourages all of Steeler Nation to grab their Terrible Towels and wave them with Pittsburgh pride. It is available for download on Amazon.com. Â
8. âSteeler Ladiesâ by In Acchord
In Acchordâs 2010 parody of Beyonceâs âSingle Ladiesâ is especially for all of Pittsburghâs football-loving ladies who âwear black and gold/donât fit your mold â" of what a lady should be.â It is available for download at Amazon.com or atÂ www.steelersladies.com.
9. âThe 12th Manâ by Dusty Drake
Thereâs no denying that Monaca-native Dusty Drake is a die-hard Steelers fan with lyrics like âThe Steeler historyâs clear, just look at their past/They hit you in the mouth and knock you right on yourâ"wellâ"/We bleed black and gold with Keisel, Smith and Hampton/They eat up running backs like a big Primanti sandwich.â For those fans âbaptized in beerâ who believe âThe Lord loves a Steelers fan,â this oneâs for you. It is available for download on iTunes.
10. âWe Are the Championsâ by Queen
What better way to celebrate another Steelers win while pulling out of the lot than with this champion anthem blasting from your speakers? It is available for download on iTunes.Â
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Post Author: Jessica Wasik. Jessica Wasik lives in Pittsburgh where works as a full-time figure skating coach sharing her passion with todays generation of young skaters. A graduate of Robert Morris University with a degree in English Studies, Jessica is also a contributing writer for Allegheny West Magazine. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.