2014 Tunnel Video – Song Ideas
A new season of Auburn football brings new sights, sounds, and a whole lot of football. But before the Tigers even make their way out of the tunnel and into the smoke, the fans have to get psyched for kickoff too. A favorite pre-game ritual of mine is the tunnel video that AUHD airs every single game. It’s the time to feel the goosebumps on your arms, the hairs on your neck stand up, your heart pumping faster and faster, and the adrenaline rushing throughout your body. Music is everything — it can either make or break an inspirational video. So here are some of my wishes for this year’s tunnel song…
Icky Thump – The White Stripes
A good amount of The White Stripes’ discography could work for this spot (the basketball team used “Seven Nation Army” for their intro video last year). But this song is just an absolute blood-pumping, hard-nosed track that’ll make you want to run through a brick wall (or at least try). Just close your eyes and hear that guitar lick booming through the Jordan-Hare speakers this fall as the team makes its way to the field.
Black Skinhead – Kanye West
I know some of you may not be the biggest fans of rap, but remember how quickly “All I Do Is Win” caught on? With an opening beat that mimics the “Hey!” song that’s typically played over stadiums’ P.A. systems, I bet this would be a fan favorite in no time — at least for the college students.
Fortune Days – The Glitch Mob
In recent years, Auburn has gone down the electronic route when it comes to the pre-game song. I’m not the biggest fan of the genre, but at least this one would sound brilliant with a montage of Rod Bramblett’s radio calls overlaying the track.
Remember the Name – Fort Minor
I’m pretty confused as to why Auburn has never used this song — it’s pretty old. But nonetheless, it would still work extremely well for a fast-paced team like Auburn.
Survival – Eminem
The theme song for the 2014 BCS National Championship, this single off of Eminem’s latest album could certainly do the trick to get the fans jacked up. With an extremely catchy hook, “This is survival of the fittest, this is do or die”, it’s only fitting for a premier SEC team to use it.