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Friday Riffs: Tailgating songs for Sunday

What I really wanted to do this week was cultivate a playlist of game day songs relating to falcons.

That thought started and ended with Billy Falcon’s semi-hit from 1991, “Power Windows.”

Who knew that falcons were in such short lyrical supply?

So instead I asked some friends and Twitter followers for their best tailgating song suggestions and received some familiar – but always good for the adrenaline – responses: Queen’s “We Will Rock You”; AC/DC’s “For Those About To Rock (We Salute You); Beastie Boys, “(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party)”; .38 Special’s “Hold on Loosely.”

I decided to stick with Georgia artists for my list (I threw Falcon’s “Power Windows” in there just for the sake of nostalgia), which of course, kicks off with the command of the week.

So rise up, folks, rock the Dome on Sunday and share with us what you plan to blare before the game.

“Rise Up” >

Billy Falcon, “Power Windows”

Cee Lo Green, “Forget You” (clean version, though some fans will undoubtedly prefer the original)

Collective Soul, “Gel”

Big Boi with Ludacris and T.I., “In the A” (language alert)

R.E.M., “Stand”

B.o.B., “So Good”

The B-52s, “Funplex” (yeah, “Love Shack” is the obvious choice, but do you really want to hear it again?)

OutKast, “ATLiens” (language alert)

26 comments Add your comment


January 18th, 2013
7:02 am

what happenned to “Falcons Fever, True Believer”?


January 18th, 2013
7:20 am

“Straight On” – Heart

bird dawg

January 18th, 2013
8:35 am

“Victory Dance”….by My Morning Jacket


January 18th, 2013
8:44 am

@Fever…I remember that song from several seasons ago and attempting to sing along at the Dome. “Falcons fever, true believers, spread that Falcons’ feeling far & wide. Wild, outrageous, so contagious, Falcons’ fans won’t be denied. Falcons’ football fever’s on the rise!” HAHA

Roll Tide

January 18th, 2013
8:52 am

Thunder Struck by AC/DC

DJ Jazzy Sir

January 18th, 2013
9:13 am

The Who = Behind Blue Eyes

Ms. KP

January 18th, 2013
9:21 am

I’m in my zone and feeling it. They tried to shut us down a few days ago but we still in this bish.


January 18th, 2013
9:45 am

We Ready – Pastor Troy, this song will make anyone get out of their seat, get pumped and ready to win!


January 18th, 2013
9:49 am

These videos represent some of the worst songs I could ever imagine at a tailgate. You ought to be ashamed.


January 18th, 2013
10:10 am

Mayer Trio’s ” Who Did You Think I Was?”
Rockin’ riffs from a former ATL resident and the title sentiment speaks to the team’s national perception.


January 18th, 2013
10:14 am

Killed By Death – Motorhead

Smokey's Mom

January 18th, 2013
10:21 am


I’m dumbfounded that you have the audacity to post a song with the ‘N’ word? I don’t care if the rappers are ignorant enough to use the word, you shouldn’t be ignorant enough to post it.

I’m just as disguted by you as I am by those who spew such hateful words.


January 18th, 2013
10:33 am

OMG give me a break, it’s Melissa’s Blog, she can like and post whatever songs SHE likes, post your opinons folks, but don’t knock other people’s choices! Musical taste is a personal preference, lets grow up people!


January 18th, 2013
10:41 am

this is the one you need or come see it live in the yellow lot!!!


January 18th, 2013
10:43 am

They should re-do Alisha Keys song of “This girl is on Fire” to “This TEAM is on fire” That would be amazing!


January 18th, 2013
10:58 am

Well, since we are in the South and a Falcon is a bird I nominate – Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Free Bird live version recorded at the Fox.

Play it pretty for Atlanta!

Smokey's Mom

January 18th, 2013
11:21 am

GaPeachy – give yourself a break – along with your obvious ignorance.

I didn’t say she was wrong to dislike the song, but maybe you didn’t really read my posting. Reading really is fundamental.

I don’t think I should click on a posted video on with such horrible language without being alerted to the song’s content. Unlike you obviously, some of us don’t want to hear such filth.

Now, go crank up the volume on your gangster rap and you can hear all the ‘N’ words you are apparently missing. Smooches!

Mitch Kumstein

January 18th, 2013
11:23 am

For the Cardinals game, our normally family-friendly section of the blue lot was overtaken by thug style gangster rappers and the most foul and disgusting “music” I have ever heard. We and our tailgaters meet every home game, have a few beers, cook burgers and dogs and hang out with our kids.

It was lots of fun until the foul-mouth gang showed up.

What ever you play, keep it clean. You can listen to that crap at home.


January 18th, 2013
11:28 am

LOL! A little upset maybe, Smooches to you to darling!


January 18th, 2013
11:36 am

figured you’d post the songs specifically talking about the falcons… (no knock on the ones you posted!)

680 the fan has been playing alot of those this week… one to the style of gangnam style (or whatever it is)

yung joc has ‘black and red’

Jay Tez ” Rise Up”

there are several others floating around online.

‘don’t stop believing’ would be a good one to mix in as well, no? “welcome to the jungle” always works.. B.o.B. “haterz everywhere” (’we got ‘em going down for the count!!!)

‘jump on it’– although it’s not specifically a sporting event song (unless you count the Braves ‘home run song’)– it’s still fun for a tailgating party!


January 18th, 2013
12:02 pm

How about Another one bites the dust When the niners pound them this weekend


January 18th, 2013
12:03 pm

got another…. Under Pressure when Matty Ice is throwing from his back all game long. Awful offensive line against great pass rush.. doesnt look good


January 18th, 2013
12:05 pm

Dialin and Drinking Again by Darius Rucker,,, or Drinking my baby goodbye by Charlie Daniels would be good in tribute of Michael Turner

Smokey's Mom

January 18th, 2013
12:29 pm

GaPeachy – not upset, just disappointed that you are accepting of such ignorance! By the way, the correct wording would have been “Smooches to you too darling”. Writing is also fundamental.

Go Falcons – Rise Up!

Melissa Ruggieri

January 18th, 2013
12:50 pm

Smokey’s Mom: Apologies that you were offended. I usually do put a language warning in front of songs or videos that might require one (as I did with the OutKast song) and simply forgot to do so with the Big Boi song (which I assume is what you are referring to). It’s been modified.

Chewyandrw: You’re welcome to post your own picks. That’s one reason the commenting section exists.



January 18th, 2013
4:28 pm

Hot in Herre! Nelly to go along with some of the selections above.