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    • Stephanie Stradley


      When I ask Texans fans about the things they would like change the most at now NRG stadium, I hear two primary things: 1. Improve cell service throughout the stadium; 2. Improve the music played. 

      The first item likely costs money. And hopefully will be fixed by the Super Bowl.

      The second item doesn't cost anything. 

      Music is personal. So I understand how it is hard to please everyone. But this is the predominant feedback I've heard:

      1. They should never play any music that players would think is lame if it were played in the locker room.

      2. Needs to be the perfect soundtrack to destroy the other team. Nothing wussy. 

      3. It needs to be beyond Jock Jams, Vol. 1 kinda of boring, played out stuff. The current music seems repetitive and tired. The music shouldn't sound like you are at a stadium in 1997. There is hype music that people may not be as familiar with that can get people going. 

      This is what one of my Twitter commenters wrote: ": "we have by far the lamest music of the 6 NFL stadiums I've been to." 

      That is not acceptable. Teams can't ensure wins happen, but they can stop musical lameness.

      4. Thunderstruck & Football Time in Houston are um not favored as scoring songs. 

      This is fixable. Let's crowd source this.

      If you have decent taste in music, please suggest songs below. Criteria:

      1. Can't be wussy.

      2. Can't be totally played out.

      3. Get people hyped.

      4. Can't have the naughty words.

      5. Bonus if it has a local connection.

      Can be any genre or era. Please keep it to music. No jokes or they won't get published. You can link a Spotify playlist or the like. 

      Let's fix this. Or at a minimum get some good ideas for music to listen to when you have it cranked. 

      Thanks in advance, 


    • yocraig1

      Added by: Stephanie Stradley


      "Hail To The King" by Avenged Sevenfold

    • jmckee1234

      Added by: Stephanie Stradley


      "Thank god im a Texan" by world rejects feat Ultimate fan

      "Houston" by slim thug

      "Turn down for what" by dj. Snake

      "H up for dem Texans" by Dre Laden

    • kashsarkaria

      Added by: Stephanie Stradley


      Nonpoint - "Breaking Skin", Wovenwar - "All Rise", Pantera - "I'm Broken", Bullet For My Valentine - "No Control", Sons of Texas - "Baptized on the Rio Grande", Texas - "Texas Trim", Metallica - "Seek & Destroy", Skrillex "Bangarang"....I can keep going.....

    • Stephanie Stradley

      @kashsarkaria - Go ahead, keep going. Also to all, if there is a part of a song that should be featured because even infants would know it is a good riff, please note that.
    • Stephanie Stradley


      Oh, and I think they should change the name to "Turn Down for Watt" btw. Not my original idea, of course.

    • texmexfootball

      Added by: Stephanie Stradley


      May be crazy, but in baseball and hockey there is nothing better than an organ to pump the crowds up. May be controversial, but thoughts?

    • Stephanie Stradley


      Crazy. Hard for that not to sound cornball in 2014. They have a terrific sound system in NRG. It is wasted on Jock Jams 1997 stuff. Texans fans tell me that they are jealous of how rocking Saints games get with their music. "Stand Up and Get Crunk" makes that stadium flip out.

    • infantrycak

      Added by: Stephanie Stradley


      Godsmack - Whatever

      Powerman 5000 - Show Me What You Got

      Chevelle - Take out the Gunman

      Chevelle - Hats Off to the Bull

      Adelitas Way - Criticize

      Monster Magnet - Powertrip

      Avenged Sevenfold - Shepherd of Fire

      Avenged Sevenfold - Hail to the King

      Avenged Sevenfold - Doing Time

      Black Stone Cherry - Violator Girl

      Buckcherry - Porno Star (clearly without lyrics)

      Shinedown - Enemies

      Rage Against the Machine - Sleep Now in the Fire

      Nickelback - Burn It To The Ground

      Hinder - Use Me

      Hinder - All American Nightmare

      Kid Rock - I Am the Bullgod

    • Kevin Young

      Added by: Stephanie Stradley


      Oceans of Slumber - Aetherial

      Oceans of Slumber - Memoriam

      Amon Amarth - War of the Gods

      Amon Amarth - For Victory or Death

      Slayer - Scrum

      Sepultura - Desperate Cry

      Sepultura - Rhatamahata 

    • jvillarreal1220

      Added by: Stephanie Stradley


      "Great Southern Trendkill" - Pantera

      "Be Aggressive" - Faith No More

      Why has no one said "Bulls On Parade"? 

    • Stephanie Stradley


      Bulls on Parade may have to be retired. It's a great example though. Fan suggested. Connor Barwin inspired. Even though a lot of people didn't know the song, it was great in the stadium. Problem is now that with Barwin/Wade gone, it feels very Of A Time, Letter Jackety. So needs to be retired.

    • johngorman100

      Added by: Stephanie Stradley


      Arcade Fire - Wake Up
      Passion Pit - Little Secrets
      Anything by UGK (because Houston)

      ZZ Top - Jesus Just Left Chicago
      Turn Down for What
      2 Chainz - I'm Different
      Kanye West - Stronger
      Skrillex - Bangarang
      Eminem - Lose Yourself
      2pac - Hit 'Em Up
      LL Cool J - Mama Said Knock You Out
      James Brown - The Payback

    • Craig Hlavaty

      Added by: Stephanie Stradley

      Mastodon, Death from Above 1979, No Age, The Sword...

      Slayer....(Tom from Slayer LIVES in Buffalo, Texas)

      The Sword (from Austin)

      Black Angels (from Austin with Houston ties)

      Nick Cave "Red Right Hand"....come on, that would just be cool as a new nickname for the defense.

      Let's be the coolest team in the NFL. Stop with the dubstep, the boring candy rap, the lame Buzz rock, the pop country. Let's be the team/stadium/fanbase that teams hate to visit because we play ear-bleeding music and scream the loudest. Let's make opposing teams think they just died and went to hell.

      Not a dive bar in Clear Lake.

      Nothing against dive bars in Clear Lake.
    • Stephanie Stradley


      Craig. You win.

    • golfer1tx

      Added by: Stephanie Stradley


      I hit "send" too soon.

      Hit that - The Offspring

      Neocon - The Offspring (we will never lose to you)

    • htown31687

      Added by: Stephanie Stradley


      Slim thug, paul wall, z-ro- houston texans

      Dre ladon- red white and that blue

      Dre ladon- h up for them texans

      World rejects ft the ultimate fan- thank god im a texan

    • golfer1tx

      Added by: Stephanie Stradley


      Hit that - The Offspring

    • astrosbro95

      Added by: Stephanie Stradley

      House of Pain "Jump Around"
      Kid Rock "Bawitdaba"
      T.I. "Bring em out"

    • scott-lurock

      Added by: Stephanie Stradley


      The 1st 45 seconds of Blood Sugar Sex Magik by The Red Hot Chili Peppers; Slow and Low by the Beastie Boys; Next Girl by The Black Keys; Tops Drop by Fat Pat (Houston)

    • waldenbuilder

      Added by: Stephanie Stradley


      Come With Me Now by the Kongos

    • areyes12

      Added by: Stephanie Stradley


      Turn Down For What obviously -- For Watt

      Get Jiggy With It - Will Smith -- TD or turnover celebration 

      Conquest - White Stipes -- that awesome horn arraignment and guitar riff for the defense

      Hail To The King - Avenged Sevenfold -- Andre of course

      Magic - Pilot -- for FitzMagic

    • clintontylerhill

      Added by: Stephanie Stradley


      Pantera - cowboys from hell

      anything that goes with the theme "Electric Circus" obviously because Watt & Clowney.

      Explosions in the sky - First breath after coma

      The Melvins - Warhead

    • Stephanie Stradley


    • Mike Morrison

      Added by: Stephanie Stradley


      Time Bomb - Old 97s

      Conquest - White Stripes

      Cannonball - The Breeders

      Elephant - Tame Impala

      Berzerk - Eminem

      Tick Tick Boom - The Hives

      Riot Rhythm - Sleigh Bells

    • Zach Abramowitz

      Added by: Stephanie Stradley


      Here's the Zeppelin conundrum: you want to play Zep, but so much of it has been overplayed.  But you also don't want to go with the one Zep song that no one's ever heard because you're ironic like that.

      Here's my suggestion: "The Ocean." Why because it's great? It's not overplayed and since no one has a clue what Jimmy Page is ever singing about anyway, it's not specifically unrelated to football.

    • wiseman2x

      Added by: Stephanie Stradley


      Panic-The Smiths

      To be used for opponents two minute drills

      Live and Let Die- McCartney

      Just the chorus, with the explosions

      Symphony of Destruction- Megadeth


      Pump It Up- Elvis Costello

      Come Out and a Play- The Offspring

      For Whom the Bell Tolls- Metallica

      Use the intro; better use of bells than AC/DC's overplayed

      "Hells Bells"

      Run Like Hell- Pink Floyd

      Bulls on Parade has to go. Has anyone actually listened to the lyrics? It's like when President Reagan's campaign used "Born In The USA" in 1984. All they heard was the chorus. Lefty pseudo-communists are probably not who you want speaking for your defense. 

    • Thomas

      Added by: Stephanie Stradley


      Rise, Monster and/or Hero by Skillet (all three could be used in a drive, Rise at the beginning of an important drive, Monster during, Hero if they got in the Red Zone). 

      Light up the Sky by Thousand Foot Crutch

      Let the Sparks Fly by Thousand Foot Crutch

      Please let Jump Around and Taking Care of Business die and never ever ever ever return. 

    • decklid18

      Added by: Stephanie Stradley


      I like the dang Football Time in Houston song! Especially the slightly more uppity revised version. Not many teams have an actual song that is worth a damn. Eg Hail to the Redskins. You want awful? That Houston Oilers song was awful.

      I also like Bulls on Parade; I think it transcends the previous era. I like the lyrics too so I guess I'm disqualified as a lefty pseudo-communist.

       - PSL holder from Day 1.

    • derekhehn

      Added by: Stephanie Stradley


      I like the classics from the last 30 years, but they still have to be driving and inspiring.  Anthem rock always works in a stadium.

      Pearl Jam - Animal

      U2 - Desire

      Faith No More - Epic

      Guns N Roses - Just about anything (Paradise City?)

      Arrested Development - Tennessee

      EMF - Unbelievable

      Drake - Forever 

      Red Hot Chili Peppers - Higher Ground

      House of Pain - Jump Around

      Motley Crue - Kickstart My Heart

      Prince - Let's Go Crazy

      Bush - Machinehead

      Foo Fighters - The Pretender (after the slow intro)

      Mase/BIG/Puffy - Mo' Money Mo' Problems

      INXS - New Sensation

      Aretha - Respect

      Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered 

      Michael Jackson - Smooth Criminal (sped up slightly)

      Muse - Uprising

      The Who - Won't Get Fooled Again

      Jay-Z w/Linkin Park - Numb (clean version)

      LL Cool Jay - Mama Said Knock You Out

      Cee Loo - Forget You (great after bad calls)

      Lenny Kravitz - Are You Gonna Go My Way (challenges?)

      Phil Collins - In The Air Tonight (players LOVE this for some reason)

      Some of the cliches are still great, too, but you rarely (if ever) hear them at NRG:

      Metallica - Enter Sandman

      Young MC - Bust a Move

      POD - Boom

      Journey - Don't Stop Believin'

      Toni Basil - Mickey

      Van Halen - Right Now

      Blur - Song 2

      Soft Cell - Tainted Love

      Foreigner - Urgent

      MC Hammer - U Can't Touch This

      Eminiem - Lose Yourself

    • Stephanie Stradley


      Derek - Actually, they play a number of those songs at NRG. And some of those are a little overplayed imo. 

    • derekhehn

      Added by: Stephanie Stradley


      Maybe I've just tuned out ALL the music recently then.  I'm so tired of the Clay Walker song.  Maybe "Luv Ya Blue" will make a comeback if Alfred keeps improving.


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