A Fan Created Playlist for the Houston Texans NRG Stadium

A Fan Created Playlist for the Houston Texans NRG Stadium
  • 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, 


  • "Hail To The King" by Avenged Sevenfold

  • "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

  • 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.....

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

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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 

  • "Great Southern Trendkill" - Pantera

    "Be Aggressive" - Faith No More

    Why has no one said "Bulls On Parade"? 

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.
  • Craig. You win.

  • I hit "send" too soon.

    Hit that - The Offspring

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

  • 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

  • Hit that - The Offspring

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

  • 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)

  • Come With Me Now by the Kongos https://www.youtube.com/wat...

  • 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

  • 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

  • Time Bomb - Old 97s

    Conquest - White Stripes

    Cannonball - The Breeders

    Elephant - Tame Impala

    Berzerk - Eminem

    Tick Tick Boom - The Hives

    Riot Rhythm - Sleigh Bells

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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

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

  • 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.