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What is the best cycling "theme song"?(52 posts)

What is the best cycling "theme song"?Elefantino
Dec 19, 2001 8:58 AM
This conversation just came up here at office central, so I'll pass it along as a question:

What is the best theme music for cycling?

a) Theme from The Magnificent Seven by Elmer Bernstein
b) Eye of the Tiger by Survivor
c) The song of your choice
Theme from "George of the Jungle" . . .js5280
Dec 19, 2001 9:48 AM
when mountain biking or if your Elefantino ;-) Almost January, hang in there!
Ouch! That hurts! :) nmElefantino
Dec 19, 2001 10:06 AM
Fat Bottomed Girls!!! (Queen)rollo tommassi
Dec 19, 2001 9:49 AM
I can say that as I am one myself!!

Fat Bottomed Girls!!! (Queen)allervite
Dec 19, 2001 10:03 AM
I thought you were a female! I did not want to ask in case I was wrong. Do you race?
Dec 19, 2001 11:15 AM
cat's out of the bag! Well, most people know, but if you're new, you wouldn't know.

Yes, I do race (have raced for over 10yrs) though I must confess I haven't since August.
so, are you saying that you're a female of the opposite sex? nmJs Haiku Shop
Dec 19, 2001 11:43 AM
Please forgive them...they've never seen a girl on a bikeHuevos Rancheros
Dec 19, 2001 11:56 AM
here's someJack S
Dec 19, 2001 12:53 PM
"like jello, on springs"rollo tommassi
Dec 19, 2001 12:54 PM
you all crack me up!

"Like jello..." is a description on how women move, and
is Rollo's favorite line from what late 1950's movie???

You all must BEG for the answer!!

Gregg: an RBR coupon for anyone gets this correct?
some like it hot nmJs Haiku Shop
Dec 19, 2001 1:00 PM
your turn:Js Haiku Shop
Dec 19, 2001 1:09 PM
"her warm white belly
in the life i'd lived had seen nothing finer
she shakes and she moves me or something
she's like jellyroll like sculpture
I was wearing eyeliner
she was wearing eyeliner"

lyrics, not movie lines.
WoW! I'm impressed!!rollo tommassi
Dec 19, 2001 1:56 PM
I'll take a wild guess:

Lou Reed?
pixies (read the rest at your own risk)Js Haiku Shop
Dec 20, 2001 5:27 AM
This is a song about something there
There is something about this song
We did the clubs what ass
I was to have her in the sack
I was looking handsome
She was looking like an erotic vulture
I was all dressed in black
She was all dressed up in black
Everything was fine down here
What you call it here
Call it what you will here
Way down down down in this Subbacultcha

Her warm white belly in the life I'd lived had seen nothing finer
she shakes and she moves me or something
She's like jellyroll like sculpture
I was wearing eyeliner
She was wearing eyeliner
It was good down here
Saving for my scrapbook here
Way down down down in this Subbacultcha

Now we live on the sea and relax and ride the tack
Drug running on this panamanian schooner
She walks the deck in a black dress
And me I dress up in black
And we listen to the sea
And look at the sky in a poetic kind of way
What you call it
When you look at the sky in a poetic kind of way
You know when you grope for luna
"Shake for Me" by Howling WolfAlex-in-Evanston
Dec 19, 2001 1:17 PM
"Her flesh, it shake just like jello" is a line from the Howling Wolf song "Shake for Me". Wolf was 300 pounds of heavenly joy, and he liked a big woman.

I don't know what movie you're thinking of.

Dec 19, 2001 7:18 PM
I always pictured you as some Italian guy. I saw LA Confidential this weekend so I figured out the handle, now this. . . I'm starting to catch on.
Kraftwerk-Tour de France (nm)mickey-mac
Dec 19, 2001 10:11 AM
John Tesh TdF music2embarassed to use real name
Dec 19, 2001 10:25 AM
Best Fred Tunes --Greg Taylor
Dec 19, 2001 10:17 AM
"Whole Lotta Love" -- Fred Zeppelin

"Great White Buffalo" -- Fred Nugent

Anything off of "American Beauty" by the Grateful Fred

"Tie Your Mother Down", by Queen (featuring Freddie Mercury)

"Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Fredly

Oh, the list is endless...
re: What is the best cycling "theme song"?gregario
Dec 19, 2001 10:18 AM
It's gotta be "Keep on Rollin" by REO Speedwagon.
Another vote for Fat Bottomed Girlspatrick
Dec 19, 2001 10:38 AM
also - as a motivator on the turbo stand, put the poster on the wall. Some will know what I mean.
amything by Fun Manchu - nmMJ
Dec 19, 2001 10:55 AM
re: What is the best cycling "theme song"?clueless
Dec 19, 2001 11:23 AM
Die Valkur, Richard Wagner
Of course, it's "Start Me Up" [nm]Mick J
Dec 19, 2001 11:27 AM
It goes like this:Sintesi
Dec 19, 2001 11:39 AM
Standard 4 bar blues.

da da d'da da de da da, dum dum de dum de dum dum, BA BA BE BAA BE BAA BAA, BA BA BE BAA BE BAA BAA, BA BA BE BAA BE BAA BAA, BA BA BE BAA BE BAA BAA, etc. . .

Cool, eh?
Obscure but perfectRich Clark
Dec 19, 2001 12:16 PM
This piece is my constant mental companion when I ride. It seems to capture the essence of the ride, in all its parts, whether it's a short commute or an all-day epic. The album itself is stone brilliant, and the RealAudio snippets available on Amazon don't begin to capture its magic.

The album is "Short Trip Home" by Edgar Meyer and Joshua Bell. The particular piece I hear every time I ride is called "BT."

Highly, highly recommended (along with Meyer's albums with Bela Fleck, and his two more famous titles -- "Appalachian Journey" and "Appalachia Waltz" -- with Mark O'Connor and Yo-Yo Ma.)

Obscure but perfectAkirasho
Dec 19, 2001 12:24 PM
Oh, you know your music!

... pulling out the CD now...

Hey!!! Have you been peekin' at my CD collection???!!!???

We abide.

Remain In Light.
Obscure but perfectHarry Hall
Dec 19, 2001 1:31 PM
Here's a few, think I even put them on the same mix tape back when I was dumb enough to ride with a Walkman on:

"Shooting Star," Cris Williamson
"Sleep That Burns" Be Bop Deluxe
Scherzo from Octet for Strings by Felx Mendelsohn
"Scuttle Buttin'", Stevie Ray Vaughan
"Highway Patrol," Red Simpson
Mozart, "Hunt Quartet," the recording by the Guarneris
and last but not least,
"Parchment Farm," from the first Blue Cheer album
Exquisite taste, Rich!look271
Dec 19, 2001 5:23 PM
You listen to XPN? Can't imagine that you don't-who else would even know about these guys?
Exquisite taste, Rich!Rich Clark
Dec 20, 2001 2:46 PM
I do listen to XPN, and they don't play nearly enough of this stuff. It kinda sucks that they only way they'll play classical music is if it's performed on a banjo, y'know? ;>

Then again, I shouldn't gripe; compared to most cities, we're lucky to have XPN. Then yet again, most cities at least have a full-time classical station.

Exquisite taste, Rich!look271
Dec 20, 2001 6:04 PM
XPN's good with me. While I do like classical (thought about going into music as a career along time ago-played trumpet), I also like many other types of music, so XPN fits the bill.
Daft Punk- around the world, Chemical Brothers- brothers...Huevos Rancheros
Dec 19, 2001 12:25 PM
gonna work it out...

what a nerd I am!
Bicycle Race by Queen!!!TrekMan
Dec 19, 2001 12:39 PM
It's got to be Bicycle Race by Queen! "I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike, I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride it where I like"!!!
Bicycle Race by Queen!!!Kristin
Dec 19, 2001 12:44 PM
Agreed...if you want a theme song, then the song has to be about the theme does it not? Or at least contain some detrivative of the word "bicycle" in the lyrics. You can get much more about bikes than this song. Though I'm not sure any member of the band ever rode on a bike. Perhaps one a dare after sampling some pretty colored pills.
Dec 19, 2001 12:59 PM
Bicycle Race

Bicycle bicycle bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle bicycle bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride my bike
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride it where I like

You say black I say white
You say bark I say bite
You say shark I say hey man
Jaws was never my scene
And I don't like Star Wars
You say Rolls I say Royce
You say God give me a choice
You say Lord I say Christ
I don't believe in Peter Pan
Frankenstein or Superman
All I wanna do is

Bicycle bicycle bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle bicycle bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride my bike
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride my
Bicycle races are coming your way
So forget all your duties oh yeah!
Fat bottomed girls they'll be riding today
So look out for those beauties oh yeah
On your marks get set go
Bicycle race bicycle race bicycle race
Bicycle bicycle bicyI want to ride my bicycle
Bicycle bicycle bicycle
Bicycle race

You say coke I say caine
You say John I say Wayne
Hot dog I say cool it man
I don't wanna be the President of America
You say smile I say cheese
Cartier I say please
Income tax I say Jesus
I don't wanna be a candidate
For Vietnam or Watergate
Cos all I want to do is

Bicycle bicycle bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle bicycle bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride my bike
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride it where I like
Pop that coochie, 2 Live Crew. nmcioccman
Dec 19, 2001 1:00 PM
"Back in the Saddle Again" Gene Autry (nm)Chen2
Dec 19, 2001 1:13 PM
"Back In The Saddle" by Aerosmith? (nm)Greg Taylor
Dec 20, 2001 7:08 AM
re: What is the best cycling "theme song"?MVN
Dec 19, 2001 1:55 PM
Ok, here's my faves. "Back In The Saddle" - Aerosmith, "Tooth and Nail" - Dokken (what it takes for me to climb, lol), "Ride of the Valkyries" - Wagner (I know somebody said it already but it's a fave of mine, I love Wagner), "Freewheel Burning" - Judas Priest, and that's all I can come up with at the moment.
How could anyone not think theYOYOMA
Dec 19, 2001 2:53 PM
Queen song Bicycle Race, is not the best bicycle theme song? "I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike! I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride it where I like".
Are you people high???? How on earth could someone pick Kraftwerk and John Fu(king Tesh???????? Say the lyrics above and tell me that it isn't the epitome of what you feel when you're at your shitty jobs????
By the way, it is not Fat Bottomed Girls. The name of the song is Bicycle Race. Don't be stupid.
re: What is the best cycling "theme song"?cp123
Dec 19, 2001 2:54 PM
"get your motor runnin', head out on the highway, looking for adventure in whatever comes my way..." or the old Peter Garrett song "call meeeeee, King of the Mountain..."
Another one bites the dustAndante
Dec 19, 2001 3:26 PM
Dec 19, 2001 3:42 PM
Once again.

Might as welll ask what's the best bike.
Dec 19, 2001 5:44 PM
If it is to be a "cycling" theme song, it has to have cycling or something related to in the lyrics or title. We all can pick the one song that gets us pumped, but the one most associated with cycling and hits at the soul of a cyclist is Bicycle Race by Queen. How could you retards disagree with that??? It embodies all that a cyclist desires. Man are people stupid!
"I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike. I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride it where I like."
The late great Freddie Mercury
Dec 20, 2001 9:36 AM
How can you take this crap seriously - the same thread shows up about every two months. Just wait ans it'll come around again with the EXACT same responses.

Queen's song is so obvious and suggesting it is totally unimaginative. Every time I hear it I want to go prancing around the house in lycra - wait, I already do that.
Everlong or Learn to Fly by Foo Fighters. (nm)terry b
Dec 19, 2001 7:13 PM
Electric Hot Tunachar
Dec 19, 2001 8:38 PM
Hope that got your attention!
Phosphoresence Rat. Bicycle is somewhere on the album cover. Used to see Jack driving down to San Jose with the track bike on the roof. I'm warming up with "John's Other."

Roger Daltry Band in the movie "Quicksilver." Always a good Walter Mitty vision while 'cruising' Divisadero (SF)

The CBS 1985-1987 John Tesh music background is not too shabby.

Steppenwolf. Mentioned earlier was Born to Be Wild, might as well add Magic Carpet Ride, always good with a tailwind. You might want a sticker that says, My other bike is a Harley.
best riding retro stuff.

Music. Math. Cycling. They are all interelated, lots of music out there at 120-144 beats per minute, correlates with pedaling cadence. Disco anyone for the trainer?

And to top it off, on today's commute I had a tailwind going into work and coming back home.

did get nailed by the rainstorm 10 minutes from home. So much for the box of See's chocolates at work.
bicycle built for twodaisy
Dec 20, 2001 12:11 AM
Il Barbiere di SivigliaJack S
Dec 20, 2001 7:04 AM
"But papa, the Italians are coming."
-Dave Stoller
In-a-Gadda-da-Vida (sp?)4bykn
Dec 20, 2001 9:04 AM
By Iron just keeps going, and going and going.......... A good climbing cadence for me.

As far as "Bicycle race" by Freddie and the boys, after hearing some clown play it all weekend at the Hilly Hundred, I don't care if I hear it ever again. Especially since Queen had so much more to offer.
Climbing cadence?Kristin
Dec 20, 2001 9:43 AM
You wouldn't be admitting that you where headphones while riding up mountains do you? ;-)

I actually have the original vinyl. I wonder what its worth today?
Climbing cadence?4bykn
Dec 21, 2001 10:56 AM
Naw, the music plays in my head, but sometimes it's hard to hear over all the voices.

If the sleeve is in good condition it might be worth putting on ebay, just to see.