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eric
01-26-2005, 01:15 PM
What are some songs you listen to be pumped-up before a match??? Also, if you dont listen to music, what else do you do.

thanks in advance

eric

Perfect
01-26-2005, 01:20 PM
Eminem, Metallica, other up-beat songs will help.

Craig Sheppard
01-26-2005, 02:32 PM
I listen to NPR to get my mind OFF tennis... otherwise I get too amped and become tense.

atatu
01-26-2005, 03:06 PM
Well, I'm embarassed to admit it, but I've been known to watch "Braveheart" the night before a match.

tykrum
01-26-2005, 10:15 PM
Usually I am too excited/nervous before a match, so I listen to some of my favorite stuff, usually The Beatles, Coldplay, or Dave Matthews. I don't really think it works but whatever.

Deuce
01-31-2005, 02:08 AM
For some reason, nothing gets me up for a tough match quite like listening to the 'Brady Bunch' theme song.

ffrpg
01-31-2005, 08:01 AM
Nothing gets me pumped up like Eye of the Tiger. You can't beat the Rocky soundtrack.

ibemadskillzz
01-31-2005, 03:55 PM
the game- how we do

raftermania
01-31-2005, 08:27 PM
Try some Hillary Duff tracks, it sure gets my adrenalin pumping!

goober
01-31-2005, 08:33 PM
I listen to NPR to get my mind OFF tennis... otherwise I get too amped and become tense.

Hmm NPR may get me ****ed off depending on what segment is on. I'll start playing angry tennis.

I really don't listen to music before a match. I usually have to drive 20-30 minutes to a match I usually think of strategy and game plan.

Nubarron
02-01-2005, 09:38 AM
I like to listen to Reggaeton or Hip hop while reviewing my game plan on the way to my match. BTW, my favorite Rocky soundtrack is part 4.

NPR- to liberal for my taste

Craig Sheppard
02-01-2005, 01:00 PM
You guys that bash NPR...that's fine, not for everyone--but it's not allllllll politics. On weekends it's mostly entertainment. Sat mornings around here you have fun shows like Car Talk, Wait Wait Don't Tell me (trivia/news questions show), Whadya Know? (trivia), Motley Fool (financial), etc... that's usually what I listen to, to get a laugh or think about something lighthearted.

If it's music time I turn my Sirius to the electronica channels, or throw on my favorites... Badly Drawn Boy, Travis, or New Order. If I'm *really* feeling ****ed off and obnoxious and want to stay that way, I'd go w/ Oasis.

hammet
02-01-2005, 03:26 PM
nothing gets me pumped like metallica or alice in chains!

hummer23
02-01-2005, 03:48 PM
Nothing gets me pumped up like Eye of the Tiger. You can't beat the Rocky soundtrack.

amen, thats completely true. the final countdown is another favorite of mine, from rocky 3

Baseline Basher
02-01-2005, 07:42 PM
My favorite pump-up song is Godsmack - I Stand Alone

jayserinos99
02-02-2005, 03:59 PM
i'm too tense, so i just try to relax before a match. as for a particular type of music, i'll just listen to whatever is in my mp3 player at that moment. it can range from reggae to hip-hop to electronica to jazz to classical.

fedex27
02-02-2005, 06:11 PM
my generation-the who
rock you like a hurricane-scorpians
nothing stupid that will annoy you when its stuck in your head

court_zone
02-03-2005, 01:01 PM
amen, thats completely true. the final countdown is another favorite of mine, from rocky 3

hummer23 or ffrpg or anyone else who knows, what is the name of the rocky soundtrack if I was to look for it in a supermart? Is it simply "Rocky the soundtrack"? I really want that album.

khs_tennis
02-03-2005, 06:18 PM
Poison- Nothing but a good time
the Beatles (if i want to calm down or relax before a match)
Godsmack
Korn

Superior_Forehand
02-07-2005, 11:52 AM
I know Linkin Park is stupid music, but it gets me pumped for sports because it is high energy...

matchpoints
02-07-2005, 01:27 PM
The sound of balls bouncing gets me excited. I meant tennis balls.

Kaptain Karl
02-07-2005, 02:50 PM
Classical: Bach, Rachmaninov, Wagner

Jazz: Rob Mullins, Jeff Tyzik, Herb Alpert

(Never EVER Rock & Roll before tennis matches. That's for practice....)

- KK