Songs that relate to tennis

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  1. maconick

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    i only know 1 Song that relates to tennis it is magic stick - 50 cent a must download for all tennis and rap fans
     
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    what is this have to do with racquets?
     
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    "Philadelphia Freedom" by Elton John.

    It was written about Billie Jean King and the Philadelphia Freedom of the World Team Tennis (WTT) League.
     
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    "Come On" -- which is a very early Chuck Berry song that the Rolling Stones later covered as their very first single. Everyone knows Chuck Berry was a rock 'n' roll prophet, but few know that he foresaw the coming of Hewitt.
     
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    haha. Thats awsome. Good song too.
     
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    Hey man nice shot - Filter
     
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    whip it - devo
     
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    "The Pusher"

    -Steppenwolf, 1968
     
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    The Strokes have got to be the most appropriate band...
     
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    "A Good Day for Tennis"- Cream
     
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    Billy Jean, by Michael Jackson
     
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    I have to say, this song gets me all pumped up before a match so I'd have to say this one (don't know what it's called):


    Every night in my dreams
    I see you. I feel you.
    That is how I know you go on.

    Far across the distance
    And spaces between us
    You have come to show you go on.

    Near, far, wherever you are
    I believe that the heart does go on
    Once more you open the door
    And you're here in my heart
    And my heart will go on and on
     
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    Robert Miles - Children

    Anyone who's been to the Masters of Montreal can understand that!
     
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    You can do it put your back in to it - Various rappers
    Get LOW - Lil Jon and the East Side Boyz
    1,2 Step - Ciara
    Follow Through - Gavin Degraw
     
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    Anything by the artist formerly known as PRINCE.

    Anything from the sountrack to the movie You Got Served.

    Three 6 Mafia - Slang and Serve
     
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    Check out Youtube Martin Solveig & Dragonette "HELLO" music video
     
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    Don't worry. All you need is love, according to the Beatles. And all I need is one of Rogi's exhibition checks and I'd be able to open up my dream tennis-karaoke bar, where one is free to belt out his favorite Celine Dion ballads while watching a French Open final.

    Until then, I have some songs to dedicate. They're not about tennis per se, but then the indie pop band Tennis really wasn't either. So ...

    To Rogi, upon the occasion of his retirement (10 years hence): A very emotional, nostalgic, tear-adorned Bette Midler-ific "Wind Beneath My Wings" (I can fly higher than a Golden Eagle ...). It's too bad I have to take such a Dude-in-"Big Lebowski" hard line against the Eagles because of the titular possibilities, but I simply must for the sake of musical propriety.

    To Monfils, upon his next loss: "Tears of a Clown," Smokey Robinson

    To Nadal and Djokovic, upon their next six-hour final: "Wasted Hours," Arcade Fire (Or, if the knees are busted up, "Sunday Bloody Sunday." Sure, it wouldn't work for the U.S. Open final because "Monday Bloody Monday" is a terrible idea, but "how long must we sing this song?" is quite apt at the five-hour mark.)

    To Venus and Serena, upon their next doubles pairing: "Sister of Mercy," Leonard Cohen (ironically)

    To Isner and Raonic, upon their next hitting session: Medley of "Gotta Serve Somebody," Bob Dylan, "No Return," The Kinks and "8 Miles High," The Byrds

    To Vera Zvonera, upon facing her next break point: "19th Nervous Breakdown," The Rolling Stones (though I may be underselling her)

    To Maria and Vika, upon their next meeting: "Shout," Tears for Fears (These are the things we can do without!) followed by Sonic Youth's "Wh*res Moaning" EP

    To Tipsy, upon his next match retirement (any day now): "I Started Something I Couldn't Finish," The Smiths — and "Bigmouth Strikes Again" any time he tries to pseudo-philosophize (speaking of which ...)

    To Caroline Wozniacki, upon her next press conference: "Don't Speak," No Doubt, followed by theme to "Kangaroo Jack" for her memorable faux-marsupial attack

    To Verdasco, upon his next match or underwear-modeling session: "Just Lose It," Eminem

    To Rogi, upon his next tournament indoors: "The Way I Feel Inside," The Zombies

    To Rafa, upon the long-awaited arrival of the clay season: "Dirty Mind," Prince

    To Andy Murray, upon his next didn't-bother-to-shave-or-shower court appearance: "Come as You Are," Nirvana ("And I swear that I don't have a razor")

    To Djokovic, upon his next impression: "The Joker," Steve Miller Band, but if it's his scary reminiscent-of-the-mother-in-"Psycho" take on Sharapova, I'd have to go with Smiths again and "That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore"

    Hell, I might just have to do a whole Smiths night: "What Difference Does it Make" (Ferrer tries to beat Federer), "Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before" (Ferrer tries to beat Rafa on clay), "Panic" (lineswoman calls a foot fault on Serena) and "Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me" (Andy Murray, unfortunately it was Judy).

    BONUS: To the organizers of a Middle East invitational, upon the next occasion you badmouth/exclude a legend and have your star pull out with a faked virus: "Atrocity Exhibition," Joy Division
     
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    Schubert's Unfinished :)



    Dedicated to Nole
     
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    Everybody knows Remember the Name by Fort Minor

    10% luck, 20% skill, 15% concentrated power of will, 5% pleasure, 50% pain and 100% reason to remember the name!

    Also (for rap/pop fans):
    It's My Time- Fabolous ft Jeremih
    All of the Above- Maino
    All of the Lights- Kanye ft a bunch of people

    And also...You're the Best Around- Joe Esposito
     
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    House of Pain 'Jump Around'...

    Contains the lyrics "I'll serve your ass like John McEnroe..."
     
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    Senti, getting all fancy on me. Very nice.

    Here are some more dedications.

    This one is dedicated on Rogi's behalf to the fair-breasted Mirka: The original Dolly Parton "I Will Always Love You"
    To Nalby: "Pumped Up Kicks," Foster the People
    To Anna Wintour: "Sympathy for the Devil" (as long as she's wearing Prada)
    To Pete Sampras, at the French Open: "Something I Can Never Have," Nine Inch Nails
    To Petra Kvitova, "Hounds of Love," Kate Bush (Because the electronic dog barks in the song remind me of her vocal reaction to winners)
    To anybody serving a silent ban: "The Needle and the Damage Done," Neil Young
    To Lleyton Hewitt: "Creep," Radiohead (Or "Come On" by Chuck Berry, but prefer "Creep")
     
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    The Shins - Turn A Square

    She shone up bright like a knife/Wearing tennis shorts made of stripes/Hand in hand/To the grass and we got it right...
     
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    Anyone For Tennis? - Cream (Eric Clapton vox)
     
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    50 ways to quit a match

    (with apologies to Paul Simon):)
     
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    Alive and kicking by Simple Minds for Andy murray after all the idiots said he would never win a slam.

    Like a hurricane by Dylan for Andy Murray after the elements were the sole reason he won a slam.

    Contradictory? Moi?
     
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    Good God, it took that long?
     
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    London's calling The Clash


    WTFs
     
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    Nadal's finished.
     
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    nobody remembers that classic Prince song

    "backhand down the line"?

    Wilson T-2000 zero zero may be old but it's not out of time,

    Tonight I'll hit like Conners nail that backhand down the line
     
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    "tennis" by de la soul
     
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    I just wanted to recognize the fact that Colin's post took a lot of effort and creativity. Salute!

    I was playing/traveling when Morrissey's hitEvery Day is Like Sunday was popular. Had it on a mixtape. Literally an actual mixtape. I took it as telling me even a match in the qualys is like a final.

    Oh, and anyone remember Fly Monica Fly, a hit right around this time of year in Oz about 15 years ago.

    The Kind That Could by a band called .rod laver. I don't really like that kind of music, I kind of just want a concert tee, though. Maybe green with a white adidas trefoil and the band's name under it.

    Mack The Knife, by various artists in the 60s (Ella Fitzgerald, Satch, Sinatra, Bobby Darin, guys like that). I always felt they ought to change the spelling to Mac the knife in honor of the man's netgame.

    Love Removal Machine by the Cult, in honor of what every tennis player wants to remove from the score on the first serve of every game.

    Oh, and the song for when people wuz writing Andre Agassi off those last couple of years he was lightin' up the Oz Open: Forgot About Dre by Dr. Dre.

    Insane in the Brain by Cypress Hll
    Public Enemy Number 1 by Public Enemy
    The Jean Genie by David Bowie
    Rebirth of Slick by Digable Planets
    People are Strange by the Doors

    The above five songs are about Marcelo Rios and Ilie Nastase.

    Beastie Boys, She's Crafty, in honor of Martina Hingis and Maria Bueno.

    Kinky Afro by Happy Mondays, in honor of Serena's best hairdo back when she kep' it real.

    KRS - One, I'm Still #1, in honor of RF's two recent victories in slams over Djokovic.
     
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    ^Nice. Steffi was the best.

    There's a song by the Cult called Be Free. I could swear they mention Sweet Pete in there.

    I believe Oasis mentions Steffi Graf in Supersonic (rhymes with autograph).

    House of Pain's seminal hit, Jump Around namechecks Johnny Mac.
     
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