With the big fight this past weekend (and the uber lengthy walk-outs both fighters had), it got me curious about the worst fighter walk-out songs possible.
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There’s the obvious choices like “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor for an accomplished striker or “Stranglehold” by Ted Nugent for an accomplished ground fighting expert.
Ideally, your walk-out track should get you “jacked up” and hyped for an epic “Battle of Helmsdeep” type confrontation.
And not a Zach Morris vs A.C. Slater confrontation…
While the addition of Guile’s theme music does help this clash of 90’s titans, I would still be hugely disappointed if I purchased this Pay-Per-View.
I wanted a list of songs more suited for the Zach Morris vs. A.C. Slater PPV than a vintage Mike Tyson PPV
Here are the top 5 Worst possible walk-out songs for a fighter:
5. It’s Raining Men by The Weather Girls
Originally recorded in 1982, It’s Raining Men had already been turned down by big names of the day such as Diana Ross, Donna Summer, Cher & Barbara Streisand before The Weather Girls scored this knock out (all puns intended).
Prancing out to the Octagon to this (or better yet: the RuPaul 1997 release) pretty much assures you 1 thing: your opposition is going to think twice about whether or not he wants to take you down…
4. Glory of Love by Peter Cetera
Peter Cetera’s first solo hit after leaving Chicago (the band, not the city) was the theme song the the film Karate Kid II, as well as many weddings in the late 80’s.
In the film, our hero, Daniel, travels to Japan where he learns karate from a toy drum that he uses to defeat his enemy.
If you think that sounds stupid, that is simply because it is.
But at least the song was pretty good.
3. Physical by Olivia Newton-John
Obviously, optimizing this track as your walk-out song will require some serious teamwork and commitment from your corner.
Leg warmers will need to be worn by not only yourself, but all your corner men as well.
And at least one idiot will need to fake air guitar on a springy-Slinky-ish exercise type thing…
2. Do You Really Want To Hurt Me by Boy George
This was actually used by UFC veteran Dave Herman for one of his fights.
While I thought is was hilarious, many hardcore UFC fans didn’t find the humor in it.
And if you take your time slowly sauntering up to the ring, forcing the audience (and your opponent) to listen to this song in it’s entirety, they will really want to hurt you!
1. Gummi Bears
There 2 types of people on this planet: Those who get this memorable tune (performed by music legend John Williams’ son Joseph) stuck from their head and those that, unfortunately, are deaf.
Let’s make a checklist of characteristics of non-intimadating songs and see how this theme from the 1980’s classic cartoon Gummi Bears stacks up.
Kiddie cartoon? Check. Disney owned property? Check. Named after a fruity flavored candy? Check. Written about a magical potion that enables you to bounce away and escape from hunters: Double check!
Doesn’t get much worse than that!
What do you think? Is there a worse fighter walk-out song than Gummi Bears?