During a recent trip I took to San Francisco I picked up an incredible piece of musical history. It’s a single (vinyl) from 1984 of the SF 49ers singing “We’re the 49ers.”
This record signaled the beginning of an alarming trend in which football teams produced their own music.Â It started with this, in 1984, and followed by half a dozen more teams making complete asses of themselves. Whether rationalized to show their toughness, their rhythm, or what have you, these records may be mesmerizing for fans, but History must now look back on them with disdain.
These are not stadium songs, cheerleader tunes, ra ra fight songs, but songs sung by the team, involving two-stepping, quarterback solos, and pop culture references and full-blown music productions.
The record I picked up is pretty tame, and goes a little something like this: