What song is this?
January 16, 2009 7:59 PM   Subscribe

What song is playing at the beginning of this video (Chicago Bulls Introduction 1997 NBA Finals Game 6)?
posted by wordsmith to Grab Bag (11 answers total)
Best answer: Alan Parsons Project - Sirius
posted by bjork24 at 8:01 PM on January 16, 2009

Actually I believe it's Eye in the Sky by the Alan Parsons Project (which I believe was some sort of hovercraft)
posted by drjimmy11 at 8:02 PM on January 16, 2009

Eye in the Sky was the album. Excerpt from wiki:

The opening instrumental was largely done away with by 1980; no later Project album except Eye in the Sky featured one (although every album includes at least one instrumental somewhere in the running order). The instrumental on that album, "Sirius," eventually became the best-known (or at least most frequently heard) Parsons instrumental because of its use as entrance music by various American sports teams, most notably by the Chicago Bulls during their 1990s NBA dynasty
posted by bjork24 at 8:07 PM on January 16, 2009

hmm my bad. I always heard the song referred to as "Eye in the Sky."
posted by drjimmy11 at 8:08 PM on January 16, 2009

Or maybe not.

The 1:54 minute instrumental piece entitled Sirius immediately precedes Eye in the Sky on the original recording, which then seamlessly leads into Eye in the Sky as a second track. However, most radio stations choose to play Eye in the Sky alone, due to time constraints.

This shit is confusing. DAMN YOU ALAN PARSONS!
posted by bjork24 at 8:09 PM on January 16, 2009

What I gathered from that is that the instrumental "Sirius" is what the Bulls used, and "Eye in the Sky" (the song) follows it and has lyrics. Now I'm kind of curious to hear it.
posted by drjimmy11 at 8:12 PM on January 16, 2009

Here you go.
posted by bjork24 at 8:13 PM on January 16, 2009

Heh. Without even watching the video I could sing the song (doo doo DAH doo doo doo DAH doo), but I had no idea what it was either. It was, as bjork24 mentions, the Bulls intro music for much of their heyday in the 90s. Thanks for answering a question I never knew I wanted to ask.
posted by Rock Steady at 9:41 PM on January 16, 2009

I think the Bulls used this as their intro song for all of their home games during the 90's
posted by JuiceBoxHero at 10:02 PM on January 16, 2009

Update: Went to a Bulls game, and yes: they still use it.
posted by nitsuj at 4:51 PM on January 22, 2009

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