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Mixtape Filter: Songs about competition, athletics, and sportsmanship - mostly with an Olympic-Gymnastics bent?
posted by The Whelk to Media & Arts (16 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
 
"You're The Best" - Joe Esposito (from Karate Kid)
"Eye of the Tiger" - Survivor
"Stars of Track & Field" - Belle & Sebastian (not really motivational, but it fits the theme)
posted by Frank Grimes at 6:05 PM on February 24, 2010




The Sporting Life
posted by griphus at 6:21 PM on February 24, 2010


You're gonna need an instrumental interlude what with all the inspiration and speechifyin' and I'm right here for you with Orange Juice's magnificent "Moscow Olympics."
posted by escabeche at 6:23 PM on February 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


I don't think such a mixtape could be complete without The Touch by Stan Bush.
posted by cali59 at 6:24 PM on February 24, 2010


I will see your Sporting Life and raise you a Gymnast, High Above the Ground.
posted by ludwig_van at 6:35 PM on February 24, 2010


Would Physical count?
posted by griphus at 6:53 PM on February 24, 2010


Well, it's not gymnastics, but Curl by Jonathan Coulton is definitely about an Olympic sport.
posted by Janta at 6:54 PM on February 24, 2010


My swimmer friend had Keeping the Dream Alive on her mixtape.
posted by Madamina at 7:19 PM on February 24, 2010


Well, it's not gymnastics, but Curl by Jonathan Coulton is definitely about an Olympic sport.

As is Tournament of Hearts by the Weakerthans.
posted by punchdrunkhistory at 7:27 PM on February 24, 2010


The entirety of Chess.
posted by staggernation at 8:22 PM on February 24, 2010


Perhaps Cake's The Distance.
posted by papayaninja at 8:32 PM on February 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


Chariots of Fire - Vangelis
One Moment In Time - Whitney Houston (can't have an Olympic-themed mix without it!)
One Shining Moment - Luther Vandross (More associated with college basketball but it works)
posted by SisterHavana at 8:51 PM on February 24, 2010


Loneliness of the the Longdistance Runner by Fugazi
posted by OmieWise at 5:48 AM on February 25, 2010


Roots Manuva: Witness The Fitness.
posted by galaksit at 8:58 AM on February 25, 2010


Thanks! I got a great mix out of this. Soooo cheesy.
posted by The Whelk at 4:50 PM on April 2, 2010


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