Anything but "We are the Champions"
August 26, 2013 4:55 AM   Subscribe

I need a song suggestion (or 20ish) for how it feels at the end of a ridiculously over complicated project. Or maybe at the end of a marathon. Basically I'm looking for the perfect "YOU DID IT!" song.
posted by DigDoug to Work & Money (23 answers total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
 


hahaha. Sending that link around now
posted by DigDoug at 5:23 AM on August 26, 2013


How about You're the Best. Sound quality not perfect...
posted by Pax at 5:29 AM on August 26, 2013 [2 favorites]


Starship, "We Built This City"
posted by Jahaza at 5:29 AM on August 26, 2013 [3 favorites]


"Don't Stop Me Now" by Queen
"Bang on the Drum all day" by Tom Rundgren
"Jump" by Van Halen
"Hair of the Dog" by Nazareth
posted by PuppetMcSockerson at 5:44 AM on August 26, 2013 [2 favorites]


Smash Mouth, All Star
Jump (For My Love), The Pointer Sisters

ABBA.

Barney Stinson's Get Psyched Mix. "Now prepare yourselves for an audio journey to the white, hot center of adrenaline!"
posted by pie ninja at 5:53 AM on August 26, 2013


Celebrate-Kool and the Gang

Ain't No Stopping Us Now-Mcfadden and Whitehead
posted by Ruthless Bunny at 5:57 AM on August 26, 2013




A little swedish number is called for... Amazing! by Danny Saucedo. Here's the live version.
posted by ewan at 6:20 AM on August 26, 2013


Tina Turner's "Simply The Best." Especially or only the chorus.
posted by Neeuq Nus at 7:05 AM on August 26, 2013


Can't go wrong with a little fanfare.
posted by ook at 7:17 AM on August 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


You Got The Touch by Stan Bush. Awesomely cheesy.
posted by beau jackson at 7:19 AM on August 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


So... "Yatta" is apparently a Japanese expression that means "hooray, I did it!"
posted by milqman at 7:39 AM on August 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


Seeing as it was a tough project, how about The Final Bell from the Rocky soundtrack? If you're in a classical mood, Ode to Joy - here's a 1000-strong chorus singing it. Or if you want that cheesy 80s movie montage feeling, Paul Stanley's Live to Win could work.
posted by peteyjlawson at 7:41 AM on August 26, 2013


"I'm the Best" by Nicki Minaj
posted by cadge at 7:48 AM on August 26, 2013


The first bits of Also sprach Zarathustra, but better for this purpose on Kazoo, which I think Strauss would have used.

Fanfare for the Common Man might fit or perhaps Fanfare for the Common Cold by PDQ Bach (starts at 7:00).
posted by plinth at 8:33 AM on August 26, 2013


Because I'm Awesome by the Dollyrots.
posted by corey flood at 8:34 AM on August 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


so many great suggestions.

I made "Bang on the Drum All Day" my jam for the week.
I'm randomly making coworkers suffer the rest of the suggestions.

Thanks, ya'll.
posted by DigDoug at 9:53 AM on August 26, 2013


Theme song from Chariots of Fire, a great movie, if you haven't seen it.
"Now We Are Free" - Gladiator theme -by Elin Karlsson
posted by theora55 at 10:11 AM on August 26, 2013


"I Made It" by Kevin Rudolph. It was popular during my last semester of college so it's permanently stuck in my head as a good song to celebrate an achievement. "I used to dream about, the life I'm living now, I know that there's no doubt.. I made it!"
posted by VioletU at 1:21 PM on August 26, 2013


"One Shining Moment" (the song that's played at the end of the NCAA Final Four championship game) There are a few different versions...I like Luther Vandross's best.
posted by SisterHavana at 2:33 PM on August 26, 2013


Jason Mraz's You Fckn Did It, is perfect, as long as you don't mind the 'fckn'.
posted by still_wears_a_hat at 4:57 PM on August 26, 2013 [1 favorite]


YEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHH
posted by ostranenie at 5:59 PM on August 26, 2013


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