Need some music for an awards presentation
November 2, 2007 12:11 PM   Subscribe

Looking for suggestions for music to be played during a powerpoint awards presentation.

The presentation is just a bunch of slides showing the salespeople who excelled. We’re looking for a good song or music to play along with it. Something upbeat. It should be easily available (itunes). It can be a famous song, or just some triumphant sounding orchestra music. I was thinking of the music they play at the Oscars when someone wins and they’re making their way to the stage, but I have no idea how to find that.

posted by eightball to Media & Arts (16 answers total)
The music from the awards ceremony at the end of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.
posted by The World Famous at 12:18 PM on November 2, 2007

Machines from the Metropolis soundtrack might be good.
posted by still_wears_a_hat at 12:27 PM on November 2, 2007

The Final Countdown.

You know it's true.
posted by Pecinpah at 12:33 PM on November 2, 2007 [3 favorites]

On the other hand, there's always Loser. You know, if you want to be a mirthless dick like I am.
posted by Skot at 1:12 PM on November 2, 2007

"play that funky music, white boy"
posted by bitterkitten at 1:15 PM on November 2, 2007

Joe Esposito's "You're The Best", from the Karate Kid soundtrack.
posted by saladin at 1:24 PM on November 2, 2007

Ghostwriter by RJD2
posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew at 1:46 PM on November 2, 2007

TEDBH - I'm surprised you didn't suggest the Muppet Show theme! It meets all the criteria - upbeat, recognizable, triumphant...
posted by grateful at 1:51 PM on November 2, 2007

Chariots of Fire.
posted by klangklangston at 1:56 PM on November 2, 2007

yeah, well.
next time.
posted by The Esteemed Doctor Bunsen Honeydew at 1:59 PM on November 2, 2007

This is when 'We Are The Champions' usually gets dragged out...
posted by pupdog at 2:56 PM on November 2, 2007

Don't forget music from the philosopher Rocky. Eye of the Tiger. Maybe also the instrumental one where Sly is working out and jogging on the stairs... You can get sales guys walking up to the stage shadow boxing.
posted by powpow at 7:31 PM on November 2, 2007

We used this song Nothings gonna stop us now by Jefferson Starship in a power point presentation with candied photos of our service team. We had won a national award, our team consisted of 30 males, 4 females. It was great.
posted by JujuB at 10:00 PM on November 2, 2007

Here's another good one Simply the Best by Tina Turner.

I'm really showing my age here...
posted by JujuB at 10:16 PM on November 2, 2007

I'm looking all over the internets for it, and this is the only one I can find offhand.

It's the theme to some Olympics (84?) that I can't remember, but this composition is etched into my brain somehow from that time. Was is on the old Commodore 64 Summer Games or Winter Games? Anyone remember that?

I think it may be John Williams but I don't know. I know that video I linked to sucks, but you get what I'm talking about.
posted by yehaskel at 11:07 PM on November 2, 2007

Those are all good suggestions. Here are some more:

Right Here, Right Now- Van Halen
Unbelievable- EMF
Right Now- Jesus Jones
Big Pimpin'- Jay-Z
Party Up- DMX
posted by Wayman Tisdale at 6:55 AM on November 5, 2007

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