“Fired Up” will be featured on Hanson’s new album, Anthem (June 18).
While we’re tremendously happy that the Thunder chose an Oklahoma band’s music to use for their broadcast (other than outsourcing the talent), we want to make sure the Thunder brass knows what else is out there. If the Thunder wants help in this area, they can feel free to contact us.
Horse Thief – “Warrior (Oklahoma)”
I mean, my goodness, could you find a better song?
Vandevander – “1000”
While the lyrics might not be rah-rah, the na na na’s make the song wholly irresistible. The song has been featured all over TV, including a CBS Super Bowl ad and on American Idol.
Broncho – “Try Me Out Sometime”
It’s fun, it’s catchy and it’s anthemic.
Tallows – “Flat Bones (Basketball)”
The plugged-in version of this song is incredible. I don’t know if it fits lyrically, but it says basketball in the title, you guys!
Of course, there have also been several Oklahoma acts that have tried their hand at creating Thunder anthems:
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The Lost Boys & Michael Garner – “Blue and Orange”
Zane LaRue feat. Lunchmeat – “Thunder Your Butts Off”
The Flaming Lips – “Thunder Up: Race For the Prize”
Depth & Current – “O-K-L-A-H-O-M-A”
We just hope the Thunder continues to look at talent from around Oklahoma for their national anthem and their pre-game and in-game music. Thunder Up!