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Wonka / October 28, 2005 12:00 PM

"Another One Bites the Dust"

Pete / October 28, 2005 12:21 PM

Same as every year: "Send in the Clowns."

steven / October 28, 2005 12:24 PM

"Everybody Needs Somebody to Love" : Blues Brothers

And if they make it, and win, the World Series? "Feels Like the First Time" : Foreigner

Greg / October 28, 2005 12:53 PM

"We're Desperate" - X

"It Only Makes Me Laugh" - Oingo Boingo

"All This Useless Beauty" - Elvis Costello

cheap shot / October 28, 2005 1:08 PM

Well there is one right down the middle for Sox fans. After Ramsin Canon completely inflammatory article and now this question.

I am done.

If I wanted to read this crap, I would go to a Sox message board.

PJ Chmiel / October 28, 2005 1:17 PM

I don't give a flying f*ck about sports, but for the Cubs I'd have to say "Margaritaville" judging by all the obnoxious drunks stumbling around "Wrigleyville" all summer long.

Andrew / October 28, 2005 1:31 PM

Well, cheap shot, you could read into the question that way -- I thought it was pretty wide open. And considering the range of answers in those four responses before yours -- two negative/jokey, one positive and one ambiguous -- so did everyone else. Perhaps you're taking things a little too personally?

Here's a mixture of sincere and snarky suggestions:
- "Livin' On a Prayer," Bon Jovi
- "Join Together," The Who
- "The Boys Are Back in Town," Thin Lizzie
- "It's a Long Way To the Top," AC/DC
- "This Will Be Our Year," The Zombies
- "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'," Nancy Sinatra

steven / October 28, 2005 1:34 PM

I think a few people need to remember that this is only sports, not life or death. Cubs fans, relax. Sox fans, enjoy yourselves.

Pete / October 28, 2005 2:27 PM

I chose my "negative/jokey" response for the relentless optimism of most Cub fans (the song ends with the line "Well, maybe next year") as well as the managerial bozos that run the team into the ground, year after year. And for the record, I'm a former Cub fan (and NOT a Sox Fan)--one who maintains a soberly realistic sense of the team's chances.

Deej / October 28, 2005 4:26 PM

How about "Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better"?

Oketo! / October 28, 2005 4:38 PM

"Blame It On the Rain"

Michael / October 28, 2005 4:59 PM

"Sad Eyes," Robert John

And yes, the question is a rather juicy hanging curve.

paul / October 28, 2005 5:00 PM

karma chameleon

josh / October 28, 2005 5:09 PM

"rhapsody in blue"

e_five / October 28, 2005 5:46 PM

"Bad Luck" by Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes
"Even the Losers" by Tom Petty
"I Put a Spell on You" by Howlin' Wolf

Steve / October 28, 2005 8:05 PM

"Party All the Time" (Eddie Murphy)
"The Curly Shuffle" (Big Twist & the Mellow Fellows)
"I Don't Want to Wait" (Paula Cole)
"Feeling Yourself Disintegrate" (Flaming Lips)

amyc / October 28, 2005 8:58 PM

Is it too obvious to say "Cubs in Five" by the Mountain Goats?

Robyn / October 28, 2005 10:07 PM

"Kissing a Fool," George Michael
"Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing," Stevie Wonder
"Sitting Here in Limbo," Jimmy Cliff

Joe / October 28, 2005 10:41 PM

"Loser" By Beck

Stephen / October 29, 2005 1:04 AM

"Baby I Believe In You" - New Kids on the Block
"The Rose" - Bette Midler

And anything by Raffi, really.

If none of those suffice, I'd settle for "We're Not Gonna Take It" by Twisted Sister.

sarah / October 29, 2005 1:20 PM

hit me baby one more time--britney

slb / October 29, 2005 1:37 PM

new dawn fades - joy division
do you really want to hurt me - boy george

and for serious:

go cubs go by steve goodman.

Moon / October 29, 2005 3:17 PM

Same as the one I had for best love song:

Zappa's "Broken Hearts are for assholes"

waleeta / October 29, 2005 4:49 PM

STephen - NKOTB? "Baby I Believe in You"?

I HATE you. And by HATE I mean ADORE.

How about "I will survive" by Gloria Gaynor?

Kyle / October 30, 2005 2:03 AM

"I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" - U2

cheap shot / October 30, 2005 11:51 AM

I'm sorry Andrew, my life is terrible right now and I really didn't need to post that. I've decided to get some therapy to deal with my problems. I'm sorry.

shermann / October 30, 2005 12:08 PM

"One More Time" by Daft Punk

if not for it's monotony then for its repetitiveness and fervor.

chris / October 30, 2005 1:17 PM

"Another one bites the dust" (as in season)


PMan / October 30, 2005 4:06 PM

'Reasons for Quitting' by Merle Haggard

suboken / October 31, 2005 5:58 AM

REM - It's the End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

as it surely will be if the Cubs take it next year.

mr bill / October 31, 2005 8:13 AM

"Dreamer" by Supertramp

Carrie / October 31, 2005 10:33 AM

Stephen- NICE New Kids reference!

I'm going to vote (hope) that it will be "We are the Champions"

Kingfish / October 31, 2005 10:40 AM

"Me Took Me Cookie To The Disco" by Cookie Monster, on Sesame Street Fever

VinceJose / October 31, 2005 11:28 AM

I Beleive in a Thing Called Love by the Darkness

Andrew / October 31, 2005 11:49 AM

A Century Ends - David Gray
Center Field - John Fogerty
Wake Up - Arcade Fire
Perfect Blue Buildings - Counting Crows
Don't Let Me Down - Beatles

And my personal favorite:

99 Problems - Jay-Z (Grey Album version)

monkey / October 31, 2005 12:58 PM

"Jack The World" - Gwar

Gardino / October 31, 2005 1:27 PM

"My Heart Will Go On" - Celine Dion


the "Perfect Strangers" theme song

Maureen / October 31, 2005 8:41 PM

"Go Away Little Girl" Donny Osmond

angie / November 1, 2005 8:58 AM

Somewhere Over the Rainbow

james james / July 10, 2006 7:28 PM

theeme song should be.... I Aint' Supersticious...

Nick / July 29, 2007 4:50 PM

first off...F*** the White Sox. they better stop believing cuz they suck this year. and if i had to pick a theme song for the cubbies i would have to go with either "Walk this way" by Aerosmith, just cuz its a bad ass song..or "Beautiful Day" by U2.

alroy / March 18, 2008 11:18 PM

no cars go -by arcade fire.
every time i hear it, i am secretly singin 'go cubs go' in my hed. it is a new to the main stream scene band, and the Cubs are looking for a fresh start. The lyrics are simple -it is a great sing-a-long song, with a chorus that is great for crowd chanting. plus, it jams it's a good driving song, it moves you, soda speak.

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