Sixers Arena Music Review and Suggestions

Drew Hallowell

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Sixers.

Music is awesome.

That's why we talk about it often here at Liberty Ballers. Whether it's a preview or a recap featuring a song with altered Sixers theme lyrics, or discussing tunes that describe your feelings towards the Sixers, there's no doubt about it: we're a musical blog.

The arena music the Sixers play is only a natural topic of discussion here, then. Leave the basketball stuff to the basketball people. Sam Hinkie's too busy not hiring a coach and preparing for the NBA draft. Adam Aron is focusing on whether the court lighting should be darker or not (it should). Here at LB we focus on what matters MOST: the music. So we've got you covered.

The first thing that stands out when you think "Sixers arena music", and I know there's a lot of you out there who think about that, is the obvious. Yes, the classic, old school 76ers anthem we all know and love. Some may think it's overplayed, but I'm a fan of the vintage tune. Sure, it's cheesy, but that's kind of the point. It's not like it's been easy to take the team seriously the past yea-- forever? anyway. Plus, it's reminiscent of the Franchise With The Third Most Wins in NBA History's glory days.

The player introductions could be better. Although we've been teased with THE BEST PLAYER INTROS OF ALL TIME! before, I'm still not satisfied. I need next level player intros. I'm talking WWE stuff here. Each starter has their own video and song. Pyro everywhere. Jrue Holiday zip-lining down the WFC rafters HBK style."I'm just a sexy boy." Thaddeus Young making a surprise heel turn at Summerslam. And so on.

Alright, maybe that's a little unrealistic.

Still, I imagine the Sixers will need to update the generic pop songs they usually play. I want to hear artists like Blink 182, Sum 41, (+44), M83, U2, Boyz II Men, Three Doors Down, Matchbox 20, and the B-52s. Why? NUMBERS. Now that GM Sam Hinkie and his analytic presence is here in Philadelphia, it's time to embrace the numeric.

Therefore, here's the top songs I want to hear:

1) #41 - Dave Matthews Band
2) Ten Thousand Fists - Disturbed
3) 19-2000 - The Gorillaz
4) Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams
5) Bound 2 - Kanye West*

*Since choosing "the new Kanye West album in entirety" isn't practical, I'll settle for this. Kanye West's latest album, Yeezus, is my current obsession. Not to worry, I even power ranked the tracks for you pro bono.

With all that said, I turn it over to YOU, the people.

What list of songs should they play at Sixers games? What kind of music do you want to hear?

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