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What are some motivational/pumpy songs that have lyrics which could be used as a motto or a team slogan kind of thing?

Asked by shrubbery (10236points) August 20th, 2008

Our Open rowing squad needs a little team quote so to say.

When we were under sixteens, we just had a quote “a force to be reckoned with”, but the opens then had a team song and the quote was lyrics from the song. It was ”won’t back down”.

Last season, our first as opens, we had ”the heat is on”.

It’s time to pick a new one for this season, so any ideas?

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poofandmook's avatar

For├ža by Nelly Furtado. Great motivational team song.

marinelife's avatar

Queen (the kings or, ahem, queens of anthems) offer lots of possibilities:

From We are the Champions:
No time for losers.
We’ll keep on fighting ‘til the end.
No pleasure cruise.
And I ain’t gonna lose.
We are the champions.

We will rock you. (or, she said coyly) We will row you.

peedub's avatar

This little number by Matthew Wilder.

‘Aint nuthin’ gonna break my stride…’

shrubbery's avatar

Thanks Marina, I’m not sure about we are the champions because it seems a little… “cocky” since it’s only the start of the season and we can’t say whether we will win anything at all :P

Peedub, ahahahaha it’s so funny that you mentioned that one because at the lake where we have all the regattas there are loud speaks all along the shoreline so everyone can hear the commentators, and in between the commentary they play music. One season they must have only had one song on hand to play- it was that song.

poofandmook's avatar

the lyrics for the song I suggested are:

It is the passion flowing right on through your veins
And it’s the feeling that you’re oh so glad you came
It is the moment you remember you’re alive
It is the air you breathe, the element, the fire
It is that flower that you took the time to smell
It is the power that you know you got as well
It is the fear inside that you can overcome
This is the orchestra, the rhythm and the drum

Com uma forca, com uma forca
Com uma forca que ninguem pode parar
Com uma forca, com uma forca
Com uma fome que ninguem pode matar

It is the soundtrack of your ever-flowing life
It is the wind beneath your feet that makes you fly
It is the beautiful game that you choose to play
When you step out into the world to start your day
You show your face and take it in and scream and pray
You’re gonna win it for yourself and us today
It is the gold, the green, the yellow and the grey
The red and sweat and tears, the love you go. Hey!

Com uma forca, com uma forca
Com uma forca que ninguem pode parar
Com uma forca, com uma forca
Com uma fome que ninguem pode matar

forca, forca, forca, forca, forca

Closer to the sky, closer, way up high, mais perto do ceu, mais perto do ceu

Com uma forca, com uma forca
Com uma forca que ninguem pode parar
Com uma forca, com uma forca
Com uma fome que ninguem pode matar

forca (oh), forca (oh), forca, forca, forca

btw: Forca roughy translated is “kick ass”

charliecompany34's avatar

“we’re not gonna take it; no we’re not gonna take it; we’re not gonna take it anymore!”

charliecompany34's avatar

“lean with it; rock with it” (just the chorus though) rap lyrics can be raunchy. but you tap the “rowing” angle i guess.

buster's avatar

Eye of the tiger!

Indy318's avatar

Heart of the Champion by Nelly and
Remember the Name Fort Minor are two songs regularly played at my school’s football games.

crunchaweezy's avatar

Numb / Encore by Jay-z and Linkin Park

cyndyh's avatar

I always thought that tubthumpin’ by chumbawumba was a very physically motivating song. The stuff about drinking might not be appropriate for you age, but the chorus works.

AstroChuck's avatar

Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen.

jlm11f's avatar

I second Chumbawamba . I absolutely adore that song.

Trustinglife's avatar

“Lose Yourself,” by Eminem.

May not be appropriate, but this song speaks to me deeply. Lyrics of the chorus:

You better lose yourself in the music, the moment,
You want it, you better never let it go
You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow
This opportunity comes once in a lifetime yo

jlm11f's avatar

TL – i agree, good song, but i wouldn’t think of it as “pumpy”....you know…the parts where people are choking ;)

cyndyh's avatar

@PnL: Thanks, I’d never seen the video before. Cheers!

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