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Change is coming to Nebraska’s beloved Tunnel Walk. It appears that “Sirius” by the Alan Parsons Project (by way of the Chicago Bulls) is on it’s way out and something new will be pumped over the speakers Saturday night.
But what is that new song? Athletic Director Bill Moos wouldn’t say, only hinting that it goes with NU’s theme of “Honor the past, live the present, create the future”. I don’t really know what that means, but it is probably not code for “we’re bringing back the Mikey Bo Remix“*
*Am I the only one who thinks Mikey Bo looks a lot like Taylor Martinez?
Inspired by these two hilariously brilliant tweet by @IanAeillo, where he plays “Spanish Flea” and the Chipmunks performing “Funkytown” over a video of the Tunnel Walk, here are some other rejected Tunnel Walk songs.
“Let It Go” by Idina Menzel
After 20 years of bitterness and division within the program and the fanbase, it is time to come together. It is time to unite. It is time to to let go of all of the past failures and animosities. Plus, think of all of the Frost references!
If this doesn’t work, the Frozen soundtrack several other good options including “For The First Time In Forever” and “Fixer Upper”.
“1999” by Prince
What better way to “honor the past” by playing a song titled for the last time Nebraska won a conference championship?
“99 Luftballons” by Goldfinger
With one song, we can upgrade the Tunnel Walk – AND – satisfy the folks who think releasing balloons after the first touchdown is an environmental tragedy. That is efficiency, people!
I like the Goldfinger version better because it’s newer (we want to be accused of being stuck in the 90s, not the 80s) and a little heavier than the original Nena version.
“Won’t Get Fooled Again” by The Who
We have been duped by Callahan’s West Coast Offense, Riley’s Pro Style passing attack, and whatever the heck Shawn Watson and Tim Beck tried to do. It’s time to go back to old school ways and principles – even if the fullback is dead.
And speaking of dead, since this song was famously used for CSI:Miami, just imagine the opportunities to start the Tunnel Walk off with a trademark Horatio Cain pun leading into the big “YEEEEAHHH!”
“Black Betty” by Ram Jam
In the grand scheme of things, this is not a horrible stadium song. Heck, the Huskers have used this song for football and basketball in recent years. But I just cannot pass up an opportunity to link to the most hilarious videos of all time.
“Yakkity Sax” by The Edwin Davids Jazz Band
Yakkity Sax – otherwise known as the theme music from “Benny Hill” – is one of those songs that just makes any video production more entertaining. For example, nobody on this side of the Missouri River would willingly watch a video of all eight Nebraska fumbles in the 2008 Iowa State game…unless it is set to Yakkity Sax*.
*And even then, I only made 2:37 before I got so frustrated by that game I had to turn it off. My apologies, folks.
“Eye In The Sky” by the Alan Parsons Project
Did you know that our beloved “Sirius” is just the introduction for another song? One would assume that any song that immediately follows a stadium pump-up anthem like “Sirius” MUST be an even bigger, badder, goosebump-inducing-ier song, right? Right?
“Willie’s Chant” by William P. Wildcat
When I think of kick-ass entrance music, I think of our former conference foes in Manhattan, Kansas. They knew how to get a crowd worked up to a medium frenzy. This video fully encapsulates the awesomeness that was the Ron Prince Era.