Ten Songs We Are Sick Of Hearing At Football Games

That sound you heard Sunday was the collective shattering of the playoff hopes of thousands of Houston Texans fans as the team suffered yet another home loss, this time against the hapless San Diego Chargers, bringing their record to 4-4 and raising serious, if predictable, doubts about the team's future.

If you were at the game Sunday, you were probably subjected to a similarly unsurprising playlist of stadium music, ranging from the inexplicably banal (Creed's "Are You Ready?") to the merely inexplicable ("Smells Like Teen Spirit"). [Ed. Note: Huh?]

With few exceptions, the rotation of songs at most sporting events is depressingly familiar. We're not saying constant repeats of "Who Let the Dogs Out?" and "Here Comes the Boom" are detrimental to your health and to the performance of the team on the field, but are you willing to take that risk?

In the interest of civic pride and common decency, here are some songs the Texans need to cut from their rotation faster than the Vikings cut Randy Moss. Note: The NFL has already requested teams stop playing Gary Glitter's "Rock and Roll, Pt. 2," so hold off on the irate comments.

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Peter Vonder Haar writes movie reviews for the Houston Press and the occasional book. The first three novels in the "Clarke & Clarke Mysteries" - Lucky Town, Point Blank, and Empty Sky - are out now.
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