Movement. It’s how the human body gets around. Some people have better movement than others. Be it for a job. Be it for reproduction. Be it for sport. Be it to manipulate an instrument. There’s more to movement than ability. It’s the combination of many movements that can create greatness. One thing I remember when I was a competitive athlete was the power of music to get the body moving. Let’s take a look into the power of melody in sports.
I’m not a competitive athlete any longer. Well, I’m not shooting for the Olympics or National level recognition anyway. But I am likely in better shape than I’ve ever been. Mostly due to the workout regimen I’ve been doing for the past year. It’s intense. It’s otherwise known as P90X. More recently it’s been P90X2. In each video they have a soundtrack. Why? Because music helps pass the time of working out. As well as sport.
Go to a live sporting event and you’ll notice that there is music playing. Sometimes it’s all the time, sometimes it’s some of the time. The X-Games uses high energy aggressive rock going nearly the entire time. A basketball game will have some music in between plays. In both cases it’s meant to get the athletes and the crowd pumped up. When I got into music I never thought I’d end up creating music for sports specifically. Now it’s one of the many aspects to the music I create.
The other night I did a live radio interview and during that interview, that ran roughly two hours, we spoke about sports and music. One thing I also touched on was the idea of owning your niche. Know what you’re accomplishing with the music you’re doing. I have found that many “bands” & artists have no clue where they’re going with anything. All part of the Musician’s Support Network Series I’ve started doing here on Single of the Day.
What constitutes a great song for sport? Good question. While it depends on the sport, I will say that in general, it’s high energy rock. Sometimes it’s just a vibe for the song. A recent song that has drawn attention for being young and at play is a song called We Are Young. While I don’t imagine it was to become a sports anthem when it was written, I do think it was meant as an anthem for people who are young. The song isn’t uptempo. It isn’t fast. What it has is a ton of energy. That translates.
It remains to be seen if Fun will end up being a one hit wonder or not. But the massive push on this single is huge! Very big. It’s everywhere and if you’ve not heard it yet, well, I’d think you’ve been under a rock. What this song does have is a melody. That translates into the power of melody in sports. It’s got spunk.
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