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 Posted: Fri Sep 26th, 2014 10:28 pm
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I wonder if anyone keeps track of what WWE has used for their "Official Songs" over the years and whether they rose to any kind of notoriety after having that distinction.   I don't know what charts you'd even look at, or whether some songs were part of fully-blown album length releases that can be tracked for their commercial sales, but I thought it would be an interesting aspect to look at.

In one case I can think of, one of the WrestleManias used the Peter Gabriel song "Big Time" which was like 15 years past its release.  My initial thought is that must be an exception to the rule, but I don't have any data to verify that point.   Anyway, if anyone has details, at least I've created a stepping off point.

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 Posted: Sat Sep 27th, 2014 08:18 am
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Whoawhoa whoawhao, WRESTLE-MAINNNNIA, just like that, just like that. Whoawhoa whoawhoa, WRESTLEMAINNNIA, just like that, just like that.

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Pretty sure this song never cracked the Top 500.



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The official song of Wrestlemania X-7 was "My Way" by Limp Bizkit. It actually came out right as 2001 began and while it was not positioned as a Top 40 song, it go to #3 on the Alternative Rock chart and #4 on the Mainstream Rock chart. The song's real job was to move albums and considering "Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water" has sold about 20,000,000 copies worldwide, it did it's job. The constant play on WWF TV had to move a good bunch of those units.

Back when Saliva wrote "Ladies and Gentlemen", they were practically the WWE's house band for non Jim Johnston productions. The band has admitted that they wrote it in part with the idea that the WWE would dig it and make a PPV theme song. The tune went to radio in November of 2006, but wasn't heavily pushed. The music video was timed for release in conjunction with Wrestlemania 23. The song subsequently went Gold and made it to #2 on the Mainstream Rock charts. I think Limp Bizkit was going to be okay minus the WWE in 2001, but the WWE absolutely helped this song get exposure and sales.

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20,000,000 bought that Limp Bizkit album? Well, at least we know where to start to curb overpopulation.



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They used Highway to Hell for a Summer Slam, obviously way past its release date too

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BigJ wrote: They used Highway to Hell for a Summer Slam, obviously way past its release date too
But Vince thought it was new when the campaign was pitched to him and then became an AC/DC fan and went to their next show at MSG with Stephanie. True story. "These kids have a future!"



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I seem to remember updates on WMI having the beginning of Philip Baliley's "Easy Lover" as background music.

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TerryWWWF wrote: I seem to remember updates on WMI having the beginning of Philip Baliley's "Easy Lover" as background music.
To this day, I can't hear that song without Mr. T saying "Piper and Orndorff, you're deat meat."
They used to play Yes' "Owner of a Lonely Heart" before Piper's Pit, and of course, used "Thriller" as the theme for their syndicated Championship Wrestling.



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BigJ wrote: They used Highway to Hell for a Summer Slam, obviously way past its release date too
It's crappy quality but here it is:




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