21 Songs That Are Perfect For Super Bowl Sunday

by Kristie Rohwedder

Do you smell that? The unmistakable scent of buffalo wing sauce and nacho cheese whirling around in the air? That can only mean one thing: Super Bowl Sunday is but a few days away. Now, there are a lot of details to square away before the big game: Where you will watch? Who will make food? Who will bring drinks? Which team will you root for? Which prop bet is the most hilarious? If you are throwing a Super Bowl party, there is one deet that is almost as crucial as the snacks 'n' beverages details: What's your pre- and post-game music sitch?

Maybe you will listen to whatever DJ Spotify chooses to spin. Or maybe you'll throw together a playlist of songs made up of surefire party classics like “Wannabe” by the Spice Girls or C & C Music Factory’s “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)." Or maybe you'll stick with the song catalogs of halftime musicians Coldplay, Beyoncé, and Bruno Mars. Frankly, as far as I’m concerned, any one of those choices is totally rad. But maybe, just maybe, you want to get a little more literal with your song choices. Maybe, just maybe, you want your Super Bowl party music to be a little more ready for some football, a Sunday night party. Maybe, just maybe, you want a very Super Bowl-y Super Bowl playlist.

Whether you are looking for some tuneage to fire up before the game, a soundtrack to play during the game, or some jams for a post-Bowl soirée, I think these songs will suit your Super Bowl 50 get-together just fine.

1. The Monday Night Football Theme By Hank Williams Jr.

How do you make the Monday Night Football song fit Super Bowl Sunday’s game? Just yell “SUNDAY NIGHT” every time Hank Williams Jr. sings “Monday night.” Problem solved.

2. “The Super Bowl Shuffle” By The Chicago Bears Shufflin’ Crew

30 years later, and this song is as poppin' as ever!

3. “The Final Countdown” By Europe

As Kevin McCallister once said, "This is it. Don't get scared now."

4. “I Can Go The Distance” From Hercules

This one's for Cam Newton and Peyton Manning.

5. “Win Or Lose” By The Foo Fighters

Best of luck with your Super Bowl Squares pool.

6. “#SundayFunday” By MAGIC!

Super Bowl Sunday is arguably the most Sunday Funday of all Sunday Fundays.

7. “Black Cat” By Janet Jackson

For the Carolina Panthers, duh.

8. “The Horse Song” By Iggy Pop

For the Denver Broncos, duh.

9. “Rocky Mountain High” By John Denver

For the Denver Broncos, duh.

10. “Carolina In My Mind” By James Taylor

For the Carolina Panthers, duh.

11. “Back In The Saddle Again” By Gene Autry

For the Denver Broncos, duh.

12. “Cat Scratch Fever” By Ted Nugent

For the Carolina Panthers, duh.

13. “Pump Up The Jam” By Technotronic

Pump up the jam "Pump Up The Jam," pump it up. When the jam "Pump Up The Jam" is pumpin', the crowd will be jumpin'.

14. “Get’cha Head In The Game” From High School Musical

Yeah, yeah, I know this is about basketball, but I dare anyone to listen to this record before any sporting event and not feel totally amped.

15. “Hot Cheetos & Takis” By Y.N.RichKids

Because on Super Bowl Sunday, who doesn’t love to snack, snack, snack, crunch?

16. “The Pizza Song” From Cartoon Planet

What's a Super Bowl party without pizza? And what’s a Super Bowl party without a song about pizza?

17. “Da Dip” By Freak Nasty

A Super Bowl amuse-bouche situation without dip is no Super Bowl amuse-bouche situation of mine!

18. “Cheers (Drink To That)” By Rihanna

*Raises glass.*

19. “We Are The Champions” By Queen

This one goes out to whoever wins Super Bowl 50 :) :) :)

20. “In The End” By Linkin Park

And this one goes out to whoever loses Super Bowl 50 :( :( :(

21. “We Like To Party! (The Vengabus)” By The Vengaboys

Your fellow Super Bowl revelers will thank you for this one.

Merry football to us all, and to all a goodnight.