An Olympic Playlist (And Unrelated Baseball Cards)

Given that the 2016 Rio Summer Games, Olympiad, etc. is drawing to a close, and given that I don’t have the brain power to write a proper post, I decided to think of as many songs as I could which relate to these Summer Olympics in as many ways as possible, no matter how tenuous the connection.

Sprinkled into the playlist are images of baseball cards which have nothing to do with anything.

I’m breaking this down into three sections… The host country, the events and the medals.

“You And Me In A Rowboat To Rio” – Eddie From Ohio
“The Girl From Ipanema” – Astrud Giberto And Stan Getz
Anything by Sergio Mendes And Brasil ’66
1972 Topps Ken Henderson IA

“Nightswimming” – R.E.M.
“Channel Swimmer” – 10cc
“Fox On The Run” – Sweet
“Man On The Run” – Cowboy Mouth
“Band On The Run” – Wings
“Run Through The Jungle” – Creedence Clearwater Revival
“Bicycle Race” – Queen
“Shoot Your Shot” – J. Geils Band
“Carry That Weight” – The Beatles
“The Weight” – The Band
“One More Arrow” – Elton John
1981 Kelloggs Ken Singleton
“Jump” – Van Halen
“Jumpin’ Jack Flash” – Rolling Stones
“Handball” – Billy Joel (unreleased live track from the mid 1970’s)
“Boxing” – Ben Folds Five
“The Boxer” – Simon And Garfunkel
“I’ll Sail This Ship Alone” – The Beautiful South
“Sail Away, Sweet Sister” – Queen
“Come Sail Away” – Styx
“Kayaking” – Domestic Science Club
“England 2, Colombia 0” – Kirsty MacColl
2012 Topps Finest Ryan Zimmerman

“Gold On The Ceiling” – The Black Keys
“Golden Rings” – Godley & Creme
“Gold” – John Stewart
“Love Over Gold” – Dire Straits
“Woman Of Gold” – The Health And Happiness Show
“Maxwell’s Silver Hammer” – The Beatles
“Silver Rainbow” – Genesis
“My Silver Lining” – First Aid Kit

2008 Upper Deck Goudey Tom Seaver

I’m positive that there are all kinds of songs I left out… You know the drill.  Leave any songs in the comments, preceded by “Yo, dummy!  You forgot…”


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