The Top Ten Denver Broncos Anthems
Fans get "united in orange" at a rally on Monday, February 1. But where's the music?
Kevin J. Beaty
This just in: The Denver Broncos will play in Super Bowl 50! Okay, you didn't need us to tell you that. You've got your jersey, your face paint, your orange-and-blue tortilla chips. You're well versed in the chants and cheers, and this Sunday, February 7, you will be ready. But how will you ever get truly pumped without a soundtrack?
Look no further than your fellow fans. Citizens of Bronco Nation, it seems, are not only fervent and loyal — but they know their way around YouTube production. One of the latest offerings by Broncs supporters trying to take their love viral is "United in Orange." Featuring a cast of Denver-area hip-hop artists including D-A-Dubb, M.I.G., The One and Only Quija, Silk Sence, Cryme and Aset Uno, and produced by Cheff Premier, the track sports growling vocals, but the verses remain positive and inclusive of fans in California, New York, Indiana, Ohio — as long as they're Broncos fans, of course. We rounded up the top Broncos anthems, which span different eras of the team and were made by some surprising (and famous) fans.
10. Make Those Miracles Happen, by Jon Keyworth
Former running back Jon Keyworth was a Denver Bronco for his entire NFL career, from 1974 to 1980, and before that, he played for the University of Colorado. In 1977 the Broncs made a surprise run to the Super Bowl — a miracle, some said — and Keyworth recorded this tune to celebrate the event. "Make Those Miracles Happen" was the fastest-selling single in Denver at the time. Obviously.
9. Denver Broncos: Modern Battle of New Orleans, '77-'78, by Jim Cunningham, Fred Rodgers and Chuck Warren
This jaunty ditty was inspired during that same exciting season, when the Broncos went to the Super Bowl for the first time. Jon Keyworth is name-checked in the lyrics by Bob Kapelke, which also includes gems such as "They mashed up Oilers like a bowl of sweet potaters."
8. Denver Broncos Soldiers, by Master P
After the Broncos won the Super Bowl in 1998, Terrell Davis was named MVP as rapper Master P's tribute "Denver Broncos Soldiers" plays (and Davis is feeling it). This isn't the only connection that Master P has with the team: former linebacker Randy Thornton competed as a professional wrestler as part of the Master P's No Limits Soldiers stable.
7. Who Let the Broncos Out?
An enterprising fan recorded a Broncs-centric take on the 2000 Baja Men hit "Who Let the Dogs Out?" No one asked for the Baja Men, and no one asked for this.
6. Go Broncos, by The Orangu-Tones
Maracas, an easy-to-remember chanting chorus, and fake beards to keep your face warm at Mile High — what's not to like? We guess?
Read on for more Broncos anthems.
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