As promised in this week's Beatdown, the following is a breakdown of entrance music for many of your favorite Rockies players. The songs are reportedly chosen by the players themselves, and while some of the selections make total sense (Todd Helton and Josh Fogg's picks are no-brainers), others are a little more inexplicable (Kazuo Matsui and Ryan Spilborghs's choices, for instance). Also below, you'll find links to a few fan-penned Rockies' songs, including two from Matt Fecher, the man behind South Park Music Fest and Monolith. If there's any others you know about, feel free to send 'em our way.
Player: Yorvit Torrealba Position: Catcher Song: “Impacto” by Daddy Yankee
Player: Todd Helton Position: First Base Song: “Back in the Saddle” by Aerosmith
Player: Kazuo Matsui Position: Second Base Song: “It’s Tricky” by Run DMC
Player: Jamey Carroll Position: Second Base Song: “Pink Houses” John Mellencamp
Player: Troy Tulowitzki Position: Shortstop Song: “I’m a Flirt” by R. Kelly
Player: Garrett Atkins Position: Third Base Song: “The Way I Are” by Timbaland
Player: Brad Hawpe Position: Right Field Song: “Rock Star” by Nickelback
Player: Ryan Spilborghs Position: Center Field Song: “Sweet Escape” by Gwen Stefani
Player: Matt Holliday Position: Left Field Song: “You Will Soar” by Scott Stapp
Player: Jeff Francis Position: Pitcher Song: “Angels of the Silences” by Counting Crows
Player: Josh Fogg Position: Pitcher Song: “Slow Ride” by Foghat
Player: Brian Fuentes Position: Pitcher Song: “For You” by Staind
Player: Franklin Morales Position: Pitcher Song: “Stronger” by Kanye West
"Rockies Baseball" An extremely short punk rock ditty paying homage to the National League champs.
Check out "Rockies Remix," which is built around a White Stripes sample and credited to Matt Fecher's fabled combo Hot to Death, and "Rockies World Series," Fecher's first effort in which he raps: "With each home run, the Series will be won/So put your bat into it, 'cause you know just how to do it." Find both songs here.
Finally, the last one comes courtesy of Tyler Ward, a UNC student who clearly has a bunch of free time on his hands. Ward re-working of Soulja Boy's "Crank That" is probably the best of the bunch. Find it here.