25 Basketball Pump Up Songs for March Madness and Anytime

Edit: Many of our users know by now, but MyMusicCloud has officially become eMusic as of 09/25/17. 

eMusic provides all the features MMC users have used and love, such as access to any of your previously stored music and playlists, unlimited cloud storage & playback on multiple devices. It also includes much more – access to over 26 million tracks at up to 55% off iTunes pricing, access to free music every day, all year and access to premium sales and promotions.
—-
When spring rolls around for college basketball fans, all you want your team to do is win, win, win, so we’ve hustled together this playlist of 25 banging basketball pump-up songs. Rihanna‘s tipping things off for the NCAA this championship season with her song “American Oxygen,” featured in the league’s commercials, but we’ve also got Drake, Eminem, Lupe Fiasco,  Jay-Z, Kernkraft 400, the Kongos, 50 Cent, Troop 41 and some Iggy and Beyonce – just to keep things interesting.

Whether you’re playing the brackets or practicing layups in the park, it’s always hoops time with these 25 Basketball Pump Up Songs …

 

1. Diddy / Dirty Money featuring Skylar Grey – Coming Home
2. Kernkraft 400 — Sports Chant Stadium Remix
3. Avicii –Wake Me Up (ADE Techno Remix)
4. Juelz Santana – The Second Coming
5. Lupe Fiasco – The Show Goes On
6. DJ Khaled feat. Ludacris, Rick Ross, T-Pain & Snoop Dogg – All I Do Is Win
7. Rihanna — American Oxygen
8. E-dubble — Changed My Mind
9. Akon featuring Steven Cooper — Bigger
10. Troop 41 – Do the John Wall
11. Iggy Azalea — Bounce
12. Kongos – Come with Me Now
13. Eminem – Berzerk
14. Kanye West [GOOD Music] feat. R. Kelly, Teyana Taylor — To the World
15. Meek Mill featuring Rick Ross – I’ma Boss
16. Kid Ink – Hell and Back
17. Beyonce – Baby Boy
18. Eminem featuring Yelawolf and Slaughter — Psychopath Killer
19. Young Money featuring Drake — Trophies
20. Lil Jon & DJ Snake — Turn Down for What
21. Jay-Z Featuring Rihanna, Kanye West – Run This Town
22. Daft Punk – Harder Better Faster Stronger
23. 50 Cent & Snoop Dogg – I’m a Pimp
24. Jay-Z — Public Service Announcement
25. Destiny’s Child – Survivor

Want more song playlists like these? Click the FOLLOW button in the lower right-hand corner to subscribe to our MyMusicCloud blog.

Special offer – Grab your FREE audiobook courtesy of estories.com

click here

From Robin Thicke to Kanye West & Rihanna: The 10 Most Famous Song Samples

 

In the music video for the No. 1 hit “Blurred Lines,” singers Robin Thicke, T.I., and Pharrell shuffle around to a seductively familiar R&B bass line. Do you know it? Alhough Pharrell and Robin denied it during a resulting 2015 copyright infringement trial, a jury agreed that “Blurred Lines” samples Marvin Gaye’s groovy 1977 party anthem “Got to Give It Up.” (UPDATE: On March 10, Robin and Pharrell were ordered to pay the Gaye family $7.3 million, according to Variety news).

Sampling music has been around since the 1960s when DJs used actual turntables to mash-up songs.  But the practice has come a long way since Run-D.M.C. and Aerosmith collaborated on the 1986 remix of “Walk This Way.” Hip-hop artists like Jay-Z, Eminen, P.Diddy, and Kanye West have turned sampling into an art form.

In 2005, Kanye famously sampled Shirley Bassey’s “Diamonds Are Forever” song for his “Diamonds from Sierra Leone” ballad. A new song called “Blood on the Leaves” from his 2013 Yeezus album now gives the same treatment to Nina Simone’s “Strange Fruit.” And who could forget Jay-Z’s “I Just Wanna Love You,” featuring Rick James’ “Give It to Me”?

Now that Yeezus is available for download (as of June 18) and Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail is coming out July 4 (earlier for Samsung phone owners via an exclusive launch), MyMusicCloud is counting down our list of the top 10 most famous song samples.  For music fans, it’s a great way to remember some old favorites and discover new tunes you may not have heard. (Find them in our MyMusicCloud store for as little as 99 cents.)

Here we go …

10. Kid Rock’s “All Summer Long” samples Warren Zevon’s “Werewolves of London” and Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “Sweet Home Alabama”

9. Robin Thicke, T.I., and Pharrell’s “Blurred Lines” samples Marvin Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up”

8. Kanye’s “Gold-Digger” featuring Jamie Foxx samples Ray Charles’ “I Got a Woman”

7. The Notorious B.I.G.’s “Big Poppa” samples the Isley Brothers’ “Between the Sheets”

6. Rihanna’s “SOS” samples Soft Cell’s “Tainted love”

5. Puff Daddy, Faith Evans and 112’s “I’ll Be Missing You” samples The Police’s “Every Breath You Take”

4. Jay-Z’s “I Just Wanna Love You” samples Rick James’ “Give It to Me”

3. Kanye’s “Diamonds from Sierra Leone” samples Shirley Bassey’s “Diamonds are Forever”

2. The Notorious B.I.G. feat. Puff Daddy, Mase and Kelly Price on “Mo Money Mo Problems” samples Diana Ross’ “I’m Coming Out …”

1. Eminem’s “Stan” featuring Dido samples Dido’s “Thank You”

Listen to Kanye West’s “Blood on the Leaves”

25 Pump-Up, Tailgate Songs to Make Your Own 2014 Football Playlist


tailgate

Edit: Many of our users know by now, but MyMusicCloud has officially become eMusic as of 09/25/17. 

eMusic provides all the features MMC users have used and love, such as access to any of your previously stored music and playlists, unlimited cloud storage & playback on multiple devices. It also includes much more – access to over 26 million tracks at up to 55% off iTunes pricing, access to free music every day, all year and access to premium sales and promotions.
—-

Hey Jack, it’s a fact, the show’s back in town. And, by show, we mean America’s favorite pro sport, football! So break out your favorite jerseys and beer koozies, and get ready to drop that bass, because we’re going to help you make a killer football song playlist.

But first, it helps to know what the real grid-iron gangstas are listening to. Billboard.com recently polled several pro-football players about which songs made their pre-game football playlists, and the answers are pretty surprising.

Sure, there was a lot of T.I., Drake, Wiz Khalifa, and Young Jeezy, but there was also Sum 41, Smash Mouth, and Everclear (from Minnesota Viking linebacker Audie Cole); some Whitney Houston and Sade (Really, Dallas Cowboy Justin Durant?); and a little Kaskade and Tiesto (Geoff Schwartz of The New York Giants).

But, seriously, football fans, even though hip-hop has been quickly eclipsing rock at many parking lot parties, Ozzy Osbourne, AC/DC and Florida Georgia Line are still holding their own. And some of the hottest rappers, like Eminem, are combining the two for even more basspower.

So, here are some of the best, classic, tailgate-crashing, stadium-rocking, football pump-up songs we could find, along with some new jams and some feel-good country anthems for the Boys of Fall.

Got MyMusicCloud? By importing any of these into your music collection, or buying them from our Music Store (starting at 19 cents), you can flag these to a portable Football Playlist in no time.

First, log in to your account from a computer or tablet, select the PLAYLISTS tab at top, and click “Create New Playlist.” Once you name it, open any track and hit the blue triangle that appears at the bottom right. Select “Add to Playlist” and highlight the list you want. Just like that, you’ll have the honeys dancing in their seats at the pre-game party too.

  1. Juelz Santana – The Second Coming
  2. The Rolling Stones – Sympathy for the Devil
  3. Kongos – Come with Me Now
  4. Eminem – Berzerk
  5. Kanye West GOOD Music — To the World
  6. T.I. featuring Eminem – Touchdown
  7. Meek Mill featuring Rick Ross – I’m the Boss
  8. DMX – X Gon’ Give It to Ya
  9. The Heavy – How You Like Me Now (Original)
  10. David Guetta featuring Sia – Titanium
  11. Jay-Z Featuring Rihanna, Kanye West – Run This Town
  12. Daft Punk – Harder Better Faster Stronger
  13. Jay-Z – Public Service Announcement
  14. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (Dubstep Remix) – Can’t Hold Us
  15. Coolio – Gangsta’s Paradise
  16. The Notorious B.I.G. — Hypnotize
  17. Kid Rock – All Summer Long
  18. Florida Georgia Line Featuring Luke Bryan – This Is How We Roll
  19. Avenged Sevenfold — Hail to the King
  20. AC/DC — Thunderstruck
  21. Ozzy Osbourne — Crazy Train
  22. Bon Jovi — This Is Our House
  23. U2 – Elevation
  24. Foo Fighters — My Hero
  25. Don’t Look Back – Boston

This playlist was brought to you by MyMusicCloud. Upgrade to Unlimited today using the promo code “FORYOU” and get 10% off!

Watch Carrie Underwood kick off NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” as the Network’s New Anthem Singer

The Sound of the Olympics: From Opening Ceremony Music to Athletes’ Favorite Bands

Get ready for an ear-tastic explosion of music Friday when the 2012 Summer Olympics kick off in London and are broadcast around the world. Olympic mix-masters say they’ve compiled 2,012 songs to play over the two-week course of the Games. Eighty-six of those will just be for the splashy opening ceremony, a mashup of iconic British songs from the Sex Pistols to Adele called “A Symphony of British Music” played against an English countryside backdrop.

MyMusicCloud invites you to get in on the fun by earmarking your favorite songs and making your own Olympic music power playlist. Download them from our music store (search 11 million songs) or upload your own recordings to our cloud-based music storage and delivery system from your private collection.

Wondering where to start? How about some of the bands the Olympic athletes are listening to?

U.S. women’s soccer star Hope Solo tells Self magazine her favorite pump-up song is “Ragged Mile” by the John Butler Trio. Sixteen-time U.S. swimming medalist Michael Phelps says he gets pumped to Afrojack, Avicii, and Skrillex. His teammate Ryan Lochte prefers Lil Wayne and Jay-Z. U.S. teen gymnasts McKayla Maroney and Jordyn Wieber adore Justin Bieber, while Gabby Douglas rocks out to Beyoncé and Rihanna. And if soccer sensation Neymar De Silva scores a goal for Brazil, expect to hear singer Michel Telo’s “Ai Se Eu Te Pego!” fill the stadium. (It translates into “Oh, If I Catch You!” in English.)

As we mentioned earlier this month, official Olympics theme songs have also been recorded by Muse, Elton John vs. Pnau, Delphic, electronic gurus the Chemical Brothers, and rapper Dizzee Rascal. At the Games themselves, the Scissor Sisters and Rizzle Kicks will play surprise gigs for spectators, and Blur, New Order and The Specials will rock out at the closing ceremony on August 12. So show your national pride and rock out with the jocks this Olympics season!

Discover the Best Music of SXSW 2012 With MyMusicCloud

For music fans, singers and producers, the hottest place to be each March is the South by Southwest music festival happening now in Austin, Texas. SXSW (or #SXSW on Twitter) is where artists like John Mayer and James Blunt got discovered, and it’s the spot music enthusiasts from all walks turn to hear the freshest sounds.

We at MyMusicCloud couldn’t be more excited about SXSW 2012, which got the crowd jumping Monday night with a knock-out concert by Jay-Z. At a packed theater, the hip-hop superstar electrified fans with hits like “Empire State of Mind” and “Big Pimpin’.”

But you don’t have to hop a 757 to hear Jay-Z or any of SXSW’s cutting-edge new bands. Our MyMusicCloud store has 11 million tracks from rappers like Jay-Z along with more irresistible, chart-climbing albums in our New Releases section. You can even delve deeper into your favorite Genre categories like Drum N Bass, Metal, World Music or Country. Our cloud-based music delivery service helps you discover more of what you like – whether it’s the classic rock sound of The Sheepdogs or the lilting vocals of Florence and the Machine.

Found something you adore? Through your MyMusicCloud account, you can tell your Facebook friends what you’re listening to with our easy “Share” button. Ping them with your new discoveries and have a blast discussing your  opinions.

We’re so committed to growing our cloud-based music delivery service to bring you the newest music that we’re working on a more enhanced discovery mechanism to be released in the next few months.

Until then, here are some of SXSW 2012’s artists that we think are worth a listen:

Blondfire: Brother-sister duo with a “Foster the People”-like sound.

Jillian Edwards: Sweet-voiced folk singer.

Ruthie Foster: Soulful blues crooner and 2010 Grammy nominee.

Kendrick Lamar: Inventive Cali rapper with an arty bent.

Night Beat: Experimental rock with a ’60s flavor.

Nikki Lane: Rockabilly country with a nod to Loretta Lynn.

Peanut Butter Wolf: Stones Throw hip-hop label founder and DJ.

Radaid: Spanish world folk blended with electronica.

Wild Child: Dreamy pop-folk band with a ukulele.

Yellow Ostrich: Earnest NYC indie rockers.

Tell us about your favorite new bands!