Well…the 2013 football season didn’t end the way Packers fans hoped. But thanks to Matt Flynn (barely) pulling things off and the much awaited return of Aaron Rodger – the team did pull of an NFC North title.
Then came the heartbreaking playoff loss…
But fans of the Green Bay Packers have never been whiners. And our loyalty never waivers. So to help us all keep the faith, WhooNEW found a bunch music videos that are both hilarious and inspirational.
UPDATE – It’s 2014 and the Packers are headed to the NFC championship game in Seattle. We’ve doubled the number of videos to help you get revved up even more…
Note – these are in no particular order. No complaining allowed.
1. Packer Backer (Parody of “Royals” by Lorde)
The most recent Packers-themed music video to go viral on YouTube was created by 23-year old Olivia Hotchkiss. Her self-recorded version of Lorde’s hit song “Royals” has nearly 350,000 views after being posted in early November.
It didn’t take long for people to take notice. Olivia now has her own professionally-made recording and music video, which is also taking off.
Green Bay production company Midwest Omnimedia produced, shot and edited the video. The song was mixed and recorded by TeawhYB.
2. Packer Rock Anthem (Parody of “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO)
Olivia wasn’t the first Packers fan to be inspired by pop music. Lucas Cates and Cascia Films took home the title for Best Music Video at the Wildwood Film Festival in 2012 with the super-funny parody of LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem.”
You can download an MP3 of the song for free at packerrockanthem.com.
3. Green and Yellow (Prophetic and Pizzle do Lil Wayne’s Packers Song)
It wasn’t all that long ago that the Green Bay Packers were in Super Bowl XLV. That’s when rapper and celebrity Packers Fan, Lil’ Wayne, recorded a remix of the song “Black and Yellow” and created the Packers tribute “Green and Yellow.”
But Lil’ Wayne never made a music video. So of course, some talented Packers fans took it upon themselves. Check out the version performed by local rappers Prophetic and Pizzle.
Bonus Video – White Kids Rapping
Here are some white kids doing it too! Not bad fellas…
4. Lambeau Leap (Fred Sturm Jazz Composition)
For those who like music that swings, Lawrence University’s Fred Sturm put together a funky jazz composition inspired by the Packers called “Lambeau Leap.”
Members of the LU Jazz Ensemble take some killer solos in this music video, which includes a slideshow of Packers moments that will lift your downtrodden spirit. No lyrics needed.
5. Jump in the Stands (Robert Brooks Original Rap)
This one’s a bit of a flashback to the “Glory Days” of the 1990s.
When the Packers were on their famous 1996 Super Bowl run, wide receiver Robert Brooks decided to try his hand at rapping. This was the result.
It’s a pretty fun walk down memory lane as Brooks tells the story of how he and LeRoy Butler invented and popularized the Lambeu Leap. By the way…I saw Butler doing a book signing at Shopko the other day and NO ONE was there.
What gives? Have we forgotten the joy of LeRoy so soon?
6. Packer Face (CWA Parody of Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face”)
The group Cheeseheads With Attitude has been making hilarious Wisconsin-themed music for more than 15 years.
If you like inside jokes about Wisconsin – you’ll love these three guys. This is their spoof of Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face.” If the sting of defeat leaves you looking for laughs – just watch this.
You can also find CWA’s music on iTunes.
7. We Love the Green and Gold (Pat McCurdy Original)
Pat McCurdy is another fun Wisconsin singer-songwriter with a goofy sense of humor.
His tunes about life in the Badger State are always big crowd-pleasers. This one explains why God, Family, Packers is a the mantra of many in Wisconsin. It also includes a cameo from celebrity packers fan Larry the Cable Guy.
Find out about more about Pat McCurdy on his website.
8. Quarterback Copycat (Lucas Cates Band)
Lucas gets another spot on this list thanks to the fact that he actually does look a bit like Aaron Rodgers.
So he wrote a song about it. Why not? Cates even suggests the possibility that he and Aaron might actually be related. As the lyrics go…
“All these people out there saying, man, that I could be your brother,
My father says he looks like you. So go ask your mother.”
9. I Could be Your Jordy (Sleeping Berries Three)
So this is what you’d have to call an Aaron Rodgers love song. It seems pretty tongue-in-cheek, but you never know. Packers fans of all genders and orientations tend to have an undying love for their quarterbacks.
These guys make a ton of player references – some of which are a bit dated by now – but if you’re a true Packers fan you’ll get the jokes. If you really like the song, you can get it on iTunes.
10. Feelin’ So Fly Like a Cheesehead
Hip hop record label Higher Education made their own Packers anthem with Cascia Films to help get fans amped up.
It’s all about the benefits of being a cheesehead. The song was partly inspired by Far East Movement’s “Fly Like A G6” and it features the rhyming skills of a number of different Higher Education artists.
11. Green Bay Packers Anthem (DEF CREW)
More rapping now. Not a remix or a parody this time, but original hip hop from DEF CREW Entertainment.
12. Da Green Bay Packer Drinking Song (Da Wurst Band in Da World)
It doesn’t get more Wisconsiny than this song. A goofy song from some goofy guys.
By the band’s name, you might assume that the music isn’t exactly Grammy-worthy. But it starts to sound a lot better around your fourth or fifth Miller Lite.
13. Go! You Packers, Go! – (Green Bay Packers Fight Song)
Yes, the Packers have an actual fight song. Supposedly, you hear it in Lambeau after player introductions and after the team scores an extra point. Of course, most Packers fans are more familiar with Todd Rundgren’s Bang the Drum All Day.
But I doubt many fans can sing or know the actual lyrics. Here’s a version with vocals…
The original tune was written by Erik Karll in 1931. It was the first fight song ever composed for an American professional football team.
14. Go You Packers Go (StinkyWeez Version)
For a completely different twist on the fight song, check out the homespun video below from a YouTube user who goes by the handle StinkyWeez.
If you want to rock out before the game – this is the song for you.
The Missing Song – Reggie White’s “Big Doggie’s in the House”
Who remembers this one?
Back in 1996, Packers legend Reggie White started his own record label. He also performed on a special track with Christian rapper Mike E. It was a song all about the Packers, and was released to raise money for charity.
Even though he was known as “The Minister of Defense.” Reggie seemed to prefer the nickname “Big Doggie.” In the song, White pulls out some of his best impressions including Muhammed Ali, Bill Cosby and Rodney Dangerfield.
There is probably a cassette tape of this packed away in some box at my parent’s house. But for the life of me – all I could find online was this short article with the lyrics.
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