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Essential CDs

Music from the Mound by various artists.
A collection of Daisuke Matsuzaka's favorite songs, plus the "Gyroball" song.
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Tessie [EP] by the Dropkick Murphys.
In 1903, Boston's "Royal Rooters" used the song "Tessie" to rally their team to the World Championship. In 2004, the Dropkick Murphys remade the 100-year-old song into an anthem for the current team, and brought on the same result. Members of the 2004 team provide backup vocals. CD contains two versions of "Tessie" and three other songs.
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Covering the Bases Covering the Bases by Bronson Arroyo.
The corn-rowed pitcher for the World Champion Red Sox provides covers of his favorite alternative songs. Includes a version of "Dirty Water" with backup vocals by Johnny Damon, Kevin Youkilis, and Lenny DiNardo.
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Hot Stove Cool Music Peter Gammons Presents: Hot Stove, Cool Music, Vol. 1 by various artists.
The CD from the January 2004 concert, featuring songs by Pearl Jam, The Allman Brothers Band, The Dropkick Murphys, Kay Hanley, and Susan Tedeschi. Also contains tracks by Gammons, Theo Epstein's band Trauser, and backup vocals by several members of the 2003 Sox. Proceeds will benefit the Jimmy Fund.
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Baseball Songs Sports Heroes Baseball Songs Sports Heroes by Phil Coley.
Contains songs like "Fenway", and "Who's the Greatest Red Sox Fan?" HBO's special "The Curse of the Bambino" features the song "Babe Ruth's Curse I" from this CD.
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The Standells The Best of The Standells by The Standells.
Their song "Dirty Water" is played at Fenway after every Red Sox victory.
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Centerfield Centerfield by John Fogerty.
The title track is a baseball classic!
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Fever Pitch Fever Pitch: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack by various artists.
Songs featured in the movie starring Drew Barrymore and Jimmy Fallon. Includes "Tessie" and "Dirty Water", plus Tears for Fears' "Who Killed Tangerine" ("When you think it's all over, it's not over... it's not over..." which plays as Barrymore runs across the field at the end), "Moonshot Manny", and "As We Walk to Fenway Park in Boston Town".
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Baseball's Greatest Hits Baseball's Greatest Hits by various artists.
Contains "Casey at the Bat", "Take Me Out to the Ballgame", Abbott and Costello's "Who's on First", and many other baseball songs.
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A Red Sox Diehard's Playlist

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Celebrating a Championship
Queen - We Are the Champions
I hated this song for 86 years, but for some reason now I love it!
Mormon Tabernacle Choir - Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's Messiah
Hallelujah! ('Nuf Ced.)
Three Dog Night - Joy to the World
Joy to the fishes in the deep blue sea, joy to you and me... played after the Sox win along with "Tessie" and "Dirty Water"
Blur - Song 2
R.E.M. - It's the End of the World as We Know It
...and I feel fine!
Dropkick Murphys - Dirty Water (Live)
The Dropkick Murphys' take on the song that's played at Fenway after every Red Sox win
How we got here - 2003
Steve Wynn - Second Best
Why do I settle for second best? Why is everything a test? Just this once can't nice guys finish first, break this curse... From the "Fever Pitch" soundtrack. Get the album
Bruce Springsteen - Born in the U.S.A
The 2003 anthem of Rally Karaoke Guy, Kevin Millar
Ryan Reynolds - Cowboy Up
'Cause the road to heaven is a hell of a ride... Get the album
Matchbox Twenty - These Hard Times
We can't keep holding on, when all we need is some relief through these hard times... HEAR THAT, GRADY?!
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - The Waiting
You take it on faith, you take it to the heart; the waiting is the hardest part
The 2004 season
Abbott & Costello - Who's On First
Let's begin with the starting line-ups
John Fogerty - Centerfield
Put me in coach, I'm ready to play today... Look at me, I could be centerfield
The Cowsills - Hair
Speaking of centerfielders... The Cowsills performed this classic before ALCS Game 3, as a tribute to the unique hairstyles of the '04 Sox
Green Day - American Idiot
Because as the centerfielder said, "If we use our brains, we are only hurting this team"
Smash Mouth - All Star
For the All-Stars (Ortiz, Ramirez, and Schilling) who won us home-field advantage
Elton John - Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting
One Saturday after the All-Star Game, a brawl broke out...
Chumbawamba - Tubthumping
He drinks a whiskey drink, he drinks a vodka drink, he drinks a lager drink, he drinks a cider drink... (and maybe a little Jack Daniels?)
Billy Joel - Keeping the Faith
Lenny Kravitz - It Ain't Over Till it's Over
So many tears Iíve cried, so much pain inside
Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline
So good, so good, so good! An eighth inning staple
Tears for Fears - Who Killed Tangerine?
When you think it's all over, it's not over, it's not over... From the "Fever Pitch" Soundtrack, played as Drew Barrymore runs across the field at the end. Get the album
2004 ALCS Final Out Call
Listen to the clip as the Red Sox pull off the greatest comeback in history, at
Joe Pernice - Moonshot Manny
If he doesn't judge the carom then he's knockin' in a run... From the "Fever Pitch" Soundtrack, in honor of the World Series MVP. Get the album
2004 World Series Final Out Call
Can you believe it? Listen to the clip of Joe Castiglione's famous call, at
Dropkick Murphys - Tessie
A modern version of the song first sung by Boston's Royal Rooters at the 1903 World Series
Bronson Arroyo - Dirty Water
With background vocals by Kevin Youkilis, Johnny Damon, and Lenny DiNardo. Get the Album
Goo Goo Dolls - Better Days
'Cause everyone's forgiven now...
Terry Cashman - (This is For) Teddy Ballgame
The song sung on Opening Day 2005, as the Red Sox received their rings and raised the Championship banner
Trauser - Rockin' in the Free World
Featuring Theo Epstein on bass, long before the GM donned a gorilla suit and left the Red Sox on 10/31/05. From the "Hot Stove, Cool Music" CD. Get the Album
He's Still Juan Damon to Me
Long hair, nice charm, a sixth grade girl's arm... This very funny parody from WROR's Loren and Wally Show celebrates a certain centerfielder's return to Fenway on 5/1/06. Listen to the clip
2007 - We did it... again!
Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over
Down 3-1 to the Indians? No problem, we've got 'em right where we want 'em!
Guns N' Roses - Welcome to the Jungle
Curt Schilling's personal warm-up song
Danny Bernini - Gyro Ball
The song recorded about Daisuke Matsuzaka's legendary trick pitch. It features the voices of announcers Jerry Remy and Don Orsillo, and is played at Fenway before all of his starts. Get the Album
3 Doors Down - Kryptonite
Jason Varitek's at-bat song
Ram Jam - Black Betty
The song that plays when Mike Timlin enters a game
The Troggs - Wild Thing
The song that plays as Jonathan Papelbon comes in from the bullpen
Dropkick Murphys - I'm Shipping Up to Boston
The song Papelbon uses to warm up... and to dance the jig (pants optional)
2007 World Series Final Out Call
Listen to the clip as the Red Sox win their second World Championship in four years, at
3 Doors Down - The Champion in Me
Perfect for the 2007 World Champion Red Sox
Other good stuff
Royal Rooters - Tessie
In 1903, the Royal Rooters sang "Tessie", a song from a musical that was popular at the time, incessantly at the World Series against Pittsburgh. They even parodied the lyrics with a verse heckling Pirates star Honus Wagner. This version is sung in the old-time style, but also includes verses on Sox fans' current nemeses, A-Rod and Jeter.

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