Eric Mirlis has written an article about closer entrance music over at TheMirl.com. He focuses on the songs of both New York closers (Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” — not a bad choice, although I prefer “Wherever I May Roam,” which Akinori Otsuka used when he was here), but it got me to thinking: which song(s) would you not want as your closer entrance music?
Here are a few my wife and I came up with over dinner at Teri Cafe last night:
- “Music Box Dancer,” Frank Mills. The visual effect would be stunning.
- “I Can’t Wait,” Nu Shooz. What is making those farty noises?
- “Dust in the Wind,” Kansas. Hey everybody, let’s get mellow and give in to the cosmos.
- “Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald,” Gordon Lightfoot. Nothing picks up a crowd like a good boat-sinking tune.
- “Killing Me Softly With His Song,” Roberta Flack. Because a credit card commercial took that Minnie Ripperton song.
This is a start. I know y’all have some good ideas. ¡Digame, amigos!