Doug Marrone's Bills playlist review - May 29, 2014
by Joe Buscaglia,posted May 29 2014 2:41PM
If you didn't get the memo following the first day of Organized Team Activities for the Buffalo Bills, there is an audibly notable difference to practices in 2014 from their predecessors. Music blares throughout the majority of practice, only taking a break during positional drills and special teams work.
It's not a playlist comprised of requests from players on the team, nor is it up to the leaders of the club to come up with the daily intake of music. The playlist, is totally up to the discretion of head coach Doug Marrone.
"I like it, it was my playlist. The more you think about it, the more you look at it and say that it keeps practice going," the head coach said quite seriously. "Make sure you concentrate on it. Anyone that has complaints can all come to me because it’s actually my playlist. That’s the problem, if I had you doing it, then the players would come to you. It will always be my playlist, so if you have any complaints from the players, media, administration, it’s my fault."
So, in an effort to be complete in attempting to connect fans with their favorite team, here is DJ Doug's playlist from Thursday, May 29 in all its glory. And a note, this will be a reoccurring theme along with some comments. The songs listed are in the order in which they played.
1) Sirius - The Alan Parsons Project
- A good warmup song, you may not recognize the title but it can be identified as the Chicago Bulls' introduction theme during their Michael Jordan years. The Bills stretched to this one.
2) Ain't Too Proud To Beg - The Temptations
- Yours truly is a sucker for the old stuff. A welcomed addition to the day.
3) Cruise - Florida Georgia Line
4) Fancy - Iggy Azalea & Charli XCX
5) Hypnotize - Notorious B.I.G.
- One could see many of the players enjoying themselves with the late B.I.G. song.
6) Jump Around - House of Pain, performed by Dance Heaven
- A knock-off of the real thing, it sounded almost like a live version. It was just a bit off.
7) Learn To Fly - Foo Fighters
- Undoubtedly the loudest song of the day. The song file must have been recorded a bit too high, because you couldn't even hear the person next to you.
8) No Diggity - Blackstreet
- The winner of the day. Curve's the word, spin's the verb.
9) Paradise City - Guns 'N Roses
10) Problem - Ariana Grande ft. Iggy Azalea
11) Started From The Bottom - Drake
- A staple of sports teams everywhere, Marrone couldn't go wrong with this choice. And hey, if the Bills get good enough, Drake might even come hang out at Ralph Wilson Stadium and pose with everyone in pictures.
12) Talk Dirty (En Español) - Jason Derulo
13) This Is How We Roll - Florida Georgia Line
- The second song by Florida Georgia Line? There's got to be another country artist he could go with. Points are deducted for repeating artists in a 16 song span.
14) Tootsie Roll - 69 Boyz, performed by Hit Crew Masters
- The second knock-off of the real thing. At least that's what Shazam said.
15) Turn Down For What - DJ Snake & Lil Jon
- Marrone must have seen something he liked from Wednesday when this song was playing. This was the only one that found it's way onto both playlists of the first two days.
16) Where The Streets Have No Name - U2
Grade for Thursday, May 29: 7.2/10
- Marrone definitely appeased all the major categories and brought something for everyone. However, where he went wrong was in the two knock-off versions of songs and the repeating artist. You can't hate a day where No Diggity gets played, though.