Do you have songs you hate to see bodybuilding athletes pose or walk to? I do. Here’s my top 10 hated songs.
10. Any top 10 countdown radio song
Here’s something to think about: If you choose a song that is momentarily popular; the chances are someone else will, too. Choosing a current top 10 song will be heard several times on stage. Do you really want to be that guy?
For example, anything by Kesha or Katy Perry makes me want to jump on stage and drag the athlete off stage.
Oh yes, Pink’s “Too School for Cool” sets me off, also.
9. “Comedown” by Bush is a favorite
I love “Comedown”, and it’s a good stage choice, but other bodybuilders feel the same. There’s a chance someone else uses “Comedown” at your show. That may not bother you, but if you’re trying to stand out; it isn’t the way to go.
8. “Like A G6”
I can’t put my finger on it, but I love to hate “Like A G6.”
7. “America the Beautiful”
See number 6.
6. “Star Spangled Banner” needs good respresentation
The “Star Spangled Banner” and “America the Beautiful” are songs that represent patriotism and love for America. If you can’t do a proper posing routine; don’t use them. Don’t disrespect the nation because you didn’t do your homework, and put out a shitty posing routine.
5. “Raise Your Glass” brings out the speeding bullet in you
“Raise Your Glass” by Pink is a favorite for figure athlete’s T-walks. Besides the fact that it is overused; it has a very fast tempo. This wouldn’t be a problem if the girl using it didn’t walk like a speeding bullet because she’s keeping up with the song’s speed. If you can’t slow down, don’t use “Raise Your Glass.”
4. Rocky Balbao’s speech to his son is a speech
Rocky Balboa’s speech to his son is an inspirational one. It’s meant to be, but at least one bodybuilder at every show since Balboa’s release it is used for posing routines. Remember, it’s a speech, and posing to it is annoying when there isn’t background music.
3. “Eye of the Tiger” is over used
“Eye of the Tiger” is over used. It’s also fast, which makes it difficult for some bodybuilders to pose to it.
2. “My Heart Will Go On” by Celine Deon
Seriously? Come on fellas.
1. Think twice before using “Anvil of Crom”
Let’s put this into perspective: Do you look like Arnold? If not, keep reading.
Be leery of choosing “Anvil of Crom.” At bodybuilding shows there is usually one male bodybuilding athlete who poses to “Anvil of Crom.” However, most bodybuilders can not do a posing routine to “Anvil of Crom” without looking foolish. Why? Because you’re not Arnold Schwarzenegger.
If you use “Anvil of Crom” your physique must be on point. The posing must be precise and flawless. Remember, people will automatically think of Arnold. If you’re not on that level; don’t bother with the “Anvil of Crom,” unless you want to look like the guy who can’t live up to the legend.