The 20 Greatest Jock Jams of All Time

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Everyone has bought embarrassing albums, and if you grew up in the ’90s, the most embarrassing CDs you owned were the “Jock Jams” series.

Well, that or Hootie and the Blowfish’s “Cracked Rear View”.

And just when you’ve started to bury that memory in the recesses of your brain, Billboard.com is dragging it out again, with a list of “The 100 Greatest Jock Jams of All Time.”  There were five official volumes of the “Jock Jams” series . . . with a total of 107 songs . . . but this list isn’t limited to those. There are even some recent ‘jock jams’ on the list.

Here’s the Top 20:

  1.  “We Will Rock You”, Queen, 1977
  2.  “Welcome to the Jungle”, Guns N’ Roses, 1987
  3.  “Hip Hop Hooray”, Naughty By Nature, 1993
  4.  “Kernkraft 400”, Zombie Nation, 1999
  5.  “Seven Nation Army”, The White Stripes, 2003
  6.  “Eye of the Tiger”, Survivor, 1982
  7.  “Rock and Roll Part 2”, A-Hole Pedophile Gary Glitter, 1972
  8.  “Jump Around”, House of Pain, 1992
  9.  “Crazy Train”, Ozzy Osbourne, 1981
  10.  “Get Ready for This”, 2 Unlimited, 1991
  11.  “Lose Yourself”, Eminem, 2002
  12.  “Turn Down for What”, DJ Snake and Lil Jon, 2013
  13.  “Sirius”, The Alan Parsons Project, 1982
  14.  “Whoomp! (There It Is)”, Tag Team, 1992
  15.  “Thunderstruck”, AC/DC, 1990
  16.  “Shout”, The Isley Brothers, 1959
  17.  “The Final Countdown”, Europe, 1986
  18.  “Sandstorm”, Darude, 1999
  19.  “Song 2”, Blur, 1997
  20.  “Sweet Caroline”, Neil Diamond, 1969

And since you’re probably wondering, C&C Music Factory’s “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” is at #25.

(Billboard.com has the full Top 100, with brief write-ups for each.)

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