The greatest Reds at-bat song ever belongs to Ken Griffey Jr. His strut-up tune, the “Soul Glo” jingle from the movie “Coming to America,” is easily the greatest at-bat song I have ever heard at the ballpark.
You may argue that it’s not a great tune, or you can’t dance to it (yes, you can) or it’s just kinda weird. Well, that’s what makes it the greatest at-bat song ever. I remember the first time I heard it and about fell out of my seat laughing. No one else around me (in the section… maybe even the stadium) got it. It’s beauty is in its randomness. The confidence in which Junior used it and the humor that was boiling just beneath the surface made it work. I’m glad to have been a part of it in some small way. I will be telling tales about it to my children and their grandchildren in the years to come.
If you’re wondering, the second best Reds at-bat song of all time is Joey Votto’s current selection, “Paint it Black” by the Rolling Stones. That’s big ballin’ right there, folks.
Jonny Gomes comes in a distant third with “Paradise City” with the Sam Kinnison (I think) scream edited in. Quality.
Let us know what ya think. Who had the greatest at-bat songs for the Reds? Here’s the most recent list of at-bat songs for the 2011 team, courtesy of Jamie Ramsey and the Assistant Directors of Media Regulators (Mount up!). Read more…