Two Super Bowl Teams, One Super Bowl Song
February 4, 2011 at 12:19 PM (PT)
One of the more unique aspects about this year's SUPER BOWL game is that both teams are using the same basic fight song --lyrical differences notwithstanding. According to the WALL STREET JOURNAL, it all started when PITTSBURGH-based rapper WIZ KHALIFA wrote the song, "Black And Yellow."
Apparently the hookiness of the song's melody inspired fans from across the country to record more than 10 remixes and copycat versions of the song -- with the words and colors changed to fit their own teams. Among those remixes are three versions touring the GREEN BAY PACKERS, called "Green and Yellow."
"I don't think there's ever been a song like this," WKST/PITTSBURGH morning host MIKEY DOUGHERTY told WSJ. "Every city is adopting their own version, and it's almost like a challenge to do the best one."
"Black and Yellow" has been downloaded from iTUNES nearly two million times; 31.6 million people have watched the music video on YOUTUBE, which features hordes of STEELERS fans waving their trademark yellow-and-black Terrible Towels and a cameo by STEELERS linebacker LAMARR WOODLEY.
One of the GREEN BAY versions, "Green and Yellow," comes from 13-year-old SAM FRECKMANN of ATLANTA, who raps under the name J-BYRD. NEW ORLEANS rapper LIL WAYNE has also done a version of "Green and Yellow" and released on the Internet