Ain’t no better time for some pump up music than a morning kickoff. Get the stereo cranked up, roll down the windows, and let everyone on Wire Road know that you’re ready for the Tigers and the Vols in just a bit! Here’s our Tennessee playlist for the day...
Lil Wayne - Banned From TV (EXPLICIT Y’ALL)
“Smoke weed, talk s**t like Lane Kiffin.” Lil Wayne’s album No Ceilings was released on Halloween in 2009, four weeks after Auburn beat Tennessee and Lane Kiffin in Knoxville. Kiffin did run his mouth a bit, but it takes some special guff to garner a mention from Weezy.
Alabama - Dixieland Delight
This one’s on the list to highlight that Bama fans are singing a song about Tennessee in their stadium. It’s especially pertinent since they’re allowing it to be played again this week, provided that the students (who won’t be in attendance) play along and sing the right words instead of the naughtier version.
Knoxville Courthouse Blues - Hank Williams, Jr.
Poor Bocephus courts a girl who claims she’s 23, but instead she’s younger than the legal age of consent. He gets to spend a little time in the clink for his troubles. Here’s to hoping that Tennessee doesn’t end up springing a surprise like that on Auburn today.
Satan is Busy in Knoxville - Leola Manning
First of all, the album that this song is featured on is fantastic — DIABOLICAL HOODOO. Second, I know the Vols are trying to get back to winning ways, but I hope that Jeremy Pruitt isn’t taking the easy way out and letting Satan Get Busy in Knoxville.
The Ballad of Thunder Road - Robert Mitchum
“Blazing right through Knoxville, out on Kingston Pike, then right outside of Bearden, they made the fatal strike.” Robert Mitchum sings this classic about shinin’ and bootleggin’ through Tennessee.
Flowers on the Wall - The Statler Brothers
Here’s a bit of a stretch. In Pulp Fiction, Butch Coolidge kills his opponent while boxing. Then he has to flee the wrath of Marcellus Wallace. Before skipping town, he has to go back to get his father’s watch from his apartment. After killing Vincent (who’s lying in wait for him), he gets into the car and this song is playing. All Butch is trying to do is get back to Knoxville (which is the hometown of Quentin Tarantino). Smokin’ cigarettes and watchin’ Captain Kangarooooo...
Hope this playlist finds you well and that you enjoy a big Auburn win over Tennessee in just a bit. War Eagle!