We all make dumb purchases with our hard earned money.
This is a fact of life.
Listen, sometimes you can’t pass up on bulk beef jerky from Costco, or a life-size cardboard cutout of Darth Vader. I get it. I’m not judging.
I was thinking about some of the ridiculous purchases I’ve made over the years and realized most of the came when I was a kid. It’s not that they cost a lot of money, but to think that there was a point in time when I saw a pack of baseball cards with characters from the hit Kevin Costner movie Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves on them and thought to myself, “I gotta have that!” is a little ridiculous.
Maybe the funniest purchase that I made, and frankly made multiple times as a kid, is a collection of what used to be called WWF: The Music. That’s right, I used to buy CD’s that only had theme songs of popular wrestlers. Not one CD. Multiple CD’s. As in Volumes 1-5. And not only that I think I would still buy one if saw it on the shelf of an FYE (If FYE is still business that is, haven’t seen one in a while).
So this very long preface has really been a way to justify me giving you my favorite WWF theme songs of the WWF: The Music Era. These are very subjective, so feel free to add your own input in the comment section.
Volume 1 WWF Full Metal 1996
“Sexy Boy” Shawn Michaels
“Graveyard Symphony” Undertaker
“Hart Attack” Brett Hart
-Sexy Boy has to be my favorite theme song of all time. I loved everything about Shawn Michaels and when that song came on, it was over. Undertaker is a tough one. In the all-time ranks, I think he is more of an honorable mention. But, the tolling bells are pretty iconic. Hart Attack is also good, but as is everything about Brett Hart, it’s no where close to Michaels.
Volume 2 – 1997
“Hell Frozen Over” Steve Austin
-The only good track to come off of Volume 2 is the glass shattering intro of Stone Cold Steve Austin. I bet if you played the first 5 seconds of this song to 100 guys age 18-28, 98 of them would know right away it was Stone Cold’s theme song.
Volume 3 – 1998
New Age Outlaws
-This album is the greatest selling of all the WWF soundtracks. It dropped in 1998, the peak of the wrestling boom. It sold over a million copies and cracked the Billboard Top 10. That is unbelievable. They also ditched naming the tracks for this album and just put the wrestlers names instead. Edge is the underrated one on the album. DX and The Rock are pretty iconic. But the best of the bunch is the New Age Outlaws. I still like to yell out “OH YOU DIDN’T KNOW?” every once in a while for no reason.
Volume 4 – 1999
“Break Down the Wall” Chris Jericho
“AssMan” Billy Gun
-Volume 4 was the last decent album. And we’re pushing it to include these two. AssMan was funny, but nowhere near New Age Outlaws status.