Music On Only A Game

"Pump It Up" by Elvis Costello & The Attractions (This Year’s Model, Columbia, 1978)

They say great music is timeless, and this is more proof of that. I’m told by my inside sources at Costello’s own Demon Records label that the song was originally written as a protest over Man U’s unconscionable overinflation of the soccer ball before a crucial 1977 match against Arsenal. Hey…football’s football, you know?

"Gonna Fly (Rocky Theme)" by Maynard Ferguson (Cinema Century, Silva Screen Records, 1996)

Now you can put a face to the unbearably shrill high notes on the trumpet:

This segment aired on January 24, 2015. The audio for this segment is not available.

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