Tailgating music playlist for the South Carolina game

 Back in Starkville for Week 2 of tailgating in the Junction.

Okay, last week was a bummer all the way around.  We had to play at that ridiculous 11AM time slot, we lost to a team we were supposed to beat, and I won’t even go into all the things that went wrong in my personal tailgating preparation last week, including leaving my bluetooth speaker at home, which meant we had no way to play the playlist I crafted for you last week.

Speaking of that playlist, at least one song  proved to be somewhat prophetic, that being Aerosmith’s “Same Ole Song and Dance”.  If you read my piece earlier this week about “The Curse of Mississippi State football”, you’ll understand why I say it was prophetic.  Last week’s playlist also featured some post-game lamentations:  Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “The Sky is Crying.”

But this weekend is a complete re-boot and we’re going to atone for every mistake made last weekend.  We get a head start on a great weekend, beginning with the fact that the game has a 6 PM start. That means we have an opportunity to do some serious tailgating BEFORE the game this week.  And I’ve got just the music to put you in the right mood.  Here we go:

The House is Rocking – Stevie Ray Vaughan

Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison

My Head’s in Mississippi – ZZ Top

Blue on Black – Kenny Wayne Shepherd

Shoot to Thrill – AC/DC

Twilight Zone – Golden Earring

100 Years – Five For Fighting

Everlong – Foo Fighters

Shining Star – Earth Wind and Fire

Move It On Over – George Thorogood and the Destroyers

Sunglasses at Night – Corey Hart

Walking after Midnight – Patsy Cline

A Whiter Shade of Pale – Procol Harum

Hungry Like the Wolf – Duran Duran

Lying Eyes – Eagles

Rock This Town – Stray Cats

Why I Sing the Blues – B.B. King

Comfortably Numb – Pink Floyd

Also included are songs by Shinedown, Lit, Mike & the Mechanics, Cheap Trick, Blind Melon, The Motels and others.  You can find the complete Spotify playlist here.  Happy listening!!

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