This thought was born out of what happens during MLB games, when someone steps up to the plate. It seems like every MLB batter has their own theme song, and many pitchers have their own theme song, especially bullpen players, which get played when they step out of the bullpen and head to the mound.
So what would the theme song be for each Piston, if the decision was entirely yours?
My choices were done with no emphasis on what the player actually likes and uses in his own player.
On a rough draft, I had this list extended to many more Pistons of the past, but where's the fun in TL;DR?
The type of song in some cases may not even be something I actually play. It may be a convenient thematic piece ... not something I actually put in my own music player.
Feel free to suggest your own theme songs, since everyone is different, has different music tastes, and therefore would likely project something completely different.
Without further ado, here's my list for each player (among current and recent) with a link to the current song that I'd cue for them:
- Andre Drummond - Dr. Dre - Forgot About Dre
- Greg Monroe - James Brown - Get on the Good Foot, Pt. 1
- Chauncey Billups - John Denver - Back Home Again (all-time: Sade - Smooth Operator)
- Kyle Singler - Foreigner - Juke Box Hero
- Viacheslav Kravtsov - Eduard Anatolyevich Khil - I am Glad, 'Cause I'm Finally Returning Back Home (aka Trololo)
- Josh Smith - T.I. - What You Know
- Jonas Jerebko - ABBA - Super Trouper
- Brandon Knight - DJ Khaled - I'm on One
- Rodney Stuckey - Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About Me)
- Luigi Datome - Koji Kondo - Ground Theme
- Kentavious Caldwell-Pope - Jay-Z - Dirt Off Your Shoulder
- Khris Middleton - Hootie & the Blowfish - I Go Blind
- Will Bynum - Skee Lo - I Wish
- Tony Mitchell - Daft Punk - Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger
- Peyton Siva - Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. - R.A.I.D.
- Charlie Villanueva - Brenda Lee - I'm Sorry
- Kim English - Mozart - Requiem Mass in D Minor (KV 626)
- Corey Maggette - Pornosonic - Dick Dagger's Theme
- Tayshaun Prince - Prince - When Doves Cry
- Jason Maxiell - The Eat Your Babies Song
- Jose Calderon - Usher - Gone Too Soon