Fighting is an art form that requires a lot of physical energy. As such, it can be helpful to listen to songs that talk about the act. These songs may be confrontational, like LL’s “Mama Said Knock You Out,” which features LL in boxing gear and rapping into a microphone. In any case, preparing for a fight can be enhanced by listening to music, whether it’s rock or rap.
Bob Marley’s “Get Up, Stand Up”
The musical version of Bob Marley’s “Get Up, stand up” has opened at the Lyric Theatre, London, and is being hailed as a major cultural event. It has a timely message about counteracting injustice and lifting others up. This touching story follows a young girl through school and her actions to fight bullying. It is a powerful portrayal of love and the power of self-expression.
The song was written while Bob Marley was touring Haiti and was deeply moved by the lives of the Haitians he met there. It is also clearly influenced by the instrumental hook of War’s “Slippin’ into Darkness.” The song was often performed as the closing number of Marley’s concerts. Sadly, Marley died of cancer on May 11, 1981.
The musical is performed live and runs for two hours and 30 minutes, including an interval. Evening performances start at 7:00pm, and matinée performances start at 2:30pm. There are still tickets available for this show, so don’t delay!
Florence + The Machine’s ‘Kiss With A Fist’
Florence + The Machine’s ‘Kisses With A Fist’ is one of pop music’s most evocative songs about fighting and love. The song is a powerful emotional statement that starts with a piano and slowly builds into a chorus with background vocals. The lyrics are about holding onto each other, despite the violence, and were written after the deadly attack at the Pulse nightclub.
The song is a sad tale of two people who love each other and can’t let them go. They can’t end the relationship because they are too attached to each other, so they fight each other and burn the bed. However, despite the destructive nature of the relationship, they continue to push each other’s buttons, which keeps them together.
Florence + The Machine have been making waves since their debut album Lungs was released in 2009. The album received a lot of critical acclaim and featured early hits like ‘Kiss With A Fist.’ The band also collaborated with Calvin Harris on ‘Shake It Out.’ The track is not only one of the top 10 songs about fighting, but it also has the most evocative lyrics of all.
Public Enemy’s ‘Fight the Power’
The first video for Public Enemy’s 1989 song “Fight the Power” was directed by Spike Lee, who was hopeful that the song would appeal to a younger audience. The song’s producers, Def Jam and Motown, were counting on it to gain momentum ahead of the group’s third studio album, Fear of a Black Planet.
The track reached #1 on the Hot Rap Singles and number 20 on the Hot R&B Singles charts. It was named one of the best songs of 1989 by The Village Voice. It is arguably Public Enemy’s most famous song. It has won accolades and been listed as one of the greatest songs of all time by numerous critics.
The group’s songs often dealt with societal issues and racial discrimination. ‘Fight the Power’ has become one of the most influential protest songs of all time. The group was aware of the problems that the Black population faced in New York City and used this song as a way to make their point.
The song has a strong message that transcends generational differences. Public Enemy was an iconic hip hop group that white audiences could relate to. The group was led by Chuck D and Flava Flav and was produced by The Bomb Squad. They became known for their no-holds-barred lyrics and a no-nonsense approach to delivering their messages.
DJ Snake’s ‘Mama Said Knock You Out’
Snake’s debut single, ‘Turn Down For What,’ was a bona fide hit. The track was a stomping mix of dance beats and Snake’s signature vocal synth lead. It featured hyped rapper Lil Jon and reached No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100. Michelle Obama even danced along with it, which helped the track gain worldwide attention.
The song’s lyrics are provocative and inspiring. In the music video, LL is wearing boxing gear and raps into the announcer’s microphone. These kinds of songs can help fighters prepare for a fight, whether it is in an official arena or in a less formal setting. In fact, music can also motivate a fighter to perform better.
The song’s beat traces its roots to DJ Bobcat. The beat had been around for a while in Los Angeles, before it was given to LL COOL J in Queens. He was a member of the LA Posse and had a reputation for building songs that highlighted an MC’s best attributes.
Rocky’s ‘Bad Blood’
Rocky Balboa is a renowned boxing legend. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He married Adriana Pennino in 1976, and they have one son, Robert Balboa Jr. They are separated, but remain close. Rocky was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2006.
In ‘Bad Blood,’ Rocky tries to win back Apollo’s respect by fulfilling a vague favor. They meet at Apollo’s old gym, and fight in a friendly match. Rocky loses to Conlan in the third round, but is able to get back on his feet and fight again.
Rocky McGraw has been champion for ten consecutive fights and has a huge fortune. His career has also led him to fight Hulk Hogan in an exhibition match. In 1981, Rocky faces power-hungry fighter James “Clubber” Lang (Mr. T). Rocky also has a longstanding issue with Mickey Goldmill, whom he hires to manage his business.
Despite the shallow plot of ‘Bad Blood,’ the acting is outstanding. Sylvester Stallone, the versatile star, plays a role that is less jovial, less energetic, and more traumatized. He speaks almost in whispers in the movie and is a powerful actor.