While you are more likely to hear Randy Newman's classic 1983 hit "I Love LA" if the Lakers beat the Celtics tonight, what songs would the Lakers listen to in order to pump them up for this winner take all game? Here are a few suggestions.
5. "Panic Switch" by Silversun Pickups
It is panic time for game seven and the Lakers need to hit the switch. Christopher Guanlao is the madman behind the drums for the Silversun Pickups with his upper stratosphere cymbal. The fact that he waved a Lakers towel last year at the KROQ Weenie Roast and happens to play a shiny purple colored drum kit points to all things Lakers.
4. "The Clock" by Thom Yorke
Thom Yorke sings in the opening line that "Time is running out". With a championship on the line, the Lakers need a reminder to bring their "A" game. It is also better than naming a Red Hot Chili Peppers song yet allows a tangential reference to Flea and his devotion to the Lakers.
Stretching out the series to a crucial game seven means both teams are emotionally and physically drained on all levels. The song holds a special meaning to Andrew Bynum, who has been getting his knee drained before each game to delay surgery.
2. "Don't Shoot (I'm A Man) by Devo
Devo's new album just came out and is filled with soon to be classic tunes. This song though can refer to Ron Artest's knack for taking ill advised three pointers. Unfortunately, Gilbert Arenas isn't playing--it could have a couple of different meanings.
1. "Los Angeles is Burning" by Bad Religion
Bad Religion are devoted Los Angeles Kings fans, but win or lose, this most likely will be the theme song for the events that unfold at the conclusion of the game.