Colts fans choose sour note tunes amid loss

As it became increasingly obvious the Colts were going down hard Sunday at Dallas, Blue Nation backers on social media were asked which sad song best described the 42-7 debacle.

Sunday became such a lost cause so quickly for the Indianapolis Colts, it was time to turn to social media to try to give fans an outlet to vent.

As the Colts fell behind 14-0, then 21-0 and 28-0 in a 42-7 road loss to the Dallas Cowboys, fans were asked to pick a song title that summed up the afternoon’s futility.

Here’s what fans suggested on Twitter and Facebook. At the very least, reviewing song titles was more entertaining than the game turned out to be.

ACDC’s “Highway to Hell” was popular. Fans typed that tune nine times, by far the most popular response. Well done.

The rest of the song list was creative, to say the least.

Nirvana’s “Rape Me.” The Platters’ “The Great Pretender.” Hee Haw’s “Gloom, Despair and Agony on Me.” That’s pretty clever, have to admit. Bee Gees’ “Tragedy.” As well as that one Steam song that goes, “Nah, nah, nah, nah … nah, nah, nah, nah … hey, hey, hey … goodbye.”

Britney Spears’ “Oops! … I Did It Again.” J. Geils Band’s “Love Stinks.” Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin’.” Beck’s “Loser.” Don’t know the name of the song, just that the tweet was amusing, “The Sarah McLaughlin song that plays when puppies die….”

Elton John’s “That’s Why They Call It The Blues.” State Shirt’s “Please Stop.” The Beatles’ “Let It Be.” Bob Marley’s “No Woman No Cry.” And there was this general reference to anything Metallica: “Metallica one? Bc they are all playing like someone in a coma.”

Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off.” Led Zeppelin’s “Dazed and Confused.” Stone Temple Pilots’ “Dead and Bloated.” Bobby Pickett’s “Monster Mash.”

Snoop Dogg’s “Ain’t No Fun.” ACDC’s “Shot Down in Flames.” Foreigner’s “Cold As Ice.” ACDC’s Hell Bells. Those Aussie rockers are right popular, huh?

Metallica’s “The Thing That Should Not Be.” Police’s “Murder By Numbers.” Jay-Z’s “99 Problems.” Queen’s “Another One Bites The Dust.” And how about “Gump” by “Weird Al” Yankovic?

John Denver’s “Leaving On A Jet Plane.” Jimmy Buffett’s “Why Don’t We Get Drunk and Screw.” Air Supply’s “All Out Of Love,” but renamed “All Out Of Luck.”

Led Zeppelin’s “When The Levee Breaks.” Roy Orbison’s “Crying.” R.E.M.’s “It’s The End Of The World As We Know It.” Ja Rule’s “Murder Reigns.” Michael Jackson’s “Bad.”

Darius Rucker’s “It Won’t Be Like This For Long.” Three Days Grace’s “Painkiller.” Ray Charles’ “Born To Lose.” Michael Jackson’s “Don’t Stop ’til You Get Enough.”

Props for this obscure reference: Chilliwack’s “Whatcha Gonna Do (When I’m Gone).” Garfunkel and Oates’ “The Loophole.” Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball.” Didn’t think Miley would show up, but just about anything goes.

Stone Temple Pilots’ “Unglued.” U2’s “Sunday Bloody Sunday.” Frank Zappa’s “Stink Foot.” George Thorogood and the Destroyer’s “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer.” Yeah, that one kicks.

Motley Crue’s “Don’t Go Away Mad (Just Go Away).” Paul Simon’s “50 Ways To Leave Your Lover.” Michael and Janet Jackson’s “Scream.” The Smiths’ “Asleep.” Nine Inch Nails’ “Head Like A Hole.”

Arthur’s “Jekyll and Hyde.” Charles Manson “Cease to Exist.” M*A*S*H* theme song “Suicide Is Painless,” sung by Johnny Mandel. Snoop Dogg’s “Drop It Like It’s Hot.”

Jeff Buckley’s “Hallelujah” (for the end of the game). Huey Lewis and the News’ “Bad is Bad.” Elvis Presley’s “Blue Christmas.” The Beatles’ “I’m A Loser” and “You Can’t Do That.” Nothing like a double shot from The Beatles.

Ted Nugent’s “Stranglehold.” Waylon Jennings’ “You Picked A Fine Time To Leave Me Lucille.” I’m guessing the suggestion was for Jennings and not Kenny Rogers, but either version works?

U2’s “Stand Up Comedy.” Van Halen’s “Somebody Get Me A Doctor.” Beastie Boys’ “License to Ill.” The Rolling Stones’ “Torn and Frayed.” Pink Floyd’s “Comfortably Numb.” The Beatles’ “Ticket To Ride.”

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers’ “Even The Losers.” “Send In The Clowns,” which means taking your pick between Frank Sinatra or Judy Collins. The song lyric “Pissing The Night Away” was mentioned from the Chumbawamba song “Tub Thumping.”

Yoko Ono’s “No, No, No.” Although it should be added the suggested artist was Yoko Romo, a reference to Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. Clever. Roy Orbison’s “Only The Lonely.”

Another suggestion was the “My Little Pony” theme song because the Colts played like ponies. Toby Keith’s “Should’ve Been A Cowboy.” Rolling Stones’ “(I Can Get No) Satisfaction.”

Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Bad Moon Rising.” Neil Diamond’s “Song Sung Blue.” Joan Jett’s “I Hate Myself For Loving You.” “Lost,” not sure if that’s Coldplay of Michael Buble, but both probably work. Poison’s “Every Rose Has Its Thorn.”

Fall Out Boys’ “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light ‘em up).” The Beatles’ “Hard Days Night.” Travis Tritt and Marty Stuart’s “The Whiskey Ain’t Working (Anymore).” The Doors’ “This Is The End.”

The Temptations’ “Ball of Confusion.” Ozzy Osborne’s “Crazy Train.” The Shirelles’ “Momma Said (There’d Be Days Like This).” The Beatles’ “Helter Skelter.” Richard Sanderson’s “Reality.” Soundgarden’s “Outshined.”

Perhaps some remember David Soul’s “Don’t Give Up On Us Baby.” Yeah, funny. The Ramones’ “I Wanna Be Sedated.” 2Pac’s “So Many Tears.” President of the United States’ “We’re Not Gonna Make It.”

Def Leppard’s “Armageddon It.” Willie Nelson’s “Turn Out The Lights (The Party’s Over.” Don Meredith’s rendition works. Fall Out Boy’s “Sugar We’re Goin’ Down.” Queen with David Bowie’s “Under Pressure.” Paul Simon’s “Slip Slidin’ Away.”

One suggestion hits home with Colts fans who have endured the lean early years, Duke Tumatoe’s “Lord Help Our Colts.”

Then this one, which undoubtedly prompted a few laughs. Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’,” with the additional explanation, “Just kidding.”

Phillip B. Wilson can be found on Twitter (@pwilson24), Facebook and Google+.


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