5 Songs That Should Be Added to the Target Field Playlist for New Twins Slugger Josh Donaldson
Image courtesy of © Brad Rempel-USA TODAY SportsNow that the Minnesota Twins officially have Josh Donaldson, the bringer of rain himself, on the 2020 roster it is time to think about the real important stuff. What are some great in stadium songs that need to be played with such a man joining the Bomba squad? Here are five songs that should be considered in no particular order.
Purple Rain by Prince
This is an easy one. A slam-dunk on the eight-foot hoop in your childhood driveway. It is so easy Pick and Shovel Wear already themed a shirt in the same vein. It is the true Bringer of Rain meets Minnesota with Minnesota’s own in Prince. And the Twins already did the umbrella thing with Purple Rain so it is a perfect match! The only disqualifier when it comes to this list is that I believe it is already in the song rotation.
Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head by B.J. Thomas
See: World Series Champion Washington Nationals and Baby Shark. The Nationals ran with a kids favorite on their way to the championship this past season. While Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head isn’t quite the same in popularity at the moment, it is still a kids’ favorite. Since sports are often copycat in nature, why not? Plus, if it leads to people throwing Lemon Drops, Gum Drops, and other forms of candy in the air during a game for me to eat. Count me in!
Chocolate Rain by Tay Zonday
In 2007 Chocolate Rain by Tay Zonday became an internet and YouTube sensation out of nowhere. For many, that is where the Twins 101-win and playoff season came from -- out of nowhere. It is also how the Donaldson signing felt when the notifications started hitting each of our phones and Twitter timelines. To celebrate why not throw it back to this internet sensation from an unlikely place.
**step away from mic to breathe**
I Wish It Would Rain-The Temptations
Just imagine it. It is the bottom of the ninth, Twins down but in striking distance and Donaldson is due up against the visiting team’s closer. In the lead up to the Twin’s half of the inning the fan base starts crying out for rain. The downgrade on this song is as it was recorded by the Temptations is it isn’t quite a stadium thumper. Maybe someone could remix it? Maybe Mauer can hit up TI to add some more bass to this classic.
Who’ll Stop The Rain by Creedence Clearwater Revival
This selection is made with a similar thought process as the previous one. Although, this time instead of being played in order to encourage the Bomba squad, specifically Donaldson, to make in rain. This one asks who will stop it. It would be perfect to be squeezed in right as the visiting team needs to make a change after a Twins towering home run.
Bonus: Rain is a Good Thing by Luke Bryan
You know, because rain is a good thing!
What are some songs you would consider and why?
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