USA vs. Canada: Patrick Kane's Showdown Sunday playlist

During the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, wanted to find out what music is inspiring U.S. athletes. With the men’s hockey team facing off against Canada tonight (MSNBC, 7 p.m. ET pre-show, 7:40 p.m. puck drop), it seemed like a good time to check in with Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane, who tells us he listens to five songs before every game:

1. “Hot in Herre” by Nelly: “I like the way this song gives you energy. It’s a classic.”
2. “Tarzan Boy” by Baltimora: “It’s all in the beat.”

3. “Bed Rock” by Young Money: “I like the diversity of the song, so many different singers.”
4. “Sing for the Moment” by Eminem: “This song makes you take every moment and make the most of it.”
5. “Fluxland” by XL: “Great techno tune. It really pumps you up. It’s got good vibes.”


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  • Brad


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      • Kelly

        US has no chance against Canada:)

    • Maggie

      I really want Canada to win, A LOT. But do we put too much pressure on our Hockey players? It’s like they have to be the best on the planet or they set off a national crisis. It’s like we have to win gold in Seniors Mens, Junior Mens, & Womens Worlds and the Both Olympic Medals. One silver (even if even other one is gold) and Don Cherry and all sports commentators freaks out and question the state of Hockey in Canada it’s really silly.

  • Scoot

    Ironically, thats the same playlist he uses before he beats up cab drivers.

    • Jane

      Hahaha. I was just going to ask, isn’t this the idiot who punched a cab driver because he didn’t have the right amount of change. Moron.

    • Rock Golf

      For comparison, here’s the list of songs that will be heard in the arena while the American team is warming up:
      “Taxi” by Harry Chapin
      “Cab Driver” by the Mills Brothers
      “I Fought The Law (But The Law Won)” – Bobby Fuller Four

  • PityPie


  • Jen

    It’s going to be one heck of a game!! Of course I would love to see the US win but if Canada wins that’s OK as there is a member of the B’s on the team. I love hockey so it’s all about an exciting, competitive game.

  • kc fan i missouri~

    go usa!!!!

  • Lindsey

    US doesn’t really stand a chance…. GO CANADA GO!

  • Patrick Kane


  • kate

    Wow Ew you could not have picked a bigger tool for this story. This guy is the definition of Douche Bag. You could have picked anyone else….hmmm on second thought, let’s just wait and let him destroy a hotel.

  • JR


  • Megan

    lol Patrick Kane is ridick… but go USA!!

  • amabo

    oh please. some people can’t escape the superficiality of making unsupported accusations about this find olympian. get over it. it didn’t happen anyway. you complain this kid got justice, and don’t mind the cabbie he allegedly mugged was merely in pursuit of cash in capitalist America.

    anyway, great job on the win, Sunday! USA!

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