The Jukebox: March Madness

This is hopefully the beginning of a beautiful new segment where the DJ’s at Bench Life semi-regularly deliver playlists to the starving public. Seeing as it is the beginning of March with the Madness just around the corner, I’ve compiled a list of songs that I feel could inspire history’s first perfect bracket.


To kick this playlist off, One Shining might be the most obvious selection of all time. The song is synonymous with College Basketball, March Madness, dreams and aspirations. After any big beer pong win in the month of March should be punctuated with this tune.

From there we get a diverse mix that ranges from the soundtracks of Space Jam and Like Mike, to quintessential mid-2000’s songs that were part of every team’s warm-up track. Mix in some newish Drake, Future’s “March Madness” (a little on the nose but I digress), and NBC’s NBA Theme and I feel like I have most bases covered. Also, even though I despise Duke, you have to mix in a little Cascada.


  1. One Shining Moment – David Barrett, Luther Vandross
  2. March Madness – Future
  3. Space Jam – Quad City DJ’s
  4. Fly Like An Eagle – Seal
  5. Basketball – Bow Wow
  6. Playin’ the Game – Bow Wow
  7. NBC NBA Theme (Roundball Rock) – Soundmachine
  8. Do the John Wall – Troop 41
  9. Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
  10. Jump Around – House of Pain
  11. We Will Rock You – Queen
  12. Champions – Kanye West, Gucci Mane, Big Sean
  13. I Love College – Asher Roth
  14. Swish – Mike Stud
  15. Big Rings – Drake, Future
  16.  Jumpman – Drake, Future
  17. Forever – Drake, Kanye West, Lil Wayne, Eminem
  18. Sirius – The Alan Parsons Project
  19. Everytime We Touch – Cascada
  20. 300 Violin Orchestra – Jorge Quintero
  21. Remember the Name – Fort Minor
  22. Bring Em Out – TI
  23. Eye of the Tiger – Survivor
  24. Champions – Ron Artest (Shout out Metta World-Peace)
  25. Cinderalla Man – Eminem
  26. Can’t Be Touched – Roy Jones Jr
  27. All The Above – Maino, T-Pain
  28. All of the Lights – Kanye West
  29. All I Do Is Win – DJ Khaled
  30. Wing$ – Macklemore

Comment and let me know what I’ve missed. In the mean time I’ll be getting lost in the beers and bracketology. Cheers.



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