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Your 2018 Iowa State University Football “Varsity” Tailgate Playlist

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It’s almost football season which means it is almost time to tailgate! Food, friends, and beer are always important. And just as equally is music.

Here at WRNL, we have compiled a list of some songs you need to add to your playlist at your next tailgate party this football season. We have received some outstanding suggestions on Twitter from our followers. And our writers have even given some of their hot tailgate songs that get them in the zone. Thanks to all! You all are pretty amazing! We have included these suggestions below in no particular order. But you know who you are.

We Cyclones are a nostalgic species and like to keep the traditions (ex. Campaniling and natural turf), but we also like to try new things (ex. Black Jerseys and non-light beer). We like it all here. Rock, country, EDM, polka, hick hop, hairbands... we’re into just about anything!

So, let us know what makes you TAILGATE HARD! If you have that one song that just reminds you of Cyclone football, comment below. Elaborate if you wish to. It’s the internet, be you.

Remember: No judgement here. Let us know what makes you think Cyclone Tailgate with your favorite song(s). Whether your tailgate is in G7, B6, the student lots, your deck or in a van down by the river; let us take you away to a pleasant mindset of the best time of year!

Go CYCLONES!!! Are you ready for some football?!?!?

Without further adieu, here is the official 2018 WRNL Tailgate Playlist, as created by YOU, Cyclone fans!

2018 Iowa State University Football “Varsity” Tailgate Playlist

816 Boyz - Comin’ Thru

Rolling Stones - Start Me Up

Baby Bash - Cyclone

The Cars - Just What I Needed; Let the Good Times Roll

Flo Rida and Pitbull - Can’t Believe It

Beastie Boys - Fight For Your Right, Sabotage

Afroman - Crazy Rap (Colt 45)

Bruno Mars - 24K Magic

Def Leppard - Pour Some Sugar On Me

Ram Jam - Black Betty

The Falling Devices - New Age Girl

Big & Rich - Save a Horse, Comin’ To Your City

Rick Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up

Billy Joel - We Didn’t Start the Fire

Ray Scott - Drinkin’ Beer

Lonely Island - I Just Had _ _ _ ; I’m on a Boat

The Outfield - Your Love

Nickelback - Something in Your Mouth; Animals

Toby Keith - Red Solo Cup; Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue

Sublime - Get Ready

MGMT - Time to Pretend

Poison - Nothin’ but a Good Time; Talk Dirty to Me

M.I.A. - Paper Planes

LMFAO - Party Rock Anthem; Sorry For Party Rockin’

Usher - Yeah!

Flo Rida - Club Can’t Handle Me Right Now

Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline

Rehab - 1980

Avenged Sevenfold - Hail To The King

Shinedown - Diamond Eyes

T.I. - Whatever You Like

The Killers- Mr. Brightside

Fallout Boy- Sugar We’re Going Down

Eric Church- Springsteen

Toto- Africa

Journey- Don’t Stop Believin’

Rehab- Bartender Song (Sittin’ at a Bar)

Lee Brice- Parking Lot Party

Guns N Roses- Sweet Child O’Mine