Friday, May 11, 2012

Top 5 Best Pro Wrestling Entrance Music: #3: Real American

"Real American" is probably the best-known wrestling entrance music of all time. Another amazing collaboration between Rick Derringer and Cyndi Lauper (listen to her soulful background vocal improvs late in the song!), this jam played Hulk Hogan out to the ring for the entirety of his WWF career.

"Real American" was originally recorded for the tag team combination of Barry Windham and Mike Rotundo, the U.S. Express. However, after they proved themselves unworthy of the song by losing the coveted tag team titles to a couple of dirty foreigners, they were deported and "Real American" was stripped from them and given to the true embodiment of the red, white and blue: the Hulkster, seen below in a rare studio outtake recording the song's rhythm guitar track.

The sheer patriotism of these power chords helped Hogan defeat many of the champions of America's greatest national foes: Iran's Iron Sheik, Russia's Nikolai Volkoff, and Canada's Earthquake.

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