You may have heard the bizarre yet intriguing rumor that Britney Spears' "Oops! I Did It Again" was inspired by Byung-Hyun Kim's infamous back-to-back meltdowns in Games 4 and 5 of the 2001 World Series. True or not, this begs the question: what other bizarre hidden sports references are contained within our favorite songs?
That's the theme of our 80's music puzzle. Here's the deal: On the left, in random order, are brief descriptions of five sports moments from the 80's, both memorable and obscure. On the right, in chronological order, are clues to five of your favorite 80's songs, including the cover art of the album on which the song is included (with artist and album names seamlessly removed).
Your challenge is as follows:
Match each sports moment on the left to the song on the right that the sports moment may have inspired. A few notes:
- In addition to the cover of the song's album, the song's release year and peak chart position is given.
- Yes, the title of this post is a hint regarding one of the album covers.
- The date of the song release relative to the date of the sports incident is irrelevant. I.e., for the purposes of this game, the song may have been released before the sports moment occurred.
I hope this makes sense. Either way, here we go:
*Contrary to popular belief, the "80's" refers to the period from 1981 to 1990. So yes, this song was technically part of the 70's.UPDATE: See answers here