15 must-have songs for a WVU tailgate

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When it comes to your tailgate playlist, you don’t want to play it by ear. You should put as much consideration into your tunes as you do your choice of food and beverages. The right music can make a great tailgate even more awesome, or it can curb the social mood you’re trying to create.

Here are my top 15 songs for a wild and wonderful tailgate. If you’ve ever spent much time in Mario’s Fishbowl, these tunes will sound familiar. What’s on your playlist? Let me know in the comments below or tweet them at me using #tailgateplaylist.

TAKE ME HOME, COUNTRY ROADS – John Denver

MARY JANE’S LAST DANCE – Tom Petter & the Heartbreakers

I LOVE THIS BAR – Toby Keith

PIANO MAN – Billy Joel

GLORY DAYS – Bruce Springsteen

MR. JONES – Counting Crows

YOU DON’T EVEN CALL ME BY MY NAME – David Allen Coe

FAMILY TRADITION – Hank Williams, Jr.

MAMAS, DON’T LET YOUR BABIES GROW UP TO BE COWBOYS – Waylon Jennings with Willie Nelson

BRIGHT SIDE OF THE ROAD – Van Morrison

SUMMER WIND – Frank Sinatra

WAGON WHEEL – Old Crow Medicine

FULSOM PRISON BLUES – Johnny Cash

BORN TO RUN – Bruce Springsteen

SPANISH MOON –Little Feat

This is just one of many tailgating playlists. I’ll be sharing others in future posts.

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