Between the buzzers, the high-level basketball and the overall spirit of the tournament, March Madness is a special time of year. The atmosphere it provides is one of the best of any sporting event. From the chants in the crowd to the energy in the air, this is a can’t-miss event for basketball fans everywhere.
An often overlooked factor at an event is the music being played alongside it. Between the chants and anthems sung throughout the arena and the songs that set the tone and accompany you to and from commercial breaks, music plays a major role in the viewing experience.
Is there a theme song for March Madness 2023?
While there may not be an official theme song, there are many sounds that have become synonymous with the event.
The CBS theme song that weaves in and out of breaks is a surefire way to heighten emotions and ignite fans. It makes the perfect track for the climax of a match and has you moving on the edge of your seat during the break. It’s a sound that can be difficult to place out of context but is unforgettable in the moment.
A number of songs were also released for the tournament itself. Future dropped out of “March Madness” before the 2015 tournament, and he still has one lock left to play at the event.
“One Shining Moment” has also become a tournament staple, with a March Madness homage added to this song in the background after every tournament since 1987.
The dramatic musical medley provides the perfect ambiance to replicate the events on the field. The song was written as a love letter to basketball by David Barrett and it came off exactly as intended.
Finding the balance between relying on tradition and mixing in new success has been an effective route to the NCAA Tournament in years past. We shouldn’t expect that to change this year and for good reason.
While new hits like Lil Uzi Vert’s “Just Wanna Rock” and Drake and 21 Savage’s “Rich Flex” are sure to get the crowd going at times, expect the classics to also make their mark on the television viewers.