Getting Ready For The Comeback, Musically

Posted by on March 12th, 2008 in Commentary

As Gilbert gets closer and closer to making his comeback (knock on wood) it’s time for us as fans to be prepared for what will happen when he makes his return. With the Nationals working on music choices for the new park, maybe it’s time that we think about a comeback song for Gilbert. Even if Gilbert likely makes his comeback during the Wizards’ road trip out west, his first game back at the Verizon Center is still going to be a big deal and I think it needs a song.

Here’s some ideas (feel free to add others)

LL Cool J – Mama Said Knock You Out
Why: The opening line “Don’t call it a comeback!” pretty much says it all doesn’t it?
Why Not:
It might be a little too obvious of a song choice for Gil’s tastes.

Kanye West – Stronger
Why: Th-Th-That knee surgery didn’t kill him, therefore it made him stronger. It’s simple really.
Why Not:
The same reasons as Mama Said Knock You Out, not to mention that the team already used it.

Kelly Rowand – Comeback
Why: The name of the song is Comeback. Duh.
Why Not:
Did you listen to the song?

Jay Z – Public Service Announcement
Why: It’s been 4 months since he’s played, and nearly a whole year since he’s been truly healthy. Sounds like a good time to reintroduce himself to the masses.
Why Not:
I think LeBron has the monopoly on Jay Z songs.

The Rocky Theme Song
Why: All the training that Gil has put in to get healthy again has been very Rocky-esque.
Why Not:
Rocky is more of a Philadelphia kind of thing.

Jadakiss – The Champ is Here
Why: It’s been 4 months since he’s played, and nearly a whole year since he’s been truly healthy. Sounds like a good time to reintroduce himself.
Why Not:
Well technically, he’s not a champ (yet) so it would be a false advertisement.  On the other hand, he’s still the people’s champ.

Juelz Santana – The Second Coming
Why: His return from injury will be his second comeback this season.
Why Not:
I think Nike has the monopoly on that song, and since Gilbert is an Adidas guy…Well, you put two and two together.

UPDATE! TruthAboutIt throws in a suggestion: Guess Who’s Back by Scarface, Beanie Sigel, and Jay-Z.  Excellent suggestion.

3 responses so far ↓

  • Truth About It // Mar 13, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    Stop the presses!

    Guess Who’s Back….a Scarface track featuring Beanie Sigel and Jay-Z should be #1 on the list.

    Hands. Down.

  • Jordan Santos // Mar 23, 2008 at 7:40 am

    how about “remember the name” by Fort Minor
    or “hurt” by T.I youl be lookin good with these songs my man

  • Jordan Santos // Mar 23, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    chumbawunba “i get knocked down” this songs explains the sitaution real good

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