More “Sweet Escape” news! Rolling Stone magazine has named Gwen’s “The Sweet Escape” the #10 Jock Jam of the moment. Jock Jams are popular songs that are played at sporting events.
Rolling Stone — The Jock Jam has Seventies roots in grandma-oriented disco (the Village Peoplesâ€™ â€œYMCAâ€) and chant-along bubblegum rock (Steamâ€™s â€œNa Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbyeâ€). Some Jock Jams are rock jams but they usually thrive in the cheesy chewy space between the danciest dance-pop and poppiest pop-rap â€“ theyâ€™ll get it started in here, theyâ€™ll pump up the jam, theyâ€™ll let the dogs out, theyâ€™re gonna make you sweat, theyâ€™re weirdly appropriate to listen to while running a three-man weave.
#10 Gwen Stefani feat. Akon, â€˜The Sweet Escapeâ€™
And lastly, pour some out for the all the Jock Jams that never get heard in their entirety â€“ that maligned sub-genre known as the â€œbrief stoppage of playâ€ Jam. These songs have a monster three or four second hook perfect to put on while a ref confers with the scorerâ€™s table or a player is slow to get up after a hard foul â€“ in this case, that amazingly catchy â€œWoo-hoo! ee-hooo!â€ part. If you got your musical information solely by attending live sporting events you might not even know Gwen sings on this. Guess sheâ€™ll have to console herself with the fact that Bushâ€™s â€œMachineheadâ€ is very popular at soccer matches.