“The Sweet Escape” Named #10 Jock Jam Of The Moment

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 Peoples’ “YMCA”) and chant-along bubblegum rock (Steam’s “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye”). Some Jock Jams are rock jams but they usually thrive in the cheesy chewy space between the danciest dance-pop and poppiest pop-rap – they’ll get it started in here, they’ll pump up the jam, they’ll let the dogs out, they’re gonna make you sweat, they’re weirdly appropriate to listen to while running a three-man weave.

#10 Gwen Stefani feat. Akon, ‘The Sweet Escape’
And lastly, pour some out for the all the Jock Jams that never get heard in their entirety – that maligned sub-genre known as the “brief stoppage of play” Jam. These songs have a monster three or four second hook perfect to put on while a ref confers with the scorer’s table or a player is slow to get up after a hard foul – in this case, that amazingly catchy “Woo-hoo! ee-hooo!” part. If you got your musical information solely by attending live sporting events you might not even know Gwen sings on this. Guess she’ll have to console herself with the fact that Bush’s “Machinehead” is very popular at soccer matches.

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