Kentucky Derby Tunes

Print So, you’re coming to the 2009 Kentucky Derby this year and you’ve packed everything on your list and you’re ready to go. No matter the transportation method, everyone needs a good playlist for their journey to the Run For the Roses! We’ve put together a list of some songs to make your Kentucky Derby a little more enjoyable! For those of you lucky enough to have actual Derby tickets, maybe with a box or clubhouse seat, we have the “appropriate” list on how to enjoy the Derby: “Kentucky Woman” Neil Diamond “The Derby” Randy Newman “Wild Horses” Rolling Stones “Run For The Roses” Dan Fogelberg “Follow Me To Louisville” Don Williams “All The Pretty Li'l Horses” Shawn Colvin “Kentucky Derby” Chet Atkins "Bourbon Holiday" John Mann “Banks of the Ohio” Johnny Cash “The Gambler” Kenny Rogers “Wishin’ & Hopin” Ani Difranco “Louisville” Dwight Yoakam “The Winner Takes It All” Abba “Luck Be A Lady” Frank Sinatra “The Rose” Bette Midler “One Mint Julep” The Clovers “Kentucky Waltz” Bill Monroe “Louisville, K-Y” Ella Fitzgerald For those of you who are coming to watch the greatest 2 minutes in sports from the Infield… well, we have a slightly different list for you, as you’ll have a slightly “different” experience: “I Just Fell In Something and I Sure Hope It’s Love” “It’s 5:00 Somewhere” Jimmy Buffet & Alan Jackson “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer “ George Thorogood “Dead Flowers” Rolling Stones “Where To Begin” My Morning Jacket “Pony” Ginuwine “Bad Liver & A Broken Heart” Tom Waits “Infield Folks” Randy Newman "Redneck Love Gone Bad" Shannon Lawson “Cigarettes & Alcohol” Oasis “Back In the Saddle Again” Waylon Jennings “A Horse Named Bill” Jerry Garcia “I'll Marry You Tomorrow, But Let's Honeymoon Tonight” “The Gambler” Kenny Rogers “Horses & Divorces” Slaid Cleaves “Jockey Full Of Bourbon” Pulp Dogs “Forget the Night, Help Me Make It Through The Door” “Whiskey Girl” Toby Keith “Alcohol” Brad Paisley “If Whiskey Were a Woman, I'd Be Married for Sure” “Kentucky Mud” Nappy Roots "Many Happy Hangovers to You" Jean Shepard Any we are missing? Shoot us an email at Holly@louisville.com
About Holly Freeland
I graduated from Western Kentucky University (GO Tops!) with an English and Journalism degree. I spend my time playing soccer, watching UK basketball, stalking David Beckham and laughing at Chelsea Handler.
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