Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Unknown Song #55 (New Primetime)

Song - Unknown Song #55
Primetime Usage - 2019-20 (highlights); 2020-21 (non-highlight)
Featured Highlight - Dolphins @ Broncos, 2020

Unknown Song #55 is one of those songs that has a solid, punchy core, but comes off incomplete.  In other words, it feels like the composer could have done more with the track than they did.  I suppose it could be an underscore.  NFL Primetime did previously choose the underscore instead of the base track at least a couple other times (Race to Midnight, Take Care), so that wouldn't be surprising.  Anyway, the ESPN sound people put this song on one 2019 highlight (that I know of), and split it between highlights & non-highlight stuff in 2020.  It was used exclusively as a non-highlight track last year.  As an example of US #55's use on NFL Primetime, here's a video of the Denver Broncos inflicting a lot of pain on Tua Tagovailoa.

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