Phillies Postseason Playlist: Dancing On My Own, Cold Heart are the official anthems of Red October
The Philadelphia Phillies locker room celebrations after clinching a Wild Card spot and then again after sweeping the St. Louis Cardinals to advance to the NLDS have been nothing short of amazing.
Of course, just like literally ANYTHING cool, Michael Barkann just couldn’t keep his mouth shut and totally ruined the moment. It’s not about you bro. Literally no one wants to hear from you after a regular season game in the middle July let alone after sweeping the St. Louis Cardinals in the NLDS.
Just chill with the nonsense about Joe Girardi. No one cares. I promise. Rob Thomson is THE GUY. That’s all that matters, along with beating the snot out of the Braves in the NLDS, obviously.
Here’s what Garrett Stubbs told Todd Zolecki of MLB.com about the song selections.
“There’s no deeper meaning or backstory to it, other than it’s an absolute banger and we love singing it in the locker room,” Phillies catcher Garrett Stubbs said. “After a win, we play ‘Dancing on My Own,’ ‘Cold Heart’ and a couple other ones. We’ve been playing those songs since the beginning of the season. They come on in order after wins, so everyone knows what songs are going to play and everyone knows the words to those songs.”
Very smart move here by Stubbs and the Phillies. I like the complete switch up of music style with their postseason anthems. It’s refreshing to use something else besides the Eagles-Meek Mill connection that we are still doing 5 years after the Super Bowl in the locker room with Dreams & Nightmares.
More from Stubbs via Zolecki
Stubbs is the Phillies’ unofficial DJ. He does not know exactly how he got the job.
“I did it a couple times, and all of a sudden it was like, ‘OK, Stubby’s on music,’” he said. “So now when we’re on the road, I’m in charge of the speaker after wins. But as [Matt] Vierling likes to say, it’s a DJ democracy. So, there’s a few songs that go on that are for-sures, then I have a playlist that I’ve come up with that ends up playing. But if anybody has any song requests, it’s a DJ democracy. Everyone is invited to make a request.”
Garett Stubbs Official Spotify Playlist
Side Note: Thank GOD he’s not an Apple Music guy, that would have absolutely destroyed the vibes.
Phillies – Braves NLDS
Game 1 of the NLDS is at 1:07 p.m. ET Tuesday in Atlanta. Game 2 is at 4:35 p.m. ET Wednesday. Both are on FOX. Game 3 is Friday in Philly. If necessary, Game 4 is Saturday in Philly and Game 5 is Sunday in Atlanta. Times for Games 3, 4 and 5 are TBD.