Pepsi Teams with Kelly Clarkson, Ice Cube and More for NFL Anthems

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterNovember 21, 2012

Photo Credit: Pepsi
Photo Credit: Pepsi

The NFL season gets a dash of pop music as Pepsi teams up with singers, rappers and some Kid Rock guy to deliver football anthems. 

You will actually get a taste of the magic during halftime of the New York Jets halftime show on Thanksgiving night when Lenny Kravitz performs "Like A Jet."

The New York Jets official website reports the ditty will be presented alongside other hits while the overabundance of turkey takes the rest of us into a wonderful food coma. 

You can listen to the song now at the Pepsi Anthems website, housing the other artists and the songs they created specifically for certain NFL teams. 

Pepsi has also released some behind-the-scenes videos from various artists explaining their songs and love of football. 

Contrary to what you would have thought, Kravitz song isn't about quarterback controversies, losing seasons or playing under the shadow of Tim Tebow. You know, the first things that come to mind when you hear, "Like A Jet."

There is so much more where the above song comes from. Here is a list of the artists who lended their voices to anthems. 

·         Kelly Clarkson – Dallas Cowboys

·         Kid Rock – Detroit Lions

·         Lenny Kravitz – New York Jets

·         Aerosmith – New England Patriots

·         Travie McCoy – New York Giants

·         Ice Cube – Oakland Raiders

·         Wiz Khalifa – Pittsburgh Steelers

Kid Rock's "In Detroit" is an ode to shouting and heavy rock anthems and slightly about the city Detroit. At least that's what it sounds like. 

There is also Ice Cube's ode to his Raiders Nation, coming hard with lyrics like: 

Don't need no imitation, we are that Raider Nation.
We rock that black and silver, We make them shake and shiver. 

Ah, yes. Because a running game that ranks 31st in the league makes others shake in their football cleats. 

Still, it's good to see Ice Cube back in the rap game, no matter the form we get him. 

We make light of the NFL teams, but this is a great way to lend some excitement to fanbases as we prepare for a weekend flush with great holiday action. 

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