You know that song that plays during the Interrupting John Cena meme? It’s important that you know how it works musically.
Beat Breakdown posted the following video breaking down the beat and samples in John Cena’s “The Time Is Now,” also known as OH GREAT HERE COMES JOHN CENA, from his 2005 album You Can’t See Me. It’s short and kinda fascinating, especially if you’re like me and have no idea how music works.
Reminder, folks: Every time Cena runs to the ring, you owe a debt of gratitude to “Ante Up” by M.O.P. and “The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia” by Bobby Russell.
I want a series like this that breaks down the beats in other wrestling entrance themes. Give me one for “American Males.” “Uh, okay, so there’s a didgeridoo, and then Devo jumps in to say AMERICAN MALES seven times, and then suddenly we’re doing a hair metal song about how Marcus Alexander Bagwell and Scotty Riggs will find you and hurt you, possibly sexually, if you try to talk to them. Whoops, and now Devo’s back.” Maybe do one for Billy Gunn’s “Ass Man” where they just stare at the screen with disbelief on their faces.