Measured in the 2000s, before Atlético’s games, a song used to sound almost looped from the Calderón’s speakers. It was ‘Boys don’t cry’ from The Cure. It also sounded a lot, and very loud, Rosendo’s ‘Ways to Live’. The Vicente Calderón, that stadium, where the Rolling Stone made history in the rain, that field always linked to music. Fifteen years later, in the days of confinement due to the world crisis caused by the coronavirus, in which artists fill the networks with concerts, songs, ‘unplugged’ from their homes. Iinitiative to which Atlético, in its own way, joins, sharing every day on their official Twitter account (@atleti) each of the songs that make up their playlist on game days. There is no other machine in time capable of transporting the past like that of a perfume, a song. And with his playlist, if the red and white fans closed their eyes, they could almost feel it. That he is in the Wanda Metropolitano, about to start a game. Those same songs play, loud. Dani Martín, with a red and white heart and author of ‘Dieciocho’, one of them, so Calderón, so Atleti, has been in the news in recent hours for a concert he gave on his social networks attended by 100,000 people virtually. Many of them, sure, share colors. They close their eyes when, that, sounds …“Memories: singing, they are dreams, for you./ We touched the sky in my stadium, the pilot cried in Madrid …“ The chords of ‘Your love’, by The Outfield, are those that sound when the rojiblanco team comes out to warm up before the games. That is the last song, for the moment, discovered from the playlist. “Josie’s on a vacation far away / Come around and talk it over / So many things that I want to say / You know I like my girls a little bit older …” The hymn has not been missing either, that music forever linked to the rojiblanco pundonor, to the dance of lights, to the names of the eleven high in the public address system: ‘Thunderstruck’, on guitar and microphone, AC / DC. Songs in English, ‘Believer’ by Imagine Dragons. In Spanish, ‘Terribly cruel’, by Leiva. Every day, one. The first one, the one that always sounds loudest of all. A creed. The anthem. And by the way, Rosendo’s ‘Ways’ continues to sound.The ‘playlist’ of the Wanda Metropolitano (discovered so far)– ‘Your love’, The Outfield – ‘BelieverImagine Dragons– ‘Eighteen’, Dani Martín– ‘Terribly cruel’, Leiva– ‘Way of livingRosendo– ‘Thundestruck’, AC DC– ‘Anthem of Atlético de Madrid’
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