How many songs celebrate bowling?

    01/17/15

    United States

    TheBlueFlamesBowlingUSACover.jpg When Chris Richardson went to went duckpin bowling at White Oak Lanes in Silver Spring, Md., United States, last weekend and had such a good time doing so he thought to himself, "How many songs celebrate bowling?"

    Richardson, who calls himself a certified music freak, realized what a great idea it was for a piece for his pop music history blog, Zero to 180.

    He started poking around on the web thinking someone surely has already pulled together a righteous list of songs about bowling, but amazingly … no one had! Until now.

    "Ten-Pin Pop" is an original piece of music research that Richardson has posted on his blog featuring a list of 25 bowling-related tunes. 18 of those songs, who were released from 1957 to 2012, are linked to streaming audio.

    Check it out here.