"Karsten Hain said: How about 'WIPEOUT' by the Surfaris?"
Hey, that would be a good one! Lots of old surfing songs might work for skiing!
You know, you could do the standard contemporary stuff (no editorial content to insert here), but I think it might be cool to pick something a bit less ordinary by today's standards - like 50's and 60's jazz: A bebop interpretation of 'Bluesette' would work well in a lot of potential situations.
My son just took a music-in-film class, so it got me to thinking ...
By the way, about ten years ago I transferred some old family 8mm silent movies to videotape, and they added background music. There I am riding a horse around in a circle at summer camp when I was like 10 years old, and the sound track is playing 'Girl From Ipanema'! It was almost as incongruous as the scene in 'Blazing Saddles' where the Count Basie Orchestra is set up in full regalia playing in the middle of the desert!
Edit: Wait! What about 'Baba O'Reilly' (aka 'Teenage Wasteland') by 'The Who'?
Edit #2: Newer Van Morrison stuff?
[ December 28, 2002, 09:54 AM: Message edited by: Tominator ]