Kelly Clarkson, Cee Lo Green to shake up the NFL

US singer Kelly Clarkson performs during the Pop Music Festival 2012 at Arena Anhembi in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on June 23, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Yasuyoshi CHIBA (Photo credit should read YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/GettyImages) AFP

Kelly Clarkson performs during the Pop Music Festival 2012 at Arena Anhembi in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on June 23, 2012.
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(CBS/AP) This upcoming NFL season is sure to be a music-filled affair.

Cee Lo Green is taking over the NFL Network's "Thursday Night Football" intro, and in typical fashion, he's putting his own spin on things. Rather than the traditional artist-centered pre-taped opener, the NFL and Green are inviting fans to submit videos of themselves singing along to the chorus of a song based on The Ramones' "Blitzkrieg Bop.''

"I think this brings a splash of color to a, you know, bland and black-and-white backdrop," Green said. "And make it colorful and make it fun and make it young. Make it exciting and highly enthusiastic, you know what I'm saying?"

Kelly Clarkson is getting in on the action, too. She released a song in support of the Dallas Cowboys, her home team. "Get Up (A Cowboys Anthem)" is one of several songs that will be available for free download through PepsiAnthems.com during the football season.

Travie McCoy's tribute to the New York Giants, called "All In," will be available for free at PepsiAnthems.com beginning Sept. 3.

Future songs include Ice Cube's tribute to the Oakland Raiders, Kid Rock's song for the Detroit Lions and a remix of Wiz Khalifa's "Black and Yellow'' for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

  • CBS News Staff

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