Pirates 1990 Theme Song: You Gotta Believe [VIDEO]

My favorite line in the 1990 Pittsburgh Pirates theme song: ‘Remember the heartbreak, remember the tears, getting it all together takes so many years….’ ahh, yes it does Ernie. 

The 1990 theme song was sung by Ernie Pontieri of The Letterman, whose childhood idol was Roberto Clemente.  The song was written by the ‘prophetic’ Frank and Ray Falotico of Ellwood City.   The 1989 Bucs were fifth in the division with a 74-88 record, but the 1990 team behind ‘You Gotta Believe’ made it to the NLCS. 

Enjoy the behind the scenes video with some classic staches, then the official video starts at 4:48 with Ernie rocking the mullet.

Topics: Ernie Pontieri, Frank Falotico, Ray Falotico, Roberto Clemente

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