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Best and worst celebration songs in the NHL

- October 18th, 2013

Let’s just be kind and say Tyler Bozak has questionable taste in music.

After news leaked earlier this week that the Maple Leafs celebrate their victories with We Can’t Stop by Miley Cyrus, Phil Kessel outed Bozak as the culprit.

Bozak defended his selection, saying most of his Leafs teammates didn’t have a problem with it.

Let’s face it: hockey crowds like to rock when celebrating. There is a time and place for dance music, just not at the arena.

Let’s hear more of these

The Black Keys – Howlin’ For You

The chorus is where it’s at. The guitars and drums in sync with the chant gets the crowd to sing along and clap their hands.

The Sheepdogs – Feeling Good

Somewhat similar to Howlin’ For You, Feeling Good is something hockey fans can follow the beat to. Who doesn’t feel good after their team scores a goal or wins the game?

The Fratellis – Chelsea Dagger

Some people may hate on this song, but the catchy chorus grows on you. Imagine singing this song with 20,000 other fans in the arena?

Ray Castoldi – Slapshot

Written and performed specifically for the New York Rangers, Slapshot rocks while fans can yell “hey, hey, hey-hey-hey.”

Blur – Song 2

Classic Blur song. Lots of energy and gets the fans out of their seats and scream at the top of their lungs “woo hoo”.

Keep these songs away from the rink

Baauer – Harlem Shake

This doesn’t belong in the rink unless you want the crowd to dance out of sync. Nothing to see here folk, move along.

Zombie Nation – Kernkraft 400

Good to get the crowd up with the chorus, but sounds more like it should be used in European soccer than in a hockey rink.

Duck Sauce – Barbra Streisand

Another dance number full of ooh’s and woo’s. Not something you would expect to hear to cheer your team on, although it is kid-friendly.

Pitbull – Don’t Stop The Party

The Oilers used this song last season. With the mix of Spanish and English, it’s not something one would sing along to, unless you knew all the lyrics.

Gary Glitter – Rock And Roll Pt. 2

A fan favourite at arenas across the NHL, Rock And Roll Pt. 2 is actually a good song. But Gary Glitter’s 1999 conviction for possession of child pornography in the UK. He moved to Southeast Asia and was eventually deported back to the UK due to a conviction of obscene acts with minors.

Are there songs not on this list that you think would be a crowd pleaser? What songs have you heard that sound terrible at games?

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3 comments

  1. Joel Anthony | October 18, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Chelsea Dagger.

    Just way too catchy.

  2. Brockleigh | October 18, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    For songs to Rock to, you forgot Jump by Van Halen, and How ‘Bout That by Bad Company.

    For songs to stay out of the arena, any dance song, and Chelsea Dagger is pathetic.

  3. ROff | October 18, 2013 at 11:37 pm

    Gotta throw Monster Truck’s Righteous Smoke

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