The Canucks have scored eight goals over the past two games, meaning you have had eight chances to notice that the team has been rocking a brand-new goal song for the past week (and it would have been more if they hadn’t been shut out by the Rangers — the song was supposed to debut last Tuesday).
Since 2009-10, DJ Dave has been spinning Green Day’s Holiday at each goal, a song that’s passable, but has nowhere near the memorability of something like Chicago’s obnoxiously sing-songy “Chelsea Dagger”. That song was so successful that it caused NHL organizations to rethink what the goal song was for. No, it’s not just something to play after goals — it should invigorate and involve the crowd, and if it could infuriate the visitors as well, hey, that’d be great.
I’ve always secretly wished that a team would adopt Parliament’s Unfunky UFO. Imagine if every goal was followed by a funk breakdown of the highest order:.
But, sadly, hockey fans don’t got the funk.
If part of the plan is to annoy the other team, the Canucks could have gone with Loudon Wainwright’s “Unrequited to the Nth Degree”, just for the heckling refrain:
But they didn’t, maybe because folk songs, like funk songs, don’t make for good hockey arena music.
Instead, the team will now be spinning Clutch’s “Electric Worry”, which goes a little something like this:
Bang bang bang bang, vaminos, vaminos. Come to think of it, you could sing the Wainwright refrain over this chorus perfectly.
What do you think, Canuck fans? No doubt it’s going to annoy visiting teams, especially if DJ Dave turns it up nice and loud. But does it annoy you too? Can you hear and enjoy that refrain a hundred more times this season? Would something else have been better?
Edit: apparently, this song was also used in the ad for Left 4 Dead 2. The Canucks and the zombie apocalypse, huh? That reminds me…Tags: Canucks, featured, Goal Song, hockey fans don't got the funk