By now, you’ve no doubt heard that our beloved Vancouver Canucks are looking to make a change to the song that scores their journey from the tunnel to the ice at home games (often less cumbersomely described as the “entrance song”). For years, the boys in blue and green have been skating out to the tune of U2′s “Where the Streets Have No Name”, but recently, they announced that they were in the market for a new ditty, and they put it to the fans.
Now, I’m not the biggest U2 fan in the world, but I was happy with “Where the Streets Have No Name”, primarily because I didn’t hate it. Lord knows any move to replace the song ran the risk of swapping it out for something I truly loathed, especially since the sort of music typically used to psych up crowds tends to be fairly vapid (the music of Andrew W.K. a stark exception), and the Venn diagram of music I like and music the average sports fan likes crosses over at “some rap” and that’s pretty much it.
Well, sure enough, the Canucks have announced six finalists, and my nightmares have become reality. Seriously, my parents may as well have killed Freddy Kreuger — that’s how much my nightmare has become reality. The six finalists have been announced. They’re mostly bad (“Welcome to the Jungle”? Isn’t that a little obvious?), but one of them is beyond bad. One of them is Nickelback’s “Burn it to the Ground”.
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