Nothing like celebrating a goal in the NHL.
First of all, the horn sounds from the rafters loud enough to shake the whole arena – a unique tradition that dates back almost 50 years. Then the whole crowd jumps to their feet and joins a chorus of exuberant cries and cries. Then, finally, you have the objective song.
However, not all goal songs are created equal. For some teams, the song is little more than an afterthought; just a generic and fun clip to celebrate the highlight of another point. For others, it is an iconic piece of team culture that unites fans with one voice every time someone on the ice puts the cookie in Cart.
Unfortunately, the break in the NHL season left us with a shortage of goal songs in our lives. Will end the season on neutral sites – which seems likely – deprive us of our beloved goal songs for the rest of the year? Only time will tell.
We celebrate the wide range of league goal songs with this definitive, objective, unbiased and 100% accurate power ranking of the 31 teams' hymns for the 2019-2020 season:
# 31: Florida Panthers
The Panthers suffer from the shame of going back in our ranking. Their song, "Sweetness" from Jimmy Eat World, doesn't really instill much energy or enthusiasm, but sounds like any other song you would hear throughout 39; a live game. There are also no easy-to-sing lyrics, which is a very common theme in this list. Sorry, Panthers fans, but this one has to be one of the most forgettable in the league.
# 30: San Jose Sharks
You may have heard this song, but you may not know that it's called "Get Ready for This" by Dutch electronic group 2 Unlimited. Well, now you do it. This one falls down only because it has been played in just about every live sporting event since at least the turn of the century. A certain lack of creativity of the Sharks.
# 29: Boston Bruins
Yes I know. "Kernkraft 400" is an iconic tradition of the Bruins. But this song is probably played in just about every arena every night in the NHL. Plus, it sounds more like a "pumping" song to get the crowd moving before the game or during a game stoppage than a goal celebration song. It might be controversial, but this one just doesn't do it for me.
# 28: Dallas Stars
By far the most metal-forward goal song in the league, "Puck Off" by Pantera (very smart, guys) is accompanied by the crowd chanting "Dallas … Stars!" It's certainly unique, but it lacks the feel of well-being from a really great song. Plus, just singing the team's name after a goal doesn't seem too creative.
# 27: Los Angeles Kings
This one is simply very forgettable. There is really nothing unique or different that sets it apart from the rest. For an iconic franchise like the Kings, you'd expect something with a little more flair.
# 26: Blue Jackets Columbus
When the first two seconds of "For those about to switch" from AC / DC sound, you expect a gain. But instead, you are greeted by the cheerful chorus of Locksley's "The Whip", a song that has been played by NHL teams for years. Not great, but also not memorable enough to put it higher.
# 25: Colorado Avalanche
This remix of Planet Fun's "Chase the Sun" is quite unique, but its elevator musical vibrations are detrimental to its potential. It’s just not a song that screams of energy. The "Hey! Hey! Hey!" is rather moderate and does not have the same invigorating effect as others.
# 24: Philadelphia Flyers
The Flyers opted for a classic rock vibe when they chose Jetboy's "Feel the Shake", but they could have done much better. This is not a particularly exciting song and the chorus of "feel the shake" is not really the one that is going to be crowned by the fans. Another candidate without interest.
# 23: Vegas Golden Knights
You wouldn't expect panic! At The Disco to appear in a list of NHL goal songs, but it's Vegas, after all. This is one of two entries on this list that has a regional theme, the song title being "Vegas Lights". He is accompanied by songs from the crowd's "Go Knights Go", which almost stifled the song itself. Nothing crazy, but it's a decent goal song.
# 22: Ottawa Senators
Another song that has been used in the NHL over the years is Blur's "Song 2". It's a beautiful song with a sung chorus, but it doesn't get high marks for its originality.
# 21: Calgary Flames
"TNT" from AC / DC is a beautiful classic rock song, but it is not the most exciting goal song in the league. It's also a shame, since the Flames have one of the really great goal horns everywhere.
# 20: Anaheim Ducks
Pennywise's "Bro Hymn" has ties to the Anaheim area, with the band originally from Hermosa Beach, California. It is also a well-known hockey song, having been used by Rangers and Flyers in the past. The chorus is sung, but it’s just another recycled goal song.
# 19: New Jersey Devils
The Devils' current song is "Howl" from The Gaslight Anthem. It is a light surfer-rock tune which presents crowd chants from "Here we go!" Not the most memorable, but a solid entry nonetheless.
# 18: New York Islanders
Another recycled, "Crowd Chant" by Joe Satriani is always fun for the fans. There's nothing like shooting vocalized whammy guitar solos after looking at a goal. However, it is ranked lower than it could not be otherwise because …
# 17: Minnesota Wild
… Minnesota uses exactly the same song. The Wild started using it first, so they are ranked higher.
Number 16: Vancouver Canucks
Gone are the days when Canucks fans used to crown Green Day's "Holiday" after watching the Sedin twins work their magic. Now they're using Van Halen's "Ain & # 39; t Talkin & # 39; Bout Love", which is … pretty average. There has however been a movement to bring back "Holiday", so fans could hear that again soon.
Number 15: Montreal Canadiens
We start the first half of our list with the Habs, which has a unique goal song that was created especially for the team. There's something irresistibly catchy about the chorus, and even if the "Hey!" the songs are not the most creative, they still deserve a place in the top 15. It also goes very well with one of the classic goal horns in the league.
Number 14: Winnipeg Jets
The Jets use "Gonna Celebrate" from The Phantoms, a joyful and uplifting song that sends a clear message after a goal in Winnipeg: Jets fans will go completely crazy.
# 13: Detroit Red Wings
We may not have heard it very often this season, but the Red Wings have a decent goal song. It channels techno and electronic vibrations, but this powerful bass is enough to get fans of the Little Caesar & # 39; s Arena on their feet … from time to time.
# 12: Pittsburgh Penguins
In other words, "Jump Around" by the House of Pain is a classic. This is another song commonly heard at sporting events around the world, but it is always guaranteed to boost any fan base, especially after a goal.
N ° 11: Capitals of Washington
It may sound like something straight out of a German nightclub, but the official Capitals song is almost good enough to break through the top ten. However, the team started a new feature this year where each player was able to choose their own special goal song, so it wasn't heard as much as expected. Fans of caps have heard a lot of "Shake, Rattle and Roll" by Big Joe Turner, however, which is the song of choice for Rocket candidate Richard Alex Ovechkin.
# 10: Edmonton Oilers
Our top ten starts with the Edmonton Oilers, who use Rev Theory's "Hell Yeah". It's simple but effective, and it will be recognized by fans of the Blue Mountain State series as the theme song for the show. He also has one of the great singable choirs of any song on this list.
# 9: Arizona Coyotes
The Coyotes use "Howlin & # 39; For You" by the Black Keys. You must like a goal song that is so related to the team mascot, but it's also a very good song. It also works great with the howling coyote sound effects used in the background.
# 8: St. Louis Blues
The Blues' entry begins with a catchy rendition of "When the Saints Go Walk" courtesy of the team organist, before a rock and roll sound more traditional comes in. It works very well because the organ captures the initial thrill of the goal when everyone jumps to their feet before the second song provides a joyful background when everyone world still applauds. Of course, "Gloria" is the real song of choice for most Blues fans.
# 7: New York Rangers
The Rangers had their song, "Slapshot", specially created for them by Ray Castoldi. It is one of the best goal scoring songs in the league for fans, and it creates an electric atmosphere in Madison Square Garden every time the Rangers light the lamp.
Number 6: Toronto Maple Leafs
The Leafs will just miss the top five with their entry: "You Make My Dreams: by Hall & Oates. It's a classic and comforting song that makes everyone smile – not that it should be a problem after a Leafs goal .
# 5: Tampa Bay Lightning
Our first member of the top five might be surprising, but there's just something cheerful and contagious about the choir and guitar sound of Mona's "Goons". It helps that Tampa Bay has scored buckets of goals in recent seasons.
# 4: Carolina Hurricanes
The second of two regional themed songs, "Raise Up" by Petey Pablo is a hymn in honor of the rapper's home state of North Carolina. The chorus of the song "take off your shirt, turn it around your head like a helicopter" is certainly not meant to be taken literally, but the order for the North Carolinians to " get up "east. Ric Flair "Woo!" before the start of the song is also a nice touch.
# 3: Buffalo Sabers
Against all odds, this song works. DJ Kool's "Let Me Clear My Throat" is a ridiculous and absurd song, but there is a humorous quality that not many other goal songs have. It is also useful to be associated with one of the largest goal horns in the league.
# 2: Nashville Predators
Is it surprising that Music City is so high on the list? Whether or not you're a country music fan, you can't deny that the Predators' goal song from Tim McGraw's "I Like It, I Love It" is just right for the team and the fan base. . It also turns nicely into "Gold On the Ceiling" of the Black Keys, how much the faithful of Nashville rain songs of "you suck!" on the opposing team. It doesn't seem too fun to be tagged in Nashville.
# 1: Chicago Blackhawks
Was there really another choice? No goal song has taken a life apart like the iconic "Chelsea Dagger" from The Fratellis. If you're a fan of the Blackhawks, you love it. If you're a fan of another team playing in Chicago, you absolutely hate it. But that's what makes it so great. The melody of haunting gaiety gets stuck in your head and won't go away, which can be absolutely maddening for other teams. He has the perfect recipe for a catchy tune, a singable choir and a unique character. There is no way that this goal song will go anywhere anytime soon.