The year is 2019, and Locksley is furious.
They cannot believe their favorite hockey team (the Columbus Blue Jackets) pulled off one of the greatest upsets in NHL postseason history, only to lose in six games in the following round.
Jeese Laz, the lead vocalist, is so enraged in fact that he strips all rights for the organization to use one of their songs when following a Blue Jacket goal, a tradition the club has been utilizing for nearly a decade.
The Blue Jackets, in a desperate scramble, reach out to ACDC to confirm they still have the rights to "For Those About To Rock". Great news - the band obliges, with the expectation that the team wins the Stanley Cup this upcoming season. Understandable deal.
Now, the organization is left with a big decision. They need to fill the void that follows the "We salute you!" line from ACDC, to keep Nationwide Arena bumping after the home team scores. Don't worry, the cannon explosion stays too.
Here's a compiled a list of a few options we think would do well in this time of need. Keep in mind - we are needing to appeal to a massively diverse audience. Six-year-olds and eighty-year-olds will be present at games, and you've got to try to hit a sweet spot with the song selection (the rock (and variations of) genre usually works best).
There's no perfect choice, but we can try to get pretty close:
"Blitzkrieg Bop" - Ramones
Your first thought of this song might strike up memories of the video game "Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2", but it's time for a new memory to be made.
Imagine Josh Anderson scores a go-ahead goal with two minutes remaining in a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The cannon fires off, ACDC does their thing, and then 18,000+ fans begin screaming:
"HEY HO! LET'S GO! HEY HO! LET'S GO!"
We'd kick off the song at about the 0:27 mark. Give it a try.
"Welcome to the Black Parade" - My Chemical Romance
This one might move me to tears after every goal, but I guess I'd be still screaming the lyrics along with it.
Nearly all of Nationwide Arena belting out "We'll carry onnnnnn!" could be something beautiful. The following lyrics might take some time to memorize, but nothing 41 home games won't help fix before the postseason.
This one would start around 4:14.
"Right Now" - Van Halen
It's shame we couldn't have a five-minute intermission after each goal to play a song because to run through this baby would be spectacular.
Even still, it's got a catchy line that's simple for everyone to remember and belt out. This puppy would begin at 1:56.
- "Gold on the Ceiling" - The Black Keys
- "Ohio" - The Black Keys
- "Joker And The Thief" - Wolfmother
- "Come Sail Away" - Styx (start at 4:50 to avoid confusion).
- "Champion" - Barns Courtney
If YOU had to decide the new goal song of the Blue Jackets, what would you choose?
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