From “Crowd Chant” by Joe Satriani to “Hell’s Bells” by AC/DC, we rank the best NHL theme songs of all time.
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“The Hockey Song” by Stompin’ Tom Connors
There are few things in this world more Canadian than hockey. And there are few songs that capture the spirit of hockey quite like “The Hockey Song” by Stompin’ Tom Connors.
The song, which was written in 1973, is an ode to the sport of hockey and the players who make it great. It’s been described as “a cultural touchstone for Canadians” and is played at Hockey Rinks across the country.
It’s also become something of an unofficial anthem for the NHL, being played during pre-game ceremonies and intermissions at NHL games In 2017, it was named the greatest Canadian sports anthem of all time by TSN.
So if you’re looking for a song that captures the spirit of hockey, you can’t go much wrong with “The Hockey Song.”
“Crowd Chant” by Joe Satriani
Satriani’s hard-rocking track was the perfect choice for the Sharks in the early 2000s. It’s intense, it’s catchy, and it really gets the blood pumping.
“Let’s Go Flyers” by Darryl Hall & John Oates
The Philadelphia Flyers’ “Let’s Go Flyers” has been a staple at home games since it was released in1985, and it’s easy to see why. The song, written and performed by Darryl Hall & John Oates, is an anthemic ode to the team that gets fans on their feet and singing along every time. It’s also one of the few theme songs that is actually recognizable outside of the arena, which definitely adds to its appeal.
“Gloria” by Laura Branigan
“Gloria” by Laura Branigan is one of the best NHL theme songs of all time. It is a powerful and anthemic song that gets fans pumped up for the game. It has been used by numerous teams, including the Chicago Blackhawks Nashville Predators and Pittsburgh Penguins
“Rock and Roll, Part 2” by Gary Glitter
This song is undoubtedly the most popular and well-known hockey song of all time. It is played at every single NHL arena during games and is instantly recognizable to anyone who hears it. The song was written and performed by British glam rocker Gary Glitter, who was extremely popular in the 1970s. It was released as a single in 1972 and reached #2 on the UK charts. “Rock and Roll, Part 2” has been covered by numerous artists over the years, but Glitter’s version is by far the most famous.
“We Will Rock You” by Queen
“We Will Rock You” by Queen is one of the most popular and well-known sports anthems of all time. The song is often played at stadiums and arenas across the world, and has become synonymous with the NHL. The song was released in 1977, and has since been covered by many artists.
“Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor
“Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor is one of the most popular and well-known sports anthems of all time. It was originally released in 1982 and was immediately adopted by many teams and athletes as their unofficial theme song The song peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and won a Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal.
“Shipping Up to Boston” by Dropkick Murphys
If you’re a Boston Bruins fan, then this song needs no introduction. It’s been the team’s official goal song since 2007, and it gets the crowd on its feet every time. The Dropkick Murphys are a Boston-based Celtic punk band, and “Shipping Up to Boston” is taken from their album “The Warrior’s Code.” The lyrics tell the story of a sailor who is “shipping up to Boston” to return to his love. It’s an upbeat, fast-paced song that is impossible to resist, and it always gets the crowd pumped up for the game.
“Bro Hymn” by Pennywise
“Bro Hymn” by Pennywise is widely considered to be one of the best NHL theme songs of all time. The song was written by Jim Lindberg, Fletcher Dragge, Greg Graffin, and Brett Gurewitz, and was originally released on Pennywise’s self-titled debut album in 1991. The song has been used as the opening music for the Los Angeles Kings since 1998, and has become an integral part of the team’s identity. “Bro Hymn” is a powerful and emotional song that speaks to the bond between teammates and friends, and its energetic chorus is perfect for getting fans pumped up for a game.
“Zombie Nation” by Kernkraft 400
“Zombie Nation” by Kernkraft 400 is one of the best NHL theme songs of all time. It’s catchy, it’s easy to sing along to, and it gets the crowd pumped up.