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Best Hockey Songs of All Time #5: Good Old Hockey Game

Needs no explanation. Here’s a little Domi (don’t you miss him?):

Hello out there, were on the air
it’s hockey night tonight!
The tension grows,
the whistle blows,
and the puck goes down the ice.
The golie jumps,
and and the players bump,
and the fans all go insane.
Someone roars:
“Bobby Scores!”
At the good old hockey game!

The good old hockey game!
Its the best game you can name!
And the best game you can name,
is the good old hockey game!

Second Period.
Where players dash,
with skates a-flash,
the home team trails behind.
But they grab the puck,
and go bursting up,
and their down across the line.
They storm the crease,
like bumblebees,
and they travel like a burning flame.
We see them slide the puck inside,
its a one one hockey game!

The good old hockey game!
Its the best game you can name!
And the best game you can name,
is the good old hockey game!

Third Period.
Last game in the play-offs too.
Oh take me where, the hockey players,
face off down the rink,
And the Stanley Cup,
is all filled up,
for the champs who win the drink!
Now the final flick,
of a hockey stick,
and a one gigantic scream:
At the good ol hockey game

(chorus repeat 3 times)
The good old hockey game!
Its the best game you can name!
And the best game you can name,
is the good old hockey game!

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Best Hockey Songs of All Time #6: Fireworks

This is the first of many entries by The Tragically Hip. Shocker.

If there’s a goal that everyone remembers it was back in ol’ 72
We all squeezed the stick and we all pulled the trigger
And all I remember was sitting beside you

You said you didn’t give a fuck about hockey
And I never saw someone say that before
You held my hand and we walked home the long way
You were loosening my grip on Bobby Orr

I may not get the entire story right, because I wasn’t born yet and I’m not a hockey historian, but in the 1972 Canada Cup Bobby Orr was unable to play due to injuries. Paul Henderson scored the game winning goal in each of the last three games against the Soviet Union — the last in the final seconds of the final game, for what is considered one of the most famous goals in hockey history.

Paul Henderson ‘loosened’ the nation’s grip on Bobby Orr, the greatest player of his era (and my personal fav), and in the song the protagonist’s childhood obsession with Orr and/or hockey is being loosened by this blaspheming girl.

Related useless fact: I have a signed Paul Henderson hockey stick — I think it’s the only signed hockey memorabilia I own. Oops, I take that back — I have a hockey-stick shaped paint brush signed by John LeClair. No joke. I’m not sure that he knew what he was signing…

UPDATE: replacement video; it’s live and not as crisp as the other…

Full lyrics.


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Best Hockey Songs of All Time: Starting with #7…

In celebration of the playoffs, and in an attempt to string together seven consecutive days of posts, I present my list of THE BEST HOCKEY SONGS OF ALL TIME.

At #7 is an unconventional, and possibly non-sensical choice: “The Kid Is Hot Tonight” by Loverboy, circa1981.

“But this isn’t a hockey song!?” — OK, so says you. Here’s what I remember: I was about seven years old, and my next door neighbor was babysitting me while my parent’s went out. It was a cold spring night in Oshawa, Ontario, and this babysitter was crazy about Wayne Gretzky. I didn’t watch a lot of hockey as a kid, but I distinctly remember her letting me sit up on top of the floor-console TV to listen to the stereo on those ridiculous 70’s headphones, rocking out to her Loverboy tape. She had the hockey game on, and told me that they called Wayne Gretzky “the kid”, and that this was his theme song:

How do you like him so far?
How do you like his show?
How do you like the way he rocks and the way he rolls?

How do you like his image?
How do you like his style?
How do you like the way he looks and the way he smiles?

The Kid is hot tonight
whoa so hot tonight
but where will he be tomorrow?

… the Hall of Fame, no surprise. Gretzky was hot just about every night back then. And not everybody like his style. So it made sense to me. And so while this isn’t necessarily a hockey song, it’s my #7.

Besides, Loverboy is Canadian, so there is probably some connection to hockey. I bet their drummer played in a semi-pro league or something…

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the Thermals?

anybody else heard of this band?

I only heard them thru Weeds, which used them for their epilogue earlier this year. only sucks that I’m at least a year behind the cool kids. the whole CD only uses three chords, but that fits the program…

I thought they might be this year’s White Stripes, but maybe not.


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