Imagine... Decibels of volume cranked into your ears.
They are the sounds of screaming, chanting, and singing fans.
Beer, pop, and popcorn flying over your shoulder.
Where are you?
Well...you pick the stadium. Whether it may be cheering from the 300 level of the United Center or sitting front row at Joe Louis Arena, this is the typical scene after any goal is scored by a home team.
Nothing is more exciting in the sport than putting the rubber in the twine. While, the cheers and "high-fives" are ritual, the thing becoming more remembered is the song played following that moment of success.
Being a goal or a win, fans have begun to relate the song played in their home stadium as one meaning success.
For fans, especially in the Western Conference, "Chelsea Dagger" has become a staple to a Chicago Blackhawks' celebration, while also serving as the Washington Capitals parade song at times.
The song was created by a group known as The Fratellis. Having zero relation to the game of hockey itself, it basically boasts the typical night life of any college party.
One thing is for sure...when the likes of Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews light the lamp, very few can hold back the chant of: "Da, da, da... Da, da, da... Da, da, da, da, da, da, da!"
Madison Square Garden is graced with this custom goal song that hopefully will find more speaker time this coming season.
Similar to Chelsea Dagger, it basically serves as a great "YEAH!," "LETS GO!" chant.
While songs consistently are beginning to revolve around the new age trend, the St. Louis Blues continue to stick to their old ways by blaring "When the Saints Go Marching in" on the organ.
While some may say this is the worst song, the opposing argument is for its original mentality. Unfortunately, the consistency of the songs airtime lacks, so unless the Blues find the urgency once again the celebrating will be minimal once again.
Hear the entirety of the horn here: here.
While the song is widely used by many teams in different ways, it is simple to understand why. It brings out the excitement.
How can one not clap to the drums and scream the sole lyric of the song?
Another song found on the Jock Jams track list, it is hard to leave out one of the most played songs. For a CD released in 1995, the shelf-life seems to be endless when there are fans clamoring to get up and "move it."
Detroit fans will continue their craze when the lamp is lit this coming fall.
Perhaps the most used "in game" soundtrack, Zombie Nation provided fans with Kernkraft 400. The mere intro brings the fans to their feet and the volume to a max!
With many more out there, these are just an insight to what is great about a hockey game. Some say the greatest seats one could have are on their couch, the actual ability to live the game is far from a reality unless if you take the chance to go to a game.
There is more to a game than the goals... the hits... and the plays. The celebration of 20,000-plus fans jumping up and down to show their support becomes mind-blowing once you actually experience it.