Is there anything quite as stirring as strolling across campus on an autumn afternoon, slowly making your way through the crowds to the blessed stadium, all while you hear the strains of a collegiate band calling you closer?
Yes, the university band is the font of spirit music that stirs our souls, fires our passions and musically embodies and then releases our zealousness.
The college fight song has been around since the mid 1880s and has served as a means of exuberant celebration ever since.
Perhaps what makes people so fervent in their love for their school’s fight song is its delicious association with first downs, turnovers, long returns, blessed touchdowns and the result of all these combined...college football victories.
Yes, in the throes of hallowed triumph we sing our song proudly, arm in arm with our compatriots in a celebration that even words cannot properly express.
The following slideshow ranks the best of the best in terms of the top 50 collegiate fight songs. Though everyone’s favorite spirit sonata is their own, it’s difficult not to appreciate each and every one of these musical calls to arms.