The 10 Catchiest Fight Songs in the NCAA
Fight songs are an undeniably lovable aspect for the college game day atmosphere.
While no one will ever agree on who has the best fight song, I compiled a list of my personal picks for the catchiest fight songs after a large chunk of time listening to various fight songs from across the NCAA. Of course I don't know every fight song out there so no doubt quality songs have been left out.
Some are national powerhouse schools, a couple are lower-tier.
In any case, enjoy this top 10 list.
10. Tennesee State
Tennessee State is definitely below the radar since their football does not compete at the FBS level, but I like the jazzy-like feel of this song as well as the sing-along in the middle.
It also strays from the traditional fight-song beat with its swinging melody.
Its lyrics are a bit repetitive, though.
This song wasn't on my original list, but I had to include it. I've always liked the orchestral quality of Idaho's fight song, even they suck in every aspect of the FBS.
8. Notre Dame
To not have the Fighting Irish's Victory March on a slideshow about fight songs is an act of blasphemy.
While a little repetitive, Boomer Sooner is certainly catchy and a fan-favorite.
6. Michingan State
This Big 10 powerhouse's song has a catchy melody and great lyrics.
Rocky Top, while the unofficial fight song for the Volunteers, is jazzy, swings with enthusiasm and is just fun to listen to.
Arkansas' upbeat tempo, sweeping pitches and epic ending make it an ideal fight song.
3. Penn State
Penn State's fight song is very upbeat and somewhat jazzy.
Clemson's Tiger Rag is another swing-like melody that is jazzier and more unconventional than the traditional fight song, making it highly catchy.
Undoubtedly, I will get flack for this one, and it probably shouldn't be at the top, but I couldn't help it.
As a lifelong Cowboys fan, I think the ragtime-beat and authority with which the Western Thunder marching band plays this tune is second-to-none, not to mention fitting lyrics.