NHL Playoffs Song Challenge

It’s fun! Here’s how it works:

Each of the 16 2010 NHL Playoff teams will be assigned a song (or a few songs, maybe). Pick a playoff team (or 2). If your team is eliminated, then you must record yourself singing 30 to 60 seconds of one of the winning team’s anthems.

To play along, you really don’t even need to watch any sports – – we’ll keep tabs of the series outcomes around Deadpan. It’s ok if some teams get multiple supporters; it’s ok if some teams get none.

We’ll determine the team’s anthems by vote. Or something. Team/song suggestions after the break.

Contact me if you have any suggestions or to declare your teams.

Below is a horribly formatted list of Song suggestions for each of the teams, created mostly by The Energizer Bunny, with some additional suggestions from the rest of us.

Eastern Conference:

1. z-Washington Capitals
Just the Two of Us – Grover Washington

Cry Me A River – Diana Krall (I know others did this but this is my preferred version)

Capital G – Nine Inch Nails

2. x-New Jersey Devils

Sympathy for the Devil – Rolling Stones

Devil Inside – INXS

Running With the Devil – Van Halen

Devil With the Blue Dress On – Mitch Ryder (They played this at every Devils home game)

3. y-Buffalo Sabres

For What It’s Worth – Bufallo Springfield

Buffalo soldier – Bob Marley

“Iris” by the Goo Goo Dolls for the Sabres. (The Goo Goo Dolls are apparently from Buffalo)

4. x-Pittsburgh Penguins

The Kid is hot Tonight – Loverboy

Horatio the Penguin – Great Big Sea

Shine – The News Boys

Pennsylvania 6-5000 – Glen Miller (Bunny said she was kidding, but I think this is an excellent choice)

Batman Theme

Hang on Sloopy (?)

King of the Road (?)

5. x-Ottawa Senators

Be Cool – The Foam

The Ottawa Song (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxLEWDHd5sA)

Roots, Bloody Roots – Sepultura (for Jarkko Ruutu)

Barstool Prophet’s “Paranoia” (“to celebrate the Senator’s tendency to choke,” says ditto.)

6. Montreal Canadiens

Montreal – Macho

My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion (come on, you saw it coming 😆 )

Under Pressure – Queen & David Bowie

Ready to Die – The Unicorns

The Past is a Grotesque Animal – Of Montreal

7. Philadelphia Flyers

Philadelphia Freedom – Elton John

Cooleyhighharmony – Boyz II Men

Poison – Bell Biv Devoe

Fresh Prince of Bel Air Theme – Wil Smith

Love Town – Peter Gabriel

Streets of Philadelphia – Bruce Springsteen

I Believe I Can Fly – R. Kelly

Fly Like an Eagle – Steve Miller/Seal

8. Boston Bruins

More Than a Feeling – Boston (you saw that one coming too)

I’m a Gummy Bear – Gummibar

Dancing Bear – The Mama’s and The Papa’s

Good Vibrations – Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch

9. NY Rangers

New York State of Mind – Billy Joel

New York, New York – Frank Sinatra

Mess – Ben Folds (for Mark Messier)

Western Conference:

Western Conference

1. y-San Jose Sharks

Do You Know The Way To San Jose – Dionne Warwick

Power Slave – Iron Maiden (?)

Black Water – Doobie Brothers (?)

Time Bomb – Rancid (?)

Shark Attack – Split Enz

2. y-Chicago Blackhawks

You’re the Inspiration – Chicago (again, if you didn’t see that one coming, you’re blind)

Michigan Blackhawk – the Monkees

Chicago, Chicago – Frank Sinatra

“Chelsea Dagger” by the Fratellis (It’s the song that rocks out the U.C. every time the Hawks score.)
My Kind of Town by Sinatra

Here Comes The Hawks (our official fight song)

Southside by Common

3. y-Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver Anthem – Matthew Good

So Unsexy – Alanis Morissette

In Cod We Trust – Group of Seven

4. x-Phoenix Coyotes

By the Time I Get to Phoenix – Glenn Campbell
Arizona – Paul Revere and the Raiders
Desert Rose – Sting
Get Your Filthy Hands Off My Desert – Pink Floyd
Summer Breeze – Seals & Croft/Type O Negative (Ilya Bryzgalov)
There Is No Arizona – Jamie O’Neal
The Phoenix – The Cult
I Will Survive – 70s Disco Song (due to ownership trickery)

5. x-Nashville Predators

“Big Trouble in Little China” by The Coup de Villes.
Go Motherfucker Go – Nashville Pussy

Rocky Top – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Tennessee Waltz – Sam Cooke (and others)
Gasoline – Sheryl Crow
Rockabye – Shawn Mullins

6. x-Los Angeles Kings

Hollywood Nights – Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band
I Love L.A. – Randy Newman
L.A. Woman – The Doors
Hotel California – The Eagles
Californication – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Court of the Crimson King – King Crimson
King of Pain – The Police
A Farewell to Kings – Rush

7. x-Detroit Red Wings

Lord Mr. Ford – Jerry Reed

Detroit Rock City – Kiss

Motor City Madness – Ted Nugent

Runnin’ Down a Dream – Tom Petty

Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler

8. x-Colorado Avalanche

Pepper by Butthole Surfers

Rocky Mountain High – John Denver

Actually, anything by John Denver would fit.

Please Come To Boston – Dave Loggins

Colorado Sunrise – 3OH!O

Rocky Mountain Way – Joe Walsh

“Tik Tok” by Ke$ha

Get Out of Denver by Bob Seger

25 thoughts on “NHL Playoffs Song Challenge

  1. Also2: In no way am I declaring TIK TOK as the Avs “anthem”… however it would be so much utter joyfulness to hear someone belt that shit. And thats why I’m recommending it.

  2. Lo Pan, I hear you. I’m definitely down for letting the team’s “representatives” pick their anthems. That works for me.

    I guess we’ll all decide our own team’s songs, and in next week’s episode, if I need to make executive decisions for teams with no anthem declarations, then I will.

    Should there be alt songs for each team?

  3. Alt songs? Suppose there could be. Like a first and second choice?

    So for me:

    Colorado Avalanche – Fucking TIK TIK from fucking Ke$ha = first choice
    Get Out of Denver by Bob Seger = second choice

    Nashville “We Have a Team?” Predators – BTiLC by Coup de Villes = first choice
    Go Motherfucker Go by Nashville Pussy = second choice

  4. Team: Chicago Blackhawks

    wait can we pick our own song? I don’t like the choices on that list.. sorry whomever found those.

    Song Options:
    1. My Kind of Town by Sinatra
    2. Here Comes The Hawks (our official fight song)
    3. Southside by Common

  5. though the Fratellis song is not a bad choice.. that option can stay. Can I have 4 song options?

    I revise-

    Team: Chicago Blackhawks

    1. My Kind of Town by Sinatra
    2. Here Comes The Hawks (our official fight song)
    3. Southside by Common
    4. Chelsea Dagger- Fratellis

  6. Ok guys, not funny! Fess up!

    Whoever decided that there should be a storm and 3 inches of snow should fall during the two hours I was at martial arst, I just want you to know, I was not amused. You can take it back right now.

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