“Da na na na na – hey!” “Rock and rollllllll – hey!”
Yeah, you know it. Some of the most annoying phrases uttered in a rock song. But turn Gary Glitter’s “Rock ‘n’ Roll Part 2” loose on a stadium full of football fans and suddenly, those phrases are a battle cry for victory.
If you attend any sporting event – doesn’t matter if it’s pro, college or high school – chances are you’re familiar with Mr. Glitter’s stadium staple. As well as Queen’s “We Will Rock You/We are the Champions” (the score usually determines which part of the song that you’ll hear, which also goes for Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer”), Guns ‘N Roses’ “Welcome to the Jungle,” AC/DC’s “Back in Black” and, even when Chipper Jones isn’t in the house, Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train.”
On Saturday, you’ll surely hear the UGA fight song, “Glory Glory,” (though who knows about Lynyrd Skynyd’s “Sweet Home Alabama,” which has its set of fans) but also these well-worn classic rock fist-pumpers and maybe a Black Eyed Peas tune to supposedly ramp the adrenaline…or prompt a snack run. Your call.
So what’s your favorite energy-boosting, psyche-building, we’re-gonna-rip-your-head-off-and-win-this-thing stadium song? We’ve provided video of some of the aforementioned familiar tunes in case you need a refresher, but sound off with your picks below. (And for all of your SEC-related needs, head here.)
Gary Glitter, “Rock ‘n’ Roll Part 2”
Queen, “We Will Rock You”
Ozzy Osbourne, “Crazy Train
Guns ‘N Roses, “Welcome to the Jungle”
UGA, “Glory Glory”