Readers’ Input: If You Played Hockey, What Would Be Your Goal Song?

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Goal songs add a fun, personal touch when players score. Whether it’s their favorite tune, a song to get the crowd hyped up, or perhaps a song pun on their name, it adds to the excitement of the moment. So, we want to know, if you played hockey, what would be your goal song blaring through the arena?

The 2019-20 season saw the launch of goal songs for the Washington Capitals, with numerous songs being familiar among fans:

I also find it intriguing when new players join Washington, and we discover the song they chose—the newest being Sonny Milano and Walking on Sunshine:

I listen to music all day, every day, so this got me thinking about if I played hockey, what song would I choose to play to celebrate a goal? I also asked my fellow NoVa Caps contributors, and here is what we all picked:

Justin Trudel, My Friends Over You by New Found Glory

Harrison Brown, Flames by David Guetta and Sia

Bryan Hailey, Scum Of The Earth by Rob Zombie

Diane Doyle, I’m Still Standing by Elton John

Aaron Davis, Selkies: The Endless Obsession by Between the Buried and Me

Michael Fleetwood, Only in America by Brooks & Dunn

Jon Sorensen, Bertha by Grateful Dead

Della Young, Shadows of the Night by Pat Benatar

That is a really good selection, might I add.

We want to hear from you, Caps Nation! If you played hockey (or already play), what would be your goal song? Leave a comment below and let us know!

By Della Young

About Della Young

Della Young is an aspiring novelist and screenwriter who earned a BFA in Creative Writing from Full Sail University in 2021. She is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Screenwriting from Regent University. Della comes from a family of big Capitals fans and became inspired to start writing for hockey in 2019. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, and working on both sides of the camera. Follow Della on X: @dellayoung
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15 Responses to Readers’ Input: If You Played Hockey, What Would Be Your Goal Song?

  1. Jon Sorensen says:

    Embarrassing that your goal song video comes in a square aspect ratio, compared to letter box/rectangle ratio? 😂

  2. novafyre says:

    Fanfare for the Common Man by Aaron Copland (though I’d want to use ELP’s 9 minute version).

  3. Diane Doyle says:

    I’ll admit I showed my age with my choice. But then again, I’m still standing. I’m an ancient software programmer who stayed in the work force since after we lost the recompete of our contract, my former co-workers talked me into joining them. where they went.

  4. Diane Doyle says:

    I like Della’s choice of Pat Benatar. I had started going to Caps games when they would play Benatar’s “Hit Me With Your Best Shot”.

  5. Joe says:

    Kind of think sympathy for the devil by the stones would be cool. Crowd could sing along with the woo woo part. And any tine an opposing coach argued with the refs over a call, i would play you cant always get what you want

  6. Anonymous says:

    Desolation Row, B. Dylan.

  7. Brianna says:

    Human. Rag n bones

  8. Jonathan says:

    If I scored a goal it would be a rare event, so, “You don’t have to be a Star baby” Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Symphony of Destruction by Megadeth

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