Since the 2011-12 season, an electronic version of the White Stripes’ Seven Nation Army has echoed through the Allianz Arena after every Bayern goal, but it is growing stale. It is time to suggest some different songs to play when FCB find the back of the net.
We reached the song’s saturation point several years ago, but Bayern have stuck with Seven Nation Army anyways. By now, there is reason to believe that the Hey Song is less played-out in stadiums, and that cannot be encouraging.
What good would criticism be, though, if nothing better was suggested? With that in mind, here are a few suggestions I feel would be improvements.
Would it be the worst thing in the world just to hear the fans celebrating after goals? Like in the olden days? It would be unique in the Bundesliga, at the very least. The only risk with this, though, is that Bayern play in front of an audience that lends maybe 60% of its possible support to the team. Besides the standing areas, the Allianz is a very quiet place. That said, you can always count on the Südkurve to elicit emotion.
Zillertaler Schürzenjäger: Zillertaler Hochzeitsmarsch
It never should have changed from this in the first place. Even more flagrant is that it was replaced by Chelsea Dagger which is a terrible, terrible, terrible song. Probably the only things played in a stadium that are more annoying than Chelsea Dagger would have to be the Patriots’ fog horn, or that Florida Marlins song Scott Stapp (of Creed) did.
Aside from the criminality of its replacement, this was a great goal song as it is not only catchy, but affirms the regional identity of the club.
The Gap Band: You Dropped A Bomb On Me
Groovy song to begin with that has a cool siren and a theme that kinda fits the scenario of a player scoring a goal. Also, it is very easy to clap to with the constant hi-hat and a 4/4 rhythm.
Quad City DJ’s: C’mon N’ Ride It (The Train)
The first time this would play, people would spew their drinks all over themselves, because it is a bit of an ironic choice. But come on, tell me Bayern would not own the hell out of this. You can play whatever you want when you roll people by 4 or 5 goals every home match.
Tag Team: Whoomp! (There It Is)
You knew this was coming. Still better than Seven Nation Army.
Hartford Whalers’ Brass Bonanza
The best goal song in sports history is an option here, because the team it played for does not exist any longer (at least not in the NHL). It deserves repurposing.
[su_label] Post editor: Michel[/su_label]