Goal-Horn Song History
When you think of the game of hockey, what usually comes to your mind? For some, it’s the team’s history, tough battles on the ice, and maybe even a beloved player you grew up watching. What if I told you that goal-horn songs can be just as memorable? There are reasons why teams like the Chicago Blackhawks have been using “Chelsea Dagger” by Brandon Howe since 2008. Unfortunately for the Flyers fans, this is embedded in our heads. “Chelsea Dagger” was played for the Blackhawks during the 2010 cup run in which the Blackhawks defeated the Flyers.
While the history of goal-horn songs is more of a new commodity, which started in 1975, the Hartford Whalers played “Brass Bonanza”. Shortly after, teams such as the Islanders, Rangers, and Flyers joined in on the goal-horn song trend.
Flyers Goal-Horn Song History
There hasn’t been one specific Flyers goal-horn song that the team stuck with for a long time. When looking at all the goal-horn songs used throughout the years, it’s evident that Philadelphia goes through them like there’s no tomorrow. For some goal-horn songs can stem key memories, especially with Philadelphia’s history.
When you ask someone what goal-horn song was their favorite, you will get various answers. Some reflect on the “The Legion of Doom” era with Gary Glitter’s “Rock & Roll Part 2”. For others, they might like the chicken dance. Yes, that was an actual Flyers goal-horn song the team used in the 2015-2016 season. While the Flyes entered their New Era Of Orange, they repurposed one of the most beloved songs, “Ain’t Talkin’ ’bout Love” by Van Halen. This has to be one of the best songs the Flyers have used since it was prominent during the Eric Lindros era. Most commonly, you will hear fans saying they want “Doop” back.