One of the cool features in this year’s addition of NHL 09 is the ability to add your own music into the games. This stems from team entrances, stoppages in play, penalties, and of course goals. I’ve compiled my top five songs to be played after you score a goal. You may recognize some of them from your own professional teams celebration songs, and you may find others to be ones you didn’t even know existed. Hang on tight, and prepare to get your crowd pumped.
5. “I Don’t Want To Work (I Just Want To Bang On These Drums All Day)” by Todd Rundgren
Of the five songs in the list, this is probably the one that sounds most like a celebration song. You have various hoots and hollers in the background, clapping and a positive synth lead. Top it all off with gang vocals and you are ready to score again and again. What’s nice about this song is that it immediately kicks off and is mostly driven by the main chorus. It’s definitely a great song for your team to hear after you score.
4. “Raise Your Hands” by Bon Jovi
What makes "Raise Your Hands" by Bon Jovi, such a great goal song besides the fact that it’s Bon Jovi? It’s the energetic gang vocals in the chorus. When a goal is scored, the song following the horn should keep the adrenaline going. This vocal led song does just that, and you can’t really go wrong with Bon Jovi. You can always throw this gem in as a team entrance song as well, you really can do no wrong when it comes to Bon Jovi.
3. “Song #2” by Blur
Song #2 by Blur is probably one of my favorite songs to hear at a sporting event. It can be used in a variety of situations, but hearing it right after your team scores a goal is perfect. The guitars and drums are intense, mixed with the catchy "whoohoo" yelling and you have yourself a celebration song.
2. “Zombie Nation” by Kernkraft 400
This song, which is used in many NHL arenas once a team scores a goal is a great goal songs for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, the lead vocal in the song is simply "oooh." This saying repeats over and over again with a cool techno backing to it. What’s nice is it can start immediately after a goal is scored, so if you edit the song right before you add it to NHL 09, then you can have the chorus come in right away. It’s extremely catchy and very good goal song.
1. “Rock and Roll Part 2” by Gary Glitter
This by far, though probably over done for a decade, is one of the most recognizable and crowd pumping goal song in sports. It practically screams for crowd participation, and has been also known as the "hey" song. Though Gary Glitter may have gotten in trouble with the law in recent years, this tune will still live on in sports, as one of the most dominant anthems. Adding it to your goal horn can get you excited for each goal, and if you’re not tired of it by this time then you probably won’t get tired of it while playing your NHL season.
Note for Adding Custom Songs
Keep in mind that the only way to add these or other custom songs to your NHL 09 game is to have the songs burned to a compact disc and added to a play list on your Xbox 360. You are not able to do so using other types of transferable devices such as jump drives. Make sure that you make a play list for each custom song otherwise a play list will play random songs and not your one specific choice.
So choose one of the songs above or may be you have your own ideas of goal songs you’d like to use. Either way NHL 09 make it simple to do, so create a play list and have fun!