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Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Fans Vote To Go Crazy

NHL teams often find themselves looking for new ways to pump fans up, and they usually find this through music. There have been a ton of arena rock anthems over the course of time, and there are specific songs that teams have used that are now associated with that franchise. The Minnesota Wild used Joe Satriani's "Crowd Chant" after goals, and it was particularly noticeable after goals during playoff games when the capacity crowd would sing along to the song. Today, though, the Wild announced that they would be changing the song based on a vote done by their fans!

For the unaware, this is the song that the Wild played after goals were scored by the home team prior to this recent vote. Yes, it gets loud during the playoffs.
Satriani's "Crowd Chant" has been used in multiple arenas across several sports for some time since its release in 2006. It's one of those mainstays on a lot of arena playlists because of its catchy riffs and somewhat-forced crowd interaction. The Wild used it very effectively as their goal song to keep the emotion and electricity high in the arena.

The vote done by fans, however, brought a local superstar's song to the Wild as the fans voted to use Prince's "Let's Go Crazy" as their new goal song! Again, for the unaware, this is the song that is replacing Satriani's "Crowd Chant".
The song was voted in by season ticket holders by a 2-1 vote, but the Minnesota Wild Facebook page shows that not all the fans are in favour of changing the song. Apparently Satriani's song really does resonate with some fans.

That being said, the comment with the most likes reads, "Finally. No offense to Joe Satriani but that song was really lame, especially since other teams used it. At least this has a connection to Minnesota."

What do you think of the change? Sound off below, and we'll see if non-Wild fans agree with the season ticket holders or not!

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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