Gary Glitter's "Rock and Roll Part 2" has come and gone, that much is sure. Whether you're someone who loved the old goal song or not, the Devils made it clear that they are looking for a new song and listening to fans, when they sent out an email asking fans to vote for a new song on Tuesday.
There are plenty of ideas for goal songs, but there are two types of songs that we've seen people suggesting. Either it's a song with a chorus that can be chanted along with, or a song that rocks out enough that hey, why not just go crazy when the Devils light the lamp.
Finding a new goal song is going to be a daunting challenge for the team because there will be SO many different suggestions and they'll probably have to sift through a couple of thousand write-ins for the old song.
We make our picks for the song and also look at some of your emails.
Dave Turner's Picks:
1. Beer- Reel Big Fish - No not the part about the beer. There's a great "woahhhh" part of the song around the 2:45 mark that is easy to chant along with and it sounds great. Not a conventional choice, but it makes for a great goal song. To me, it's exactly the type of fast paced song that also allows you to sing along with.
2. Howl - Gaslight Anthem - The intro to this song is great. Couple in the fact that this is a jersey band that always wears their hometown affiliation on their sleeve and it's a great choice. The fact that they say "Hey" though, might be a bit too close for comfort.
3. Filter- Hey Man, Nice Shot - This one is definitely more of the "rock out" variety as opposed to being something to chant along with. It's catchy and what makes a better goal song than saying hey man, nice shot.
Honorable Mention: Rev Theory, Hell Yeah.
Jeff O'Connor's Picks:
My top choice would be "Runnin' With The Devil" by Van Halen. Start it at approximately 58 seconds. The chorus is just enough of a sing-song piece where fans can pump their vocals. Also, the song is used in their first Stanley Cup video...reason enough!
Another one of my choices would be "Shout At The Devil" by Motley Crue. It's nasty 80s rock with a very deliberate spot for the fans to chant. The only thing I fear is that the "Shout" chants by the crowd won't appear audible to those listening at home. Not that that really matters. The only important is that people are screaming that and making it loud inside the Prudential Center. I hope it at least gets an audition at the next few home games.
The last would be "Rock Ya Red" by Kherk Cobain (yes, my tongue is slightly in my cheek). It's certainly unique and nobody has a goal song like that in any type of league. Tough to chant to, but people would perhaps be going nuts in their seats and in the aisles. At least in my weird fantasy world.
Honorable Mentions: Bro Hymn by Pennywise. Been used by multiple teams, but definitely cool. It has staying power for sure. I'd be fine with this. How about Chelsea Dagger by the Fratellis? Who cares if the Chicago Blackhawks already use it? It's an awesome song and we'd all love it. Perhaps it will be a dark horse. Maybe AC/DC's chorus of "Highway to Hell". Decent sing-a-long. Not sure it will get people pumped, though. One more..."Born To Raise Hell" by Motorhead.
Here are some of the emails we received. Seems like they definitely echoed some of our own sentiments:
Dennis Springer - My suggestion would be the chorus from the song "Fire Woman" by The Cult. If ownership is not going to endorse fan chants during the song, why not have a rocking song that screams the word "Fire!" which after all is synonymous with the Devils.
Christian Clark - Hell Yeah by Rev Theory. 2:55 mark. Would be a great song.
Andrew Sciametta - Howl by Gaslight Anthem seems to be popular amongst some fans. Catchy and its an NJ native band.