Is there anything quite as stirring as strolling across campus on an autumn afternoon, slowly making your way through the crowds to the blessed stadium, all while you hear the strains of a collegiate band calling you closer? Yes, the university band is the font of spirit music that stirs our souls, fires our passions and musically embodies and then releases our zealousness. The college fight song has been around since the mid s and has served as a means of exuberant celebration ever since. Yes, in the throes of hallowed triumph we sing our song proudly, arm in arm with our compatriots in a celebration that even words cannot properly express. The following slideshow ranks the best of the best in terms of the top 50 collegiate fight songs.
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What's "best" in any type of music is extremely subjective, and we get that every fan's favorite fight song is the fight song of their favorite team. Still, these are easily identifiable even if you don't like the school involved. The song: "On, Wisconsin! But it never was entered, and the lyrics were rewritten to spotlight Wisconsin instead. With a different set of lyrics, it also is the official state song of Wisconsin. Random fact: There was a version of the tune done by the Percy Faith orchestra in on an album called "Touchdown! For those who are so inclined, the album is available on CD.
The college football fight song has existed for more than a century, so it's no wonder that a school's signature sound always rouses the crowd during a game. In honor of the sport's th anniversary , here are the best fight songs in the sport's history. By its ability to rouse a team to victory! The first time the song was played at a game, the Huskies dominated Cal in a 72—0 victory An avid Seminoles football fan, Professor Wright gave up the rights to the song in exchange for a pair of season tickets.
By Alan Siegel October 6, am. Welcome to the College Football Fan Index! By the early s, both the Osborne Brothers and Lynn Anderson had recorded versions of the song. In , Tennessee band director W. Conceived by brothers Michael J. Shea and John F.