The song was chosen by none other than Claude Giroux himself, who proceeded to score the first goal with it. I guess the results don't lie and it could have been a worse song. Ideally I'd like our goal song to be more of a drunken chant than a rave staple.
Light Em Up wasn't a bad song to use a goal song. It was relevant. What do you do when you score a goal? You light the lamp. You light up the team's defense. And damned if I don't kind of like Fall Out Boy, yeah, I'll admit it (though they are getting progressively worse).
The best goal song the Flyers have used so far was 'Bro Hymn' by Pennywise. You may remember the "whoa, whoa oh oh, whooooah oh oh oh oh" from a few seasons ago. Some people wanted to ditch it because the Anaheim Ducks had it first. I say who cares? Philadelphia's more awesome than Anaheim, we'll take what we want. Plus there's already like 12 teams that use Blur's 'Song 2' or that Gary Glitter song, so who cares if more than one team has it?
I hate to give any credit to Chicago, but damn, they have the best goal song in the league. I lay awake at night collectively kicking myself for the fan base that we didn't think to use 'Chelsea Dagger' by the Fratellis first. That's easily the most fun song I can think of to chant after 5 beers at a hockey game. And the band's from Scotland! It's not like Chicago can claim ties to them.
Finding the perfect goal song is incredibly hard to do and it might be a hopeless quest, but if you've got any suggestions let's hear 'em. The perfect goal song will strike one day, I just don't know when. Until then...Booyah!
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