The Haterz need to come up with an alternative song. It is always easy to hate on something, but it is hard to find something else. This is kind of a "put up or shut up" thing. You'd think that with all of Brian's contacts he could find someone to right a decent song.
So, I'm 52 years old, and I don't even know what the song sounds like. I've never heard it all the way through. I'm not planning to listen to it. But come on, aren't there any creative music types who can do something? Are there no decent rock bands that have come out of Michigan?
Part of the problem at mgoblog is that Emo is not a genre that lends itself particularly well to pumping you up. Maybe pumping the blood out of your wrists, but that's about it. So melancholy angry depressed sarcastic bitter music genre may describe a lot of the student body, but I don't see it working for a Michigan song.
Maybe this is an unsolvable problem. A happy, upbeat, call to war, fight song might be diametrically opposite to anything that teens and twenty somethings would ever be caught dead listening to.
(Aside: Josh Groban and you lift me up and any smarmy stuff like that is irrelevant to this discussion. so is Sweet Caroline.)
Even Ohio has "the Dead Schembechlers" punk band to do stuff. Like I said, I don't listen to this music myself, but I'm tired of the pussified emo whining about rawk music in Michigan Stadium. If people really can't stand the play lists, get involved and come up with something better.