7 Nation Army.
landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
7 Nation Army.
At first I wasn't very happy that they played this because I've seen other schools do it (OSU plays it very often), but it got people pumped. And the White Stripes started in Detroit, so there's that.
1) I think they've been using 7 Nation Army since Rawk was played in the Big House four seasons ago.
2) Better than Sweet Caroline which i distinctly remember being played at a goal line stand during the WMU game and praying for Odin to strike the DJ with a lightning bolt. At least they didn't play that until the game was over this week.
3) Yes other schools use Seven Nation Army.
4) It actually kind of worked at the time this week.
This actually got some of the "less vocal" Michigan fans pumped up and making some noise.
I'm not sure I worded that how I wanted to, but I agree that it worked. It's just that my first instinct was to resist it because I was so sick of it being played from the OSU game I went to last year (bad memories). After it started playing, and especially when it got to the louder part of the song (chorus? there aren't any words in the part I'm talking about, but I guess I don't know what makes a chorus a chorus), I was really into it.
But I did not know when it started being played in the stadium, I'm a long time fan but I hadn't attended a game until 3 years ago, and I didn't recall it being played often. Then again there haven't been that many games like that that I've been to.
I believe the piped-in music only started in 2009.
When are you referring to? The student section and whole stadium were into multiple chants/songs
the student section chants "you Suck" with a chopping motion...
Temptation which is played after the defense makes a third-down stop
I believe this is what OP was asking about, and it's, uh, pretty well-established and Michigan-y. It has undergone various transformations through the years: I'm told it was originally a closed fist being brought down like a hammer after a defensive stop; by my freshman year, 2002, it had weakened into an open-handed "chop" like something you might expect to see at a baseball game televised on TBS or a Florida State football game; in 2005 or thereabouts, the Daily mounted a somewhat-successful campaign to turn the chop into The Claw; naturally, giving everybody in the student section a yellow pompon made the whole thing look a little more consistent - and, I think, a lot more impressive.
Side note: I believe the "You Suck" chant that currently (but hopefully not for long) accompanies Temptation has been around since mid-2002, and I'm embarrassed by that legacy of my time as a student. Challenge to MGoBloggers: change it to something that sounds awesome, never makes us sound STUPID ("we're down 3 scores but YOU SUCK because we stopped you this time"), and doesn't sound at all like something our little brother would say.
Especially if Michigan is down by a considerable margin and happens to make a third down stop.
I also saw a clip on ESPN after the Denard interview of the band playing temptation during their post-game show and the students still did the you suck chant, making it seem like they were telling the band that they suck. Stupid and embarrassing.
But that never happened
LOL That's so blatantly false.
I agree with changing the "You suck" part of it, a lot of people don't want Temptation to be played anymore because of this reason. I would rather keep the tradition and lose the classlessness.
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Disturbingly? Really? How could you not think the stadium looked and sounded awesone? Come on man, by all accounts this was probably the best the crowd has ever been into the game.
Of course it was disturbing. If we haven't done it for at least 100 years, it is just not right!
Calm down, guys. Of course the whole thing was awesome. My boys and I were going nuts just watching on tv. The only thing I meant by "disturbingly" was the way it looked like the Atlanta Braves tomahawk chop. I was just asking what it was, that's all.
I think basically with any song that was played, people tried to shake the pom poms to the beat. Some songs and times more than others obviously.
Ignore everyone except for the poster who said 7 Nation Army. That's the song / chant you're thinking of. If you're not familiar with it you can google/YouTube it for confirmation.
Well, that just shows how disconnected I am from pop/music culture. I thought that was some lame-ass, incredibly annoying chant that the students at PSU made up. Instead, it is a lame-ass, incredibly annoying song that some band I have never heard of made up.
/get off my lawn
You should probably listen to the whole song before you spout off. Also, the White Stripes are a Detroit based band and one of the most critically acclaimed groups this century. Too bad Jack and Meg split, but Jack's solo projects/side projects are fantastic too.
White Stripes are not "pop", and they are definitely not "lame-ass." Why don't you stop talking for a while, Champ?
Lol the tradition thing always gets brought up. It was a night game... we broke tradition there!
The pompoms looked great on tv. Especially when they played 7 nation army.
It was aweome. It was easily in the same league as LSU or PSU. Easily.
no more seven nation army plz. overdone at so many venues...makes my stomach turn hearing it....but its so catchy.....DAMN YOU WHITE STRIPES!
why don't you ask the people who were there if they liked it? i was there, and when they played it, it got all 114k fans rocking the stadium. people complain that michigan fans aren't loud enough, and this actually does get the crows going, so why stop it if the people are loving it?
Stadium was awesome. Brandon and athletic department did a heck of a job engaging the crowd. Some of it is good by me, some of it I could do without (I am looking at you, Pop Evil), but great job getting the stadium going. I felt like I was at an SEC game by the crowd involvement. Finally they are figuring out how to channel 100,000 plus crowd energy on to the field.
On the "you suck" chant, I am not a big fan. Particularly when the other team continues to drive on us and their 4th down is on our 6 yard line, opponent is about to kick a field goal and they are up by 3 scores. We might feel "they suck" but the game is proving otherwise.
NM. Posted to wrong spot.
I've listened to the whole song... AND can play it on the piano (where's my horn so I can toot it?!) Frankly I'm sick of hearing it, Penn St. does it, tSIO does it.. sick of hearing it....DAMN YOU WHITE STRIPES!
Perhaps someone should explain to tOSU that the White Stripes are from That State Up North. I presume they're mostly too ignorant to know otherwise, and their anti-Michigan zealotry can be relied upon to stamp out the "undesirable" influence of musicians from Michigan.
While watching a night game at Michigan stadium with striped shoulder jerseys and futuristic M gloves under the huge luxury sweets playing on field turf with playground/tecmo bowl offenses infront of seats with PSLs listening to journey and eminem.
Yup - that chant seemed pretty untraditional, like everything else.
can I get some of those luxury sweets....mmmm, I love sweets! I bet the luxury ones are good!
Dude, it wasn't a value judgment. I was just wondering what it was.
probably a bad sign, personally.
I'm glad to see the crowd engaged in the game, but couldn't we have done it with something other than music that's played in every other stadium in the country as a 'tradition?' PSU has Seven Nation Army, Boston (and every other sporting event since) has Sweet Caroline... Is Pop Evil really the best we can do? What happened to Eminem?
Hell, there's still a marching band in the stadium in case anyone forgot...
Play "loose yourself" one time in the 4th quarter as the offense came in, IIRC. It was a very appropriate time. Everyone started singing but few people could keep up with the lyrics - except for this 10 year old kid who kept on going for about 30 sec after the music stopped.
You could have stopped after your first half sentence, "I'm glad to see the crowd engaged in the game". Unless you have some new, yet traditional way of getting 100,000 people to yell in participation, appreciate the noise for what it's worth. During Seven Nation Army, almost all of the people in my section (even the middle-aged and older crowd) were waving their pom-poms and chanting. The band already plays a ton, too. It's not like they twiddle their thumbs all game. So either do some research and find a song that: a.) Isn't played at any major college football stadium and b.) Translates well over a crowd of 100k, or just enjoy the crowd being into the game and be done with it. Not everything we do has to have the "This is Michigan" stamp on it.
The chant had something to do with the "hounds of hell." I guess it's a reference to Brian Kelly. IDK.
7 Nation Army always seemed like someone else's chant that we ripped off. But, at the ND game we kind of started owning it. Plus, its a Michigan band, so I'm good with it now.
You're probably going to have trouble this late in the game finding any place in Ann Arbor. I'd recommend trying one of the many places near Briarwood (State St and I-94). I stayed at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites for the ND game and would recommend it. Some places will put you on a waiting list if you ask. If you can't find anything in A2, try one of the neighboring communities, e.g., Ypsi, Chelsea, Brighton, or somewhere near the airport.
I was at the ND game and IMHO the Seven Nation Army chant was the best of the night. Everyone was into it and it was the loudest coordinated crowd noise I've ever heard at Michigan Stadium. That along with plain old shouting/screaming clearly caused problems for Rees as he struggled to communicate with his teammates before the snap. Hey, it's called homefield advantage for a reason.
And as I believe someone else already said, I think we have a more legitimate claim to Seven Nation Army than PSU or other teams outside of Michigan given the band's Detroit roots.
and drive to the game. Not too bad of a drive: Ford to M-14 to US-23 to Washtenaw which forks at Stadium.
It definitely was great way to get fans to cheer loudly on defense, so I support it too.
...at the end of Temptation, what would be wrong with saying "GO BLUE"?
Probably makes too much sense.
the crowd does this "ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh" into the kick, but then just fades off. Why not "Gooooooooooo .... then kick, followed with "Blueueueueueueue". You could hear the nd fans doing their "Goooooo Irishhhhhhhh" on kickoffs.
Agree on the "you suck" ... does sound "bush"
It sounds good on paper, but implementing new cheers is a tough thing to do.
Actually it's pretty easy to do now with the new scoreboards.
Almost every other school does "Goooooooooooo (insert nickname or team color here)!" on kickoffs and we do "OooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOH!"
WTF is that?
...and when I was a student, most students clearly "hand-chopped" along with Temptation (also bad). Some of my friends occasionally make up words for Temptaion in the search for something better...but it's always been more of a joke than anything. My last "suggestion" involved pointing instead of chopping while singing "Hoke likes to point".
The band's version differs enough from the original to make these lyrics a little awkward, but here's something anyway:
Perry Cuomo - Temptation
You came, I was alone
I should have known
You were temptation
You smiled, luring me on
My heart was gone
And you were temptation
It would be thrilling if you were willing
And, if it can never be, pity me
For you were born to be kissed
I can't resist, you are temptation, I
Am yours, here is my heart
Take it and say that we'll never part
I'm just a slave, only a slave
To you, temptation
I'm your slave!!!
My recollection is "GO BLUE" was originally said at the end of Temptation after a 3rd down stop, but somewhere along the line it got changed to the juvenile "You Suck." I still say "GO BLUE", but I think I am the only one in my section doing so.
7 Nation Army is NOT a PSU chant, sure they do it, but they weren't the first and it isn't the one they are most famous for. Everyone is confusing it with zombie nation for some reason. If any thing 7 Nation Army is a soccer chant as they have been using it much longer than college football teams have.
I'm as big a get-off-my-lawner as anyone, and piped-in music is no exception, but....damn if the Seven Nation Army chant didn't sound - and look - really, really good. It was loud, unique (to Michigan in college football, at least), not overused. I like it. A lot.
I like the chant, but it's definitely not unique.
PSU and OSU do it for sure, plus a lot more probably
Not sure about Ohio State, but Penn State does Zombie Nation, not Seven Nation Army.
Actually, I think your YouTube links are wrong though. Watch the videos of 7 Nation Army and Zombie Nation, then re-watch the videos you posted and tell me what song they are playing.
This is 7 Nation Army by the White Stripes, with actual words:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mut_jxG1Uhc
Now this is Whoa Oh by Zombie Nation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkzMizcPqBI
To me it sounded like they were chanting the Whoa Oh song in the links they posted, but they were titled wrong on YouTube. Seems a lot of people mix 7 Nation Army, the song, and Zombie Nation, the band
As I said above, PSU is best known for zombie nation, but they do do 7 nation army as well
have been yelling various words that are not usually said in polite public for about the last 35 years (since 1976 anyway!) from *&!# the Bucks! to the famous Sh*& band chant following the Bullwinkle theme music. The one's today are no worse than they were 35 years ago, somethings never change.....
I was in the stands and it was great! I loved the techno pop song - does anyone know what it was? I'd love to blast it in the "mommobile"!
After we took the lead and they played that song everyone started dancing and singing. It was amazing. And then they played it again when the final seconds ticked off and I almost cried I was so happy. I ended up singing the chorus on my walk home. Good stuff.
"Woah Oh" by Zombie Nation
as to the answers to the OP questions, but watching the game on TV I have to say that looked like the most involved crowd I have ever seen at a UM game. Whatever they had to do to get the crowd going like that...I am all for! I have been watching UM on TV for about 20 years now and the crowd was at it's best Saturday night. Way to bring the noise! Bring on more night games DB, that was awesome!
played at the end of the game when the team was celebrating in the stands. It sounded like the White Stripes track was being played.
While, yes, the stadium looked and sounded awesome on TV, I would have liked to see the team celebrating with the fans and student body to OUR song - - the whole team and fans singing the Victors!
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I thought the RAWK music selections were awesome on Sat. This was the most pumped I have seen our crowd in a long time. The band and the piped tunes were synched pretty well and EVERYONE in the stadium was into it - even 60+ geezers like me. I was worried about my pompoms blocking the view of the peeps behind me so i kept mine low at first - but was quickly told to let it rip. Section 5 gave the team a lot of vocal support and still get chills remembering staying long after the game singing and soaking it all in.
Temptation was added after defensive stops by the band sometime in the 1991-1993 time frame. The band wanted to do something after defensive stops, and rather than just play the imperial march like 100 other teams do, they chose to use a snippet of Temptation. Unfortunately, as someone upthread pointed out, the original words to Temptation don't fit a football game at all.
I think the arm chop started because the Band director at the time started doing it to the music and the student section picked it up. It immediately looked like the Tomahawk chop and that was obviously a big mistake.
I have no idea when the "You Suck" thing got added, but I think that part is stupid and embarassing. Especially when chanted on 4th and 1 right before the other team rams the ball forward for a 1st down/TD. Or done when trailing Wisconsin 28-7 last year or whatever it was.
I honestly wish the band would find something else to play there, even though I love Temptation, just because I'm tired of the whole "You Suck" crap.
I always liked that because it was something MICHIGAN started and no one could take that from us.
While the White Stripes may be from Detroit, and I love that chant...it just fits better with Ohio ***** or any other team with "O" in the name.
The Lose Yourself instrumental wasn't as impactful or loud, but it was awesome to see the students on TV when that was played. With it coming from 8Mile and Eminem being from Detroit, it just fits.
Seven Nation Army and Zombie Nation are used by EVERYONE. If we do Seven Nation Army, I do like Indiana Blue's suggestion of "GooooO-oh-oh-oh Bluuuuuuu-uuuue."
Thanks guys for the great advice on where to stay. It will be my first time to the Big House in roughly 30 years. I am simply giddy to be taking my boys to the first annual Brady Hoke beat-down of tsio!
I've attended Serie A Italian Soccer matches w/ 7 nations army being chanted, but then again, the crowd is chanting something the entire game anyway over there. It's pretty fun when one end chants one thing then the other duels back.
Can anyone tell me where I can find the gloves that Michigan receivers had? They had the block M on the palm.