Second Best (or worst) College Fight Songs

Submitted by Broken Brilliance on July 18th, 2018 at 1:42 PM

We all know which is number one, but for those of you starving for some CFB pageantry, which teams fight song makes your toes tap? (Or which one "slaps" with "BDE" for anyone born after 1993)

 

My two are Texas A&M because of it being a giant middle digit to Texas and I'd also like to visit Kyle Field just to join into that arm locking deal that they do when they sing about "sawing varsity's horns off"

Also some love to Georgia Tech due to the lyrics mentioning drinking whiskey and being a "helluva engineer"

Who ya got for your best and worst?

Comments

JWG Wolverine

July 18th, 2018 at 2:12 PM ^

The Victors is obviously the runaway #1.

I painfully admit ND is second place.

The worst is the Maryland Fight song IMO.

Most overvalued and by far most overplayed is Boomer Sooner/FSU War Chant

stephenrjking

July 18th, 2018 at 2:17 PM ^

Texas also takes a shot at A&M in their song "Texas Fight" ("Texas Fight, Texas Fight, and it's goodbye to A&M"). The best feature of A&M singing is the swaying, which is really fun with their 99% participation.

I'm kind of a mark for Rocky Top, honestly, or I was back in the days when Tennessee didn't stink. 

DonAZ

July 18th, 2018 at 2:49 PM ^

At Virginia games they sing Auld Lang Syne after each touchdown, which are rare.  I don't think that's their official fight song, but it appears to be what they favor to "show spirit."  I went to one game there, and after a TD the stadium went into that dreary tune.  Awful disconnect between the excitement of a TD and that melody.

Clarence Boddicker

July 18th, 2018 at 5:07 PM ^

Miami (YTM) actually has a pretty cool fight song. FSU's also catchy--not the Warchant, but the actual fight song. The lyrics are all about scalping people so...whatever. I wouldn't sing it. Bama has a cool fight song. OSU's two that the band plays are cool. The 2nd best is the Tennessee band playing "Rocky Top" though. Fucking inspiring man. It isn't "The Victors" but it's good.

WolverineHistorian

July 18th, 2018 at 6:53 PM ^

If you watch Florida State vs. Miami, you'll hear probably the two worst fight songs in the land.  

And in regards to FSU, I'm talking about their actual fight song and not the much more played (yet tedious) Braves chant that they play after first first downs, after 3 yard gains, after 2 yard losses, after lost fumbles, after punts, after timeouts, after commercial breaks, after interceptions, after 5 yard passes, after trick plays, and any other point of the game that isn't a score.  

It must be a riot to be in the FSU marching band.  All you play is one fight song that sounds like the intro to a preschool TV show and a stand chant that causes everyone across the country to mute their TV's simultaneously.

Blue in St Lou

July 18th, 2018 at 11:10 PM ^

No, 2:  On Wisconsin, which my high school stole (I'd like to say it was vice versa, but I have to be honest).

For its alma mater, my high school stole Purdue's fight song and slowed it down.  The slower version is better.