Hockey is a sport that transcends all levels and is enjoyed by people of all ages. It has a storied history, and the passion and intensity of the game are perfectly captured in music. There are many songs about hockey, each offering a unique perspective on the game.
In this blog post, we’ve put together a list of the best songs about hockey. Whether you’re a die-hard fan or just enjoy the sport, these songs are sure to get you pumped up and ready for the game. So, grab your skates, stick, and puck, and let’s dive into the world of hockey-inspired music!
- 1. “The Hockey Song” by Stompin’ Tom Connors
- 2. “Two Minutes for Looking So Good” by Belvedere
- 3. “On Hockey Days” by Raffi
- 4. “Bob Marley and the Hartford Whalers” by The Zambonis
- 5. “The Enforcer” by Monster Truck
- 6. “Hockey Hair” by Pansy Division
- 7. “Me Like Hockey” by Arrogant Worms
- 8. “Hockey” by Jane Siberry
- 9. “Change The World With My Hockey Stick” by The Vandals
- 10. “Get Ready for This” by 2 Unlimited
- 11. “Rock ‘n’ Roll” by Gary Glitter
- 12. “The Hockey Song” by Jughead
- 13. “Crazy Train” by Ozzy Osbourne
- 14. “Fireworks” by The Tragically Hip
- 15. “I Wanna Drive the Zamboni” by The Zambonis
- 16. “Hit Somebody” by Warren Zevon
- 17. “Gretzky Rocks” by The Pursuit of Happiness
- 18. “Small Towns and Big Dreams” by Paul Brandt
- 19. “Kernkraft 400” by Zombie Nation
- 20. “Hockey Night” by David Vaters
- Final Thoughts
1. “The Hockey Song” by Stompin’ Tom Connors
The first song is “The Hockey Song” by Stompin’ Tom Connors. This song is an ode to the sport of hockey, and it celebrates all that is great about the game.
It is a fast-paced, upbeat song that will get your heart pumping and your feet moving while you sing along. You can find it on the Stompin’ Tom and The Hockey Song album released in 1972.
2. “Two Minutes for Looking So Good” by Belvedere
Next on the list is “Two Minutes for Looking So Good” by Belvedere. This song is a more mellow tune that still captures the excitement of hockey.
It is about an ice hockey player who was sent to another state but is still killing the game. The song is from the album Twas Hell Said Former Child released in 2001.
3. “On Hockey Days” by Raffi
If your whole family from kids to parents are fans of the game, this song is a fun tune to play while you drive to the rink or while you’re getting ready for game day.
It’s a lighthearted ode to hockey fandom that will get everyone singing along. You can find it on the Love Bug album which was released in 2014.
4. “Bob Marley and the Hartford Whalers” by The Zambonis
The Zambonis is a band made up of hockey fans who write songs about the sport. This particular tune is a reggae-infused ode to the former NHL team, the Hartford Whalers.
It’s a fun, catchy song that will get any hockey fan up and dancing. You can find it on their album More Songs About Hockey… and Buildings and Food which was released in 1999.
5. “The Enforcer” by Monster Truck
“The Enforcer” is a heavy metal song by Canadian band Monster Truck. It’s a fearsome ode to the tough guys on the ice who keep the peace and protect their teammates.
If you’re looking for a song to pump you up before a big game, this one will do the trick. You can find it on their album Sittin’ Heavy.
6. “Hockey Hair” by Pansy Division
A hockey hair is a hairstyle that is characterized by long, shaggy hair in the back and a shorter, trimmed style in the front. This song is about being in love with a guy but his hockey hair is somewhat a turn off. It was released in 1997 as part of their More Lovin’ from Our Oven album.
7. “Me Like Hockey” by Arrogant Worms
Up next is a quirky and funny song by the Arrogant Worms. It is about a guy who loves hockey but is not very good at it. This is a fun and lighthearted song that will make you chuckle, perfect when you need some levity. This track is available for streaming on all music platforms out there.
8. “Hockey” by Jane Siberry
Jane Siberry is a Canadian singer-songwriter who has composed some beautiful and thought-provoking songs in her career. “Hockey” is about how the game of hockey can be a metaphor for life.
It is a deep and introspective song that will make you think about the game in a whole new light. You can find this track on her album Bound by the Beauty released in 1989.
9. “Change The World With My Hockey Stick” by The Vandals
This next song is a bit of a change of pace from the previous ones. “Change The World With My Hockey Stick” is a fast-paced and high energy song by punk rock band The Vandals.
It is about a hockey player who wants to leave a legacy and change the world with his hockey stick. This song is sure to get you pumped up, especially if you’re looking forward to a game.
10. “Get Ready for This” by 2 Unlimited
The lyrics to this song might consist of only one phrase repeated over and over but it is still an iconic and catchy tune.
“Get Ready for This” by 2 Unlimited is a pump-up instrumental track that is often played in arenas during hockey games to get the crowd hyped up. It has also been featured in various TV shows and movies, making it one of the most popular songs on this list.
11. “Rock ‘n’ Roll” by Gary Glitter
Gary Glitter’s “Rock ‘n’ Roll” is a classic song that has been covered by many artists over the years. The lyrics make it a great hype song for any hockey fan. It was released in 1972 as part of his Glitter album which can be streamed on all music platforms out there.
12. “The Hockey Song” by Jughead
What better way to tell the world about how great of a hockey player you are than through a song? Jughead’s “The Hockey Song” does just that.
It talks about being great at hockey no matter what type of player you are. The song was released in 1994 as part of the album Contact! The All-Star Collection.
13. “Crazy Train” by Ozzy Osbourne
“Crazy Train” is a song that always gets people pumped up no matter what the occasion is. It’s the perfect song to get you ready for a big game. The lyrics talk about how life is a crazy train that we all must ride. The song was released in 1980 as part of the album Blizzard of Ozz.
14. “Fireworks” by The Tragically Hip
Another song that will make a great hype song for any hockey fan is “Fireworks” by The Tragically Hip. The lyrics talk about how life is a celebration and we should all enjoy it.
This now has over half a million views on Youtube and you can find it on the Phantom Power album which was released in 1998.
15. “I Wanna Drive the Zamboni” by The Zambonis
From their Greatest Hits album, The Zambonis are a Rhode Island-based band that writes songs about the machine that keeps the ice smooth during hockey games.
This particular song is an ode to driving the Zamboni, and how it’s someone’s dream job. It was released in 2006 and can be streamed on all music platforms out there.
16. “Hit Somebody” by Warren Zevon
Next on the list is “Hit Somebody” by the late, great Warren Zevon. It was released in 2002 on his album My Ride’s Here and is a song about an enforcer or “goon” in hockey.
It’s written from the perspective of someone who just wants to hit somebody and doesn’t care much about the game itself. It’s a powerful track that you can find on the My Ride’s Here album.
17. “Gretzky Rocks” by The Pursuit of Happiness
“Gretzky Rocks” by The Pursuit of Happiness is a song about the greatest hockey player of all time, Wayne Gretzky. It was released in 1995 on their album Where’s the Bone and can be found on most streaming platforms.
The song is an upbeat rock track that talks about how Gretzky is the best there is and how he always comes through in the clutch.
18. “Small Towns and Big Dreams” by Paul Brandt
The next song on the list is “Small Towns and Big Dreams” by Canadian country singer Paul Brandt.
It was released in 2001 on his album Small Towns and Big Dreams and is a song about playing hockey in small towns and having big dreams of making it to the NHL. It’s a great track for any hockey fan, and can be found on most streaming platforms.
19. “Kernkraft 400” by Zombie Nation
Zombie Nation’s “Kernkraft 400” is also one of the most popular songs played during hockey games. It currently has a whopping 55 million views on Youtube, making it one of the most viewed sports anthems of all time. This can still be streamed on all music platforms out there.
20. “Hockey Night” by David Vaters
Wrapping up the list is “Hockey Night” by David Vaters. This song is all about, you guessed it, Hockey night! It’s the perfect song to get pumped up for a game whether you’re playing or just watching. This track was released in 2019 as part of his album of the same title.
These are just a few of the songs about hockey that have been released over the years. Hockey is a sport that has inspired people for generations and will continue to do so for years to come.
Who knows, maybe one day someone will write a song about you and your favourite hockey team. Until then, enjoy these tunes and go cheer on your team!