While the Stanley Cup Playoffs drag on with no Flyers to watch, what better way to pass the time then listening to some Flyers goal songs!
That’s right, we’re ranking the best (and worst) goal horns in Philadelphia Flyers history. If you’d like to follow along you can use this video and the timestamps listed at the start of each ranking.
Seriously? What the heck was this? “Fluxland” by XL was never really popular, and it certainly was never good. Additionally, the Tampa Bay Lightning used it. Not much else to say other than it’s pitiful.
The start of the “replace the terrible techno song every year“ trend for the Flyers, “Booyah” by Showtek was used for the 2014-15 season. There’s really not much good to say about it. It’s obnoxious, and thank goodness it’s gone.
#8: Wiz Khalifa x The White Stripes
This is so low on the list for one reason… it says “We Dem Boyz,” a common slogan of Dallas Cowboys fans. When the Flyers used this from 2017-19, how could they not have seen the Cowboys connection? It’s too bad too because if the Flyers had just used “Seven Nation Army” by The White Stripes, it would be a lot higher on the list despite many other NHL teams having used it.
#7: Rock & Roll Part 2- The Stereotypical 90s Goal Song
The Flyers, much like every other NHL team of the time period, played Gary Glitter’s “Rock & Roll Part 2” as their goal song in the 90s during the Eric Lindros/Legion of Doom era. The song actually outlasted a new horn sound in 1995, but after that season the Flyers moved on. It’s a good goal song because the fans can yell “HEY!” whenever the song calls for it, but it became saturated when too many teams used it.
#6: Techno Rocky
The song features the Rocky theme song as well as Tiësto & KSHMR – “Secrets (ft. Vassy),” and it was used during the 2016-17 season. The goal song would probably be number one if they got rid of “Secrets” and just let the Rocky theme play out a little bit. “Secrets” isn’t bad, but fans would probably enjoy it more if Travis Konecny did a little boxing celebration to the iconic theme song after he scored a goal.
#5: Bro Hymn
This is a great goal horn; most Pennywise songs are. If the Flyers were the only team to use this, it would almost certainly be in the top three. However, the Anaheim Ducks have been using it for awhile now. Therefore, much like “Rock & Roll Part 2”, I can’t rank it much higher.
#4: Feel The Shake
Different video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQmIU7ldCR8
“Feel The Shake” by Jetboy was a welcomed relief from all the techno stuff playing at the Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers are still currently using this goal horn. It was introduced in 2020, which was a great year for the Flyers before they lost to the New York Islanders in the 2020 Playoffs. It stuck around for 2021 which was, to put it simply, a terrible year. We’ll see if the Flyers will stick with it for the 2021-22 season or if they decide to mix it up.
#3: Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love
Van Halen’s “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love” is a solid song, but the horn is… not so good. The horn kind of sounds like that one car in your neighborhood that would go off at 3 A.M. for no reason. The Flyers used the horn and song from 1996-2006 before ditching them both. It’s kind of disappointing they didn’t keep the song when they moved to the current horn.
#2: My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em’ Up)
Some Fall Out Boy for a goal horn? Yes, please! “My songs know what you did in the dark” by Fall Out Boy is a solid pump up song that the Flyers used for the 2013-14 season. The only reason it’s not above our number one goal song is that it really has no significance to the city of Philadelphia. That being said, fans can sing along with it and it makes perfect sense for hockey. Light em’ up, light the lamp after a Claude Giroux snipe!
#1: Maria, I like it Loud (Doop!)
Timestamp: 8:35 or video below
That’s right, the best goal horn in Flyers history was taken from the Philadelphia Union. This song has everything that a great goal horn needs. Fans can sing it, it’s extremely annoying for the other team, and it has significance to the city because the only two sports teams that score goals have used this as their celebration song. “Doop” was used by the Flyers from 2011-2013. It’s about time they bring it back, and bring playoff overtime winners from great players like Danny Briere back.