Top 10 Hockey Songs to Help You Through the Lockout

[Bloody NHL.  They’re making record revenues and they choose to shut down?  Un-f-ing-believeable. The only thing we can do on this end is make another list.  This one comes from Brent Chittenden. – AC]

This week’s list was originally going to be something else completely different but when the hockey walk out happened, I knew I had to put together a list to help out my friends who are now in a panic due to the possible lack of a hockey season. So here you are a list of songs and videos that are all about hockey.


10) The Pursuit of Happiness – Gretzky Rocks

A little bit less rockin’ than they are known for, this is a tribute to one of the best players ever to hit the ice.


9)DOA – Takin’ Care Of Business

While the original was never specifically about hockey (but has become a sports stadium anthem of sorts), I love the DOA video. There’s just something right about Bachman being a coach.


8) Neil Peart – Hockey Night In Canada Theme

Isn’t that drum kit a thing of beauty?


7) The Rheostatics – The Ballad of Wendel Clark parts 1 & 2

A song for all of the Leaf fans who want to remember the better times.


6) Soul Asylum – I Can’t Even Tell

Once again, not a song about hockey but I love the road hockey vibe of the video, directed by film maker and hockey fan, Kevin Smith.


5) The Tragically Hip – 50 Mission Cap

The Hip brought to light the story of Bill Barilko for another generation of hockey fans.


4) Jane Siberry – Hockey

One of the best representations of the sport in music, Siberry really captures the emotions of hockey.


3) Ministry – Keys to The City

Ministry main man Al Jourgensen is a die-hard Black Hawks fan so much so that he put together “Keys To The City” which has become the Hawks 2nd anthem.


2) Warren Zevon – Hit Somebody

For all of you enforcers out there. Kevin Smith at one point was going to turn it into a film.


1) Stompin Tom Connors – The Hockey Song

You didn’t think I’d leave this one off the list did you? Although I imagine it’s now driving some of you to tears. Now I know this list might be making some of you weep out there but maybe this will help cheer you up.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Top 10 Hockey Songs to Help You Through the Lockout

  • September 20, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    How about Hockey Skates by Kathleen Edwards?


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