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Little Caesars Arena Goal Horn and Red Wings Goal Songs

By Kapil Sapkota / 30 October 2023 06:31 AM

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Little Caesars Arena Goal Horn is a classic Hockeytown similar to that of the Joe Louis Arena. A new horn system has been recently installed.

A recorded goal horn from Joe Louis was being played at Little Caesars for the goals scored by the Detroit Red Wings in the 2023-24 NHL season.

The old classical goal horn, which became the identity of the Red Wings is being played in their new installation. With the new setup, the Wings don't need to rely on the loudspeakers anymore.

Moreover, the Red Wings are back with a new goal song, Without Me by Eminem for the 2023-24 season. The song is from his 2002 album, The Eminem Show.

Joe Louis Arena Goal Horn

Joe Louis Arena was the Detroit home from the 1979-80 season to the 2016-17 season. The Red Wings then moved to Little Caesars Arena.

The goal horn played in the Joe Louis ice hockey rink relied on nitrogen gas which sounded very enthusiastic and was loved by the Wings fans.

A big, robust, lake-freighter-blow-ya-off-the-river horn was the identity of the Joe Louis. It was one of the most iconic and original goal horns in hockey history.

Since the team got a new home in 2017, the Red Wings were using the recording of the old horn after each goal. A safe way to install an old-style horn system was a major concern in their new arena.

Fortunately, a "normal air compression" method has been developed in their venue. With the new system, the franchise will now be able to play its classic Hockeytown horn at Little Caesars.

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The Red Wing's goal horn was something the fans really missed from Joe Louis. It was a much-needed change for them as the franchise finally listened to their fans.

Since the old system had nitrogen gas used with it and the new one uses normal air, a slight difference in the sound can be experienced.

Detroit said the new system is a way to add "the bone-rattling blare" fans remember from The Joe.

The goal horn is indeed a distinct part of the Red Wings' identity as Hockeytown, which will bring back the memories of Joe Louis Arena. It is also a tribute to the legendary performances of the past.

Detroit Red Wings Goal Song 2023

Detroit Red Wings goal song for the 2023-24 season is Let's Go Red Wings by Fred Coury. The Red Wings' new song was released in 2022.

The Detroit-based NHL franchise used its new goal horn during the 2022-23 NHL season at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan.

The one-minute and ten-second-long song starts with a siren tone. Rhythmic drum beats start after 10 seconds. Sounds of clapping, whistling, and applauding are heard afterward.

"Let's go Red Wings" is enchanted a couple of times with the energetic music.

Coury said that he was super honored to have been asked to compose the new goal song for the Red Wings. The sports composer is also the Sonic Branding for the LA Kings.

Besides these NHL franchises, Coury has also composed the goal song for the Portland Trail Blazers of the NBA. The past member of the Cinderella band also works for TV and Film songs.

In 2017, the L.A. Kings series Black & White composed by Coury was nominated for and won an Emmy Award. The composer won a second Emmy award with the Portland Trail Blazers.

The famous musician has drummed in a lot of albums and songs including Mystery of Illusion: Chastain (1985),  Arcade: Arcade (1993),  Live at the Key Club: Cinderella (1999),  Spin the Bottle: an All-Star Tribute to Kiss (2004), Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) and more.

Red Wings Goal Song History

The Red Wings has been adopting different songs for the club as well as its individual players. Detroit plays specific songs for their individual players whenever they make a score.

Here is the list of songs that the Wings played as their goal theme for different years:

Unbelievable - EMF

British band EMF released this song in 1990. It was included on their debut album Schubert Dip (1991). Unbelievable was placed at number three on the UK Singles Chart on 1 December 1990.

The song served as the goal horn for the Wings from 1990-1991.

Hey Hey Hockeytown - Kid Rock

"I belong to Hockeytown, it's a place where dreams are found". Hey Hey Hockeytown has been used long by Detroit as its goal theme song.

It is also one of the most loved goal songs by its fans. This song is played by the NHL franchise during their first goals in the games.

Locksley - The Whip

The Whip was used to play after the team scored their second goal. The song was released in 2010.

Some other NHL franchises including the Colorado Avalanche, Dallas Stars, and Columbus Blue Jackets also adopted it as their goal song beginning the 2011-12 season.

I Can't Drive 55 - Sammy Hagar

The Red Wings franchise plays this song for Niklas Kronwall's goals. The song is from Hagar's eighth 1984 studio album VOA. The Calgary Flames also play the same song for their player Noah Hanifin at their home games.

Hagar is the lead vocal and guitarist in this song. I Can't Drive 55 is also featured in several movies including Bumblebee (2018).

Without Me - Eminem

Beginning the 2023-24 season with a new goal horn system, the Red Wings have adopted a new goal song as well. They are playing Without Me by the Detroit Star Eminem.

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Here is the list of other goal songs adopted by the Red Wings franchise for the team and players:

  • Give It Away - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
  • Too Fast For Love - Motley Crue
  • Greased Lightning - John Travolta, Jeff Conaway
  • As Good As I Once Was - Toby Keith
  • I'm Your Captain/Closer To Home - Grand Funk Railroad
  • Mr. Brightside - The Killers
  • Drinks After Work - Toby Keith
  • Working Man - Rush
  • Doin' My Thing - Luke Bryan
  • King Nothing - Metallica
  • Gimme Time - Ardijah
  • Under Pressure - Queen, David Bowie
  • Substitute - The Who
  • Hey Man, Nice Shot - Filter
  • Magic Man - Heart
  • Danger Zone - Kenny Loggins
  • Nobody But Me - The Human Beinz
  • Take It Easy - Eagles
  • Running on Empty - Jackson Browne

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