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Chicago Blackhawks Song When They Score a Goal

By Kapil Sapkota / 24 September 2023 02:10 AM

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Chicago Blackhawks song when they score a goal is Chelsea Dagger by the Fratellis. The song was released by the Scottish rock band in 2006.

It came out as the second single from the band's first studio album, Costello Music. When the Blackhawks used it as their goal song, Chelsea Dagger got huge popularity.

With a rowdy vocal and a catchy tune of the song, the fans cheer every goal of the Blackhawks' enchanting dun dununun dununun dunununa.

Though the song is famous as the goal song of the Hawks, the Chicago NHL franchise is not the first sports team to adopt the song. The Scottish football club, Celtic F.C. first used this song as its sports anthem.

Later on, Chelsea Football Club also started playing the same song at Stamford Bridge. Also, the Italian football club Juventus adopted this song for their more than 500 goals over 8 years.

What is the Blackhawks Goal Song?

The Blackhawks goal song name is Chelsea Dagger. The franchise started playing this song during their goals since the NHL 2008-09 season.

When the Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup championship in 2010 for the first time since 1961, the song became a sensation among the fans.

Afterward, the Blackhawks' farms teams, the AHL's Rockford IceHogs, and the ECHL's Indy Fuel also adopted the same song as their theme song.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra conductor Riccardo Muti released an orchestral version of Chelsea Dagger during the Hawks' successful journey to the 2013 Stanley Cup and was performed after they triumphed.

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The Blackhawks fans and the players celebrated with the same song after their win over the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2015 Stanley Cup Finals.

Chelsea Dagger goal song has also been adopted by the University of North Dakota. SPHL franchises Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs and Pensacola Ice Flyers have also chosen the same song following the success of the Blackhawks.

Blackhawks Goal Horn Tradition

Chicago Blackhawks were the first NHL team to use a goal horn in their games. The franchise has also changed its goal horns over the years.

It was in 1973 when the former owner of the franchise, Bill Wirtz brought his own yacht's horn into the stadium and played it in the Stanley Cup Finals after every goal was scored against the Montreal Canadiens.

In 1976, the Blackhawks used the first goal sequence of a chant Let's Go Blackhawks. They later came up with Here Come the Hawks in 1979.

A siren was added to their goal horn in 1981. The following year, the Chicago NHL franchise removed Let's Go Blackhawks from their goal song.

The sound of a horn was heard during their goals in 1983. After a couple of years, they removed the siren. In the mid-1990s when the franchise moved to the United Center, the sound of the horn was slightly changed.

Chelsea Dagger was adopted in 2008 and is being used to date. Moreover, the franchise sometimes plays custom songs for specific players.

The song Rock You Like a Hurricane used to be played whenever Patrick Kane scored a goal. Likewise, for Jonathan Toews, Chuck Berry's Johnny B. Goode was selected to play.

Following the Blackhawks, all the other NHL teams also started playing a goal horn after every goal scored. The Hawks truly deserve credit for the goal-horn tradition in the NHL.

Chicago Blackhawks Theme Songs From the Past

Here is the list of every song from the past heard at the Blackhawks game:

  • Welcome To The Jungle
    Guns N' Roses

  • Blitzkrieg Bop - 2016 Remaster

  • Back In Black

  • Enter Sandman

  • Boneless
    Steve Aoki, Chris Lake, Tujamo

  • In Bloom

  • Imperium

  • HandClap
    Fitz and The Tantrums

  • Cherub Rock - 2011 Remaster
    The Smashing Pumpkins

  • Lions in the Wild
    Martin Garrix, Third Party

  • Seven Nation Army
    The White Stripes

  • Joker And The Thief

  • Immigrant Song - Remaster
    Led Zeppelin

  • Finale (feat. Nicholas Petricca)
    Madeon, Nicholas Petricca

  • Can't Stop
    Red Hot Chilli Peppers

  • The Pretender
    Foo Fighters

  • Hate To Say I Told You So
    The Hives

  • Icky Thump
    The White Stripes

  • Come Together
    Gary Clark Jr., Junkie XL

  • No Good

  • Sleep Now In the Fire
    Rage Against The Machine

  • Lonely Boy
    The Black Keys

  • Safari Song
    Greta Van Fleet

  • Epic
    Faith No More

  • Good News

  • Forever

  • All Night
    KUURO, Clockvice

  • Dancing Til The Dawn
    Winning Team, CAPS

  • When Legends Rise

  • Salute Your Solution
    The Raconteurs

  • System Bleed
    The Glitch Mob, LICK

  • The Four Horsemen - Remastered

  • When I'm Home
    Dirty Honey

  • Thank God I'm Not You

  • Smells Like Teen Spirit

Famous Theme Songs in the Past

The official fight and the intro song of the Chicago Blackhawks is Here Come the Hawks. Written by J. Swayzee, the song was produced in 1968 by the Dick Marx Orchestra and Choir.

We can still hear the song during the pregame video of the Hawks. At the end of each period, a part of the song is played.

Here are some of the famous Blackhawks theme songs from the past:

1. Keys to the City - 2008 (Ministry and Co-Conspirators):

The industrial metal band, Ministry released a song collaborating with Co-Conspirators as a gift for the Blackhawks.

The song was written in 2007 by Al Jourgensen, Joshua Bradford, and Paul Raven. Bradford has given vocal in it.

In February 2008, the Blackhawks embraced this song as a companion to Here Come the Hawks, which is the Blackhawks' official theme song.

2. Stranglehold - 1975 (Ted Nugent song):

This song is often played when Blackhawks players are emerging through the tunnel. The song is from Ted Nugent's 1975 debut album titled his own name Ted Nugent.

Most part of the vocals in the song is of Derek St. Holmes. Nugent himself has sung the "Sometimes you wanna get higher" verse.

Besides the Blackhawks, the same song was used as the entrance theme by the wrestler Kevin Von Erich.

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