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The Canadiens Goal Song

  • So we’ve played several pre-season games, and 3 season games at home and still no one at the Bell Centre realizes the gross injustice going on.

    Playing U2 Vertigo after the Canadiens score is a lame, mainstream jock-rock choice. It has nothing to do with hockey, scoring goals or bringing a crowd together.

    What happend to the old goal song? The most original song in the league. Who told you to change it? Did thousands of fans high fiving and rocking out lead you to believe it was unsatisfactory?

    When the Canadiens score this year, I don’t know whether to get up and cheer or drive a nail into my ear drum.

    What do you think? Let them know here:

    Bring back The Canadiens Goal song.BRING BACK THE GOAL SONG

  1. i completly agree…we should start some sort of petition and send it to the habs’ management. at least it’s not that annoying song form the mcdonal’s comercial

  2. An online petition was started close to a month ago. Over 1270 fans have signed it so far.

    It has been speculated that the song is part of a promotion and it will be changed back after U2’s concert at the Bell Centre. Let’s hope so.

  3. I agree. That song is tradition! Who knows, maybe that is the reson we lost games at home, because of that annoying song. I really don’t like where the habs are going, first Yuppie then this! whats next, women on the team?

  4. #4 spaceman_nick says:
    October 26, 2005 at 8:15 pm

    i was worried about the u2 song right off the bat in the pre-season drubbing of t/b when i lept from my seat screaming go-oh-oh-oh-oal and everyone looked at me like i was nuts. wasnt it only piped through the loudspeakers ’cause people were chanting it anyhow.

    the u2 song is stupid, because its a commercial. it isnt there cause the fans need it; its placed there to placate/distract them into having “fun”, like the freakin’ gorgeous hockey wasnt enough.

    i’ll sign this e-petition, but a better idea would be to get them to turn off all the music outright. i’m not some 89 yearold fogey, but the b/c is too loud, and the loudness is in appropritate. if i wanted to listen to 23 seconds of a bon jovi song, i’d do it at home.

  5. Fully agree. Back to the roots………back to history!!!!

  6. Yeah, this is so lame… why change a song that everybody loves? Who are the fans?? Is it us?? Why don’t they ask us BEFORE changing the entertainement!! They could have done a survey on this and ask if we wantend to change! This commercial approach for the U2 concert is annoying… don’t harrass us with your tour when we are already paying 50$+ for a ticket… we are there to watch the game, and have our so nice team score and to hear the nice song! This song is so priming!! But, I don’t agree about “L’oreille” who composed it… the site gives a demo of the song.. this site is a group of person that makes recomposition of songs, just like the karaoke songs when they redo the music in order to have the vocals removed! L’oreille is a group who did the song the most accurately they could! 😉 And it is really nice. Fits well in EA’s NHL06 when you remove the intro!!
    Go sign this petition, and hoping that when U2 is gone by, they will set back OUR FAN SONG!!! ALL THE WAYYYY!
    See ya!!
    >> ALEX >>

  7. I am really sorry! Correction here.. I read the info about L’oreille, and they are a duo from Montreal who creates songs for promotion and commercials! They did the song at RDS for the Méchant Mardi Molson Ex at RDS… they did the song fdor the montreal canadiens song… NOW I’m even MORE into the fight t get back the song! Because the duo is FROM MONTREAL, from the root!
    Sorry for the mistake!

  8. #8 Kevin Page says:
    November 8, 2005 at 1:46 pm

    I think we should change it to les canadiens sont la just like at the forum

  9. #9 NB Habs fan says:
    November 16, 2005 at 2:18 pm

    I love U2 but I agree. Their a friggin Irish band! The only thing in common with Ireland and hockey is Theo Fleury. God forbid we associate ourselves with him in any way.

  10. Dump Bono and U2…
    Bring back the Habs Goal Song!!!!!

  11. guys we need to send a letter or something cuz this song is fukin anoying it gives no passion all it does is make you fall asleep! its ridicoulous!!! i hope they change it back that song like motivates the team by alot so all i have to say is PUT BACK OUR SONG!!!!!!

  12. OH EY OH EY OH!!!!!!

  13. #13 Deneb says:
    January 4, 2006 at 4:50 pm

    I agree. This U2 song bothers me a lot… now we’re like every other teams in the NHL. It’s a shame to replace a great UNIQUE song with a mainstream song that you can hear everyday, everywhere and that got nothing to do with hockey!

    Very bad move! Please bring back the old one…

  14. #14 Eugene Ng says:
    January 4, 2006 at 5:51 pm

    Who cares what song they play – why even have a song at with with such a pathetic team as we have this year. I was a loyal Habs fan over the years, but all my Leafs co-workers are making me change my ways.

    Eugene Ng
    Burlington, ON

  15. Wow, is that your definition of loyalty?

  16. #16 peter says:
    January 11, 2006 at 5:12 pm

    YES!!!! Thank you for bringing it up! I mean if the canadiens want to change the goal song, atleast pick one thats actually good and uplifting and original! U2?!!?! WTF?! Am i right?! The old song was original. No one in any league or any sports has that song. It gives me goosebumps even hearing that song! And also, whats with the intro song when the players come on the ice? Its a good song but on some nights, they need something more hardcore and more of a crowd pumper! The endless loop of “Fix You” gets kinda well repetitif…Neways, Peace out. Go HAbs GO nevertheless…

    Cambridge, ON

    BOUNCING SOULS RULE….get some heart Habbies…and get your game together while your at it!
    Ps. I’m sorry for yelling

  18. #18 corey zuckerman says:
    February 4, 2006 at 6:09 pm

    kk i agree the u2 goal song is not a “TRUE” GOAL SONG i cant stand hearin it!!!


    dadadada da da da da oohohohoh!!

  19. #19 Liam and Jeremy says:
    February 5, 2006 at 8:02 pm

    yo habs your goal song is good but not good enough Its not a “true” goal song u guys should ask bob gainey ok soo BRING BACK THE OLD GOAL SONG

    dadadadadadadadadada OHohohohoh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. HABS Do you realize whats happenning with your goal song?
    Put back your old goal song or you wont get any cheer.


  21. #21 MarcusKoivu says:
    February 6, 2006 at 11:59 am


  22. #22 peterman says:
    February 7, 2006 at 3:48 pm

    the french song sucks and so does the u2 one how about queen or garry glitter those are songs made for hockey not u2 or that crap they used to play not everybody in montreal is french and besides the point it was a pretty gay song (whooooaah…..whoooooooo) the worst song ever no wonder they took it out.
    and the main reason being that BOB F***ING GAINEY SAID IT AINT A HOCKEY SONG!!!

  23. #23 peterman says:
    February 7, 2006 at 3:51 pm


  24. #24 TravisF says:
    February 24, 2006 at 1:30 pm

    I hate U2 and I hate this song very much! Get rid of it!

  25. #25 Matt & Dan says:
    March 12, 2006 at 11:51 pm

    We just got home from Montreal after Boom Boom’s jersey retirement, and a 1-0 victory over the Rangers. We were really happy it was only a 1 goal game so we didnt have to hear that stupid U2 song. Bono is a friggin fake. He ‘pretends’ to be a humanitarian for the publicity, and now his crappy song which has nothing to do with hockey is tarnishing the best element of the game. Hearing that song doesn’t pump me up, it makes me want do fly to Ireland and kick Bono in the face. Please habs, BRING BACK THE OLD SONG!!!!!!!!!!

  26. #26 Brice says:
    June 5, 2006 at 10:54 pm

    U2 Rocks but maybe it’s not a good song for a goal…

  27. #27 matthew says:
    June 11, 2006 at 12:51 pm

    vertigo is not a goal song

  28. #28 MA__ says:
    March 2, 2007 at 10:43 pm

    Lovely, informative site, thanks

  29. #29 Sttulon says:
    October 29, 2007 at 11:32 pm

    U2-Vertigo is an amazing song. Every Montreal fans know it. When this song is on the momentum of the team is to the max, and the fans in the arena goes crazy.

  30. Im a U2 fan but the song has to go. not only U2 but all songs. the Marketing team sucks! I can tell you Im not the only one who thinks the same. Since they move to the bell centre somehow the marketing team forgot all about the history of the HABS. what happened to the gentlemen or lady playing the organ? wheres the history, wheres the prestige, wheres les glorieux? The music they’re playing today it feels like any other arena in the nhl. Hey Marketing Team!!!!!, This is THE MONTREAL CANADIENS one of the ORIGINAL SIX and WINNER of 24 STANLEY CUPS. WE (THE FANS) KNOW OUR HOCKEY. LETS KEEP IT TRADITIONAL!!!! AND BRING BACK THE ORGAN!!!! Thanks

  31. #31 Joe ward says:
    January 29, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    this is the reason why the Habs are doing so poorly at home this season… they don’t wanna hear the same old songs… CHANGE THAT DJ AND BRING THE ORGAN BACK !!!

  32. #32 Kyle_Habster says:
    September 2, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    Let’s all go protest infront of the bell centre , & get our song Back !! xD

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