If you managed to catch any of the Pittsburgh Steelers victory parade today, you might have heard the haunting bass grooves of what might be the worst team fight song of all time.
Here's the crazy thing—it seems that the people of Pittsburgh are actually kind of proud of this. It was originally written back in 1995 by Roger Wood, a man that for reasons that escape me, is some sort of hero to self-publishing musicians in the Western PA basin. He updates the lyrics every now and then to reflect the changing roster, but the one thing that doesn't change is the greasy funk he's laying down and (unless this is part of some elaborate joke) the Steeler Nation loves to sing along.
Thankfully, I've never heard it before now, because I can't that catchy hook out of my brain pan. Don't get me wrong—I love a horribly amateur team song as much as the next guy. (I think I've still got my cassette copy of "Tiger Spirit" around here somewhere. And the Lions fight song? Whoooo boy... ) But the level of song writing on display here is truly remarkable. How many fight songs do you know of that contain verses about settling for a field goal?
Steeler Song Downloads [Steelers Fever]
'Here We Go' — Steelers catchy fight song is in need of changes [Post-Gazette, background circa 2006]