A fight song is primarily an American and Canadian sports term, referring to a song associated with a team. In both professional and amateur sports, fight songs are a popular way for fans to cheer for their team. Although the term "fight song" is primarily used in America, the use of fight songs is commonplace around the world, but they may be referred to as team anthems, himnos de equipos (Spanish language), or team songs in other countries, such as Australia, Mexico and New Zealand. Fight songs differ from stadium anthems, used for similar purposes, in that they are usually written specifically for the purposes of the team, whereas stadium anthems are not.
Hundreds of colleges have fight songs, some of which are over a century old. The oldest collegiate fight song in the United States is Boston College's "For Boston", composed by T.J. Hurley in 1885.
Read more about Fight Song: List of College Fight Songs
Famous quotes containing the words fight and/or song:
“You thought you could be Mrs. de Winter. Live in her house. Walk in her steps. Take the things that were hers. But shes too strong for you. You cant fight her. No one ever got the better of her. Never. Never. She was beaten in the end. But it wasnt a man. It wasnt a woman. It was the sea!”
—Robert E. Sherwood (18961955)
“And that song aint so very far from wrong.”
—Frank Loesser (19101969)