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Fight song

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 equipos, 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.

The term 'Fight Song' may also refer to a piece of music meant to excite or "pump up" a crowd for whatever reason, such as at a rave or concert.

In the United States, fight songs are especially popular for American football, especially at the collegiate and high school level. Among the most notable are The Victors, Notre Dame Victory March, and Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech. However, several NFL teams maintain traditional songs usually several decades old. Notable fight songs include When the Saints Go Marching In; Skol, Vikings; Bear Down, Chicago Bears; Go! You Packers! Go!; Fly, Eagles Fly; San Diego Super Chargers; Hail to the Redskins; Hey, Hey Tampa Bay.

Hundreds of colleges have fight songs, some of which are almost a century old. Fight songs are laden with history; in singing a fight song, fans feel part of a large, time-honored tradition. The following list contains some of the most established and popular in America.

List of college fight songs

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  • Colleges whose names begin with "University of" or "College of" are listed by traditional name; for example, the University of Cincinnati is listed under C, not U.
  • The service academies are universally referred to in sports media by their associated branch of service. This means, for example, that the United States Military Academy is found at A, for Army.
  • Schools which are normally known by a different contraction of their official name, or an acronym/initialism, are listed by their most common name. Examples:
  • Other regional campuses, such as California State University, Fresno, are listed by their regional name, meaning the aforementioned school can be found under F.

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