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June 1, 2010 - Ron Deuter
If you’ve been watching the Chicago Blackhawks roll through the NHL playoffs, you’ve no doubt heard the catchy tune that plays over the United Center public address after each Hawks’ goal and victory.
If you’re a Hawks fan like me, it’s pretty cool to hear 22,000 strong chanting along. If you’re not a fan, it’s probably one of the most annoying stadium songs you’ve ever heard - sort of like that stupid “bang on the drum all day” song they play every time the Packers score.
According to a recent article on ESPN.com, the Hawks song is called “Chelsea Dagger” by The Fratellis, a Scottish rock band. It was featured on the band’s debut album "Costello Music," released in 2006, and reached No. 5 in the U.K. music charts.
The song caught on in European soccer stadiums before making its way to the United Center.
Lead singer Jon Fratelli, from Glasgow, Scotland, told ESPN he doesn’t mind the Hawks using the song, and even said he wouldn’t say no if the Hawks asked him to lead the crowd in a rendition of the song at a championship celebration like Journey did with their song “Don’t Stop Believin” for the White Sox after their World Series win in 2005.
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