Songwriters Wayne Kirkpatrick and Matt Huesmann made news this week by releasing the song “Titan Up!” Some are calling it the Tennessee Titans fight song. I’d call it a theme song for the 2008 Titans.
A few months ago, I discovered Young Hirsch’s “Titans Anthem“I like it, but it’s nearly impossible to sing along with because it’s a hip-hop song with lots of lyrics.
Earlier this season, Ryan Parker wrote “Tennessee Titans Fight Song.” I like it, but it sounds too much like “Houston Oilers #1.”
I’m providing three rules for the next person or group who tries to write a great fight song for the Titans:
1. The song must be simple. A fight song must have simple, memorable lyrics.
2. The song must be a march. Admittedly, there are “good” fight songs like “San Diego Super Chargers” that sound more like a Village People song than an anthem, but great fight songs, like “Hail to the Redskins” sound like military marches.
3. The song must be timeless. Under no circumstance can a player of any era be included in the lyrics of the song.
Whoever does this will have accomplished a great achievement, because “Houston Oilers #1” is arguably the greatest professional football fight song ever written.
Good luck, songwriters.
Here is an index of NFL fight songs, including audio and video links.