My two favorite songs to hear on a Saturday night:
“Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting,” covered by Nickleback. This really gets me psyched for the next six hours of hockey. It reminds me of the “Are you ready for some football?” song from Monday Night Football, but in a good, non-redneck kind of way.
“Canadian Gold,” the new Hockey Night in Canada theme. This is the intro from last year–I can’t seem to find a video of this year’s shorter intro. Personally, I like the minute-long version instead of the truncated version. True, everyone likes the “old” theme song better. Having a new HNIC theme is like giving Star Wars a new theme. But “Canadian Gold” is still pretty awesome.
Bottom line, the only thing I want to do on a Saturday night is watch Hockey Night in Canada. A perfect Saturday evening starts with the “Saturday Night” song and ends with “After Hours.” Fortunately, my girlfriend is pretty understanding. Plus, she does not like going out on cold, winter Saturday nights anyway. Good thing hockey is not s summer sport.