fight song


Definition of fight song

: a song used to inspire enthusiasm usually during an athletic competition

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This was an era when fight songs — performed by bands at the stadium — were the norm. A.j. Perez, USA TODAY, "'Fly, Eagles, Fly' has become rally cry for Philadelphia fans, players," 30 Jan. 2018 Brian Westbrook leads stadium in first Eagles fight song. Anna Orso,, "With Eagles' Super Bowl win, fans turn Minneapolis into Philadelphia north," 4 Feb. 2018 Details of the 339th Infantry’s arrival to the tune of the University of Michigan fight song come from Mr. Kennan’s book and Lt. WSJ, "Archangel Endnotes," 9 Nov. 2018 Unlike the preliminary round, where each of the three routines, band dance, crowd leading cheer, and fight song, are done separately, all three are combined in the finals. Elliott Lapin, Houston Chronicle, "Kingwood Park cheer wins fight song at state," 21 Jan. 2018 On Thursday, the Northwestern band played the school fight song as guests filed onto Wilson Field in the new fieldhouse. Shannon Ryan,, "Northwestern unveils new Ryan Fieldhouse athletics facility," 6 Apr. 2018 The parade was full of the traditional pageantry: fire and police departments, a band from the Naval Academy playing the fight song, and politicians galore. Pamela Wood,, "Annapolis Independence Day parade honors freedom of the press, especially for The Capital," 5 July 2018 For his college friends, the Penn State fight song sounds. Cassie Owens,, "Where have all the musical ringtones gone?," 24 May 2018 But Berry said Kennedy often prayed when most students were in the stands, singing the fight song or high-fiving family members. Paige Cornwell, The Seattle Times, "Attorneys for ex-Bremerton football coach who prayed after games petition Supreme Court," 25 June 2018

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First Known Use of fight song

1954, in the meaning defined above

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