Originally written on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 11/19/14

Are You That Canucks DJ?

When attending a Canucks home game, one of the smaller pleasures, in addition to abusing the supporters of other team especially Leafs fans, is in hearing the choice of music played by the in-house DJ (Dave) at different points in the game.

In-House DJ Dave Levinson has some competition, or some new songs to play.

As with most things in this world, the public have their differing opinions on what works and what is awful in an “I could do so much better than that” line of thinking.

For example, this season the song played after a Canucks goal has been switched from “Holiday” by Green Day to Clutch’s “Electric Worry” and its ‘Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Vamanos! Vamanos!’ refrain.

Canucks fan response has been decidedly mixed, as any change is apt to warrant, but many people seem to be coming around to it.

How cool would it be though to see each player get a song of their own after a goal or great play?

Roberto Luongo

“Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)” by Digable Planets.

In a dual nod to his favourite hair style and his recently cool, calm and collected play, this jazzy, funky tune fits the newly humble Luongo.


Cory Schneider

“Jesus Take the Wheel” by Carrie Underwood.

The Canucks fan favourite has been christened a saviour frequently the last two seasons so this title seems tailor made for the ginger genius.


Kevin Bieksa

“Holy Diver” by Ronnie James Dio.

In salute to Juice’s superlative efforts dropping to block shots, and particularly his flat out flight across the face of goal to prevent an empty goal by TJ Galiardi of the Colorado Avalanche. I’m quite sure he could pull off a mean devil horn sign too.


Dan Hamhuis

“Like a Rock” by Bob Seger.

This tune is an apt tribute to the solid all-round play of the dependable blue liner.


Sami Salo

“Ball Breaker” by AC/DC.

For his blistering shot, and the other reason…Sami deserves a hard rocking song and what better band to provide it.


Alex Edler

“He’s So Shy” by the Pointer Sisters.

After watching his barely audible interviews where it is completely obvious that he would rather do an hour of bag skates than answer any more questions make this old school R & B jam the perfect match.


Keith Ballard

“Tighten Up” by the Black Keys.

This song choice is a signature reference for Coach AV when it comes to his opinions of Hips’ defensive play.


Andrew Alberts

Elton John’s “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting”.

Following his tumultuous evening last Saturday against the Calgary Flames, where he answered the bell a couple of times amassing 13 penalty minutes, Alberts should have had this classic playing in his honour.


Aaron Rome

“Once in a Lifetime” by Talking Heads.

Whenever Rome manages a rare point, as in any time outside of his ridiculous, miraculous early season spurt, this old chestnut can be trotted out, seeing as it is rarely heard from these days too.


Daniel & Henrik Sedin

“Save the World” by Swedish House Mafia. ‘Who’s gonna save the world toniiiight…?’

How about your very own twin hit men?!


Alex Burrows

“(Bite) The Hand That Feeds” by Nine Inch Nails.

This alternative rocker should be stashed away until the next Bruins visit, hopefully in the Stanley Cup Finals once again.


Ryan Kesler

“Grenade” by Bruno Mars. ‘Catch a grenade for ya!’

This song signifies the sacrifices that the gritty soul of the Canucks makes for his teammates.


David Booth

“New Kid in Town” by the Eagles.

The Canucks acquisition has been a force over the past couple of months since returning from injury and is starting to showcase his speed and power while also rediscovering the hands that put up a 30 goal season in the past.


Chris Higgins

“Infectious” by Britney Spears.

In a nod to his recurrent staph issues, Higgy can share the song with the artist who is probably no stranger to her own viral mysteries.


Mason Raymond

“Jet” by Paul McCartney and Wings.

Watching the fleet footed winger race up ice syncs well with this upbeat classic.


Cody Hodgson

“The Kid is Hot Tonight” by Loverboy.

This 80’s cheesefest from the local Vancouver stalwarts brings the energy and excitement to match the thrilling rushes of the fast maturing CoHo.


Jannik Hansen

“I Will Always Love You” by the late Whitney Houston.

As a bonus, the song could be played simultaneously with side by side profile pictures of ‘Beaker’ on the big screen as he croons it to recent locker room visitor Pamela Anderson.


Manny Malhotra

“Mo Money, Mo Problems” by Mase.

It has been an uneven season for Manny, but some recent strong performances in games indicate that he could be emerging from an error ridden year. Playing this hip hop thumper would always boost the mood in Rogers Arena.


Dale Weise

“Does Your Mother Know?” by ABBA.

Self-styled ladies’ man Weise has brought his smooth talking New York ways to Van City and our local lovelies had better be on their guard, especially when they hear this disco nugget.


Maxim Lapierre

“Skunk Funk” by Looney Tunes’ Pepe le Pew.

He may be considered rotten and hated around the league, but he’s all ours Canucks fans, and this obscure tune sets the mood for the Canucks’ French charmer.



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