The San Jose Sharks will have a noticeable change to their gameday operation and presentation for the 2015-16 season. The San Jose organization sent out an email to season ticket holders yesterday indicating that the Sharks will have a new goal song for the upcoming year, ditching the “Rock and Roll, Part 2” by Gary Glitter which has been a mainstay at the Shark Tank.
The organization decided to implement the change after Glitter was convicted of multiple sexual abuse crimes. Here’s part of the email that was sent out with the Sharks’ reasoning for going down this road:
"The discussion as to whether the Sharks should play “Rock and Roll, Part 2” as our goal song has come up before. While we understand this song may have been an integral part of some fans’ game-night experience, we feel emphatically that we cannot ignore the connection between the song and the recent, very serious criminal conviction of the song’s artist. Thus, we believe it is time to alter this aspect of our in-game entertainment and begin a new tradition."
So now, where do the San Jose Sharks go for determining their new goal song for the 2015-16 season? Well, the Sharks have reached out to their season ticket holders to help decide.
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In the email that was sent out, there was a link where fans could indicate their preferences from a list of five songs, along with a written area where they could write-in other suggestions.
The five songs that were included are as follows:
- Holiday – Green Day
- Electric Worry – Clutch
- Burn it to the Ground – Nickelback
- Break Away – CFO$
- Uprising – Muse
I’m not that thrilled by the choices that were presented, although “Holiday” has been used in the past by the Sharks for their goal song. Also, I think I’m with most fans of the San Jose Sharks that Nickelback better not be the choice. The players will also have some input in the decision-making process, and you can expect to see the new song in place when San Jose hosts the Arizona Coyotes on Sept. 25 in their home opener of the preseason.
So, what would you like to see as the Sharks newest goal song? Regardless of what it is, I think I’m in agreement with San Jose Sharks fans everywhere in saying that I want to hear it blaring often at SAP Center next year.