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Fight Song

"Fight Song" is a song recorded by American singer and songwriter Rachel Platten, released as a single by Columbia Records on February 19, 2015. It appears on her extended play (EP) of the same name (2015) and on her major label debut studio album Trust in Me, and third overall, Wildfire (2016). Platten co-wrote the song with Dave Bassett.

Fight Song

The song peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped the charts in the United Kingdom and Poland. It also peaked within the top ten of the singles charts in Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Ireland, and the top twenty in Slovakia. It has sold six million copies in the United States, earning a 6 Platinum certification by the RIAA.[2]

"Fight Song" has received positive reviews from critics, who agree that the song's positive message and Platten's vocals were the song's strongest features. A review by Markos Papatados from the Digital Journal stated "The lyrics for 'Fight Song' are captivating and they tug at the heartstrings. It is a track from her Fight Song EP, which was released on May 15. Platten's vocals are crisp and impressive, where the listener can recall such songstresses as Taylor Swift and Tristan Prettyman. Her lyrics are powerful and they paint a vivid picture in the minds of her listeners."[5]

The song first charted in Australia, debuting at 35 on the ARIA Charts on April 12, 2015. The song eventually peaked at number 2 in Australia on July 12, 2015.[6] It later reached number 8 in New Zealand after first being covered as a charity single by The X Factor top 12.[7]

The song debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart of May 2, 2015 at number 80, becoming Platten's first entry on the chart.[8] On July 18, 2015, the song entered the top 10 at number 10, becoming her first top 10.[9] On August 19, 2015, the song eventually peaked at number 6.[10] It has also reached quadruple platinum sales in the US, selling over 2 million copies in Platten's home country. "Fight Song" also peaked at number one on the Billboard Adult Top 40 chart for 4 weeks, number one on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart for 4 weeks, number 3 on the Billboard Digital Songs chart, number 1 on the Billboard Radio Songs chart, and number 8 on the Pop Songs chart. Elsewhere, it peaked at number 5 on the Billboard Canadian Hot 100.

As the Redbird athletes enter the floor or field, the first stanza is sung proudly by fans. A growing Redbird tradition is various Redbird teams signing the fight song to the home crowd after victories. This has created a resurgence for the traditional school melody.

Fight Song Lyrics"Go you Redbirds onto battle; fight for ISU. Raise the banner, red and white; to this emblem we'll be true,So let us cheer the Redbirds onto victory; every voice proclaim!'We've got the fight, we've got the might,' let's win this game!"

HistoryFirst sung at an Idaho football game in 1931, "Go Vandals, Go" was adopted as Idaho's only fight song. It was composed by J.M. "Morey" O'Donnell, a longtime Moscow attorney, when he was a freshman at the University. A native of Granite, Idaho (north of Coeur d'Alene), Morey was a child prodigy who began playing the piano at age six, was in an orchestra by 13, and was traveling the world with a dance orchestra by the time he entered the University in 1930.

At that time, Idaho's fight song was "On Idaho" which was sung to the tune of "On Wisconsin." The ASUI sponsored an annual songfest competition among the classes, and one of its purposes was to find a new fight song. "Go Vandals, Go" won the competition in 1930 and immediately became the Vandals only mantra. It was copyrighted by the University in 1931.

The chorus was written as whole notes and half notes so that it could be easily sung by a large crowd. Many school songs are difficult to sing because of the fast beat used to make them spirited. "Go Vandals" instead relies on a heavy drum beat and the nature of the words to carry the spirit. As a result, it is continually cited as one of the top college fight songs in America.(Courtesy UI Marching Band)

GW FIGHT SONG:In 1924, Eugene Sweeney wrote the song entitled Buff and Blue, which served as the fight song for the GW Football Team. In the 1990's Patrick M. Jones rewrote the song so that it could be used for any GW athletic contest and entitled it The GW Fight Song. The Fight Song can be heard at GW sporting events. Also, as you walk around campus, you will hear the carillon chimes ring out the GW Fight Song twice a day at 12:15 and 6pm.

CMU Fight SongWritten by 'Howdy' Loomis (class of '35)FIGHT, Central down the field, FIGHT for victory, FIGHT, fellows never yield; We're with you, oh varsity.Onward with banners bold, to our colors we'll be true, FIGHT for Maroon and Gold, Down the field for C. M. U.Varsity! Rah! Rah! Victory! Rah! Rah!CHIPPEWA, we're proud of that nickname.Hear our song loud and strong,CENTRAL is going to win this game!Come on and ... (Repeat thru "C. M. U.")

Originally called Southern to the Top! the University's fight song was penned in 1955 by Robert Hays, assistant director of The Pride of Mississippi Marching Band. Hays wrote the song as a closer for the first act of Hey Daze, a three-act musical based on student life at Mississippi Southern College. The song became so popular that it has been echoed at athletic contests for more than six decades.

The University's fight song was eventually renamed Southern Miss to the Top! to reflect the University's popular nickname, Southern Miss. Southern Miss to the Top! is played each time Southern Miss scores a touchdown in football. It is also an instrumental aspect of any Southern Miss athletic or academic event.

The Charlotte 49ers Fight Song music was composed by former Department of Music faculty member Dr. Harry Bulow in 2001 and performed for the first time during basketball season that year. It replaced a fight song that belonged to the University of Texas at Austin, entitled "Texas Fight," which had been used as the 49ers Fight Song since the late 1960's. Dr. Bulow has granted UNC Charlotte an exclusive, royalty-free, worldwide, unlimited, perpetual license to reproduce, copy, create derivative works from and sublicense the UNC Charlotte fight song for distribution in all mediums including but not limited to the Internet, broadcast television, live events, and video games.The new fight song was played for five years before Dr. Laurence Marks, then UNC Charlotte's director of bands, composed a set of lyrics. Adjustments suggested by campus administration, Athletics, and students were submitted for review by Chancellor Phil Dubois, and the Chancellor drafted and approved the official Charlotte 49ers Fight Song lyrics, reflected above, in 2006.

"We had a great song before, and that's a good enough song, to me, to be in the Top 10 of college fight songs," Ziemann said. "But bringing in a new one with roots in Baltimore is going to call to mind a sense of history with a look to the future of Baltimore football. 041b061a72


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