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Published on January 8th, 2014 | by Alan Cross

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I Like This: Classick

These guys didn’t win the CBC Song Quest contest for Hockey Night in Canada, but this song will end up as part of the opening montage for the early game on Saturday.




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One Response to I Like This: Classick

  1. Sonny Keyes says:

    That’s more like it! The CBC call for entries described the ideal entry thusly: “The Winning Song must be a ‘rock, pop or adult alternative’ song with a vocal performance and a verse/chorus construction. The Winning Song must be energetic and build excitement for a game that is about to begin.” and the eventual winner, although a fine hockey song, was more of a jaunty folk tune. Classick didn’t even make Top 10, so methinks the judges and the CBC saw the contest differently from each other, but no matter; the network now has a pool of great hockey tunes to cut the HNIC opening to!

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