Jeff Skinner’s Goal Song No Longer “Party In The USA?”
The 2022-23 Buffalo Sabres have chosen their songs for when they score goals, and some of them are hilarious.
It used to be when the Sabres scored a goal they would play the same song. "Let me Clear My Throat," "Song 2," and "Pump Up the Jam" are a few that have played over the years after the iconic goal horn sounds. Last season, however, that changed. They adopted a baseball tradition. In baseball, every batter has a song they walk up to the plate to. Now, in hockey, the Sabres have a song that plays whenever they score a goal. They began that tradition last season.
Nothing was more iconic (and hilarious) than Sabres' forward Jeff Skinner's goal song last season. He scored 33 goals last year, many of them at home and Miley Cyrus' "Party in the USA" would play. It was a fun touch to another season where the team missed the playoffs.
This year, however, might be different. The Sabres are stacked with prospects and really came on at the end of last season. There is optimism that maybe this year, or at least very soon, the longest playoff drought in sports will end.
Enough about the depressing stuff, though. This year's team has chosen their goal songs, and they are AMAZING. Sadly, Jeff SKionner has retired "Party in the USA." However, the replacement is pure gold.
Here are the 3 Funniest Buffalo Sabres Goal Songs for the 2022-23 Season
1. Jeff Skinner - Whitney Houston, "I Wanna Dance With Somebody"
Skinner Stays with the ultra-pop songs and picks the ultimate ladies' anthem from the 80s. AMAZING choice by Skinner and a perfect follow-up to Miley Cyrus.
2. Victor Olofsson - ABBA, "Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!"
A classic from the Swedish supergroup that's been huge on Tik Tok that is also HILARIOUS and offbeat from what most athletes would pick. Also, Victor is Swedish so it's fitting.
3. Ilya Lyubushkin - Gummibär, "I Am A Gummy Bear (The Gummy Bear Song)"
Why? No clue. One of the original internet viral songs. Is Ilya a Gummy Bear at heart? Is it an inside joke? Doesn't matter it's hilarious.
As for the rest of the team? There are some serious bangers, as well as some head-scratching choices.