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Guest 29_legends_33

Hi ,

Could somebody please tell me the name of the song that the fans chant at the Bell Centre ? I am a Canadiens fan living in Massachusetts and I need to find it to play for all the Bruins fans . I sing it myself , but I don't do it justice . I'm sure you all know which one I am talking about . Alay alayalayalay .

Thanks a ton in advance.

Kris

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Guest TORHABSFAN
I don't even think it is a song. It's a soccer chant, that I dont even know how got started in Montreal.

OMG It is not a soccer chant.. It is in fact Ole by Bouncing Souls as indicated earlier. They play that song on the audio system to start the chant up..

So you know fans sing it in Baseball and in Football and in other hockey arenas from time to time but it has gotten the most fame in Montreal.

It is just a song with a chant that is fun.. It is not exclusive to Soccer. We have been singing it for years now and do it every game and our fans even sing it on the road.

We are famous for this chant so weather it is done is soccer or not it is not a soccer chant its a Canadiens Song now!

OLE OLE OLE OLE OLE OLE!!!!

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OMG It is not a soccer chant.. It is in fact Ole by Bouncing Souls as indicated earlier. They play that song on the audio system to start the chant up..

So you know fans sing it in Baseball and in Football and in other hockey arenas from time to time but it has gotten the most fame in Montreal.

It is just a song with a chant that is fun.. It is not exclusive to Soccer. We have been singing it for years now and do it every game and our fans even sing it on the road.

We are famous for this chant so weather it is done is soccer or not it is not a soccer chant its a Canadiens Song now!

OLE OLE OLE OLE OLE OLE!!!!

It has gotten the most hockey fame in Montreal, no doubt. However, I dont know for a fact, but I can almost guarantee it has been around the game of soccer much longer then it has been a chant of the Habs. I also never said it was exclusive to soccer, I just stated that as far as I knew that is where it originated from.

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It has gotten the most hockey fame in Montreal, no doubt. However, I dont know for a fact, but I can almost guarantee it has been around the game of soccer much longer then it has been a chant of the Habs. I also never said it was exclusive to soccer, I just stated that as far as I knew that is where it originated from.

but it is not a soccer rip off it is indeed OLE by Bounsing souls.. prior to the bounsing souls song yes there was a OLE chant in only Soccer agreed.. After Bouncing Souls thats when it spread around sports in North America.

If you hear the song that they play in the Bell Centre to start the chent it is infact Bounsing Souls.

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but it is not a soccer rip off it is indeed OLE by Bounsing souls.. prior to the bounsing souls song yes there was a OLE chant in only Soccer agreed.. After Bouncing Souls thats when it spread around sports in North America.

If you hear the song that they play in the Bell Centre to start the chent it is infact Bounsing Souls.

I didn't say it was a soccer ripoff. All I said is that it is a Spanish chant that has been in soccer longer then it has been in hockey. Also if you look at the lyrics to the bouncing souls song .. "Bouncing Souls no one can beat us

We drink beer and wear Adidas" ... "

"Lace our sambas, get on out

Of we go to kick it about

Win or lose were havin fun

We won't quit until we're done"

Sounds abit more soccer inspired imo. It is great we take pride in it, and it is definately unique to the Habs in North America, but we can't claim it as our own and say that it is a Habs chant before it is a soccer chant.

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I like the nah nah nah nah, nah nah nah nah, hey hey hey, goodbye when you are blowing out a team. It seems a lot more cruel for the other team to hear that. :)

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I didn't say it was a soccer ripoff. All I said is that it is a Spanish chant that has been in soccer longer then it has been in hockey. Also if you look at the lyrics to the bouncing souls song .. "Bouncing Souls no one can beat us

We drink beer and wear Adidas" ... "

"Lace our sambas, get on out

Of we go to kick it about

Win or lose were havin fun

We won't quit until we're done"

Sounds abit more soccer inspired imo. It is great we take pride in it, and it is definately unique to the Habs in North America, but we can't claim it as our own and say that it is a Habs chant before it is a soccer chant.

Not say it was ours before it was a soccer chant... I am saying its ours now.. It can be soccers as well I really don't care.. But Its part of Canadiens culture today and I enjoy it as such.. When Leaf fans get mad and say stupid habs fans its a soccer ripp off... It just makes me sing louder and right in there ear.. They are jealous anyways because there fans are too busy talking on Cell phones to chant anything.

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It's been used in soccer for decades.

I'm not sure how it spread to Montreal for hockey but I sure wish it would disappear as fast as it came. Possibly one of the most annoying chants I can remember in all of sports....

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It's been used in soccer for decades.

I'm not sure how it spread to Montreal for hockey but I sure wish it would disappear as fast as it came. Possibly one of the most annoying chants I can remember in all of sports....

This is where I disagree. I absoloutely love hearing our fans chanting this, no matter where it came from.

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It's been used in soccer for decades.

I'm not sure how it spread to Montreal for hockey but I sure wish it would disappear as fast as it came. Possibly one of the most annoying chants I can remember in all of sports....

I'm not a big fan either. The first time I heard that song in north america was during the 94 World Cup in the US which was sang profusely, it then dissappeared from stadiums around Europe and South America....only to reappear in Montreal...10 years later <_<

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I'm not a big fan either. The first time I heard that song in north america was during the 94 World Cup in the US which was sang profusely, it then dissappeared from stadiums around Europe and South America....only to reappear in Montreal...10 years later <_<

It's kinda funny, you're right. I grew up with this song, going to soccer games in Europe at the beginning of the 80s.

I wouldn't say it disappeared from stadiums in Europe though, you'll still hear it, especially in Spain and Italy.

Kinda weird that it became a fan favorite in Montreal with that much of a delay.

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I didn't say it was a soccer ripoff. All I said is that it is a Spanish chant that has been in soccer longer then it has been in hockey. Also if you look at the lyrics to the bouncing souls song .. "Bouncing Souls no one can beat us

We drink beer and wear Adidas" ... "

"Lace our sambas, get on out

Of we go to kick it about

Win or lose were havin fun

We won't quit until we're done"

Sounds abit more soccer inspired imo. It is great we take pride in it, and it is definately unique to the Habs in North America, but we can't claim it as our own and say that it is a Habs chant before it is a soccer chant.

What about the version with the lyrics???

"Win or lose were havin fun

We won't quit until we're done

We got heart when we play

Take you on any day"

The "take you on any day" sounds Canadien to me eh? Must have been written by a hoser ;)

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Thanks alot guys . All I know is when I go to the Banknorth Garden and the crowd is almost half Canadiens fans and they start chanting it I just picture myself being at the Bell Centre instead .

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OMG It is not a soccer chant.. It is in fact Ole by Bouncing Souls as indicated earlier. They play that song on the audio system to start the chant up..

So you know fans sing it in Baseball and in Football and in other hockey arenas from time to time but it has gotten the most fame in Montreal.

It is just a song with a chant that is fun.. It is not exclusive to Soccer. We have been singing it for years now and do it every game and our fans even sing it on the road.

We are famous for this chant so weather it is done is soccer or not it is not a soccer chant its a Canadiens Song now!

OLE OLE OLE OLE OLE OLE!!!!

I don't even think it is a song. It's a soccer chant, that I dont even know how got started in Montreal.

Sure its not "exclusive to soccer", but it is traditionally a soccer chant. Ole is a spanish word for "approval". Spanish is clearly not a common language in Montreal and so its hard to lay claim to starting this chant.

The fact that they play a certain version over the PA does not mean it is any less of a "rip off", especially since that version cannot claim to be the original itself. Fact is, Bouncing Souls took a popular soccer chant and used it in their song. We in turn play their version on our PA apparantly.

As for the reason why?

Well my guess would be the "french connection". France National Soccer team fans have a version of the song which ends in "allez les blues", in place of the 2 last long OLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE's.

"OLEEEE OLEOLEOLE ALLEZZZZZ LES BLUEEEEEE!"

Make sense?

I also doubt its gotten most of its "fame" in Montreal. My guess would be some european country, where soccer is king, made is popular. Maybe even France. Even your buddies in Bouncing Souls recognized it as a soccer chant, as evident in their lyrics.

Either way its a fun chant, but lets be honest, we "borrowed" the idea from soccer. Personally, I think theres nothing wrong with that. If its fun for the fans and rallies the troops, then so be it. These chants are "borrowed" all the time, no biggie. Lets face it, its a lot more fun and original than "GO (insert team name) GO!".

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These chants are "borrowed" all the time, no biggie. Lets face it, its a lot more fun and original than "GO (insert team name) GO!".

That would be..... "..............(HABS!)..........!". :D

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It always seems like bad luck to me lol.

Everytime the fans start singing it we usually give up a goal that results in a tie or a loss in OT.

I don't mind hearing it when we're ahead, like we were against Boston, but I hate hearing it in close games.

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It always seems like bad luck to me lol.

Everytime the fans start singing it we usually give up a goal that results in a tie or a loss in OT.

I don't mind hearing it when we're ahead, like we were against Boston, but I hate hearing it in close games.

I don't recall them chanting ole ole with a one goal lead in the third. This must be a very seldom occurence.

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