And the winner is … “Hey, Kansas City!”
On Wednesday, the Chiefs announced that “Hey, Kansas City!” by David George and A Crooked Mile has won a vote to replace “Rock ‘N’ Roll Part Two” as the official song following Chiefs touchdowns at Arrowhead Stadium.
According to a news release, the Chiefs announced that “Hey, Kansas City!” received 45.9 percent of the total vote. “Let Me Clear my Throat” by DJ Kool got 31.9 percent, and “Song 2” by Blur got 22.2 percent of the vote.
“First and foremost, it is an honor to even be considered for this opportunity. To then have the Chiefs fans vote for ‘Hey, Kansas City!’ to be the new touchdown song is unimaginable,” George said in a news release. “I am overwhelmed and humbled by the endorsement of the great fans who voted for the song and I am extremely appreciative of their support!”
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In the news release, the Chiefs said George, who spent part of his childhood in Kansas City, has tweaked his song so fans will still be able to do the “You, You, You” chant.
The Chiefs changed songs because royalties from “Rock ‘N’ Roll Part Two” went to Gary Glitter (real name: Paul Gadd) and he was sentenced in February to 16 years in prison in England for sexual abuses between 1975 and 1980. All involved underage girls.
At the time, fans were furious about the decision.
Here’s your winner: