Tim Campbell, the
official disc jockey for Red Wings' home games, calls them
"situational selections" -- songs he pulls from the 1,400
tunes he has on hand to add a little dramatic flair to a specific
situation on the ice. They include:
"Just the Two
of Us," by Will Smith. Played when two opposing players are sent
to the penalty box.
Chicago Died," by Paper Lace. When the Wings beat the Chicago Blackhawks.
That's Why They Call It the Blues," by Elton John. When the
Wings beat the St. Louis Blues.
"Waltz of the
Flowers," from Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker." Played when
the opposing team returns to the ice between periods.
by Five Man Electrical Band. Because of the lyrics --
"Long-haired freaky people need not apply" -- it's often
used to tweak scraggly haired players like Mike Ricci of the San Jose
Sharks or the St. Louis Blues' Tyson Nash.
Thrill Me, Kiss Me," by Mel Carter. Played when the opposing
team is penalized for holding.
Man," by Billy Joel. At Saturday night games, Campbell will
often set his timer for 9 p.m. Why? The lyrics: "It's nine
o'clock on a Saturday . . . "