After every Chicago Cubs home win, Wrigley Field blasts Steve Goodmans’ 1984 victory song, ‘Go Cubs Go’ over the loud speakers. If you’re a Cubs fan, or have been anywhere near the north side of Chicago over the past two years, you know the number.
Here’s that song as performed by Anthony Rizzo, David Ross, Dexter Fowler, and Bill Murray on Saturday Night Live last week:
And again by the cast of Hamilton:
Remember it now? Oh it’s been stuck in your head on an endless loop for over a week, like some sort of Spotify playlist from hell? Sorry, about that. At least it’s not Hey Mickey!
Anyway, the big news of the day is that, for the first time ever, Go Cubs Go has actually hit the Billboard Charts (and a number of other rankings!):
— billboard (@billboard) November 8, 2016
According to Billboard, ‘Go Cubs Go’ is:
- No. 21 on the Pop Digital Song Sales,
- No. 49 on the Hot Digital Song Sales chart at No. 49,
- No. 3 on Spotify’s Viral 50, and
- Was No. 1 on the LyricFind U.S. chart (up from No. 8) a week after debuting on each list.
It also collected 2.5 million U.S. streams in the tracking week (primarily from YouTube), and made it’s Billboard debut at No. 3 on the Hot 100’s Bubbling Under chart. After winning the first World Series in over 100 years, Chicago Cubs fans are celebrating tirelessly. Hell, it’s the only song I’ve listened to in a week.
(Admit it, you’re not quite sure if I’m lying.)