TORONTO - The CBC received nearly 15,000 submissions in its quest to find a new theme song for "Hockey Night in Canada."
A total of 14,685 entries were submitted to the broadcaster's Anthem Challenge contest prior to the Aug. 31 deadline, CBC said Wednesday.
The network is holding the Canada-wide search after the rights to the iconic jingle that opened its weekly hockey broadcast for some 40 years were snapped up by CTV in June.
Will 'Hockey Night in Canada' be able to successfully replace the old theme?
Full story: Nearly 15,000 submissions for Hockey Night in Canada theme contest
C'mon CBC, we don't want a new song, we love this one. Make it right, settle it and let's keep singing, (tad tada tada...) our second national anthem!
Donald, 2008-06-06 07:47:23
There are some things that do not need to change though, the HNIC theme is one of them. What a travesty!
evilJaze, 2008-06-06 06:06:23
truly jaw droppin'......
what a horrific blunder....
rob, 2008-06-05 21:57:19"
I could not have said it better myself. If anyone is interested in joining a Facebook group voicing your opinion to the CBC please visit "Petition to the CBC not to change HNIC theme song"
Patrick Lafond, 2008-06-06 04:09:58