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Starting with the still well-known poem "Baseball"s Sad Lexicon," the Cubs have often inspired creativity in many various forms.
While many were likely lost to time, here is a list of the top five songs written about the Chicago Cubs.
"Go, Cubs, Go" was written by Steve Goodman as a cynical apology to then Cubs GM Dallas Green calling his recent song "A Dying Cubs Fan"s Last Request" too depressing.
While the song has been the team"s official victory song for many seasons, it"s overblown delusions of grandeur and excellence seem to be rubbing salt in the wounds of the Wrigley faithful when they see the Cubs win a game in mid-September, and the Cubs are 15 games out.
Eddie Vedder"s "All The Way" has captured the hearts of Cub fans, showing a love of the team in the face of seemingly endless torturous season endings.
However, the song"s tones and lyrics seem to give the feeling of some hopelessness, despite the song"s intent.
The quintessential Cubs song was written by Johnny Frigo back in 1968, and it quickly rose to popularity the next year as the Cubs came oh-so close to making their first World Series trip in 29 years.
Often used in nostalgic settings only, "Hey Hey, Holy Mackerel" is still a solid song about the North Siders.
Despite being laden with cynicism and despair, no list of songs about the Cubs could possibly be complete without "A Dying Cubs Fan"s Last Request."
When the song was written, the Cubs hadn"t been to the playoffs in nearly 40 years, and hadn"t won the World Series in more than 70.
The song chronicles the final wishes of a dying Cubs fan on his death bed, wishing a full funeral procession at Wrigley, despite becoming completely disillusioned with the team.
The song speaks of wanting to be cremated and having the singer"s ashes emptied at Wrigley.
While the Cubs officially denied Steve Goodman"s family"s request to spread his ashes at Wrigley, legend has it that some of his ashes were snuck in against the knowledge of the ushers and team and spread anyway.
1: "Do the Dip (Win That Championship)" by Fluid Minds
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While you"ve probably heard the first four songs here over and over, I assure you, this is the greatest song about the Cubs that you"ve never heard of.
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Better than any of the other songs, this song embodies the never-ending enthusiasm of Cub fans, without the overtones of despair in "All The Way" or delusional claims of being a powerhouse in "Go, Cubs, Go."
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