“Go U Northwestern” was composed by Theodore Van Etten in 1912. Since its debut, it has been played thousands of times and adapted by numerous high schools. It’s a versatile piece of music, simple yet catchy. It’s a tad repetitive, but what fight song isn’t?
Of course, in this day and age, there is nothing more important for millennials than the YouTube remix or mashup. In order to properly appeal to the youth market in this desert of Northwestern sports, here are the top 10 remixes of Northwestern’s fight song, from 8-bit to trap. Let’s get going.
[Five years ago, Northwestern ran a contest to get submissions for best remix, which is where many of these come from.]
10. Mario Paint
I’ve seen better Mario Paint remixes, but you have to give credit for putting any song into Mario Paint.
9. The Korean singers
This is a truly incredible video. I particularly like how half of them don’t really know the words? Why not sing it in Korean? Huge missed opportunity. Here’s what I got in Google translate when I put in the lyrics.
U Northwestern으로 가십시오, 그 라인을 통해 오른쪽으로 꺾고,
우리의 색깔은 날으며, 우리는 항상 당신을 응원 할 것입니다.
U Rah, Rah,
U 노스 웨스턴, 승리를 위해 싸우십시오.
우리의 공정한 이름의 명성을 널리 퍼뜨려,
노스 웨스턴에 가면 그 게임에서 승리하십시오.
(첫 번째 절을 반복하십시오)
8. The cat version.
7. Bonehead Northwestern?
This is a lot of marching band people, so there’s not much original except for the excellent introduction they used. I get a Star Wars Cantina Band vibe from this video.
6. Trap Remix Part 1
This trap remix is good, it’s just really kinda boring and predictable.
5. One-Man Band
This is just a lot to handle.
4. Cello version
As a former cellist, I enjoyed this.
3. The smooth saxophonist
That’s what we like to see.
2. Trap Remix part 2
A better trap remix, in my opinion.
- The 8-bit version!
In addition to being excellently produced, the background video is fantastic. 10/10.