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Best college fight song: Texas A&M or Notre Dame?

Fight songs are ingrained in the identity of every college. The bang of the drums and the united sound of the band gets every fan ready for battle. We at The Tylt want to know which one you think is the best! In this matchup, we have Texas A&M's "Aggie War Hymn" against Notre Dame's "Victory March." Texas A&M's battle cry has been part of the Aggie tradition for nearly a century. Notre Dame's "Victory March" started as a piano tune and evolved into a booming hymn. Which one is better? 📣

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Imagine being an opposing player in a rival's stadium. You can block out general crowd noise just fine. But as soon as the band plays, you hear tens of thousands sing in unison, sending chills down your spine. That is the power of college fight songs.

These are the melodic battle cries college teams have used to rally their fans and pump up their athletes. Fans may come from different areas or grown up in different eras, but one of the things that unite them is when they sing that familiar song that reminds them of the school they love so much. We at the Tylt want to know which fight song is the best in the country. In this matchup, Texas A&M's "Aggie War Hymn" faces off against Notre Dame's "Victory March."

Don't forget to check out the other matchups!

Michigan Wolverines—"The Victors" vs. USC Trojans—"Fight On"

Tennessee Volunteers—"Rocky Top" vs. Texas Longhorns—"Texas Fight"

Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets—"Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech" vs. Oklahoma Sooners—"Boomer Sooner"

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Texas A&M's battle song was penned inside a World War I trench in France, so the validity of "the Aggie Battle Hymn" should never be questioned. And true to its brand, the song has plenty of Texas Longhorn taunts to keep fans happy. 

Here are some lyrics from the battle cry:

Good-bye to Texas University
So long to the orange and the white
Good luck to dear old Texas Aggies
They are the boys that show the real old fight
“The eyes of Texas are upon you . . .”
That is the song they sing so well
So good-bye to Texas University
We’re going to beat you all to Chig-gar-roo-gar-rem
Chig-gar-roo-gar-rem
Rough Tough! Real Stuff! Texas A&M!
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The Notre Dame fight song was written by a pair of brothers in the early 20th century. It had humble beginnings as a piano arraignment and evolved into a full band fare that became one of the most recognizable college battle cries in the country. 

Here are what millions of fans are shouting when the band strikes up:

Rally sons of Notre Dame:
Sing her glory and sound her fame,
Raise her Gold and Blue
And cheer with voices true:
Rah, rah, for Notre Dame
We will fight in ev-ry game,
Strong of heart and true to her name
We will ne'er forget her
And will cheer her ever
Loyal to Notre Dame
FINAL RESULTS
Sports
Best college fight song: Texas A&M or Notre Dame?
A festive crown for the winner
#AggieWarHymnTAM
#VictoryMarchND