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Best college fight song: Tennessee or Texas?

Fight songs are ingrained in the identity of every college in the NCAA. The bang of the drums and the united sound of the band get every fan ready for battle. We at The Tylt want to know which one you think is the best! In this matchup, we have Tennessee's "Rocky Top" against Texas' "Texas Fight." "Rocky Top" isn't the official fight song of the Volunteers, but it is the song most associated with the school. "Texas Fight" was written to counter rival Texas A&M's taunts. 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, Tennessee's "Rocky Top" faces off against Texas' "Texas Fight."

Don't forget to check out the other matchups!

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

Texas A&M Aggies—"The Aggie War Hymn" vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish—"Victory March"

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

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While it isn't Tennessee's official fight song, no Volunteers fan will sing any song louder than "Rocky Top." Originally written by Felice and Boudleaux Bryant, and performed by the Osbourne Brothers, Tennessee adopted the song in 1972 and it's been a staple at every game since. 

Here are some lyrics from the song:

Rocky top, you'll always be
Home sweet home to me.
Good ole rocky top,
Rocky top Tennessee, rocky top Tennessee. 
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Written by Colonel Walter S. Hunnicutt, "Texas Fight" was made to counter perceived taunts made by Texas A&M fans during "The Eyes of Texas," another Longhorn fight song. So now, there's a Texas song with some taunting of its own. 

Here are some lyrics from Texas' favorite fight song:

Texas Fight, Texas Fight
And it’s goodbye to A&M.
Texas Fight, Texas Fight,
And we’ll put over one more win.
Texas Fight, Texas Fight,
For it’s Texas that we love best.
"Give ’em hell, Give ’em hell, Go Horns Go!"
And it’s good-bye to all the rest!
FINAL RESULTS
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Best college fight song: Tennessee or Texas?
A festive crown for the winner
#RockyTopUT
#TexasFightUT