Definitive Ranking of the AFL Team Songs

Every week on the podcast we have been rating the AFL Team songs for crowd engagement, number of lyrics and how much of a banger they are. This is the definitive ranking. Our judgement is final.

18. Carlton

This song sucks. Sorry Carlton. Are you losing on purpose so you dont have to sing it?

Official ratings:
Jocelyn: 1/10
Freya: 2/10

17. St Kilda

Oh how we’d rather not with in St Kilda when this song plays. It scores low because it’s already a song and they haven’t changed enough

Official ratings:
Jocelyn: 4/10
Freya: 4/10

16. Fremantle

Way to go. You didn’t come last. Too much like a song you’d sing while you were being forced to pull a big ship into a dock, too many negative lyrics about other teams. It does get stuck in our heads a lot though.

Official ratings:
Jocelyn: 6/10
Freya: 6/10

15. Adelaide

High on the ladder, low on the list. It’s a slow banger but too slow to pump up a crowd. Good dance break.

Official ratings:
Jocelyn: 7/10
Freya: 7/10

14. Hawthorn

A little bit of a banger, but no one else is a happy team when Hawthorn wins.

Official ratings:
Jocelyn: 7/10
Freya: 7 ½ / 10

13. Western Bulldogs

This song comes out snarling but it lacks in pumping up the crowd. We love it because Bob Murphy loves it.

Official ratings:
Jocelyn: 8/10
Freya: 7/10

12. Melbourne

Our heart almost beats true for this song. The weird Auld Lang Syne lyrics at the end make it a bit too weird though. What’s up with that?

Official ratings:
Jocelyn: 7/10
Freya: 8/10

11. Brisbane

This song fought for victory and almost got in the 8. We love the puns and references to their origins in Fitzroy.

Official ratings:
Jocelyn: 7/10
Freya: 8/10

10. West Coast

Flying high all the way to number 10 on the list. Half fun to sing to, half weird. It pumps you up so it scores high. Kings of the big song.

Official ratings:
Jocelyn: 7/10
Freya: 8/10

9. Geelong

Nine AFL/VFL premierships and number nine on our list. This song makes us want to migrate to Kardinia Park and sing along.

Official ratings:
Jocelyn: 8/10
Freya: 8/10

8. Gold Coast

We want to sing this song to Gary Ablett Jr so he wins the flag for us. The second best expansion team song.

Official ratings:
Jocelyn: 8/10
Freya:8 ½ / 10

7. Sydney

The banjo helps this song coast into the top 8. There is a dance break AND trumpets, what more could you want?

Official ratings:
Jocelyn: 8/10
Freya: 9/10

6. North Melbourne

North Melbourne scores highly for having the first song in the AFL. Dance break and weird poem help it secure number 6.

Official ratings:
Jocelyn: 7 ½ / 10
Freya: 9 ½ / 10

5. Richmond

We all wish we were from Tigerland when this song plays. Top in the league for crowd engagement (YELLOW AND BLACK) and celebrity endorsement (Kath Day-Knight)

Official ratings:
Jocelyn: 9/10
Freya: 8 ½ / 10

4. Collingwood

Good ol Collingwood forever, they know how to write a song. This gets in your head and never leaves. The premiership hasn’t been a cakewalk this season but we’re still #sidebyside

Official ratings:
Jocelyn: 10/10
Freya: 7/10

3. Essendon

After a year of hard times for the club, at least they have this absolute banger of a song. Side note: why do they say premiership wrong?

Official ratings:
Jocelyn: 9/10
Freya: 9/10

2. Greater Western Sydney

A little bit Triple J, a little bit Fiddler on the Roof and a lot of a banger. Written by Harry Angus of the Cat Empire this song gets the crowd going with everything we love: trumpets, dance breaks, fast tempo.

Official ratings:
Jocelyn: 9/10
Freya: 9/10

1. Port Adelaide

No one is at all surprised this song is number 1. We’ve got the power to win, the power to rule and the power to have the best song in the AFL. It’s a true Port Adelaide tradition, I guess.

Official ratings:
Jocelyn: 11/10
Freya: 11/10

Complete list, from worst to best:

18. Carlton
17. St Kilda
16. Fremantle
15. Adelaide
14. Hawthorn
13. Western Bulldogs
12. Melbourne
11. Brisbane
10. West Coast
9. Geelong
8. Gold Coast
7. Sydney
6. North Melbourne
5. Richmond
4. Collingwood
3. Essendon
2. Greater Western Sydney
1. Port Adelaide

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