Rocker Andrew W.K. Relishes His Role in Helping Rally the Penguins | ESPN | By Tal Pinchevsky
PITTSBURGH — A familiar chant has echoed around PPG Paints Arena since the start of the 2015-16 NHL season. Every time the Pittsburgh Penguins score — and they’ve scored a lot during that span — the same hard-rock mantra rings throughout the building as the hometown fans celebrate.
So let’s get a party going, let’s get a party going. Now it’s time to party and we’ll party hard.
The Penguins’ goal song crescendos into its signature reminder to the hometown crowd of a simple directive: “When it’s time to party, we will always party hard.”
The song, by Andrew W.K., is the appropriately titled “Party Hard.” The breakout hit from W.K.’s debut 2001 album, “I Get Wet,” it’s just one of the rollicking anthems on the record, along with tracks like “It’s Time to Party,” “Party ’til You Puke” and “Fun Night.” The success of “Party Hard” opened up a variety of opportunities for W.K., but he never imagined the song would one day find a home on the resident playlist of a pro sports arena.