One of the ways I express my love for the Vancouver Canucks is by composing songs about the team. It started back in 2010 when I put together my first Canucks Christmas Carol and over the past three years I’ve written 10 songs that have combined for over 92,000 hits on YouTube.
For 2013, I put together 4 songs:
Season of Cup (Our Team, Our Way) – January; 9,300 views on YouTube
Under John Tortorella – June; 46,500 views on YouTube
Against All Odds (Luongo’s Lament) – October; 4,500 views on YouTube
Last Christmas – December; 3,600 views on YouTube
A few quick facts:
-the four videos total 64,000 views on YouTube
-they’ve been featured on CTV, Global TV, the Huffington Post, Beat 94.5, Team 1040, Vancity Buzz, Canucks.com, and more
–Marie Hui was gracious enough to appear in all 4 videos, while Arielle Tuliao was in 3 of them. I know where my views are coming from – no one wants to see a middle-aged guy playing the piano.
When my good friend Marie Hui and I got together to record our latest Canucks collaboration last Thursday night, little did we know that the video would go somewhat viral. I say “somewhat” because it’s not like we’re pushing 1,000,000 views or even 100,000 views. But with over 20,000 views in its first two days (it’s at 27,000 views as I write this), it has certainly been a pleasant surprise and it’s well on its way to being my most-viewed video on YouTube (only the Ultimate Canucks Haiku stands in its way…haha).
So how does a goofy song about the new head coach of the Vancouver Canucks become so popular?