As Roberto Luongo makes his much-anticipated return to Rogers Arena to face off against his former team, I want to share 3 songs that we’ve done in the last past couple of years for the likable goaltender.
A couple of weeks ago, CHB favourite Marie Hui and I put together a tribute song to Roberto Luongo when he was traded to the Florida Panthers. We performed Boyz II Men’s smash hit “End of the Road“.
Well, it seems like I’m not the only blogger who likes to write songs about Bobby Lu. Harrison Mooney of Pass it to Bulis penned a farewell song to Luongo to the tune of Adele’s mega-hit “Someone Like You.” Harrison contacted me to help him with the music and within 5 seconds we had agreed to invite Marie to join us.
The result is a powerful and emotional song, courtesy of Pass it to Canucks Hockey Blog.
After eight memorable and exciting seasons with the Vancouver Canucks, goaltender Roberto Luongo was traded to the Florida Panthers on March 4, 2014.
Make sure you get to bridge of the song at the 3:11 mark…you won’t be disappointed.
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.
It’s that time of year again: time for our 4th annual Canucks Christmas Carol!
Our song this year is inspired by Wham!’s “Last Christmas”. We lament the lockout of last Christmas and look at the most important elements of this year’s team: Roberto Luongo, Ryan Kesler, the Sedins, and head coach John Tortorella.
This year I’m joined by Marie Hui, Arielle Tuliao, Joseph San Jose, Pat Guevara, Pat Teodosio, and our favourite foreign exchange student Kevin who somehow always finds his way to my place to be in these videos. In fact, both Joseph and Kevin have been in all 4 Canucks Christmas Carols!
Speaking of which, you can watch the previous 3 Canucks Christmas Carols here.
Thanks for watching and Merry Christmas!