The hockey team had been playing the 1982 pop hit throughout its 2019 title run.
A pair of jam-inclined rock bands touring through St. Louis on Wednesday night paid tribute to the unlikely fight song behind the just-crowned Stanley Cup champions.
As Stereogum points out, Vampire Weekend and Phish put their own spins on "Gloria," the Italian disco-pop song Laura Branigan turned into a No. 2 Billboard Hot 100 hit in 1982. If that sounds like a random rallying cry for the NHL's St. Louis Blues, well, that's because it is (Branigan, who died in 2004, was from New York). Back in January, a few Blues players were watching an NFL game at a Philadelphia bar, where the DJ revved up the crowd by playing "Gloria" on repeat. The Blues made it their post-victory locker room celebration song and once the team went on a hot streak, the arena DJ caught on too. On Wednesday night, the Blues completed a fairytale season, going out to Boston and upsetting the favored Bruins to take home their first Stanley Cup in franchise history.