Don Cherry's Hockey Hits Lyrics Follow
Don Cherry's Rock'em Sock'em Hockey (also simplified as Don Cherry's Rock'em Sock'em from 1992 to 1997 and Don Cherry from 1998 to 2007) is a series of hockey highlight videos starring noted Canadian hockey commentator Don Cherry. Each video features a compilation of NHL plays, goals, saves, bloopers, hits, and fights, typically focusing on the preceding NHL season, and generally set to backing rock and techno music. Highlights from Cherry's Coach's Corner segment of Hockey Night in Canada are also regularly featured, while many also include a recap of the year's Stanley Cup Playoffs. The venture is a family affair for Cherry, as his son Tim and his company Tim Cherry Enterprises created and produce the series.
The first Rock'em Sock'em Hockey video was released in December 1989 and quickly became a huge success in the marketplace, subsequently becoming the best selling sports video franchise in Canadian history. To date the franchise has sold over two million units and continues to be one of the highest selling sports videos, with installments traditionally being released in December for the holiday season. The Rock'em Sock'em title was dropped from the series for the 10 installments from 1998 to 2007 due to a naming rights dispute.
Since 2007, some videos in the series has been sold in the United States under the altered title Don Cherry's Hard Hitting Hockey, though sometimes using the chronology of the original Rock'em Sock'em series to number them despite largely not being released in that market. The 16th-19th releases in the series were re-released with new cover artwork and the Rock'em Sock'em branding as premium giveaways with the cold remedy Cold-fX, as part of their endorsement deal with Cherry. Early Rock'em Sock'em releases on VHS often featured a slight title variation on the tape's actual casing, usually by including "Volume" in its numbering, though only Rock'em Sock'em Hockey Volume 2 did so on the box.
- Not Ready To Go - The Trews
- Should I Stay Or Should I Go - The Clash
- Bad To The Bone - George Thorogood
- Its The End Of The World - Great Big Sea
- Blitzkrieg Bop - The Ramones
- Dont Quit - Don Cherry
- 1 2 3 4 - Apollo 440
- Fat Lip - Sum 41
- One Week - Barenaked Ladies
- Ace Of Spades - Motorhead
- Soul On Ice - Danko Jones
- I Got You - James Brown
- Pedal To The Metal - Kazzer
- Walk This Way - Run DMC
- Pump It Up - Elvis Costello
- You Got Another Thing Comin - Judas Priest
- Mama Said Knock You Out - LL Cool J
- Rock N Roll All Nite - Kiss