While the in-game playlist at Nationwide Arena runs the spectrum, some of the giddiest musical moments have come in the form of old-school '80s metal. Here are my favorites, rated for both their headbangability and effectiveness as hockey anthems.

While the in-game playlist at Nationwide Arena runs the spectrum, some of the giddiest musical moments have come in the form of old-school '80s metal. Here are my favorites, rated for both their headbangability and effectiveness as hockey anthems.

Dio, "Rainbow in the Dark"

Ronnie James Dio is the diminutive god of metal vocalists, but this is pretty introspective for a jock jam, and it has "rainbow" in the title.

Rock factor: 3 horned hands

Jock factor: 1 hockey stick

Guns N' Roses, "Night Train"

It has a killer Slash riff and more cowbell than you can handle. Best song ever written about fortified wine.

Rock factor: 4 horned hands

Jock factor: 2 hockey sticks

Slayer, "Raining Blood"

Every time the video featuring this song plays, I get goose bumps. Maybe the best metal song ever, and perfect for hockey.

Rock factor: 4 horned hands

Jock factor: 4 hockey sticks

Iron Maiden, "Run to the Hills"

It's Maiden, which is sweet, but the lyrics undermine any sports anthem potential.

Rock factor: 3 horned hands

Jock factor: 2 hockey sticks

Quiet Riot, "Metal Health"

It's got "metal" in the title and "bang your head" in the lyrics, for crying out loud!

Rock factor: 3 horned hands

Jock factor: 3 hockey sticks

Judas Priest, "Living After Midnight"

Great party song, but home games usually end around 9:30.

Rock factor: 3 horned hands

Jock factor: 1 hockey stick

Motley Crue, "Anarchy in the U.K"/"Helter Skelter"

The Crue's best songs aren't appropriate, since they're about strippers and drug overdoses, but that's no reason to stoop to these awful covers.

Rock factor: 2 horned hands

Jock factor: 2 hockey sticks

Van Halen, "Right Now"

The text-heavy arena video always inflates the crowd, but this song was also used to sell Crystal Pepsi.

Rock factor: 1 horned hand

Jock factor: 3 hockey sticks

Black Tide, "Warriors of Time"

These modern metal revivalists have got the old-school down, and it's got a great unifying team theme.

Rock factor: 4 horned hands

Jock factor: 4 hockey sticks