Thank God for YouTube — if only because NFL super-fans can broadcast their homemade anthems to the rest of the world. Fans of the Carolina Panthers are quick to show their claws and express their team pride via song. These misguided tributes take many sonic forms, ranging from Southern rap to hard rock, but they all have one thing in common: They're ridiculous.
10. Dominate the Foe, by Ked Woodley
Mr. Woodley is a one-man wrecking crew. I can picture him sitting at his kitchen table writing this song, wondering where to insert his iconic growls. Don’t worry, there's plenty more from Big-Cat Ked.
9. Carolina Colors, by Petey Pablo
It would be blasphemous to leave Petey Pablo off of any list involving (questionable) North Carolina music. This song might be the worst on this list, but it has the most star power.
8. I Love to Be in Carolina, by Jermaine
The best part of this video is the animated panther stalking around in the background. That’s some serious CGI. The actual song sounds so bad it makes me want to gouge my eyes out.
7. Carolina Panthers theme song, by Tim Hall and Buffalo Country
Not breaking down any stereotypes with this one, Carolina. It's standard country-rock fare from the South. You can just picture thousands of hillbillies chanting these cheesy lyrics at Carolina bars.
6. NFC Championship Victory Song, by BestDaddy82
How has this guy not signed a major record deal yet? He can hit the notes and he’s got a killer stage presence. It takes him a while to get going, but he believes in his voice and his Panthers so much that we almost...nah.
5. Carolina Panthers Drive Song, by Andy’s World
If Andy Dick and Henry Winkler had a baby, it would be this guy. His sign-off at the end of the clip makes it worth a watch even if the song could use some work.
4. Dab City, by Baby Jesus
The dab phenomenon is in full swing. Everyone’s dabbing in this video, including middle-aged and elderly white people, who are by far the most entertaining demographic to watch dance here. Props to the baby savior for getting a cop to dab.
3. Keep on Pounding, Panthers!, by Alan Thomas
This song makes me feel sick to my stomach. It sounds like the rock bands they have at new-age churches where congregants fist-pump to the Lord.
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2. Cam and the Newton-es, by Zev Gotkin
This little ditty is just a man and his guitar and some wordplay. But he gets in a jab at people from Tennessee, where Peyton Manning played college ball. Starting off in falsetto is always a plus, too, and helped him snag this spot.
1. Carolina Super Bowls Panthers Anthem, by Ked Woodley and friend
If anything ever deserved a sequel, it's "Dominate the Foe," which kicked off this list. Woodley was born to go viral, and his growl is in rare form here. He's got a partner in crime this time: a Marlboro-smoking sidekick with deadpan rhymes. He saves his pièce de résistance dis for the end, when the beat disappears. He delivers it as an afterthought, but we know he's savoring this line: "We're going to end Manning's career, make him go mow lawns. But no disrespect to him, because I do love Papa John's." Touché, sir! See you at the Super Bowl.