Hang On Sloopy Officially Recognized as Ohio's State Rock Song, TBDBITL Rocks the Statehouse to Celebrate

By Jason Priestas on May 7, 2014 at 7:51p

Ohio House Bill 283 passed 82-0 Wednesday, which means you're now telling the truth when you brag that the official State Rock Song of Ohio is Hang On Sloopy.

Although designated in 1985, Hang On Sloopy was nowhere be found in the state's Revised Code. HB283 remedies that (well, just as soon as the Senate rubber-stamps it), and The Ohio State University Marching Band was there to see it through:


In the video above, TBDBITL enters the chamber at 30:20, prompting scattered OH–IOs before a resolution was read, honoring the band for its killer 2013, which included more than 40 million YouTube views, appearances on 1,000 media outlets across the globe and a cameo in an iPad commercial.

At 52:35 of the video, the bill, including lyrics, is read with great skill on the House floor:

To enact section 5.092 of the Revised Code to designate "Hang on Sloopy," which includes the following lyrics, as the official state rock song: Hang on Sloopy, Sloopy hang on; Sloopy lives in a very bad part of town; All the girls I know they try to put my Sloopy down; Sloopy, I don't care what your daddy do; Don't you know little girl, I'm in love with you; Sloopy, let your hair down, let it down on me; Come on Sloopy let your hair down, Girl it down on me.

Just another great day to be an Ohioan, really.

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