'Hang On Sloopy' No Longer State Rock Song, For Now


The song "Hang On Sloopy" is no longer the state's official rock song, but that could soon change.

In 1985, Rep. Mike Stinziano and state Sen. Gene Watts sponsored a resolution recognizing the song as the official Ohio rock song, according to The Columbus Dispatch.

But the designation was not permanent.

Stinziano's son is now a state representative.

According to the Dispatch, Rep. Michael Sinziano has now introduced legislation to permanently make "Hang On Sloopy" the state rock song.

The McCoys had a hit with the song in 1965.

The Ohio State Marching Band now plays it before the fourth quarter of games with the crowd chanting O-H-I-O during the chorus.

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