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


UPDATED: Thursday October 3, 2013 10:42 AM

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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