Relax, Missouri. All the voices in your head calling Gloria aren’t a delusion but the handiwork of radio station Y98.
In honor of the St. Louis Blues’ dramatic Stanley Cup victory Wednesday vs. the Boston Bruins, the channel played the winners’ rally song “Gloria” an astounding 224 times on Thursday, according to TV station KMOV.
For 24 hours straight, Y98 played the Laura Branigan pop hit, which peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart way back in 1982, The uptempo tune was adopted by the Blues midway through the season and is cited as one of the motivating factors churning the squad’s impressive second-half, 24-10 surge that pushed them into the postseason.
The station also played “Gloria” a total of 224 times during the month of May as the Blues advanced through the first three rounds.
But Thursday, it was wall-to-wall Branigan.
Not expected to advance very deep in the playoffs, the feisty underdogs kept winning, all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals, where they faced the favored Bruins for hockey supremacy.
In one of the most memorable — and climactic — NHL finals ever, the Blues defeated the Bruins, 4-1, in a winner-take-all Game 7 to secure their first title in their 52-season history.