Hallelujah: We’ve discovered what Mark Richt’s theme music would be


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Whenever asked about his musical tastes, Mark Richt typically names one artist he listens to: his son, David, a Nashville-based singer-songwriter. Beyond that, he doesn’t say a whole lot.

On this week’s edition of Richt’s coach’s show, UM broadcaster Joe Zagacki got him to reveal a little more.

Zagacki said that at the ACC media days last month in Charlotte, someone asked him what Richt’s “walk-up song” would be, if he had to choose some theme music for a game-day entrance.

“I said, ‘I’m not 100 percent sure about coach Richt’s musical tastes,'” Zagacki said, “but from a broadcasting standpoint, and a fan standpoint, coach Richt being a man of faith, I’m going to go with ‘Hallelujah.'”

Zagacki was thinking Handel, not Cohen (or Buckley). He told Richt he picked that song because, “We’re glad you’re here.”

“Hallelujah Chorus” ringing through the halls of Hard Rock Stadium would certainly be a unique experience. But it’s not what Richt had in mind.

“That’d be good,” he said.

“There’s actually a song, gosh, I’m trying to think of the artist now, but it’s called ‘My Redeemer Lives.’ That’s what I would have blasting.”

A quick YouTube search reveals at least two different songs by that name. One is fairly slow and string-based. The other is decidedly more upbeat and poppy, and seems to be more appropriate for an entrance. It’s by Hillsong, a group based out of an Australian megachurch by the same name.

So, if you want to rock it like Richt:

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