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Fans want Mac Miller's 'Party on Fifth Ave.' to be Penguins new goal song

Shirley McMarlin
| Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018, 10:00 a.m.
There's a petition on change.org asking the Pittsburgh Penguins to change their goal song to rapper Mac Miller's 'Party on Fifth Ave.' as a tribute to the Pittsburgh native who died on Sept. 7. Here, Miller performs in 2016 at Stage AE in Pittsburgh.
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There's a petition on change.org asking the Pittsburgh Penguins to change their goal song to rapper Mac Miller's 'Party on Fifth Ave.' as a tribute to the Pittsburgh native who died on Sept. 7. Here, Miller performs in 2016 at Stage AE in Pittsburgh.

Tributes continue to pour in for Mac Miller, the rapper and Pittsburgh native found dead in his California home on Sept. 7.

Following a Sept. 11 vigil in Squirrel Hill's Blue Slide Park, a favorite Miller hangout immortalized in his debut 2011 album of the same name, comes news of a petition on change.org for the Pittsburgh Penguins to change their 2018-19 goal song to Miller's "Party on Fifth Ave."

Petitioner "B John" says, "I think it would be a fitting tribute to the rapper to change the goal song to the upbeat song he created. Party on Fifth Ave is a song by Mac Miller and PPG Paints Arena is located on 5th Avenue in Pittsburgh."

Haven't heard it? Here's a link to a clean edit of the song (which presumably the Penguins would use if they agree to the change — or maybe they'd stick to the funky horn intro):

As usual, the Twitterverse has opinions, positive and negative and somewhere in between. Here is what users are saying:

Let's go for it:

Let's make it a one-time tribute:

And finally, though results of Miller's autopsy are still forthcoming, let's pause to consider what kind of a statement would be made, considering that Miller had a well-publicized struggle with drug addiction.

On Sept. 12, TMZ reported that Miller's body was en route to his hometown for a funeral.

Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-836-5750, smcmarlin@tribweb.com or via Twitter @shirley_trib.

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