Last week, the Voice‘s Tim Shine profiled Chris Tiongson (COL ’89), an alum and pediatrician from Fargo who records delightful songs celebrating Georgetown basketball players and great moments in Georgetown basketball.
How’d he get his start?
“It started, I think, Roy [Hibbert’s] freshman year,” Tiongson told Shine. “There was a Starbucks commercial … the guy’s name was Roy, and they started chanting his name: Roy, Roy, Roy. I think it was at one of the McDonough home games the students started chanting this, doing the ‘Roy’ chant to ‘Eye of the Tiger.’ Then somebody on HoyaTalk said, ‘Well wouldn’t it be funny [if someone] did a song to that.’ So then I did.”
“That would be ‘Heart of a Hoya,’” Shine writes, “a simple acoustic guitar effort that began what is now a 26-song catalog.”
Tiongson posts his songs on HoyaTalk under the username nodak89. Shine’s whole article is a terrific read, but for our listening pleasure, he has picked out his top five favorite songs:
“I Am Free,” to the tune of “Free Fallin’”:
“Bleeding Blue,” to the tune of “Bleeding Love”:
“Heart of a Hoya,” his first song:
“Then I Stormed the Court,” about Georgetown’s victory over Duke in 2006:
and “Jeff Green’s Mom,” to the tune of “Stacey’s Mom”:
For kicks, we’ve also included Tiongson’s admitted worst song, “Bam Bam.” It’s really, really bad: