Ramblin’ Wreck Fight Song
Georgia Tech's famous fight song, "I'm a Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech", gained widespread acceptance in the 1920s, when Tech graduates began building makeshift mechanical buggies to improve a poor transportation system in South America.
Vice President Richard Nixon and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev sang the song together when they met in Moscow in 1958. The story goes, Nixon did not know any Russian songs, and Khrushchev knew only this one American song that had been sung on The Ed Sullivan Show.
Gregory Peck sang it in the movie "The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit" and John Wayne whistled it in "The High and the Mighty".
There are numerous stories of commanding officers, crossing the English Channel on the morning of D-Day, leading their men in the song to calm their nerves.
It is reported to be the first school song to have been played in space.
It is played every time Georgia Tech scores in a football game.