4 Most Popular English Club Anthems
It’s game day. You have your scarf ready, you and your mates have been to the pub for drinks and some food, and as you walk along to the stadium you hype each other up for what is no doubt going to be a cracking game of footie. Just before kick-off, you and the rest of the crowd get into the spirit with your club’s anthem.
No self-respecting football team would take to the pitch without their fans cheering and singing their anthem, check out these four popular anthems:
Blue Moon – Manchester City
It’s the perfect match: a blue celestial body symbolising hope and promise, with a football club that wears a blue kit and have proven to be a promising team.
Musical icons, Lorenz Hart and Richard Rodgers, wrote the 1934 pop ballad, “Blue Moon”, and although the lyrics reflect a waning, rare love, the fans’ love for the Blues has never left.
Glory Glory Man United – Manchester United
First sung before the FA Cup Final in 1983, “Glory Glory Man United” has endured nearly as long as the club’s legacy, along with minor tweaks to the song as the team has changed.
“As the Reds go marching on, on, on!” will have any Manchester United fan chanting with high emotions and fierce pride; and they should as their club is one of the most popular and holds a history that is rich with awards from several competitions across several decades.
I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles – West Ham United
Anthems are often seen as hard-hitting, emotive pieces of music, but West Ham’s song of choice is a whimsical number that dares to dream big and floats on positivity.
John Kellete’s 1918 has a somewhat apocryphal history of how it ended up as the Hammers’ anthem, but it is generally accepted that it first popped up in the 1920s and since then, it has been sung at every game.
You’ll Never Walk Alone – Liverpool
Nothing rouses a Liverpool supporter more than hearing a large crowd singing “Walk on, walk on, with hope in your heart” before ending off with a heart-felt “You’ll never walk alone!”.
Originally a show tune from the 1945 musical titled “Carousel”, the track was part of the time’s top ten tracks of the day, and played fairly often via the stadium’s address system where it quickly became the anthem of Anfield.
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