The heat is on now as FIFA World Cup 2018 nears its end in mid-July. Rowdier spectators at the Russian stadiums with a usually 45 to 70 thousand strong fans watching, singing and screaming in unison to belt out their latest war chants, or more appropriately, soccer chants.
Soccer chants have existed since football began in the clubs in England? That was in the mid-1800's? And internationally, there are thousands today. I've always been fascinated by soccer chants although I'm not much into the game myself. It's worse today because I refuse to pay the ridiculous amount charged to watch the games on TV.
|LIONEL MESSI NEYMAR CHRISTIANO RONALDO|
Soccer clubs or FC's (Football Clubs) all over the world use chants. Sometimes a tune is so popular, it doesn't 'belong' to anyone. Can't Help Falling In Love is an example of a tune used as a soccer chant by many FC's.
Below is a short list of chants that are familiar pop tunes. The list shows the English team/club each chant is associated with:
Delilah* - Stoke City
Sloop John B - Leicester, Arsenal
I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles - West Ham
You'll Never Walk Alone - Liverpool/Celtic
Achy Breaky Heart - Manchester United
Beautiful Sunday - Dundee United
Go West - Arsenal
Can't Smile Without You - Tottenham Hotspur
Glad All Over - Crystal Palace
Blue Moon - Manchester City
Take Me Home Country Road - United
Mull Of Kintyre - Nottingham Forest
Sailing - Chesterfield, Millwall
Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Fulham
Lola - Newcastle
I Will Survive - France
Do you know which Clubs the chants below are associated with?
Is This The Way To Amarillo
Swing Low Sweet Chariot
On Top Of Old Smokey
Do write your answers on the Comment Page by clicking on the word.
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Information: Many Football Club websites.
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