Warning: This post contains football songs that some people may find excruciatingly painful to listen to!
Music and football go hand in hand. Every team’s fans have their favourite chants based on popular songs. On match days around the country, teams walk out to a range of songs that go from the rousing – You’ll Never Walk Alone at Anfield – to the bizarre – The Z Cars theme tune at Goodison Park.
Then there are the songs released to coincide with major tournaments and games. Many of these performed by the players themselves… never a good idea!
England started the ball rolling with Back Home for the 1970 World Cup but it was Scotland who took an early lead with a couple of stone-cold classics.
Comedian Andy Cameron scored with Ally’s Tartan Army for the 1978 World Cup. He managed to take a dig at England not qualifying for the tournament and predicted Scotland would win the trophy. Spoiler: they didn’t.