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The Best TV Football Chant Ever

by | 21st, May 2008

CHELSEA and Manchester United fans flocking into Red Square may be wondering what they should be singing.

The Surrey Blues may enthuse about vegetables and the Cockney Reds about doing the Lambeth Walk, but they should know that the top tune on the football terraces is Nessun Dorma.

The Performing Right Society survey of radio and telly found that Luciano (“You fat bastard”) Pavarotti’s performance of the aria is the most widely-played football song.
Arsenal’s 1998 FA Cup Final song Hot Stuff was No2 ahead of DJ Otzi’s 2002 World Cup remix Hey Baby.

Fans may well scratch their heads. Anorak’s own survey of televised football matches, songs heard on live broadcasts, reveals that the top football songs are:

* You Don’t Know what You’re Doing (Steve McClaren Mix; Kevin Keegan, Glenn Hoddle Remix)

* One World Cup And Two World Wars (World Cups ad nauseum)

* “Park Park, wherever you may be/ You eat dogs in your home country/ It could be worse, you could be Scouse/ Eating rats in your council house” (Man U fans serenade Korea’s Park Ji Sung)

* The referee’s a *anker

* You’re going home in a St John’s ambulance

* One man went to mow, went to mow in Moscow…

And many, many more…

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