Football and music are something that cannot be separated. Where there is a competition to cultivate rounder skin, there are fans who sing slogans to encourage them. Not only when you win or are encouraging, but to lift the morale of the team. For example, when England fans sang the song Stop Crying Your Heart Out when they were eliminated from the 2002 World Cup.
History records the use of musical compositions in football stadiums since the 1950s. At that time, fans of the Scottish club, Hibernian, sang the anthem Glory Glory plus the name of their club. Since then, fans of other teams have adapted the song when their favorite team competed. Most famous when used by Manchester United fans to become Glory Glory Man United.
Gradually the popular song got a new home, in the football stadium. Many people do not know a song, but join in singing it when the team competes. So, what makes the songs popular in the stadium? If you pay attention, there is a formula that is almost the same: it has repeated sentences that are easy to remember and have a rhythm that is not too complicated.
As a result, a sub-genre of rock music emerged called stadium rock. The features? As already mentioned above and became the anthem of a number of clubs. Indeed, there are a number of songs that are synonymous with several clubs. Call it You’ll Never Walk Alone with Liverpool or This Is the One with Manchester United. However, there are a number of songs that are so popular that they can be sung by fans of several teams at once. So, what musik untuk kegiatan berolahraga? Here Musicstudy.com summarizes five of them.
Kasabian – Fire
As Englishman, Kasabian personnel are passionate about football. No wonder their song, Fire, which was released in 2009 became one of the most popular chants in the stadium.
Initially, Fire became the official Premier League anthem from 2010-2011 to 2012-2013. At that time, Kasabian’s work was heard in almost every advertisement involving the Premier League.
As a result, the “Du Du Du, DuDu Du,” part of the song is often heard in stadiums across England. In fact, Fire has become the official anthem of Kasabian’s hometown club, Leicester City, every time they score a goal at home.
The Fratellis – Chelsea Dagger
Celtic FC became the first club to popularize The Fratellis’ Chelsea Dagger at the stadium. After that, other clubs such as Chelsea, Montreal Impact, and Perth Glory followed suit.
Amazingly, Chelsea Dagger has become Juventus’ official anthem since moving to Juventus Stadium (now Allianz Stadium) in 2011. The song will be heard when Bianconeri scores a goal.
The “Du dudu Du dudu” section became the crowd’s favorite during the match. Maybe Chelsea Dagger is not as popular as the other songs on this list, but they can steal the hearts of football lovers.
The Kinks – Lola
When Lola was first released in 1970, The Kinks came under fire for its content. Who would have thought, a few years later, this song would become popular, especially in stadiums?
Starting from the arrival of Gianfranco Zola to Chelsea in 1996, fans began to sing this song. However, Lola’s lyrics were changed to Zola at that time.
Later, Newcastle fans followed suit for David Ginola and Shola Ameobi. Since then, players who have the last name “La” got this song as their slogan.
Queen – We Will Rock You
Freddy Mercury and Brian May are perhaps Queen’s most famous icons. However, the role of rhythm sections such as John Deacon and Roger Taylor should not be underestimated.
Thanks to their presence, Brian May’s We Will Rock You became a popular song in the stadium. The easy-to-follow rhythm is the reason We Will Rock You is popular.
The 1994 World Cup marked the beginning of We Will Rock You’s popularity in football stadiums. Since then, the song has often vibrated the entire stadium to intimidate opponents.
The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army
Before the Seven Nation Army exploded, The White Stripes have been just a band known to music lovers or hipsters. However, the popularity of the song raised the name of the band fronted by Jack and Meg White.
Released in 2003, the Seven Nation Army started to enter the stadium thanks to Clubb Brugge. After that, the song’s virus spread to Italy in 2006 after AS Roma faced Club Brugge.
The 2006 World Cup became the peak of the Seven Nation Army’s popularity. Fans of the Italian national team changed the lyrics of the song to “PO PO PO PO PO” and it became more audible after Gli Azzurri won the event.