14 Football Clubs Whose Fans Sing Pop Songs - Spurs, Hibs, Man City And More

Because football teams deserve a love song too.
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Because football teams deserve a love song too.

Football fans are forever using pop songs as the basis for their chants but sometimes they stay faithful to the source material.

Here are fourteen examples of football supporters taking songs from the pop charts and making them their own.

14. Liverpool - She Loves You by The Beatles

Renowned across the world for their rendition of a certain Rodgers and Hammerstein number, the crowd at Anfield also showed their support for four local lads during the sixties.

13. Manchester City - Wonderwall by Oasis

Like Liverpool, Manchester City are famed for singing a song co-written by Richard Rodgers - Blue Moon - but are also partial to a number from a local band. Here they are singing Wonderwall after lifting the Premier League title in 2013-14.

12. Spurs - Can’t Smile Without You by Barry Manilow

Tottenham supporters like to get all soppy with this easy listening classic from Barry Manilow. Here’s three drunk blokes in a pub singing it while also pulling off an impressive dance routine.

11. Gilingham - The Last Waltz by Engelburt Humperdinck

Gillingham have also taken a song and found a parallel between it’s romantic lyrics and the love that fans have for their team. Here are their fans after winning League Two in 2012-13. 

10. Kilmarnock - Paper Roses by Marie Osmond

Marie Osmond’s country classic was adopted by Killie fans in the 1973-74 season. The exact reason is not known but it has been suggested that it was originally sung in protest at the Kilmarnock board.

9. Crystal Palace - Glad All Over by The Dave Clark Five

Palace fans appropriated The Dave Clark Five’s only number one hit way back in the sixties and it has become the club’s anthem. The 1990 FA Cup final squad even recorded a version of the song before their eventual defeat to Manchester United.

8. Sunderland - Can’t Help Falling In Love by Elvis Presley

The Sunderland crowd might not have particularly romantic feelings towards their current side but that doesn’t stop them from belting out this Elvis hit.

7. Port Vale - The Wonder of You by Elvis Presley

Another club to have taken an Elvis song to their hearts are Port Vale, whose fans sing this heartfelt love song.

6. Bristol Rovers - Goodnight Irene by The Weavers

A massive hit in 1950 for both The Weavers and Frank Sinatra, Bristol Rovers fans started singing this song in the same year during a match against Plymouth Argyle that they were winning comfortably.

5. Birmingham - Mr Blue Sky by ELO

Famous for singing ‘Keep Right On To The End Of The Road’, Birmingham have added this song to their repertoire from ELO frontman and Blues supporter Jeff Lynne. 

4. Dundee United - Beautiful Sunday by Daniel Boone

Daniel Boone is another example of a celebrity supporter whose song has found it’s way to the terraces of the club he loves. 

3. Chesterfield - Sailing by Rod Stewart

Lyrically speaking, with it’s mentions of overcoming ‘stormy waters’ and a desire ‘to be free’, Sailing perfectly sums up life supporting a lower league football team. 

2. Stoke - Delilah by Tom Jones

Legend has it that Stoke fans began singing Tom Jones’ 1968 hit Delilah in the seventies, after a lone supporter randomly started singing it in a pub.

1. Hibernian - Sunshine On Leith by The Proclaimers

Unless you’re a Hearts fan, we defy you to watch this and not get a lump in your throat. The Proclaimers’ spiritual love song tugs at the heartstrings of their fellow lovers of Hibs. 

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