The next round of songs involving teams at Euro 2016.
Well then… where do you start with this lot? Their fans are just as fanatical when it comes to singing about the team. They too have taken to You Tube to upload their terrible warblings. Two years ago I was inundated.
» I present in evidence m’lud songs about the German team for the 2014 World Cup.
I am going back to another World Cup outing for some songs sung by the team.
That’s right I said some songs and by the players themselves. With a little help I might add.
The World Cup I am referring to is USA ’94, which in football and musical terms was a peak year because the German National team recorded and released an album.
I’m going to post a pic of the album cover now. Try to contain yourselves.
Some smelling salts over here, we’ve got a couple of people who have fainted.
Because the World Cup in America and because Germany either don’t know or don’t care about tackiness, they enlisted the help of some American acts who were still popular in Germany at the time.
Let’s begin with the headline act and the album’s title. If you have time watch the video below:
But it doesn’t end there !
More visual delights for you with 4 Reeves and the German team singing ‘Everybody’s Goin’ To the USA’ :
That’s right your eyes do not deceive. A couple of the player joining in there. Rapping. In German.
A couple of years back Lothar Matthäus was interviewed about the band’s attempts to teach him how to rap.
I could spend hours on this but we have to move on because there are three other teams we have to look at in this post.
Ah go one then, one more from the album:
Also for Euro 2012 there was this wonderful party record which looks like it is celebrating the tournament as well as the Ukrainian team. The clip says that this is from ‘Ukrainian Stars’ and nothing else apart from that. Good song though.
As for the music we are going back to the 1974 World Cup and this outstanding effort taken from a 4 track EP.
Of all the songs I’ve posted so far, this for me is the best one. Take a moment to have a listen. The musical accompaniment is fantastic. The song is entitled: ‘A ty się bracie nie denerwuj’ (And you brother, do not panic)
Northern Ireland have the distinction of having Dana singing for them for when they were at the World Cup finals in 1982. But I’ve decided to highlight a couple of other tunes. Additional note: Since the following are available to buy on an EP, it is just a YouTube embed here.
The first one features a former BBC Northern Ireland commentator (like many of them it seems recently, the BBC are sacking many of their talent) Jackie Fullerton. Sung here to the tune of the The Battle Hymn of the Republic, here he is with George Jones and Clubsound:
Bonus song: Sammy Mackie, who may or may not have been drunk when he sang this:
Group C done. Next up, Group D. No really.