Yes sir they did.

Markie emailed me exclaiming this after reading the posting about the World Cup official songs (1986-1994) and downloading tracks from the 1994 WC soundtrack which included a song from a certain Manchester band which I must agree, was a bit unexpected.

The song itself has some of the ingredients for that perfect footie song (with the noise of the crowd) and a chant-like single word chorus akin to the Olé ones posted the other day.

Some interesting… lyrics in the song too. The first verse is:

“I’m in love with the football club
At the age of 7 my father took me
He got me hooked into this game
I’m a member of an ape like race in the final days of the 20th century
When we don’t win I go insane…”

»

I’m in love with a football club
At the age of 7 my father took me
He got me hooked into this game
I’m a member of an ape like race in the final days of the 20th century
When we don’t win I go insane…

Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal
Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal
Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal
Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal

Wanna see you take that ball
and make it break the laws of gravity
Sell me a dummy on the way…
Curved ball around the wall
Make the play with a touch of clarity
I get much pleasure from this game

Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal
Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal
Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal
Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal

Who were so powerful
watch these giants collide
so individual
he was never ever ever offside…

Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal
Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal
Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal
Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal
Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal
Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal
Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal
Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal, Goal

» James – Goal Goal Goal

I’m posting this because of Markie’s email and because JC over at the Vinyl Villain posted some obscure tracks by them the other day. Sadly though they are no longer available to download but you can still listen to them via the Hype Machine.

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One comment

  1. The chorus was, at one time, played whenever Airdrie Utd scored in a home match (as I suddenly found out when they took a controversial lead one match against my beloved Raith Rovers).

    Since then, its been just about my least favorite James track…..

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