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Top ten club anthems in the English Premier League

Renjith Ravindran
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Whenever asked about their football club, most of the fans usually explain about the team’s best player, squad, manager or their home ground. But an integral part that almost a large chunk of fans miss is the club’s anthem. Wrapped with pride and history, every song tells a different story which is worth hearing for a diehard fan or a neutral. And the English Premier League has witnessed most of the catchy numbers that was chanted by the fans for their club so here is a look at the top ten club anthems in the Premier League at the moment.

Singing till the last breath

Singing till the last breath

10- Stoke City – Delilah

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A classic from Tom Jones, this might be one of the most puzzling club anthems in the league at the moment. And the Stoke fans are often asked why they sing the song to which the usual reply is “Why not?”. Though the song has no relation to the club Delilah is a British classic which is worth enjoying.

9- Aston Villa – Lion Hearts

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“And when you hear the lion roar Villa have scored!,” might be a bit cheesy but his song was tailor made for the club as it upholds the clubs courage and its never give up attitude. The lyrics also mention about the crest and sees Villa above other clubs in the midlands, thus making it closer to the fans.

8- Newcastle United – Local Hero

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If you thought the Toon army picked a cartoon themed song as their anthem, well think again. Newcastle has one of the songs that deliver a shiver down the spines of their fans whenever it’s sung in St. James Park.

7- Manchester City- Blue moon

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Another classic which has been sung by the lights of Elvis Pressley, Frank Sinatra and Bob Dylan, Blue Moon is a pretty mellow and soft track that City fans made their own. Crew Alexandra fans were the first to introduce the song to the football grounds but the number eventually ended up as the anthem of the Citizens.

6- Southampton – Saints go marching on

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A Louis Armstrong creation, the song has been used by various clubs around the world. But what make Southampton stand out from the rest is that they don’t need make any alterations to the lyrics like the other clubs do. The repetition of the club’s nickname “The saints” in the song is something that the fans stress while singing.

5- Arsenal – We are on your side

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“Arsenal, we’re on your side

Our love we cannot hide “

The song mainly highlights the commitment and the love of the fans towards the club, and is classified as one of the most sought out club anthems while the team is playing on the road.

4- Manchester United – Glory Glory Manchester United

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Rich in history the song was first sung back in the 80s by the united fans. Though the “Glory Glory” chant was previously used various clubs including Tottenham Hotspurs and Leeds United, the chant was added a Red Devil touch by Frank Renshaw, who was a member of Herman’s Hermits. Since then the song has been one of the most popular anthems in the world.

3- Chelsea – Blue is the color

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The song was released in 1972 after the club’s disappointing League cup final against Stoke City and immediately it managed to find its way to the top of the charts. Forty years from then the Chelsea faithful still burst their throat singing this one whenever they feel the rush of loyalty through their blood.

2- Liverpool – You’ll never walk alone

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Arguably the most famous club anthem in the country, the song is best known for its rich history. The words “You’ll never walk alone” also feature in the club’s crest and the entrance of Anfield. The song is also adopted by a string of clubs with Celtic and Borussia Dortmund being the most notable. And it has turned out to be tradition at the club to sing the song before every home match.

1- West Ham – I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles

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As simple as it gets, West Ham’s anthem portrays sincerity and simplicity while it tells the club’s story. Introduced first in the late twenties the song has established itself as one of the most popular anthems in British football. And most importantly, who doesn’t like bubbles?

Edited by Staff Editor
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