Music and football are like two peas in a pod. They go together well. Over the years, football songs have had their fair share of fans and critics. Some nay-sayers believe that football songs are one of the most lyrically challenged songs out there. Others know one way or another that it brings people together. Just imagine one full stadium singing along to one particular song. Just gives you the chills. Music is a big part of Korea's culture and heritage so it is no wonder they love listening to upbeat songs.
So, here’s a wrap up of the best football songs one can listen to when whilst they play mobile football or online football.
Best Football Songs Used As Football Anthems
These songs were basically recorded and produced as a means to support football teams. Some have become national football anthems. See if they are worthy to be included in your playlist.
Song Title: “We’re On The Ball”
Artist: Ant & Dec
Released in 2002, this song was recorded as a song to cheer on the England team during the World Cup. A pop track with strong inspiration from the lyrics of Robbie Williams’ “Rock DJ” song. It’s a super catchy song that will let you bob your head and sing with the crowd during the song’s chorus.
Song Title: “Hot Shot Tottenham”
Artist: Chas & Dave
Clap your hands and chant with the team as you sing this song released by Chas & Dave. The song might be old, released in 1987, but still, the song will let you feel one with the team with its cockney tunes. The Tottenham Hotspur lost 3-2 to Coventry City but they are still happy by having a nice soundtrack.
Song Title: “Three Lions”
Artist: Baddiel & Skinner & Lightning Seeds
This song was the theme song of the 1998 World Cup. Three Lions was an updated version of the cheesy 1996 track and dominated the radios during that time, combining the British cynicism with the raging optimism of football. A coming home song, this song is enough to make you feel a true winner as you sing along with the comedic duo of David Baddiel and Frank Skinner.
Song Title: “Vindaloo”
Artist: Fat Les
Co-written by actor Keith Allen, Blur bassist Alex James, and artist Damien Hirst, this 1998 football song is admittedly an irritating song – a great song to irritate your opponent, actually. The chant-like song actually made it to the UK’s top 2 and was among 1998’s 10 best-selling songs. Hearing “Vindaloo, vindaloo, vindaloo…we’re gonna score one more than you…” is enough to make your opponent gauge your eyes out in annoyance.
Song Title: “The Anfield Rap”
Artist: Liverpool FC
An underrated song, The Anfield Rap actually spawned the success of World in Motion. Liverpool Football Club somehow discovered John Barnes’ serious side. Whilst it is hardly a Beastie Boys track, the rap is definitely set the bar high for football clubs who will attempt to release a football song with a video to boot.
Song Title: “World In Motion”
Artist: New Order
One of the most iconic football songs is New Order’s World In Motion. This song was written by Gillian Gilbert and Stephen Morris and produced by Stephen Hague. This may be a song released for a football game, but this can be listened to even in your lazy days.
Best Football Songs to Listen To
These songs weren’t necessarily used as a football anthem, but listening to these soundtrack whilst playing can somehow amp your game.
Song Title: “Played-A-Live”
Artist: Safri Duo
Safri Duo’s Played-A-Live was FIFA 2003’s track song. It is an evocative soundtrack that is sure to energise any crowd. It also has an awesome video that portrays the band playing the song in a petri dish as if they are some part of an experiment. The beat would definitely make your feet thump the ground. A nice soundtrack to listen to when playing mobile football.
Song Title: “All I Do Is Win”
Artist: DJ Khaled
DJ Khaled is one of the most popular musicians in the world today. His songs have dominated the airwaves for quite some time now, along with his iconic beats and drops. This song is great for irritating the opposing team and for an intensive work out as well. Featuring Ludacris, Snoop Dogg, Rick Ross and T-Pain, this song is a mainstay for any football enthusiast. “’Cause all I do is win win win and if you goin’ in, put your hands in the air and make them stay there…” is a great lyrical song to listen to. If you can rap with Ludacris, it’s a great plus to keep you in the zone.
Song Title: “The Pretender”
Artist: Foo Fighters
One of the best rock bands of all time, Foo Fighters have managed to stay on top of their game in an era where pop songs dominate the airwaves. This song would is a great song to listen to. Its slow intro injected with infectious drums will surely condition any player, in the field or online, to somehow increase their confidence level during the game.
Song Title: “Life of Riley”
Artist: Lightning Seeds
Despite not making any outstanding impact during its release, the song gained an impressive following after BBC used the song as a soundtrack of football montages. The song has an incredible music video that celebrates the beauty and absurdities of the game. You don’t have to know the lyrics by heart to sing the song, just go along with the crowd and you are all good.
Song Title: “Is This The Way To Amarillo”
Artist: Tony Christie
This song’s original title was supposed to be Is This the Way to Pensacola, but composers found it difficult to come up with anything that rhymes with Pensacola, so they ultimately settled with Is This The Way To Amarillo. It was a great decision nonetheless as the song became one of the worthy football songs one can listen and dance to.
Song Title: “Mas que Nada”
Artist: Black Eyed Peas and Sergio Mendez
The song title means Yeah, right in Portuguese and is perfect for describing the South American football. Like the game, the song has creative lyrics and catchy tunes that make it impossible not to sing to. This song is impossible to find a football fan who has not listened to the track whilst watching an intense game.
Song Title: “Seven Nation Army”
Artist: White Stripes
Easily recognisable for its catchy beat. In fact, it has been a favourite among football fans before it was even officially used during the 2012 World Cup. The drumbeat, the classic octave-heavy guitar riff, and Jack White is definitely a crowd pleaser.
Song Title: “You’ll Never Walk Alone”
Artist: Gerry & The Pacemakers
A cult classic – this is what defines You’ll Never Walk Alone.” Written in 1945 and used by Liverpool FC in the 1960s, this song is a mainstay for football fans. The song, despite being a show tune, has now become an anthem with fans across the globe singing the track by heart.
Song Title: “Hi Ho Silver Lining”
Artist: Jeff Beck
A chorus that anyone can sing along, Hi Ho Silver Lining is one of the best football songs of all time. If you come across a football fan like yourself, ask them to sing along with you the song’s chorus and you’ll know if they are the real deal. “Hi ho silver lining, anywhere you go now baby, I see your sun is shining but I won’t make a fuss though it’s obvious…”