In a rare crossover between football and the music industry, Rangers fans are currently trying to get the 1964 song ‘Glad All Over’ by The Dave Clark Five to Christmas Number One in honour of their (extremely average) striker Joe Garner.
However, FUBAR FC believes that Rangers fans are way off the mark with this idea and have created a chart containing our Top 5 football songs counting down to our very own Christmas Number One.
By the way, these are not meagre chants, these are specially recorded songs from all over the world, and deserve to be treated as such! Let the countdown begin.
5. Lu Lu Lu Lukas Poldolski Song
This song is of German origin and has a bit of everything musically – a classic Euro-Pop and techno feel with a chant-like chorus that also manages to squeeze in the tune of ‘Glory Glory Man United/ Tottenham Hotspur.’ Incidentally, Podolski has actually just got to Number One himself in the German download chart with his song ‘Liebe deine Stadt’ (‘Love Your City’).
4. A Song for Yann Kermorgant
Back when Leicester City were a mere Championship side in May 2010, they faced Cardiff City in a crucial Play-Off semi-final second leg. The match ended in a draw and penalties were required to determine which side went to Wembley for the final – up steps Yann Kermorgant… This song beautifully explains what happened next and was made just one day after the match happened!
3. Luca Toni Song
For Number Three we head back to Germany for a brilliant tribute to former Italy and Bayern Munich striker Luca Toni. Lyrically, this song mainly consists of simply rhyming Italian words, but it works wonderfully and actually got to 34 in the German charts. The song also had a mini-resurgence this year when Luca Toni retired.
2. Bohemian Rhapsody with Footballers
Released just last week, this cover of Queen’s classic song using only footballer’s names is absolutely genius. Our favourite lyric is without doubt ‘Clough Quinn Whelan Clatters’ instead of ‘nothing really matters’ and this song only narrowly loses out on being our Christmas Number One to an absolute classic.
1. Footballers of the World
Definitely the simplest song on our list, and definitely the funniest, ‘Footballers of the World’ is what it says it is, a rhyming list of some famous and not so famous footballers of the world. With key changes galore and an increasing tempo it makes for hilarious viewing – it has a criminally low number of views on YouTube with just 140,000 but it is FUBAR’s Christmas Number One for this year and every year.