I blame the lack of creativity from fans tbh. So many chants and tunes get recycled by people unimaginative enough to try and construct an original song. If kids aren't trying to steal every European song popular in Germany/Italy/Russia/Poland and recreating with 30 people at an Accrington Stanley away game they're just finding any song catchy enough on youtube/tv and taking it. Sloop John B (I wanna go home for those unfamiliar) which was popularised by FC fans has now been knicked by a bunch of top flight teams. Not to get elitist and say a tune is exclusive to one club, but try and be a bit original or only make it a rare spur of the moment song rather than a big part of your songbook.
I echo the Seven Nation Army annoyance as well, catchy tune but plenty of good songs to be adopted into football form. FC have belters, everything from Top of the World by The Carpenters, to I'm into Something Good, to Dirty old Town by The Pogues to the cult anthem Anarchy in the UK by the Sex Pistols. A bit of Slade thrown in as well. Classic.
Originally Posted by AndreBaker
Sloop John B, is that what you're on about WOOLCOCK? That chant (tune) definitely needs to be culled.
The shameless recycling of it definitely does, but the song I was on about was the one United fans started back at Scunthorpe in the 10/11 season when a PA announcement asked them to sit: "We're Man Utd, we'll do what we want'. Was a good 'fuck you' song at the time, then for some fecking reason it became the default song to sing after a goal (instead of the classic Who the fuck are Man Utd) and then gradually teams began varying the tune to 'he shags who he wants', 'we'll do what we want', 'we know what we are'. Just become another recycled song sung by every Tom, Dick & Harry.