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I've noticed alot of classic 80s pop tunes with player/club names being sung lately. And why not? The tunes are catchy, usually pretty simple, and lend themselves very well to being sung in large groups and having words changed.

I wonder though; in 10/15 years time will we be chanting along to the tune of some righteous 90s pop? Maybe sooner? Will current 2010's pop ever be sung on the 'terraces'? How about a Villa version of Justin Bieber's smash hit 'Baby' - Villla, Villla, Villla, awww-like :D

As Villa fans, should we consider pre-empting this trend and giving it a go now? I know there is a chants thread, but I went through a playlist of 90s pop the other day and couldnt see any reason why some songs couldn't be used for chants, and thought some would be pretty good.

How about Whigfield's Saturday Night?

Vi-la-vi-la-la

(Dee Dee na na na)

Saturday -after- noon, I feel the air is getting hot - Super Villa

(Saturday Night, I feel the air Is getting hot - like you baby)

Saturday -after- noon, play, I like the way you move - Super Villa

Saturday night, dance, I like The way you move - pretty baby)

It's party time and not one minute we can lose - Super Villa

(It's party time and not one minute we can lose - be my baby)

LALALALA-DI-DI-LALALALA

SUPER VILLA

How about the chorus from Crash Test Dummies' MMM-MMM-MMM?

Viii-iii-iii-la

(mm-mm-mm-mm)

Viii-iii-iii-la

(mm-mm-mm-mm)

How about Britney Spear's Hit Me Baby?

Score a-goal Villa, one more time!

(Hit me baby, one more time!)

In 30 years time could Sinead O-Connor's timeless 'Nothing Compares to You' be the You'll Never Walk Alone' of it's day?

I am eager to find out. Tell me your thoughts. I actually love the idea of 'old' pop songs coming around again in the forms of chants at the footy. I know their are exceptions, with more recent songs being used, but there seems to be more of a fondness and ease about using so called 'classics'

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Hopefully it will stop people singing everything to the tune of Sloop John B. I used to love that song, now I cant listen to it without hearing a million shitty **** chants in my head. :(

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No no limit,

Holte Ends in the sky,

We are so good, we don't need Habib Beye.

Surely Lichaj ["Lee-High"] is an easier rhyme with "sky"?

I never got out the habit of calling Beye, bye/bi.

I guess this song only works for me then. Fine I'll sing it on my own and when the whole Holte end desperately wants to join in, I'll tell them no.

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The police every breath you take is a good set of lyrics. fits well with watching football.

Every breath you take

Every move you make

Every bond you break

Every step you take

I'll be watching you

Every single day

Every word you say

Every game you play

Every night you stay

I'll be watching you

O can't you see

You belong to me

How my poor heart aches with every step you take

Every move you make

Every vow you break

Every smile you fake

Every claim you stake

I'll be watching you

Since you've gone I been lost without a trace

I dream at night I can only see your face

I look around but it's you I can't replace

I feel so cold and I long for your embrace

I keep crying baby, baby please

Every move you make

Every vow you break

Every smile you fake

Every claim you stake

I'll be watching you

those are the original lyrics, if you look not a lot would need to change.

Every breath you take

Every move you make

Every bond you break

Every step you take

I'll be watching you

Every single day

Every word you say

Every game you play

Every night i'll stay

I'll be watching you

O can't you see

You belong to me

How my poor heart aches with every step you take

Every move you break

Every pass you make

Every goal you take

Every claim you stake

I'll be watching you

Since you've gone I been lost without a trace

I dream at night I can only see your face

I look around but it's you I can't replace

I feel so cold and I long for your embrace

I keep crying baby, baby please

Every move you break

Every pass you make

Every goal you take

Every claim you stake

I'll be watching you

the mid 8 in bold is the most difficult to amend and keep the same rhyme and syllabals whilst keeping it relevant to football. if any wordsworths fancy having a go...

I think this kind of song (a ballad) like YNWA is the song of current times most likely to suceed in being a terrace song for years down the line.

doing something like bohemian rhapsody is too sporadic and random, whilst popular it won't convert to terraces.

the other option is an anthem, a song where the chorus is repetitive in nature and the verses short and simple.

Now we've won and we've lost but we keep the pace

I dream at night I can only see our place

I look around but it's you I can't replace

I feel so cold and I long for a league race

I keep singing Villa, Villa please

tried above but it's bloody hard.

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If the wall to wall Champions League coverage teaches us anything it's that more call and response chants are needed in the English game.

To take just one example; whilst the Napoli fans were booming out chants in Manchester, the City fans sounded like they were taking part in some sort of TOTP2 world record attempt.

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I really like The Eric Lichaj Song to No Limit by 2 Unlimited. Simple, catchy, well known tune. It would work with many, many names, I can easily imagine it being used as much as KC & The Sunshine Band is now. In fact I'd be quite surprised if it hadn't done a few rounds already in some guise or other?? Can't say I've heard it if it has though.

Lee-high, Eric Lee-high, Eric Lee-high

(No no, no, no, no no, no no, no, no)

Eric, Eric Lee-high

(Theres no limit)

The police every breath you take is a good set of lyrics. fits well with watching football.

Every breath you take

Every move you make

Every bond you break

Every step you take

I'll be watching you

Every single day

Every word you say

Every game you play

Every night you stay

I'll be watching you

O can't you see

You belong to me

How my poor heart aches with every step you take

Every move you make

Every vow you break

Every smile you fake

Every claim you stake

I'll be watching you

Since you've gone I been lost without a trace

I dream at night I can only see your face

I look around but it's you I can't replace

I feel so cold and I long for your embrace

I keep crying baby, baby please

Every move you make

Every vow you break

Every smile you fake

Every claim you stake

I'll be watching you

those are the original lyrics, if you look not a lot would need to change.

Great shout! This is exactly the kind of thing I was hoping to see, a proper good, popular 90s song that could resonate well with football fans.

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I believe Spurs currently have a new catchy little number based around i wanna go home - Beach Boys

sadly they are having a few teething troubles getting the lyrics to fit :

His dad has never worked with elephants (or any animal for that matter)and his mum is a respectable lady as it turns out, works in asda in colindale.

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How about the chorus from Crash Test Dummies' MMM-MMM-MMM?

Viii-iii-iii-la

(mm-mm-mm-mm)

Viii-iii-iii-la

(mm-mm-mm-mm)

I don't know why but the thought of 20,000 people singing that, I find bloody hilarious!

Once, there was this man whooooooo

(once there was this kid who)

Used to manage the noses

(got into an accident)

And now he's here at Villa Park

(and couldn't come to school)

but when he finally came here

(but when he finally came back)

His tie had turned from royal into claret and blue

(his hair had turned from black into bright white)

He said it was from when

(he said it was from when)

Randy Lerner had approached himmmm

(the cars had smashed so hard)

VII-III-III-III-LAA

(mmm-mmm-mmm-mmm)

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