Songs about national teams

Party All The Time

"House Party at Rooney's"
Unknown
2006

One of the exciting things about music today is that the technological barriers have disappeared; almost anyone can record and distribute a song in their basement. One of the most terrifying things about music today is that just about anyone who wants to can record and distribute a song about their favorite soccer team. Read more about Party All The Time

We All Like Vindaloo

"Vindaloo"
Fat Les
1998

"Vindaloo" is an iconic song, and this project wouldn't be complete without it. But really, what else is there to say about it? Read more about We All Like Vindaloo

Coming Home

"Three Lions"
Baddiel, Skinner, and the Lightning Seeds
1996
"Three Lions '98"
Baddiel, Skinner, and the Lightning Seeds
1998

A lot of people who write soccer songs use crowd noise in the mix. Rarely do they get to use a matchday crowd singing their song. Read more about Coming Home

Too Slow

"Hurry Up England"
Motty's Sheepskin
2006
"Hurry Up England"
Sham 69 & The Special Assembley
2006

As we saw with Scotland's 1998 ballad-anthem Don't Come Home Too Soon, the British public is suspicious of official team songs that are slow or reflective. And as we also saw with Scotland, the reaction in the other direction can be extreme. Read more about Too Slow

Charlton Gives It a Lash

"Jack's Heroes"
The Pogues feat. The Dubliners
1990
"Give It A Lash Jack"
Liam Harrison and the Goal Celebrities
1990

In honor of Ireland's official qualification for Euro 2012, we look at the Irish nation's proud musical tradition. Irish musicians over the years have sung about love; they've sung about war; and they've sung, more than you might expect, about Jack Charlton. Read more about Charlton Gives It a Lash

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