Commercial jingles

Connected To The Foot Bone

"Damn Boots"
Fall On Your Sword
2008

At its best, soccer is an art. But to get that art from the back streets of Sao Paolo to your sixty-inch flatscreen television also requires a lot of commerce. The same is true of soccer songs. Read more about Connected To The Foot Bone

A Gentleman's Game

"Eat My Goal"
Collapsed Lung
1996
"Mr. B's World Cup Song"
Mr. B the Gentleman Rhymer
2010

This week, two songs with more in common than you might realize. "Eat My Goal" is a high-energy, stream-of-consciousness piece of pop-hop braggadocio that was packed, commercialized and overexposed as an officially sponsored anthem for Euro '96. "Mr. B's World Cup Song" is a dignified, bowler-hatted rejection of modern soccer culture and modernity in general. But both reflect the particular talents of one man: English hip-hop artist Jim Burke, or as he is now better known, Mr. B the Gentleman Rhymer. Read more about A Gentleman's Game

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