1990 World Cup

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

Rapping for Engerland

"World In Motion"
New Order
1990

In 1990, Keith Allen, New Order, and John Barnes created a template for the soccer pop song. "World In Motion" is still considered a timeless classic in England, despite the handicap of actually being kind of a terrible song. Read more about Rapping for Engerland

1990 and All That

"Victory"
Def Jef & DJ Eric Vaughn feat. the 1990 U.S. World Cup Team
1990

I've warned you before that there were some ear-achingly bad soccer songs out there. And we've taken a look at at least one unwatchable video. To get this week's entry, you need both, and just that little bit more. Read more about 1990 and All That

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