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Top 10 Premier League Anthems With Lyrics

Wed 27 October 2021 | 11:30

Besides the world-class players that steal the eyes of the football fans, another huge element in the popularity of the Premier League along the world is how fans cheer their players as they sing their English football songs. In top 10 Premier League anthems, we delve into the football anthems list.

In England the crowd tends to be relatively quiet for periods of the game, only getting excited when they’re given reason to by what’s taking place on the football pitch in front of them. As the game reaches its crescendo the supporters may become more active, especially if they’re up to sing their club’s anthem.

Some may argue, but the best football club anthems are perhaps those that are sung in England. From Liverpool’s ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ to Leeds United’s ‘Marching On Together’, English football songs are both catchy and sometimes fascinating due to their backgrounds. Hence, every football anthems list perhaps contains several anthems of English clubs involved, and we list top 10

Premier League

anthems exclusively for you.

Everything You Should Know About Top 10 Premier League Anthems

Here, we will explore the best Premier League songs from the clubs that are competing at English first tier this season, we keep a track of Football anthems 2021 and list them  while we also provide you the lyrics of the song. Starting from Leeds United's 'Marching On Together', here is our list of top 10 Premier League anthems.

10- Leeds United - Marching On Together

First appearing in Les Reed and Barry Mason came up with as the B-side to the football club’s official song ahead of the 1972 FA Cup Final, imaginatively called ‘

Leeds United

’, unlike the official song, supporters really took to the B-side that featured vocals by some of the club’s players and fans and the song became one of the perfect candidates for our list of top 10 Premier League anthems.

The song immediately became a hit in the United Kingdom, peaking at number ten in the charts, staying in the UK Singles Chart for three months in total, and keeps appearing on almost every

football anthems list.

The song peaked at number ten when it was digitally remastered and re-released ahead of the club’s promotion back to the Championship in 2010.

Parts of the current version of the song have varied in form from the original one. The fans usually add the "Na na na na na na" and mimic the song where there are no words, though some fans have replaced this part controversially by clapping. Another way the fans have changed the song is by commonly repeating the "ups and downs" part following it being sung. In addition, some fans have added in the repetition of 'altogether' after it is sung in the main song as well.

Lyrics:

Here we go with Leeds United,

We're gonna give the boys a hand,

Stand up and sing for Leeds united,

They are the greatest in the land,

 

Everyday, we're all gonna say,

We love you Leeds! Leeds! Leeds!

Everywhere, we're gonna be there,

We, love you Leeds! Leeds! Leeds!

 

Marching On Together!

We're gonna see you win

Na na na na na na

We are so proud,

We shout it out loud we love you Leeds! Leeds! Leeds!

 

We've been through it all together,

And we've had our ups and downs (UPS AND DOWNS!)

We're gonna stay with you forever,

At least until the world stops going round

9- Everton & Watford - Z-Cars Theme

The song, which is adapted from the 1960s TV show ‘Z-Cars’, has been among the

best Premier League songs

since it reached number eight in the charts in 1962 and became Everton’s anthem.

One of the theories for the reason of adaption is perhaps the fact that the TV show was filmed near to the city of Liverpool.

Everton

Heritage Society believes that the playing of the song first began at the start of the 1962-1963 season, a title-winning on the for Blues, while one theory being that one of the TV show’s cast members was an Everton fan and he went to watch the Toffees with some of the cast, so the club played the song over the tannoy in honor of their appearance at Goodison Park.

In addition to Everton, Watford adopted the tune in the 1960s because their then manager, Bill McGarry, declared it to be his favorite TV show. Sunderland played it for a time when the club was located at Roker Park.

Lyrics:

Johnny Todd, he took a notion

For to cross the ocean wide

And he's left his own true love behind him

Walking by the Liverpool tide

 

For a week, she wept with sorrow

Tore her hair and wrung her hands

Till she met another handsome sailor

Walking by the Liverpool sands

 

Fair young maid are you a weeping

For your Johnny gone to sea

If you'll wed with me tomorrow

I will kind and constant be

 

I will buy you sheets and blankets

I'll buy you a wedding ring

You shall have a silver cradle

For to rock the baby in

 

Johnny Todd came home from sailing

Sailing on the ocean wide

And he's found his fair and false one

Was another sailor's bride

 

All young men who go a sailing

For to fight the foreign foe

Do not leave your own true love like johnny

Marry her before you go

8- Crystal Palace - Glad All Over

First released by The Dave Clark Five in 1963, On Saturday 10 February 1968, The Dave Clark Five played "Glad All Over" live at

Crystal Palace

's home, Selhurst Park and the song became the club’s anthem to this day and is among top ten club anthems in Premier League.

Palace supporters have been belting out the number ever since that live show. A cover version was released by the Palace squad that reached the FA Cup final in 1990. While not specifically a football song, it was not written about the game or for any sporting occasion, the gravitas it now has, being thundered from the Selhurst stands, is another potent weapon for the club.

In addition to Crystal Palace, Blackpool have also used Glad All Over, played after a home goal is scored, since 2008, and other English Football League teams Rotherham United, Port Vale, and Swindon Town have followed suit. It has also been used by Scottish Football League clubs Partick Thistle and Dunfermline Athletic F.C. when they score a goal.

Lyrics:

You say that you love me,

All of the time,

You say that you need me,

You'll always be mine,

 

And I'm feeling, glad all over,

Yes I'm, glad all over,

Baby I'm, glad all over,

So glad you're mine.

7- Brighton - Sussex by the Sea

Delving into the

top 10 Premier League anthems

, we reach a song that in fact is a patriotic song written in 1907 by William Ward-Higgs, often considered to be the unofficial county anthem of Sussex.

The song became popular during the First World War, having already been adopted by the Royal Sussex Regiment as an unofficial "nick" march. William Ward-Higgs, a native of Lancashire, lived at Hollywood House in South Bersted.

Since 2011, when

Brighton & Hove Albion

moved to Falmer Stadium, a loud, rousing version by the Grenadier Guards has been used as the teams enter the field of play, with the original lyrics of the first verse and refrain appearing on the big screen. The music is cut for the last three lines which are sung by the crowd alone followed by applause.

The county's motto, "We wunt be druv", reflects the strong-willed nature of its people in past centuries. Sussex's device shows six martlets. Sussex's county flower is the round-headed rampion, also known as the Pride of Sussex. The feast day of the county's patron saint St Richard, has been declared Sussex Day by West Sussex County Council.

Lyrics:

Now is the time for marching, Now let your hearts be gay,

Hark to the merry bugles Sounding along our way.

So let your voices ring, my boys, And take the time from me,

And I’ll sing you a song as we march along,

Of Sussex by the Sea!

 

For We're the men from Sussex, Sussex by the Sea.

We plough and sow and reap and mow,

And useful men are we;

And when you go to Sussex, Whoever you may be,

You may tell them all that we stand or fall

For Sussex by the Sea!

 

Oh Sussex, Sussex by the Sea!

Good old Sussex by the Sea!

You may tell them all we stand or fall,

For Sussex by the Sea.

6- Manchester United – Glory Glory Man United

Listing the

top ten club anthems

in the Premier League, the four golden words, Glory Glory Man Utd, are synonymous to

Manchester United

. These words are an integral part of everything that is written, spoken about United by its enormous fan base that stretches to the remotest and the most isolated parts of the world.

"Glory Glory Man United" was a single released by the Manchester United squad before the 1983 FA Cup Final. It was written by Frank Renshaw, who was a member of Herman's Hermits in the 1970s and 1980s. It was recorded at Strawberry Studios in Stockport with the football team and some of Renshaw's friends – Renshaw's son Lee also sang on the recording. The chant became popular immediately.

This anthem is the heart, soul, and sound of Manchester United and is music to the ears of all Red Devils.  This inspiring song brings fans together and 75000 supporters singing it in chorus at the Theatre of Dreams is a moment to capture and savor.

The tune and music of the song were taken from The Battle Hymn of Republic, a hymn that became popular during the American Civil War. Interestingly, the lyrics of the song are also based on the very same hymn.

Lyrics:

Glory glory Man united,

Glory glory Man united,

Glory glory Man united,

As the reds go marching on on on!

 

Just like the busby babes in days gone by,

We'll keep the red flags flying high,

Your gonna see us all from far and wide,

Your gonna hear the masses sing with pride.

 

United, Man united,

We're the boys in red and we're on our way to Wembley!

 

Wembley, Wembley,

We're the famous Man united and we're going to Wembley,

Wembley, Wembley,

We're the famous Man united and we're going to Wembley

 

In Seventy-Seven it was Docherty

Atkinson will make it Eighty-Three

And everyone will no just who we are,

They'll be singing que sera sera

 

United, Man united,

We're the boys in red and we're on our way to Wembley!

5- Manchester City – Blue Moon

Continuing through the best

football anthems 2021

of England's Premier League, "Blue Moon" is a classic popular song written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart in 1934. ‘Blue Moon’ was originally sung by Crewe Alexandra's fans. It was only during the past couple of decades that the Blues adopted it and made it their own.

The chant is a spine-tingling, compelling demonstration of support and loyalty for the club. Who knows what other versions of ‘Blue Moon’ will lie ahead, but long may the anthem continue. The song has been adopted by the Citizens since the 1989-1990 season, and different versions of ‘Blue Moon’, by Doves, Supra, The Marcels, Sha Na Na, and Beady Eye are played regularly at the Etihad Stadium throughout the course of a season.

However, the best and most popular version is when the chorus of Blues raise their arms in the air, hold their scarves aloft and sing the lyrics with all their heart during the 90 minutes of a game.

Lyrics:

Blue moon,

You saw me standing alone

Without a dream in my heart

Without a love of my own.

 

Blue moon

You knew just what I was there for

You heard me saying a prayer for

Someone I really could care for.

 

And then there suddenly appeared before me

The only one my arms will hold

I heard somebody whisper please adore me

And when I looked, the moon had turned to gold.

 

Blue moon

Now I’m no longer alone

Without a dream in my heart

Without a love of my own.

4- Chelsea – Blue is the Colour

There is no way that we could put

Chelsea’s

iconic chant out of our best football club anthems list, especially as it was performed by the squad and released in 1972 to coincide with the club's ultimately unsuccessful appearance in the League Cup final of that year against Stoke City.

The record was issued on the Penny Farthing Records label and reached number 5 in the UK charts and number 8 in Ireland in March 1972. Singing squad members of the Chelsea that recorded the original version of the song, which ultimately became one of the best Premier League songs, were Tommy Baldwin, Stewart Houston, Charlie Cooke, John Dempsey, Ron Harris, Marvin Hinton, John Hollins, Peter Houseman, Alan Hudson, Steve Kember, Eddie McCreadie, Paddy Mulligan, Peter Osgood, David Webb, and Chris Garland.

49 years after the song was first released, it is still very popular among Chelsea's supporters and continues to be their main signature tune. The song is still played at every home game and any cup finals Chelsea compete in.

Lyrics:

Blue is the colour, football is the game

We're all together and winning is our aim

So cheer us on through the sun and rain

'Cos Chelsea, Chelsea is our name

 

Here at the Bridge, whether rain or fine

We can shine all the time

Home or away, come and see us play

You're welcome any day

 

Blue is the colour, football is the game

We're all together and winning is our aim

So cheer us on through the sun and rain

'Cos Chelsea, Chelsea is our name

 

Come to the Shed and we'll welcome you

Wear your blue and see us through

Sing loud and clear until the game is done

Sing Chelsea everyone

3- Wolverhampton Wanderers – The Happy Wanderer

Originally written in German by Florenz Friedrich Sigismund, and became popular in England in 1953, when a BBC radio broadcast of the choir's winning performance at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod turned the song into an instant hit. On January 22, 1954, the song entered the UK singles chart and stayed on the chart for 26 non- consecutive weeks, peaking at Number 2 (for five consecutive weeks) and makes #3 in our list of

best football club anthems

.

Throughout the club’s early success during the 1950s, the team would enter the field of play to ‘The Happy Wanderer’. The song was a chart hit in the United Kingdom in 1954, which was the year that saw Wolves lift the old Division One title.  The 1950s is to date the greatest period in the club’s history, and the song was adapted by Wolves fans from the very age.

Captained by Billy Wright, Wolves pipped their arch-rivals West Bromwich Albion to the title in 1954 and went on to lift successive titles in 1958 and 1959.

Lyrics:

I love to go a-wandering,

Along the mountain track,

And as I go, I love to sing,

My knapsack on my back.

 

I love to wander by the stream

That dances in the sun,

So joyously it calls to me,

"Come! Join my happy song!"

 

I wave my hat to all I meet,

And they wave back to me,

And blackbirds call so loud and sweet

From ev'ry green wood tree.

 

High overhead, the skylarks wing,

They never rest at home

But just like me, they love to sing,

As o'er the world we roam.

 

Oh, may I go a-wandering

Until the day I die!

Oh, may I always laugh and sing,

Beneath God's clear blue sky!

2- Liverpool – You’ll Never Walk Alone

Second-placed in our list of top 10 Premier League anthems is perhaps the most regular song in every top ten club anthems as well as most memorable

English football songs

. "You'll Never Walk Alone" originally is a show tune from the 1945 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel, and became popular in England after the chart success of the 1963 single of the song by the local Liverpool group Gerry and the Pacemakers.

The song immediately gained popularity on the Anfield terraces, and the song quickly became the football anthem of

Liverpool F.C.

, which adopted "You'll Never Walk Alone" as its official motto on its coat of arms.

According to former Liverpool player, Tommy Smith, lead vocalist, Gerry Marsden, presented Liverpool manager Bill Shankly with a recording of his forthcoming single during a pre-season coach trip in the summer of 1963. He said: "

Shanks was in awe of what he heard. ... Football writers from the local newspapers were travelling with our party and, thirsty for a story of any kind between games, filed copy back to their editors to the effect that we had adopted Gerry Marsden's forthcoming single as the club song."

The squad was subsequently invited to perform the track with the band on The Ed Sullivan Show with Marsden stating, "

Bill came up to me. He said, 'Gerry my son, I have given you a football team and you have given us a song'.”

The late football icon Johan Cruyff said on Liverpool fans’ unity and the chant: “There's not one club in Europe with an anthem like "You'll Never Walk Alone." There's not one club in the world so united with the fans. I sat there watching the Liverpool fans and they sent shivers down my spine. A mass of 40,000 people became one force behind their team.”

Lyrics:

When you walk through a storm

Hold your head up high

And don't be afraid of the dark

At the end of a storm

There's a golden sky

And the sweet silver song of a lark

Walk on through the wind

Walk on through the rain

Though your dreams be tossed and blown

Walk on, walk on

With hope in your heart

And you'll never walk alone

You'll never walk alone

Walk on, walk on

With hope in your heart

And you'll never walk alone

You'll never walk alone

1- West Ham United – I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles

Finally, number 1 in our list of

top 10 Premier League

anthems

is West Ham’s unique and memorable chant, which still emerges in Football anthems 2021 lists.

The song has been popular in America ever since it debuted in 1919, and was introduced by the club’s former manager Charlie Paynter in the 1920s, the story as to why he brought it to the club is perhaps the most convoluted of all the anthems we’re talking about.

Then-West Ham player, Billy J. "Bubbles" Murray, who played for the local Park School had a resemblance to the boy in the "Bubbles" painting by Millais used in a Pears soap commercial of the time. While Murray was a West Ham trialist and played football at schoolboy level with several West Ham players such as Jim Barrett. Through this contrivance of association, the club's fans took it upon themselves to begin singing the popular music hall tune before home games, sometimes reinforced by the presence of a house band requested to play the refrain by Paynter.

The song has been sung at some opportune moments by other clubs fans, such as when West Ham held Manchester United to a draw on the final day of the 1994-1995 Premier League season, meaning that Blackburn Rovers won the title despite losing to Liverpool. Their players could be heard singing ‘I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles’ in their dressing room inside Anfield, something that was copied by Arsenal supporters in 2006 when the Hammers beat fellow Londoners Tottenham Hotspur, thereby allowing the Gunners to claim a Champions League spot at their rivals’ expense.

Lyrics:

I'm forever blowing bubbles,

Pretty bubbles in the air,

They fly so high,

They reach the sky,

And like my dreams they fade and die!

Fortunes always hiding,

I've looked every where,

I'm forever blowing bubbles,

Pretty bubbles in the air!

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