Music To Watch Goals By

Right, well, you asked for it. When I say that, of course, I mean one of you asked for it. This was going to be about Cup Final songs but, to be completely frank, they’re exceptionally difficult to find, without shelling out hard-earned money. When I have more time, I will locate “Diamond Lights”, “Head Over Heels In Love” (Kevin Keegan’s single from the late 1970s) and whatever that dreadul sub-hip-hop dirge was that Andy Cole released a few years back. There will also be (possibly as early as tomorrow) a post on here about football theme tunes on the television. I’ve just got a few to convert from Realmedia to mp3 and I’ll be ready to rock your worlds with that. If I’m honest, I’ve done no research into this whatsoever, so whatever I say on this subject is open to rigorous critical analysis. I think we have the England football team to blame for the abominations that we are to hear. I have no idea whose idea “Back Home” was, but it went to number one in the summer of 1970 (a year that was, other than this, possibly music’s finest year – at least in the singles charts), and viewers of “Top Of The Pops” were even treated to the sight of the team onstage at the TOTP studio, wearing dinner jackets and bow ties, belting...

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