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Quiz about Please Calm Down  English Clubs Theme Songs
Quiz about Please Calm Down  English Clubs Theme Songs

Please Calm Down - English Clubs' Theme Songs Quiz

Certain songs are anthems and stir the passions of football fans, especially those songs that teams run out to. Can you match these ten English clubs with the tunes they emerge to on match day?

A matching quiz by Red_John. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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4 mins
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Dec 18 22
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(a) Drag-and-drop from the right to the left, or (b) click on a right side answer box and then on a left side box to move it.
1. Brighton and Hove Albion  
  Marching On Together
2. Chelsea  
  Post Horn Galop
3. Crystal Palace  
  Hi Ho Silver Lining
4. Everton  
  Going Home
5. Leeds United  
  You'll Never Walk Alone
6. Leicester City  
  I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles
7. Liverpool  
  Sussex by the Sea
8. Newcastle United  
  Johnny Todd
9. West Ham United  
  The Liquidator
10. Wolverhampton Wanderers  
  Glad All Over

Select each answer

1. Brighton and Hove Albion
2. Chelsea
3. Crystal Palace
4. Everton
5. Leeds United
6. Leicester City
7. Liverpool
8. Newcastle United
9. West Ham United
10. Wolverhampton Wanderers

Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Brighton and Hove Albion

Answer: Sussex by the Sea

"Sussex by the Sea" was originally written by William Ward-Higgs in 1907 as a patriotic song celebrating the county of Sussex. It attained popularity during the First World War following its adoption as an unofficial march of the Royal Sussex Regiment. Today, it is regularly played at celebrations and sporting events across the county.

The song was first adopted by Brighton and Hove Albion in 1911, and achieved a degree of poignancy during the First World War when the club's then home, the Goldstone Ground, was used as a temporary billet for soldiers en route to the Western Front. Since 2011, when the club moved to its current stadium at Falmer, a recording by the Band of the Grenadier Guards is used as the teams run out.
2. Chelsea

Answer: The Liquidator

"The Liquidator" is a 1969 instrumental track by Jamaican band The Harry J Allstars. Upon its original release, it reached Number 9 in the UK singles chart, and has since become a famous and well covered piece in the ska genre. Chelsea adopted the track soon after its release, as it was played during their successful 1970 FA Cup run, which saw them lift the trophy.

Although the club have used a number of tracks of various types over the intervening years, including two ("Blue is the Colour" and "Blue Day") sung by the Chelsea players themselves, by the early 2000s "The Liquidator" had been restored as the traditional track that the teams run out to at Stamford Bridge.
3. Crystal Palace

Answer: Glad All Over

"Glad All Over" was a 1963 single for The Dave Clark Five, a rock 'n' roll band from London. Originally released in November 1963, it reached Number 1 in the UK chart in January 1964, becoming the group's first big hit, and sparking off the rivalry between The Dave Clark Five and The Beatles.

The song also became a hit in the United States, the first of the so-called "British Invasion" by a group other than The Beatles to reach the Top Ten. The song was adopted by fans of Crystal Palace following a live show by The Dave Clark Five at the club's ground in 1968.

The song is used as teams run out at Selhurst Park, with the chorus also played after the home side score.
4. Everton

Answer: Johnny Todd

"Johnny Todd" is a traditional folk tune and children's rhyme from Liverpool that first came to prominence in an 1891 collection by Frank Kidson entitled "Traditional Tunes: A Collection of Ballad Airs". In 1961, husband and wife musicians and composers Fritz Spiegl and Bridget Fry produced an arrangement of "Johnny Todd" to serve as the theme tune of a new BBC series called "Z-Cars", set in a fictional district of Liverpool. Midway through the 1963-64 football season, the tune first began to be played by Everton at their home games.

Other than a few weeks in 1994, when the board attempted to change to an alternative piece of music, which was met with derision and hostility by Evertonians, the club has run out to "Johnny Todd" ever since, with a siren played to herald the start..
5. Leeds United

Answer: Marching On Together

Unlike other clubs that have adopted existing pieces of music, "Marching On Together" (officially called "Leeds! Leeds! Leeds!") was written specifically for Leeds United. The song was written by Les Reed and Barry Mason as the B-side to the single released by the club to coincide with reaching the 1972 FA Cup Final.

Although Leeds have used other music to run out to at Elland Road, it is generally "Marching on Together", which is also played to greet the teams before the second half, that remains the most popular.
6. Leicester City

Answer: Post Horn Galop

The "Post Horn Galop" is a solo piece written in 1844 by Hermann Koenig, a German cornet player, to be played on a post horn. The post horn is a cylindrical brass instrument with no valves, traditionally carried either by post riders or mail coaches to signal their arrival or departure. Since its composition, the "Post Horn Galop" has become a popular piece for military and brass bands.

The piece was adopted by Leicester City in 1941, because the sound of the horn is also associated with fox hunting, which links to Leicester's nickname, "the Foxes". Leicester are one of the few football clubs to have the music played live as the teams emerge at the King Power Stadium, rather than as a recording, although a recording by the Royal Marines is played prior to the second half.
7. Liverpool

Answer: You'll Never Walk Alone

"You'll Never Walk Alone" was originally written by the songwriting duo of Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein II for their 1945 musical "Carousel", in which it is sung by the character Nettie Fowler. In 1963, the Merseybeat group Gerry and the Pacemakers produced a cover version of the song, which became their third single of the year to reach Number 1 in the UK chart.

The song gained popularity among fans of Liverpool, who soon adopted it as a terrace anthem at Anfield, becoming part of the matchday experience soon after. So intertwined with the club is the song, that the title is even written on the club's gates.
8. Newcastle United

Answer: Going Home

"Going Home" was written and performed by Mark Knopfler, the leader of the rock band Dire Straits, as the theme tune to the 1983 film "Local Hero". The film is set in a local community, and the instrumental track reflects the connection people that leave some areas have with where they come from, which is often said to be a major aspect of the connection between Newcastle United and its fans.

The track has been used to introduce the teams on match days at St James's Park for many years, with a significant protest taking place when, in 2007, it was replaced with something supposedly "more upbeat".
9. West Ham United

Answer: I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles

"I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles" was composed by John Kellette and "Jaan Kenbrovin" in 1918, and was originally used in a Broadway musical, "The Passing Show of 1918", becoming a major hit of the time. The song's connection with West Ham starts in the 1920s thanks to Billy "Bubbles" Murray, a local schoolboy triallist at the club who supposedly resembled the child in a Millais painting used in a soap advert, and whose headmaster (who was a friend of West Ham's manager) wrote special lyrics to "I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles" for any of his players that had a good game.

This led to the song being adopted by the club's fans. On matchdays, the team runs out at the London Stadium to a version of the song released in 1975 to coincide with the team reaching that year's FA Cup Final.
10. Wolverhampton Wanderers

Answer: Hi Ho Silver Lining

"Hi Ho Silver Lining" was written by Scott English and Larry Weiss, and was first released in 1967 by the English band The Attack. While that version failed to chart, later the same year another version was released by Jeff Beck, former lead singer of The Yardbirds, which became a major hit, spending 14 weeks in the Top 40 on its first release, and another 11 weeks when re-released in 1972.

The song was adopted by fans of Wolverhampton Wanderers with a slight change in the lyric, swapping "silver lining" for "Wolverhampton", and has since been played for many years when the teams run out on match days at Molineux.
Source: Author Red_John

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