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Forever Blowing Bubbles Trivia Quiz


From 'I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles' to 'One-nil to the Arsenal', many football (soccer) clubs in the UK have songs associated with them. This quiz covers some of them, with a couple of England team songs included.

A multiple-choice quiz by rossian. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
rossian
Time
3 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
348,638
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Easy
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
1045
Awards
Top 20% Quiz
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Question 1 of 10
1. 'When the Saints Go Marching In' has been sung by many clubs, but is most associated with which English club, nicknamed 'The Saints'? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Introduced half-way through the 1963-64 season, Everton F.C. have been associated with the theme tune from which television series? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. 'Blue is the Colour' was taken into the UK Singles Chart in 1972 by which English soccer club? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. The band called Fat Les recorded a song for England's 1998 FIFA World Cup campaign. It was named after which type of curry dish? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. Cockerel Chorus took the song 'Nice One, Cyril' into the UK charts in 1973. It was written in honour of which Tottenham Hotspur player? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. The song 'Blaydon Races' is primarily associated with which of these English football clubs? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Among the best known football anthems is Liverpool's rendition of 'You'll Never Walk Alone'. The song was taken from which musical show? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. England's 1990 World Cup campaign featured the song 'World in Motion' sung by New Order and members of the England team. Which player performed a rap as part of the song? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. The lyrics 'a bouncing bunch of Busby babes' come from a song written in tribute to which English football team? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. 'I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles' is the theme song of which London based football team? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. 'When the Saints Go Marching In' has been sung by many clubs, but is most associated with which English club, nicknamed 'The Saints'?

Answer: Southampton

Southampton Football Club was founded in 1885 as a church team and the nickname of 'The Saints' is related to their origins. The team played at The Dell until 2001 before moving to St. Mary's Stadium, which was named after their original club name and where they were formed, in 1885 (St. Mary's Young Men's Association F.C.) Although other clubs sing songs to the tune, the words are often changed, but Southampton sing the original version to tie in with their nickname.

The other teams are also on England's south coast, with Brighton being known as 'The Seagulls', Portsmouth as 'Pompey' and Plymouth Argyle as 'The Pilgrims'.
2. Introduced half-way through the 1963-64 season, Everton F.C. have been associated with the theme tune from which television series?

Answer: Z-Cars

The theme tune to "Z-Cars" was based on a song called "Johnny Todd", a traditional Liverpool folk song. According to Everton's fan site, www.toffeeweb.com, several of the cast members of "Z-Cars" came to a game and the theme tune of the show was played in their honour.

The tradition stuck and survived an attempt to change it in the mid-1990s. The show itself was set in the Liverpool area, in the fictional district of "Newtown".
3. 'Blue is the Colour' was taken into the UK Singles Chart in 1972 by which English soccer club?

Answer: Chelsea

The song was performed by members of the playing squad, which included Peter Bonetti, Alan Hudson and Peter Osgood. It was released to celebrate the club's appearance in the League Cup final of 1972, which they lost to Stoke City. The song reached number five in the charts and has been associated with the club ever since.

The lyrics of the first verse are: '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'.
4. The band called Fat Les recorded a song for England's 1998 FIFA World Cup campaign. It was named after which type of curry dish?

Answer: Vindaloo

The music for "Vindaloo" was written by Alex James from the pop group Blur, with lyrics provided by comedian and actor Keith Allen, father of singer Lily. It was not intended to be taken seriously, having been written as a "send-up" of football chants but was soon adopted by football crowds. "Vindaloo" reached number two on the UK Singles Chart, being kept from the number one spot by another football song, "Three Lions '98".
5. Cockerel Chorus took the song 'Nice One, Cyril' into the UK charts in 1973. It was written in honour of which Tottenham Hotspur player?

Answer: Cyril Knowles

Cyril Knowles played as a full back for Tottenham from 1964 until he retired as a player in 1976. His career was brought to a premature end by knee problems and he then moved into management. Knowles was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 1991 and died the same year at the age of only forty-seven.

The song became well known, and reached number fourteen on the UK Singles Chart. Cyrille Regis played for several clubs between 1977 and 1996, but was aged only fifteen in 1973. Cyril Cusack was an actor and Cyril Fletcher was a comedian.
6. The song 'Blaydon Races' is primarily associated with which of these English football clubs?

Answer: Newcastle United

The song was written in the nineteenth century and is well known in the Tyneside region. Although it is mainly sung by Newcastle supporters, it has also been associated with Sunderland, Blackburn Rovers and Bolton Wanderers. The words are often adapted, though, as many of the original lyrics are in Geordie dialect. These include 'ganning' for 'going' and 'groons' for 'grounds'.
7. Among the best known football anthems is Liverpool's rendition of 'You'll Never Walk Alone'. The song was taken from which musical show?

Answer: Carousel

The song has been sung at Liverpool since the early-mid 1960s, having been recorded by Gerry and the Pacemakers, a Liverpool band, who took it to the top of the UK Singles Chart in October 1963. The words 'You'll Never Walk Alone' form part of the club's crest and on the Shankly Gate, one of the entrances to the home ground, Anfield. All the shows listed were works by Rodgers and Hammerstein.
8. England's 1990 World Cup campaign featured the song 'World in Motion' sung by New Order and members of the England team. Which player performed a rap as part of the song?

Answer: John Barnes

The song also featured Keith Allen, who contributed to the lyrics, and reached number one on the UK Singles Chart. John Barnes had previously rapped on Liverpool Football Club's 1988 single, 'Anfield Rap'. All the footballers named have featured on UK singles, with Kevin Keegan releasing 'Head Over Heels in Love' in 1979. Glen Hoddle teamed up with Chris Waddle to sing 'Diamond Lights', which was surprisingly successful in 1987. Paul Gascoigne managed to reach number two in the charts in 1990 when he joined Lindisfarne on 'Fog on the Tyne (Revisited)'.
9. The lyrics 'a bouncing bunch of Busby babes' come from a song written in tribute to which English football team?

Answer: Manchester United

The words come from the song recorded by Edric Connor and called 'The Manchester United Calypso', which came out in 1956. Matt Busby was the iconic manager of Manchester United from 1945 until 1969. The Busby Babes were his youthful team of the 1950s, many of whom lost their lives in the air crash in Munich, which happened in 1958. Busby himself was badly injured.

The lyrics of the song go on to say 'they deserve to be knighted' and Matt Busby actually became Sir Matt in 1968 following the team's success in winning the European Cup that year.
10. 'I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles' is the theme song of which London based football team?

Answer: West Ham United

The song has been West Ham's anthem since the late 1920s, according to some sources, having been introduced by the manager, Charlie Paynter. As well as singing the song, the crowd at West Ham games takes part in blowing bubbles to accompany the tune. The club was founded in 1895, when it was known as Thames Ironworks. Well known former players include Martin Peters, Geoff Hurst and Bobby Moore all of whom appeared in England's World Cup winning team of 1966.
Source: Author rossian

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