Thursday, 25 June 2020

The Two Sheds Mix Tape #9: Sport's Coming Home

Life is slowly returning to normal. Shops are re-opening, people are going back to work, and they’re even over-crowding our beaches, even though the government’s science bods have told them not to.

Sport has also returned. Golfers are doing their thing, international cricket is coming back soon, and football is on our screens every day until they’ve caught up and finished the season. So what better time is there to sit back and listen to a Mix Tape consisting of sporting-related songs?

This Mix Tape contains songs that were especially written for sports shows and sport-related productions, as well as songs that were adopted by fans and that are chanted at arenas around the world. There’s also a few theme tunes from British television shows that you might remember, including the classic Indoor League! (Hey! Don’t laugh, that was a sport’s show as well!)

Sadly, although there’s quite a few football-related songs here, including the classic Three Lions, you won’t find any songs recorded by football teams or by individual players. There just wasn’t enough room. But who knows, maybe there’ll be a Mix Tape along soon where you can here about the Tottingham area of London, or hear Gordon Banks reminisce about being back home with his friends and family.

Anyway, here’s the track list:

1) The Chain - Fleetwood Mac
2) 7 Nation Army - White Stripes
3) Soul Limbo - Booker T & the MGs
4) Swing Low Sweet Chariot - Eric Clapton
5) Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
6) Belfast Boy - Don Fardon
7) Everybody Wants to Run the World - Tears for Fears
8) Three Lions - Baddiel & Skinner & the Lightning Seeds
9) Running All Over The World - Status Quo
10) Vindaloo - Fat Les
11) Tubthumping - Chumbawumba
12) We Will Rock You - Queen
13) We Are The Champions - Queen
14) You’ll Never Walk Alone - Gerry & the Pacemakers
15) Grandstand Theme - Keith Mansfield
16) World of Sport March - Don Harper
17) Waiting for You - (Indoor League Theme) - Andre Braseur
18) Heavy Action (Superstars Theme) - Johnny Pearson
19) Pop Looks Bach (Ski Sunday Theme) - Sam Fonteyn
20) Sportsnight Theme - Tony Hatch
21) Theme from Z Cars - Norrie Paramor
22) Blue Moon - The Marcels
23) Nice One Cyril - Cockerel Chorus
24) Baby Elephant Walk - Lawrence Whelk & His Orchestra
25) Talking Softball - The Simpsons
26) Nessun Dorma - Luciano Pavarotti

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