Published on May 10th, 2023 | by AlexandreG.0
The Greatest Football Inspired Songs of All Time
Football and music have a special relationship, and throughout the years, there have been countless football-inspired songs that have captured the hearts and minds of fans around the world.
These songs have become an integral part of the sport’s culture and continue to inspire and motivate fans today. And if you want to stay up-to-date with the latest football news, be sure to keep checking in, but don’t forget to take some time to appreciate the magic that happens when football and music come together.
Whether it’s the nostalgia of “Glory Days” by Bruce Springsteen, the energy of “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC, or the crowd-pleasing chorus of “We Will Rock You” by Queen, there’s something about football-inspired music that can lift your spirits and get you excited about the beautiful game.
“Back in the USSR” – The Beatles
Back in …1968 (!) it was written as a homage to the Beach Boys’ “California Girls,” this song celebrates Soviet football players. With its upbeat rock ‘n’ roll sound and catchy lyrics, it’s sure to get fans singing and dancing.
“Thunderstruck” – AC/DC
Nanananananana thunder!… This high-energy song with its heavy guitar riffs is a popular choice for pumping up sports teams and fans alike. It’s been used as the entrance music for many football teams around the world, making it a classic in the genre. Check out the amazing performance of the song, live at River Plate.
“We Are the Champions” – Queen
One of the most recognizable anthems in sports, “We Are the Champions” is often played at the end of major sporting events to celebrate the winning team. Its triumphant sound and powerful lyrics make it a timeless classic that continues to inspire fans to this day.
“Glory Days” – Bruce Springsteen
This nostalgic song reflects on the glory days of youth and sports, and the memories that stay with us. Springsteen’s heartfelt lyrics and catchy melodies have made it a beloved song for fans of all ages.
“Eye of the Tiger” – Survivor
Famously used as the theme for the movie “Rocky III,” “Eye of the Tiger” has become synonymous with sports and competition. Its driving beat and empowering lyrics make it a great choice for athletes and fans alike.
“Jump” – Van Halen
“Jump” has become a popular choice for getting fans hyped up before games. Its catchy melody and fun-loving spirit make it a classic in the football-inspired song genre.
“The Final Countdown” – Europe
This epic anthem with its soaring vocals and triumphant instrumentation is often used to pump up sports teams and fans before big games. Its catchy chorus and energetic sound make it a song that fans will be singing long after the game is over.
“The Boys Are Back in Town” – Thin Lizzy
Celebrating the return of a group of friends, “The Boys Are Back in Town” is a classic rock song that’s perfect for celebrating team reunions. Its bouncy rhythm and catchy lyrics make it a great choice for getting fans excited for the game.
“Welcome to the Jungle” – Guns N’ Roses
“Welcome to the Jungle” is a song by American rock band Guns N’ Roses, featured on their debut album, Appetite for Destruction (1987), and its about surviving in a tough environment. Its driving beat and rebellious spirit make it a great choice for fans and athletes who are ready to take off!
“The Power of Love” – Huey Lewis and the News
An 80s classic was famously used in the movie “Back to the Future,” which features a sports competition as a major plot point. This song has a super catchy beat.