Just been browsing ClarkeOneNil’s latest posts and saw his suggestion for a new Leeds United theme. Although I couldn’t help but laugh reading the lyrics and agree with his suggestion that it’s fitting for those that still love Bates, I think Morrisey is a bit too laid back and dreary for Leeds United FC – afterall, Leeds United’s entire history is a glorious ramshackle mess of self-destruction, occasional brilliance and dedicated fans that love the ‘ups and downs’. What’s more, we’re a bit of a Marmite team where you either love us, or you passionately, passionately hate us!

We’re the team that despite our glorious successes, we’ve been ‘nearly men’ far too often.

So, a band that went off the rails just as they were reaching the top of their game. A band that inspired many others to follow, but saw their own dreams shattered by self-destruction. A band that wrote some of the best music I’ve ever heard. That put on some of the best live performances I’ve ever seen, and that people either love, or passionately hate. It has to be the Libertines. And one song stands out as fitting for Leeds United more than any other – Can’t Stand Me Now.

Also got me thinking about Leeds United songs of the past. Love the current tune that the players come out to, it really hypes everyone up on matchday, but I think my favourite will always be Tubthumping by Chumbawumba. The lyrics of ‘I get knocked down, but I get up again’ couldn’t be more relevant in our current situation. Plus, they were from Leeds, so that makes it even better.

Any thoughts on an appropriate theme tune for the Whites?

4 Responses

  1. TSS

    As an after-thought, I reckon ‘I fought the law, and the law won’ is pretty apt for Ken Bates after the Levi case!

  2. Ed

    Chumbawamba – Tubthumping.

    Starts with Yorkie (?) accent (bollocks reference)and even says something about “sing when your winning”. Change the “I get” to “we get” and it pretty much sums up life as a Leeds supporter.

  3. JB

    I used to like the gladiator style entrance to eye of the tiger when we were last promoted. It suited then – Vinnie et al. Of course I was younger and more “up for it” every game.
    Despite my age I’ve just had Judas Priest in the car – United. A good tempo anthem for a crowd, but a bit obvious and not sure if anyone else has tried or uses it.
    Of recent times, I’g go back to chumbawumba.

  4. Jo

    I personally blame Seth Johnson for EVERYTHING the second raters that followed in the aftermath are too numerous to mention


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