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Emma Bunton's No. 1 stalker, Adam Barretts No. 1 f
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This is a perpetual question that pops up and never gets answered. In my opinion the best ones don't necessarily leap out at you or have been covered. I'm going to start the bidding with a slightly edited Ben E King classic which I think works. You will probably disagree. I know Spurs players once did this but I don't think fans anywhere have adopted it. No doubt I'll be corrected.

When the night has come
And the land is dark
And the moon is the only light we'll see
No I won't be afraid
Oh, I won't be afraid
Just as long as you stand, stand by me

So Southend Southend
Stand by me, oh stand by me
Oh stand, stand by me
Stand by me

If the sky that we look upon
Should tumble and fall
All the mountains should crumble to the sea
I won't cry, I won't cry
No, I won't shed a tear
Just as long as you stand, stand by me

And Southend Southend
Stand by me, oh stand by me
Oh stand now, stand by me
Stand by me

So Southend Southend
Stand by me, oh stand by me
Oh stand now, stand by me, stand by me
Whenever you're in trouble won't you stand by me
Oh stand by me, oh won't you stand now, stand
Stand by me
 

londonblue

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I've always said that it would make sense to use an old song because it gives the impression it has been used for a long time. It also won't be cheesy or tacky as would a new song when it gets to about 5-10 years old.

I've always suggested Daydream Believer by The Monkees, mainly because I like it, but also because the chorus is really easy to sing along to, and I think it would sound fantastic.
 
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in the 50s it was the Eton Boating Song. I'm glad that's been forgotten. But, how about " we do like to be beside the seaside" and while we're singing it we could all shuffle sideways like crabs
 

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Emma Bunton's No. 1 stalker, Adam Barretts No. 1 f
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I've always said that it would make sense to use an old song because it gives the impression it has been used for a long time. It also won't be cheesy or tacky as would a new song when it gets to about 5-10 years old.

I've always suggested Daydream Believer by The Monkees, mainly because I like it, but also because the chorus is really easy to sing along to, and I think it would sound fantastic.

Aha but then we wouldn't be unique ! I checked this one
 

dannypav

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God Save The Queen ( traditional one , not Sex Pistols version , although that is better ) and just substitute the word 'Ron' for 'Queen'.
If that's not a winner , well I give up !
 

LennySUFC

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Oh I do like to be beside the seaside,
Oh I do like to be beside the sea,
With a bucket and a spade,
& a F****** hand grenade
Beside the seaside
Beside the sea


And the award for the family club of the year goes to...... :winking:
 

Razam

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Two I still think would be great as Southend anthems are:
"Only You" by Yazoo (Alison Moyet & Vince Clark - local musical legends!)
&
"Keeping the Dream Alive" by Muchener Frieheit (Just works as a sporting anthem)
 

mrsblue

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I would like to see just before KO a single baked bean placed onto a statue of Ron's head then the fans all sing


God save the bean:smile:
 

LCBB72

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I've always said that it would make sense to use an old song because it gives the impression it has been used for a long time. It also won't be cheesy or tacky as would a new song when it gets to about 5-10 years old.

I've always suggested Daydream Believer by The Monkees, mainly because I like it, but also because the chorus is really easy to sing along to, and I think it would sound fantastic.
Sunderland used to sing this with the words "Cheer up Peter Reid " , so it would not be a new song .
 

Rob1920

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I always think the best club 'anthems', particularly for clubs where success is a rare thing, tend to be sad songs with a hopeful message, such as Blue Moon (obviously not quite so apt now City are winning everything). Songs that say yes we know we're a bit rubbish, but once in a while we'll do something special which makes it all worth while. Really good example being 'Sunshine on Leith' by the proclaimers which Hibs have adopted. Leith being the area of Edinburgh where Hibs are from. Made the hair on the back of my neck stand up first time I heard it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkGxNxiN8rU we could pinch it but I doubt Sunshine on Leigh would really work..
 
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