Music Coventry have run out to

Discussion in 'Coventry City General Chat' started by Joeheadland, Feb 14, 2020 at 5:07 AM.

  1. Joeheadland

    Joeheadland New Member

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    Hey guys,


    I hope this is okay to post here – if not, moderators please move or delete as appropriate.


    I’m part of a team at the University of Sheffield, led by Dr Chris

    Stride. We've published a number of academic papers and magazine

    articles relating to football history, on subjects such as statues and

    replica shirts (see, for example sportingstatues.com, and

    https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17460263.2019.1578255).


    Our current project is investigating the music that football teams have

    run or walked out of the tunnel to over the years.


    We are looking for the music that Coventry City have run out to, for as

    many seasons in the past as you can recall. We are simply interested in

    the title of the song, the artist who recorded it, and for which seasons

    Coventry City ran out to this. Any help you can give us to

    piece together the different songs that your club has run out to would

    be hugely appreciated.


    If you have any personal anecdotes around the reasons for the songs

    being used, or the changes between them, that would also be fantastic.


    I should also add that we are not interested in goal music, or a song

    that is played at the final whistle, but just the song that is on the

    tannoy system as the players enter the field.


    If you think someone else may be able to help, or you have any

    questions, please let us know! We would be very happy to discuss the

    project.


    Thanks for your time guys,


    Joe Headland
     
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  2. vow

    vow Well-Known Member

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    Mr Blue Sky by E.L.O

     
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    First half:
    ELO - Mr Blue Sky
    A shit cover of the Eton Boating song with the CCFC lyrics

    Second half:
    The shit cover of the Eton Boating song with the CCFC lyrics

    If a better cover was used I'm sure we could get the crowd to sing before kick off, similar to clubs like Liverpool, Wolves, Sheff Utd, Sheff Wed, Leeds etc...

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  4. AStonesThrow

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    For a while we had Darude - Sandstorm as the entrance music, quite liked that
     
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    We've had some good pre-run out music which has been better:

    Darude - Sandstorm
    Fatboy Slim - right here right now

    The pre-run out music at St Andrews is good (Sweet Caroline being a personal favourite)

    There is a song that's in my head but cannot remember (circa 2009/2010). It's a theme song to a TV show, think the intro had a guy running. Any idea?

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  6. Sick Boy

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    O Fortuna back in the HR days
     
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    Fairly sure we used to run out to Firestarter at HR.
     
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    Didn’t we do Robbie Williams Let Me Entertain You in the 90s?
     
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    We ran out to an instrumental version of Led Zeppelin's "Kashmir" for a while....
     
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    That would have been Robbie Keane and the Entertainers more like!
     
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    Was it the theme of The Contender? The one they did the accompanying video to?
     
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    Back in the 70s
    Coventry City
    Coventry City
    We are the sky blues
    Wherever we play
    Home or away
    We support you win or lose
     
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    That was it, nice one!

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    Im a knock kneed chicken
    Im s bow legged hen
    I ain't lost a fight since I don't know when
    I walk with a wiggle talk with a squaak
    Doing the west end boot walk

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    There's a YouTube video of that song somewhere... Very cringworthy!

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    Chelsea Dagger ? For a couple of seasons at the Ricoh
     
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    Was that just for goals?

    What about that shite "It's for life son", B..A. Robertson, think he was mates with Strachan?
     
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    The clubs official twitter @Coventry_city is very well run and monitored, They may be able to put you in touch with someone at the club who could help.
    I seem to remember early 90s we ran out to Go for it City and I'm sure the first few season at the Ricoh we came out to a sped up version of the sky blue song.
     
  19. Liquid Gold

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    We definitely came out to the final countdown for a short period in the early 2000s. Always thought it should be ghost town.
     
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    That was always on the build up but never when the teams ran out I don't think.
     
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    The final countdownnnnnnn

    Loved this before we came out at highfield road! One of the only things i can remember from the stadium considering I was like 6 haha
     
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    We did run out to this song I think around about the 96/97 season

     
  23. lord_garrincha

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    Music we HAVE to run out to?

    Is this like the music that has resulted in the most wins.

    I would send a pvt msg to Philosorapter... I'm sure he will knock out a graph showing this... don't know where you will get 10,000 words out of it, mind!
     
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  24. GaryMabbuttsLeftKnee

    GaryMabbuttsLeftKnee Well-Known Member

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    Slightly off topic so I apologise but always disappointed we've never adopted 'We'll Live and Die in These Towns' by the The Enemy, in a similarish way to how Hibs have with Sunshine on Leith
     
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    I'd like to see us dance out to the theme music from 'Zorba the Greek'. That would really intimidate the opposition.

     
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    That was written and recorded by a guy called Alan Randle, a George Formby impersonator, from Nuneaton.
     
  27. Liquid Gold

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    Sounds like it's time to leave to Colly.
     
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    I've still got the 7" copy of that somewhere. The B side was 'I love football' and listed all the clubs in the 4 leagues at the time. I was only young and didn't buy it for myself - not sure if Morrissey would let me join his band if I told him it was my first single.
     
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    If you have never watched it, watch the Hibs fans singing Sunshine On Leith after they beat Rangers to win the Scottish Cup. It's fantastic. When I got my son to watch it he said "that's why people go to football'
     
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    Yeah, it's unbelievable, love that video.
     
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    That was Robins idea in his first spell here so would have been part of the 2012/13 season.
     
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    That was definitely played at Sixfields.
     
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    Yeah, I have the single of that too.
     
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    Footballers haven't run out for over three decades. It has long been a slow procession accompanied by the officials.
     
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    I remember him changing it from Me Blue Sky as it wasn't intimidating enough or something but he must not be bothered now.
     

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