What was once a dying breed, the football song is back and destined to make a massively significant comeback now that Ireland have secured their place in Poland and Ukraine next summer. Throughout history, there have been some memorable musical odes to the deeds of footballers around the world, but unfortunately, there have also been tunes that have sounded worse than a cat eating a set of bagpipes.
For every 'Joxer goes to Stuttgart', there’s an 'Anfield Rap', for every 'Put ‘Em Under Pressure', there’s mulleted duo Glenn Hoddle and Chris Waddle tainting their legacy with songs that have impacted on society more than anything they ever did on a football pitch.
It was a tough list to compile with numerous potential candidates, but we’ve whittled it down to what we deem to be the five worst football songs of all time. Brace your ears.
Ireland World Cup 2010 song
We all know what happened on that fateful night in Paris and yes, it was an absolute travesty that we didn’t qualify for last year’s World Cup, but one consolation we can take from our absence in South Africa was the fact that we weren’t constantly plagued with the sound of this song coming from the airwaves.
The brainchild of Dermot Whelan, David Moore and Siobhan O'Connor from 98 FM’s Morning Crew and set to the tune of Alexandra Burke’s ‘Bad Boys’ the song tries to be catchy and humorous, but fails miserably. Ireland have set the standard when it comes to football songs and this one fails miserably to keep up.