Music Arsenal have run out to
Posted by: joeheadland (IP Logged)
Date: 11 February, 2020 12:15

Good afternoon everyone,

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
[www.tandfonline.com]).
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 Arsenal 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
Arsenal 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

Re: Music Arsenal have run out to
Posted by: Padre Pio (IP Logged)
Date: 11 February, 2020 12:44

Hi, very relevant and welcome.
I am season ticket holder but find it hard to remember what we have run out to. Its what we finish to that bothers me.
Hopefully others here can correct me but my memory is that last few seasons it has been London Calling by the Clash. One of the producers of the Clash was a mad Arsenal fan who worshiped Liam Brady (not sure if he played in the band as well).
Before that I sort of remember the Wonder of You sung by Elvis, made us feel like Woolworths.
I know you are not interested in final whistle stuff, but somebody should.
Sweet Caroline is now played at end which is complete and utter nonsense.



"When we had to suffer the team is a lion because they suffer together." 4 July 2020 at Wolverhampton Wanderers
Arteta on his team's first away victory at a club above them in the Premiership since September 2015 at Leicester.

Re: Music Arsenal have run out to
Posted by: goonerred (IP Logged)
Date: 11 February, 2020 12:47

I can't remember what we run out to either! I'm too busy watching the players and taking in the atmosphere.

Re: Music Arsenal have run out to
Posted by: plonky (IP Logged)
Date: 12 February, 2020 10:22

I don't remember any music being played as they ran out until the move to the Emirates

The climax of Requiem for a Dream/ Greg Nash was played at deafening volume at one stage. Padre is right about The Clash and Elvis.

Back in pre-history The Metropolitan Police Band provided the pre-match entertainment I don't think they played as the players ran out. Just let the crowd get on with it.

We also had that classic night (early PL days I think) when we had pre-match ents by The Shamen doing E's are good. Oh my.

Re: Music Arsenal have run out to
Posted by: mapleleafgooner (IP Logged)
Date: 14 February, 2020 00:36

Maybe they should the soundtracks from Fever Pitch at the stadium.

Re: Music Arsenal have run out to
Posted by: younghansolo (IP Logged)
Date: 14 February, 2020 12:16

We've periodically had right her right now by fatboy slim as well.

As a side note. I always wanted us to come out to "Here comes the Boom" by P.O.D. Thought it would get the players and the crowd jacked.

Re: Music Arsenal have run out to
Posted by: Padre Pio (IP Logged)
Date: 14 February, 2020 13:25

Ah yes forgot Right Here Right Now, what happened to Good Old Arsenal?



"When we had to suffer the team is a lion because they suffer together." 4 July 2020 at Wolverhampton Wanderers
Arteta on his team's first away victory at a club above them in the Premiership since September 2015 at Leicester.

Re: Music Arsenal have run out to
Posted by: plonky (IP Logged)
Date: 14 February, 2020 13:34

Quote:
younghansolo
As a side note. I always wanted us to come out to "Here comes the Boom" by P.O.D. Thought it would get the players and the crowd jacked.

I don't think the Metropolitan Police Band could manage that.

Re: Music Arsenal have run out to
Posted by: SuperRob (IP Logged)
Date: 14 February, 2020 19:21

The order here might not be exactly right but a lot of the songs mentioned are played currently at different times before each match

London Calling gets played first about 5 minutes before kickoff
Then they play Good old arsenal for about 30 seconds, but I don't think it's the original version.
Then there's the weird countdown thing before the players come out. I think the Requiem for a dream song gets played before the countdown as the backing track to the montage of previous goals but I'm not 100% sure about that.
I think that while the players are walking out of the tunnel, there is just some strings that's probably just one of those bits of music you can buy to put as backing tracks to videos and stuff
Then Right here right now is played while the line up is being announced.

Then the game starts and we concede a sloppy goal on the counter attack

At highbury the only song I remember them playing was Right Here Right Now. They stopped playing it when we moved to the Emirates which I think was the start of our demise.
the Elvis song was the worst.

"Highbury Sunshine" would be good to hear.

Re: Music Arsenal have run out to
Posted by: joeheadland (IP Logged)
Date: 15 February, 2020 06:14

Thanks for all your help on this everyone! We're trying to create a rough timeline if you will, of what Arsenal came out to and when.

This is what I've got down currently

40s/50s etc: Metropolitan Police Band (but not as the teams came out!)
Early 90s: The Shamen, Ebenezeer Goode.
Early 00s (while at Highbury): Fat Boy Slim, Right Here, Right Now
00's: Requiem for a Dream, Greg Nash mix
Elvis
Current: The Clash, London Calling

Any other suggestions, or if you can remember a year something was played/changed, then please send them my way!

Again, thanks for all your help (and believe me, there is plenty worse played at other grounds around the country!).

Cheers,
Joe

Re: Music Arsenal have run out to
Posted by: plonky (IP Logged)
Date: 15 February, 2020 13:13

A few extra bits of info

[quote ]


40s/50s etc: Metropolitan Police Band (but not as the teams came out!)

They continued playing into the seventies. See article [www.islingtongazette.co.uk]

The Met also marched up and down the pitch before the game and at half time.
[media.gettyimages.com]

Early 90s: The Shamen, Ebenezeer Goode.

This was a one off pre-match occasion where they played a short set of songs about illegal substances.

Re: Music Arsenal have run out to
Posted by: Padre Pio (IP Logged)
Date: 17 February, 2020 09:32

Yesterday v Newcastle, they started with London Calling, then surprisingly about 30 secs of Good Old Arsenal, this was followed by 60 secs of something else I couldnt identify



"When we had to suffer the team is a lion because they suffer together." 4 July 2020 at Wolverhampton Wanderers
Arteta on his team's first away victory at a club above them in the Premiership since September 2015 at Leicester.

Re: Music Arsenal have run out to
Posted by: joeheadland (IP Logged)
Date: 19 February, 2020 06:42

Nice one, cheers for the corrections and for listening out.

Re: Music Arsenal have run out to
Posted by: younghansolo (IP Logged)
Date: 19 February, 2020 14:18

They played Fatboy Slim on Sunday right before kickoff I noticed on Sky

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