'Anthem' Poll & Discussion

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by GoingDown, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    So, after much debate, here is the poll.

    I went through the thread and amongst all the arguing, the below songs were the ones that received the most 'mentions'.

    I can't put all the videos on the same post so they will be below.

    Fire away.
  2. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    yawnmongers - Yellow

  3. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Elton John - Your Song

  4. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Paul McCartney & Wings - Mull Of Kintyre

  5. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Pearl Jam - Black, Red, Yellow

  6. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    The Proclaimers - I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)

  7. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    Ben E King - Stand By Me

  8. Ronnie72

    Ronnie72 Guest

  9. With A Smile

    With A Smile First Team


    it works
  10. With A Smile

    With A Smile First Team

    They all need to be tried but this will be the one that catches on and stays

  11. Heider Hyde

    Heider Hyde Reservist

    Sorry if its too late GD, but Queen have 2 anthems and the words fit a football club. Its a kinda magic is good but ONE VISION could be adapted to an upbeat singalong that would be great for us. ;)
  12. Kismet110

    Kismet110 Reservist

    B***** me sideways. After all the fussin' at the moment Yellow is in pole position...
  13. J.B

    J.B First Team

    So it's come down to a barely decipherable margin between Yellow and Your Song.

    Who would've thought it?
  14. 352

    352 Moderator

    Just sing what you like and if it catches on it catches on. Without wanting to sound negative, this poll means very little.

    If a song is good it will be picked up by fans across the ground, if not, it won't. Not amount of polling on a forum will change that.
  15. hollywood

    hollywood 1881/singing section organiser

    so was it a good idea to ''try'' Yellow live on air ?

    As some may not think its great, it also seems most believe we can work on it and make it our very own.
  16. J.B

    J.B First Team

    The inescapable fact when it comes down to this discussion is that both Yellow and Your Song are terrible songs and sung by two artists that are widely regarded as sh*t, especially by football fans.

    We'd be laughed at, badly.
  17. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    I gave the poll a week as thought that would make all the forums members have a chance to vote.
  18. 352

    352 Moderator

    It raised awareness for the group and you guys sounded like you had fun. So yes, looks like it was a good idea all round.

    It will make it more likely that that particular song will be sung at Vicarage Road of course too. The only thing that will make it stick though is persistence plus a general acceptance and willingness to join in from other fans. Until you actually sing it there and then (probably lots of times) you won't know whether it'll work or not. That's all I'm saying. No amount of polling will make it an anthem.
  19. hollywood

    hollywood 1881/singing section organiser


    give me a better option...
  20. J.B

    J.B First Team

    Personally I don't think any club needs an anthem, especially when the deciding of it is so artificial and laboured as people voting for it on an online forum. For an anthem to take off it needs to be born naturally. For example, a popular, anthemic song is played over the PA before or after the game and everyone joins in etc.

    It doesn't even have to be associated with Watford or the colours that we wear. Stoke sing Delilah, Wigan sing I'm a Believer and West Ham sing Bubbles. The links there are all tentative at best.
  21. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk First Team

    Why do we need an anthem? I really want the atmosphere to improve but I personally don't want to sing 'Yellow' or 'Your song'. I'm sure others feel the same way and will just flat out refuse to sing it or just chat to their mates. Meaning it will basically be Yellow played through the PA system with a small sound of 25% of the stand signing.

    We don't need an anthem.
  22. TheDon

    TheDon First Team

    Personally I think we should give Keep on Movin' by Five a go.
  23. J.B

    J.B First Team

    Why not just have a regular football chant that we sing a lot? Why does it need to be a pop song?

    ''E-I-E-I-O'' was an anthem of sorts in 05-06 and ''We'll sign who we want'' was last season.

    In fact, why not just have ''We'll sign who we want'' as the anthem? That's unique, passionate and has a lot more relevance to Watford Football Club than Yellow and Your Song combined.
  24. hollywood

    hollywood 1881/singing section organiser

    all of these songs will be sung from last year, plus some of the sydney wanderers list. ''who do we sing for? ......we sing for watford'' chant being one of my favourites
  25. Haribo Horn

    Haribo Horn Academy Graduate

    Disappointed my frog song was not included. Maybe if I mention it enough myself it can be included next time...

    Win or lose, sink or swim
    One thing is certain, we'll never give in
    Zola’s king, Here us sing
    We all stand together
    Bom bom bom – You ‘orns
    Bom bom bom – You ‘orns
    We are the Watford from Vicarage Road,
    Zola’s king, Here us sing
    We all stand together
  26. Arakel

    Arakel First Team

    Elton John is widely regarded as sh*t?

    Complete and utter dribble.
  27. J.B

    J.B First Team

    Elton John has done great things for this club and for that I am extremely grateful but yes his music is terrible and the majority of people see it as a bit of a joke and don't take it seriously.

    It's theatric, over-produced, schmaltzy, pseudo-sentimental nonsense. He's on a par with the likes of Status Quo when it comes to tedious dad rock where the artist themselves is actually in on the joke. Are you saying that we wouldn't have the p*ss ripped out of us mercilessly by opposition fans if we were heard singing Your Song?

    And drivel was the word you were looking for, not 'dribble'.
  28. zztop

    zztop Eurovision Winner 2015

    This must be right and the fact that he is one of the most successful pop stars over 40 years is an indictment of what poor taste everybody has!
  29. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    I've just watched and listened to this video, and although I have voted in the poll for another song, I think I have changed my mind for this reason: -

    IMO the opening bars (INTRO) before the song starts lends itself to an ideal way to indicate the start of this song on the terraces, and this would be done by clapping to the rythm of that Intro, then start singing!!!

    Please listen to the Intro and I think you might agree? If you do and have not voted please vote now for... "STAND BY ME"
  30. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    Here is a thought, how about we stop going on about an "anthem" that we are never going to sing and just go with some chants and short songs that might actually work and catch on?
  31. The PozzMan

    The PozzMan Squad Player

    WE NEED AN ANTHEM!!!!11!!!1111

    ****ing hell. This isn't how an "anthem" should be done, anthems, like atmospheres, are organic, and aren't supposed to be thrust on and forced down people's throats, which, this is. Don't get me wrong, feel free to try yellow or whatever but don't keep at it if its obvious it won't work, let alone if you try and stuff it down our throats because we're not a fan.

    I imagine this isn't going to be well received but it needs to be said.
  32. ChrisG

    ChrisG Squad Player

    Right, here's the thing, you don't "pick an anthem" How about we sing a few of this songs and see which ones are well recieved at games and people catch on and join in. Over the season you'll get an idea of what the bigger picture of Watford fans like, not just a forum. That's my 2pence worth.
  33. Kismet110

    Kismet110 Reservist

    All the bickering this has caused surely "Love Will Tear Us Apart (Again)" by Joy Division is apt?

    Hmmm, that chorus could be slightly adapted for a player:

    "<Name>, <Name> will tear you apart, again... "
  34. The Voice of Reason

    The Voice of Reason First Team Captain

    Should we go for the process of elimination, by dropping the lowest vote or lowest two votes, at the end of each day, then re-voting each day, until we have two left and have a final straight vote off between them?
  35. ChrisG

    ChrisG Squad Player

    How about 1881 sing each one and record it and we vote on them?

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