Elton Anthem

Discussion in 'The Hornets' Nest - Watford Chat' started by wfc4ever, Jun 25, 2023.

  1. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Fans saying we should have an Elton song as a club anthem to sing .

    I know we tried to replace Z-cars before but that didn’t work out too well .
  2. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett First Team

    That young lady forgot to put her dress on!

    Brandon needs to give the horse back his teeth!
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  3. westbridgfordhornet

    westbridgfordhornet First Year Pro

    Can't say we didn't deserve that eh?!!
  4. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Yes but from a Leeds fan ?
  5. westbridgfordhornet

    westbridgfordhornet First Year Pro

    I know, we just have to embrace some Yorkie love until we give them a proper Elland Road tonking (again) this season!!
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  6. Chumlax

    Chumlax Squad Player

    Wait, I ran out to get a Mcflurry - what happened?!?
  7. Cunning Plan

    Cunning Plan Academy Graduate

    A lot of his songs are too slow to use as football anthems, and I don't think 'Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting', 'Crocodile Rock' or a song of that ilk would fit either. Walking out to 'I'm Still Standing' felt very forced and awkward, and was quickly shelved.

    We'd be better off having no anthem than an ill-fitting one in my opinion.
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  8. J.B

    J.B First Team

  9. R4E

    R4E Reservist

    A club anthem doesn't have to be the walkout song, it should be something the fans sing organically not something forced on us. As someone else said, I'm Still Standing was rubbish as a walkout song.
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  10. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Yes think that is the suggestion .


    Of course when it comes to reality how many would actually sing ?!
  11. scummybear

    scummybear Reservist

    If it's done as a chant, then the tempo can be changed - most chants are quicker (and out of tune) compared to the original. But agreed, if it's played over the speakers it'll be slow and nobody would join

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  12. cyaninternetdog

    cyaninternetdog Forum Hippie

    I want Gino in the centre circle singing this to the fans.

  13. Gladiator

    Gladiator Academy Graduate

    Play the start of ‘Your Song’ over the PA, then cut the music and let the crowd sing “And you can tell everybody, this is your song……..” etc ie the words on the stand.

    I think that could be spine tingling.
  14. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    Or we could just go with the general feel of the fan base towards the club over the last five years.

    "I guess that's why they call it the blues...."
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  15. Fernandiiito

    Fernandiiito First Year Pro

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  16. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth First Team Captain

    That’s always the best course of action if you are unfortunate enough to find yourself with a mouthful of prawn sandwich.
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  17. BeersThen

    BeersThen First Year Pro

    Slight difference between 125,000 belting it out at Glasto and 4,358 fans singing it on a wet Tuesday night vs Walsall
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  18. RMT79

    RMT79 First Year Pro

    He will have a bit of time on his hands once the tour finishes .... sure he could knock something uplifting and anthemic up just for us
  19. a19tgg

    a19tgg First Team

    Watford were well represented at Glastonbury yesterday, including by myself and a nice couple both wearing Watford shirts about 10 feet away from us in the crowd, who took some nice pictures of our group for us. Elton was probably busier than the Rolling Stones crowd and it’s the first time they’ve ever made a PA announcement beforehand to tell people to stand up, to make space so more people can actually get into the field. He did us proud.
  20. EB Hornet

    EB Hornet Reservist

    Z cars as they walk out. Then play Rocketman in lead up to kick off with the fans singing the last part.
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  21. CaveManHornet

    CaveManHornet Reservist

    Watched in on the box, he was incredible. The crowd size was also astonishing - saw plenty of Watford shirts!

    Although i’d hate to be at the front needing the loo, especially with my weak bladder :D
  22. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth First Team Captain

    "Are you ready, Are you ready for love" would be a better anthem ......with the word "love" changed to something else ....score, fight, sing, pee, ??
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  23. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    I agree we keep Z cars to come out to. We have unsuccessfully tried to change that for a while

    There must be one of his songs with at least a few catchy upbeat lines we can sing though probably as part of the warm up/kick off.
    Doesnt have to be watford related

    Why dont we try im still standing
  24. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    As long as everyone sits down when we sing it. Don't want any of those annoying standers blocking my view.
  25. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    Or just play some elton songs before the game and see if the crowd sings any keep the winner
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  26. CaveManHornet

    CaveManHornet Reservist

    Your Song would be my pick of the bunch, but it would be monumental if Elton could make another song, just for us. That would be sensational.
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  27. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    Your Song seems to be the favoured option but it would be terrible, it's far too long for a football anthem and the lyrics make no sense in relation to the club. Are we really going to have 10,000 people mumbling about people making potions in a travelling show?

    Should probably accept that great though Elton is, there just isn't a song that immediately works - if there had been, would've happened ages ago organically. Seems to be 'we need an Elton song as an anthem, let's scratch around trying to find the least worst fit' rather than 'that's a belting song which would also work really well as a club anthem'.
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  28. WatfordTalk

    WatfordTalk First Team

    I'm not 100% sure how it works, but presumably we'd just sing a small section, right? Do most anthems have much to do with the club who sings it? Delilah at Stoke, for example.

    I think if we're ever going to have one, it'll be Your Song. Of any song, it's probably the one most synonymous with us as a club. Arguably Elton's biggest song, and it's lyrics are already written in the stadium!
  29. SkylaRose

    SkylaRose Administrator Staff Member

    If we did change it, you just know Everton will do it as well to the same one, so that they can continue to emulate us.
    Not trying to make this sound too grim, but if you did have an accident you could probably cover by saying "it's cool, it's all yellow as yawnmongers once sung." :p
  30. IRB

    IRB THe artist formally know as ImRonBurgundy?

    Hold me closer slimy chancer

  31. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    Guess it depends on what people mean by an anthem. If we just sing the chorus then it's just a regular terrace song to me (albeit would sound weird to launch into that without the verses as the chrous is a direct response to the verses).

    Now this is an anthem... written by huge fans, lyrics make sense for fans to sing about their club and title refers to the area where most of the fans are from.

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  32. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member

    Come home EJ. Great set from GNR despite Axl's voice past it and The War on Drugs.

    Dave Grohl, Duff McKagan and Slash......:cool:
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  33. EnjoytheGame

    EnjoytheGame Reservist

    Spine-tingling for a promotion showdown, an FA Cup quarter-final or a massive Premier League survival game. Less spine-tingling for Preston at home on a Tuesday night in January.
  34. wfcmoog

    wfcmoog Tinpot

    Yelmongers by Coldyawn
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  35. Since63

    Since63 Squad Player

    I was always tempted to walk out of the ground to it....

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