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Over the years, English football fans have been responsible for some of the catchiest and funniest football chants ever created. While the South Americans unquestionably make more noise and perhaps create more long-lasting anthems, it's difficult to top English fans when it comes to wit to serenade their latest signing… or using '80s dance anthems!
Here's a list of some of the best football chants and funniest football chants that we've heard so far in 2023, but remember football chants are like Marmite. Some people love 'em, some people hate 'em. So, what do you make of these?
Best and funniest football chants in England 2023
Arsenal fans Kai Havertz chant
Since the beginning of last season, Arsenal fans have made an effort to make more noise both at the Emirates Stadium and away from home. While they have always had good away support, the Emirates has frequently been likened to a library and a freshen-up of their songbook has done wonders.
Last season, the Saliba song (to the tune of Tequila) went viral while they also started belting out “North London Forever” before home matches. This season, they have aired a new gem – this time about ex-Chelsea man, Kai Havertz. The song is to the tune of Waka Waka by Shakira.
Arsenal Kai Havertz chant lyrics
Tsamina mina, eh, eh,
Waka waka, eh, eh,
£60 million down the drain,
Kai Havertz scores again
Arsenal’s new catchy song for Kai Havertz at Bournemouth at the weekend.
“60 million down the drain, Kai Havertz scores again…” 🎶 👏pic.twitter.com/2eItxeV2b0
— Football Away Days (@FBAwayDays) October 2, 2023
Bristol City – Alex Scott
Bristol City have been stuck in the Championship for nearly a decade now so to cheer themselves up, their supporters created one of the best football chants in recent years for Alex Scott. Although Scott has now joined Bournemouth, the song was heard throughout the 2022/23 season at Ashton Gate and may even now get an airing at the Vitality Stadium.
Bristol City Alex Scott chant lyrics
To the tune of “Logical Song” by Supertramp, the Alex Scott song lyrics are:
Oh his name's Alex Scott and he is so wonderful,
When he gets the ball oh he's beautiful,
When he runs down the wing, he's as fast as lightning,
And he makes all the City sing,
Du du du du (Tune of the chorus)
Oh his name's Alex Scott… 🎶 pic.twitter.com/PiSwyY71Wg
— Bristol City FC (@BristolCity) February 25, 2022
Crystal Palace – Jordan Ayew
Jordan Ayew is one of those footballers who has a handy surname when it comes to creating football songs. “Ayew” rhymes with plenty of words which makes it quite easy to blend his name into catchy hits.
The centre-forward has had plenty of chants written and sung about him over the years, despite him not exactly being the best player in the Premier League, but Crystal Palace's latest effort tops the lot.
Crystal Palace Jordan Ayew chant lyrics
To the tune of “Teardrops” by Womack and Womack, the lyrics are:
Cruyff turns against West Ham, reminds me of Jordan Ayew,
Last minute at the Amex, when Big Ben put him through,
Hodgson made him a baller, now he's running rings around you,
Jordan Ayew, Jordan Ayew!
Without Jordan Ayew…..😁 pic.twitter.com/yFekE91HZy
— Gary Jones (@bradman1967) September 10, 2023
Man City – I'll follow you everywhere
When Manchester City were on the charge to a famous treble last season, the Blues faithful conjured up a catchy song that was heard every time they played in the run-in. City fans have made a habit of “stealing” songs from other clubs over the years and while some Manchester United fans may claim to have created a similar song to this one a few years ago, City are certainly the first to make it go viral.
Manchester City fans Fleetwood Mac chant lyrics
To the tune of “Everywhere” by Fleetwood Mac, the song goes like this:
“Can you hear me calling, calling your name,
We're Man City and we're on the p*ss again,
Somethings happening, happening to me,
I've spent all my money on drugs and City,
Awooooooo, I wanna follow you everywhere
#UCLfinal || Jack Grealish
— Doble Cinco (@doble5mx) June 11, 2023
Newcastle – Dan Burn
Often, the best songs are reserved for players who aren't necessarily considered to be the “best”. Think Man Utd's Anderson chant from the late 2000s to the tune of Agadoo and Liverpool's for Maxi Rodriguez to the tune of Heartbeat. Newcastle have saved a simple, but hilarious, song for local lad Dan Burn who signed for the club in in 2022.
Newcastle United's Dan Burn chant lyrics
To the tune of “Pretty Green Eyes” by Ultrabeat, the lyrics are quite simply:
He's from Blyyyyyyyyyth,
You'll never ever beat Dan Burn,
He's from Blyyyyyyyyyth,
You'll never ever beat Dan Burn
🎵 𝗛𝗲'𝘀 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗕𝗹𝘆𝘁𝗵 🎵
— The Chronicle (@ChronicleNUFC) January 2, 2023