"Merry Christmas Everybody" Slade (covered by QPR players) 1973 Ok, so this is not a sportsong in the sense of a song about sports. But because of it being christmas I could not let this find go unshown to you guys. Sportsong of the Week #30 is the single 'Merry Xmas Everybody' by glamrock band Slade, performed, or rather lip synced by the players of football club QPR in 2014. Then coach Harry Redknapp was clearly in a festive spirit when he decided that the players and staff
"Mr. Touchdown USA" Words and music by William Katz, Gene Piller, Ruth Roberts 1950 Sportsong of the Week #29 is a simple song. But catchy as hell! It's Mr. Touchdown USA. The original was written in 1950 by William Katz, Gene Piller and Ruth Roberts. It's still being played at lots of football games across America. Especially by the marching bands. And Larry King, when he used to have a nation wide radio show used to recite this song as he gave out his weekly football picks.
"Fashanu" Elephants and Castles 2014 Sportsong of the Week #28 is the catchy debut single from English indie band Elephants and Castles: Fashanu. It tells the story of Justin Fashanu, Britain's first million pound black player and the first footballer to disclose he was gay, and took his own life in 1998. Three-piece band Elephants and Castles hope their song Fashanu will help tell his story to a new audience. Singer and guitarist Robin Spencer said: “Today in an an era where
Realising there are already sixty artist features on the website I decided it was time to show love to all these artists again. So for the next 30 days I will give two artists a shout out everyday! I call it: SixtyInThirty. First up: Adam Lister. And because of #mjmonday this was the Lister work to go with! Follow the Art Loves Sport Instagram (@artlovessport) and Facebook (@Art Loves Sport)to see the SixtyInThirty daily!
"Hurricane" Bob Dylan 1975
Columbia There have been a couple of boxing Sportsongs of the Week already. They are all songs that tell a story. Some happy, but more of them are sad stories. Sportsong of the Week #27 is also from the latter kind. It was on the list to get a feature for quite some time already. When a friend of mine was listening to Bob Dylan this weekend, heard the song and sent it to me, it was time to give it it's deserved place. So here it is: 'Hurricane' by
Money, 2015 Sometimes a little self promotion is allowed right? Besides starting Art Loves Sport to promote everything sportart, I also make art myself. Collages of newspapers, pictures, magazines accompanied by music lyrics or other written texts. Signing them with my alias Gerrit P. Last week I opened my first expo at Tolbar Amsterdam. And it will run until December 28! Very proud of this. As you can imagine there is also a lot of sport inspired art. You get inspired by wh