FA Cup Final songs - ten of the 'best', including Chelsea and Leeds

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The traditional Cup Final song may be a dying art, but in its 1970s and 1980s heyday it was an annual battle as hotly contested as the game itself.

What defines 'best' or 'worst' is open to interpretation, but the FA Cup Final songs and the videos that accompanied them are a fine summary of the styles and fashions of some of the country's top players in the dim and distant past, and an example of the FA Cup traditions that are now long forgotten.

Some of these songs have provided the most toe-curlingly excruciating moments in the UK's popular culture since the early 1970s, and these days marketing departments at the competing clubs have largely thought better of inflicting more pain and embarrassment on their players, fans and the nation's music lovers. 

1970 Chelsea - Blue is the Colour

A song that has become an anthem at Stamford Bridge as Peter Osgood shot the Blues to a replay victory over Leeds United at Old Trafford.  

1972 Leeds United - Leeds, Leeds, Leeds

The song that became the club's 'Marching On Together' anthem that is still sung at Elland Road today, was actually the b-side to the top ten hit that accompanied Leeds' 1-0 triumph over Arsenal.

1975 West Ham United - We're Forever Blowing Bubbles

The Hammers' first FA Cup win - a 2-0 defeat of Fuham - was preceded with this recording of the famous song that was already floating around Upton Park. 

1981 Tottenham Hotspur - Ossie's Dream

Who can forget the Argentine maestro's Top of the Pops appearance after Chas and Dave mimicked the World Cup winner's accent as he sang the word "Totting-ham" in the chorus?

1982 Tottenham Hotspur - Tottenham, Tottenham

"Tottenham, Tottenham, no one can stop them", Chas and Dave were back with another pub rock classic as the North Londoners had a rare old knees up on the way to a second consecutive Wembley triumph, this time over QPR.

1985 Everton - Here We Go

"Here We Go" was never the most imaginative football song in the world, but Everton took it to new heights, and their shell-suit adorned appearance on Wogan prior to losing 1-0 to Manchester United in 1985 was pure TV gold.

1986 Liverpool - Anfield Rap

To many, the very essence of cheesiness and the quintessential Cup Final song. The Anfield Rap broke the barriers of the three minute pop song and John Barnes was only warming up for his genre-defining appearance on New Order's World in Motion. 

1990 Crystal Palace - Glad All Over

Another song popular on the terraces and which demanded to be put down on vinyl prior to Palace's hard-luck replay defeat to Manchester United.

1996 Manchester United - Move Move Move

Marvel as the young double-winners show a blatant disregard for singing the words properly in this electro-pap hit that preceded their 1-0 win over Liverpool.

2004 Millwall - Oh Millwall

Sung to the tune of Dean Martin's Volare, as Dennis Wise's Millwall sunk to a 3-0 defeat to Manchester United. Oh Millwall, indeed.

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