Alternatives to the Final Countdown?

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Alternatives to the Final Countdown?

Post by joeheadland12 » Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:54 am

Good morning everyone,

I hope this okay to post here, moderators please move or delete if necessary.

I’m part of a team at the University of Sheffield, led by Dr Chris Stride. We've published a number of academic papers and magazine articles relating to football history, on subjects such as statues and replica shirts (see, for example, and ... 19.1578255).

Our current project is investigating the music that football teams have run or walked out of the tunnel to over the years.

We understand that throughout most of Blackburn’s recent history ‘The Final Countdown’ by Europe has been used. However, we wondered if fans remembered any other songs which had been used?

We are simply interested in the title of the song, the artist who recorded it, and for which seasons Blackburn ran out to this. Any help you can give us to piece together the different songs that your club has run out to would be hugely appreciated.

If you have any personal anecdotes around the reasons for the songs
being used, or the changes between them, that would also be fantastic.

I should also add that we are not interested in goal music, or a song
that is played at the final whistle, but just the song that is on the
tannoy system as the players enter the field.

If you think someone else may be able to help, or you have any
questions, please let us know! We would be very happy to discuss the

Thanks for your time,

Joe Headland

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