Friday, 24 June 2016

50 songs to take to my grave #50: You'll Never Walk Alone

I'm wrapping the series up with one of the greatest anthems of all time. It was never meant to be, but when 40,000 Liverpool FC fans get together at Anfield, You'll Never Walk Alone becomes arguably the most rousing anthem ever performed. You can keep all the other versions ever made (and there have been a few) - I'll take the Kop singing for the glorious Reds every single time. Brings tears to my eyes. This is the last thing I want to be played at my funeral. Very, very loudly!


Soundtrack:


The full story of the song is best read here. In the meantime, here's a couple other worthwhile versions. Scousers, Germans and a rather famous American doing the honours:


Not sure why Die Toten Hosen appear to show an allegiance to Bayern Munich - they are Fortuna Dusseldorf fans. Fair play though, they can belt it out! Here they are live...



And finally, Webbie posted this marvellous article sometime back featuring a whole host of versions.

2 comments:

  1. Sadly after last night's debacle many of us now appear to be walking alone

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  2. A fitting end to a wonderful series, thanks for so many highlights, mate! And this Toten Hosen 'Bayern' tune is not an allegiance by any means, totally contradictory in fact: they absolutely slag off Bayern Munich in the lyrics!

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