New songs/chants

Discussion in 'Chicago Fire' started by soccerdome, Aug 26, 2002.

  1. soccerdome

    soccerdome New Member

    Is it just me, or is anyone else tired of that "fire" song the staduim plays right before the start of a game? It annoys me. Anyways, my dad has a collection of old records and I listened to this one song that would be perfect for the game. (I'll find out the name and the artist as soon as I can.) Anybody else have ideas or requests for new songs/chants?
     
  2. mactheknife

    mactheknife New Member

    Aug 2, 2002
    Baton Rouge, LA
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    more actual songs with changed lyrics. this is an english thing that i love...

    i still remember watching united play arsenal last year (the painful 2nd-to-last game of the season) and hearing almost the whole crowd sing a song to the tune of "cant take my eyes off of you"...i dont rememver the exact words, but it was hilarious and stuck in my head.

    maybe someone could print potential songs on the board a couple days before the game, or something like that.
     
  3. soccerdome

    soccerdome New Member

    Rhythm

    1 thing I do notice at the games is when SECTION 8 starts playing that song without lyrics (pretty sure it doesn't have a name) everyone seems to start moving a little. Even the dullest of the dull. And I like it a lot too. So is that the key to get people involved more: rhythmic songs without lyrics? Maybe. But I think too many of those wouldn't be good.
     
  4. GoHawks4

    GoHawks4 Member

    Apr 24, 2002
    Chicago
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I've wrote songs before like this. It was frowned upon. K.I.S.S. I agree, that creative insults are more fun than "You suck".

    To the tune of Eleanor Rigby by the Beatles

    Tony Meola eats all the food in the fridge in the house where he lives/
    Lives in self-hate/
    Stares through the window, waits for the man in the apron to open the store/
    Food stains on his shirt/

    All the skinny people/
    Where do they come from?/
    All the skinny people/
    Where do they belong?

    --------------------------------------
    I dig it. I also think the trumpet needs to play "Taps" after a late goal.
     
  5. soccerdome

    soccerdome New Member

    The last few games I went to I didn't hear the "ole" song. That's a classic that never dies (or so I think.:) ) What's up with this?
     
  6. mactheknife

    mactheknife New Member

    Aug 2, 2002
    Baton Rouge, LA
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    that meola song rules. and the less "ole" the better...you're referring to the song played in the fire commercials i assume.
     
  7. Glenwood Lane United

    Apr 28, 2001
    Hanover Park, IL
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    can't believe that was the whole crowd...if I remember right, that game was at Old Trafford, and "Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You" is an homage to Freddy Ljungberg (sp?) of Arsenal. It did sound pretty loud at the FA Cup final, though.
     
  8. Stogey23

    Stogey23 Member+

    Dec 12, 1998
    San Diego, CA
    How about when the goalie is about to take a free kick, everyone yells "You Suck *********************!".
     
  9. GoHawks4

    GoHawks4 Member

    Apr 24, 2002
    Chicago
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    5 minutes baby. Thanks. There's plenty more where that came from. I had one about Moreno and Etcheverry being money hunters from Bolivia. Can't find it.
     
  10. soccerdome

    soccerdome New Member

    Yeah, I am referring to that one. I like it. Does anyone know some songs we haven't used yet with the word "fire" or something that would be appropriate for a "Fire" game?

    PS- I'm still looking for that song I was talking about in the 1st post. I may have to wait and ask my dad when he gets home. I think you all will like it.
     
  11. soccerdome

    soccerdome New Member

    Ironically, I found out that some parents (of young children, may I add) even liked it. Hmmmmmm............. :)
     
  12. GoHawks4

    GoHawks4 Member

    Apr 24, 2002
    Chicago
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    "Come on baby, light my fire..."
     
  13. soccerdome

    soccerdome New Member

    Yeah, we could sing that when they're losing. HAHAHA!
     
  14. GoFireGo

    GoFireGo New Member

    Apr 25, 2002
    Chicago
    you can make a lot of little songs to the tune of Guantanamera. some of the ultras tried to start it a few games back and i thought it was great but it didnt catch on, i think it went

    "Chicago Fire, We love you Chicago Fire, Chicago Fire (longer), We love you Chicago Fire" now hum that to Guantanamera and youll know what i mean.

    it also works with player names

    "One Ante Razov, theres only one Ante Razov, etc..."
     
  15. soccerdome

    soccerdome New Member

    Sorry guys, but I don't know any of these songs or tunes!! So I can't really imagine how they sound. Can somebody send a sample/clip? (or whatever ya call it)
     
  16. GoHawks4

    GoHawks4 Member

    Apr 24, 2002
    Chicago
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I read some of your other threads, I didn't know we had that many girls around this board. I only know of like 2 or 3.

    There are no clips that I know of, yet.
     
  17. soccerdome

    soccerdome New Member

    Oh really........ I find that interesting (although most of SECTION 8 are males too) Who are the others?
     
  18. GoHawks4

    GoHawks4 Member

    Apr 24, 2002
    Chicago
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  19. soccerdome

    soccerdome New Member

    I usually sit in section 9. No way my parents could handle SECTION 8. So close, yet, so far................
     
  20. HalaMadrid

    HalaMadrid Member

    Apr 9, 1999
    You don't know the tune to Guantanamera???

    Seriously, just go to a game. It's not difficult to pick up. Damn.
     
  21. NotAbbott

    NotAbbott Member

    Oct 11, 1999
    My Own Little World
    To be fair, we actually had a new one coming out of Section 8 on Saturday. Worked pretty well, and if the recording came out, I'll post it somewhere for reference.

    Songs with lots of words are, unfortunately, problematic. Lyric sheets have never really worked very well with Section 8, for a number of reasons I don't really want to get into. The most I'd ever try to impose on S8 is two lines, so with the Meola thing, I'd just stick with the "All the skinny people" part, if it were up to me.

    The two that I'd like to get rid of are "We love you Fire, we do," and the "Fi-yur, Chi-ca-go Fi-yur" that repeats four times starting on different notes. There's probably a way to make the first one work, but we haven't found it, and I don't think anyone actually knows the real melody for the second one, so it's nearly impossible to pick up.

    I'm trying to listen for easy, catchy melodies we can use, but most of the stuff I tend to pilfer is from the 80s, and I don't think the Ultras had MTV in Poland back in those days. ;-P

    Later,
    COZ
     
  22. Jeremy Goodwin

    Feb 16, 1999
    Club:
    Montreal Impact
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's "Go West."

    I'll have to dig up an old Pet Shop Boys CD somewhere and pull a sample for you. I think it's an older song than that though.
     
  23. GoHawks4

    GoHawks4 Member

    Apr 24, 2002
    Chicago
    Club:
    Liverpool FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    *sigh*

    M<y endless creativity is once again wasted. I understand though, Section 8 is trying to get everybody into it, which is harder with actual songs.
     
  24. COZ,

    I think the song you are referring to is "Go West" by Pet Shop Boys (just the chorus), and you are right--for some reason, it never worked well with the words "Fire, Chicago Fire." This song, however, is used a lot in Europe during NT games and you could actually hear it the most often during the last World Cup as the Irish and Polish sang is almost all the time during their matches.

    I actually have a few really good songs in mind that for a few reasons have never been tried yet (for example, because I spent so much time in Poland and Korea this year). Maybe there is a good time to try them. We just tried the first one last time but I have two or three more. I tried to teach you one at last year's MLS Cup but I guess all of you guys were too drunk already, as you, COZ, pointed it out. The words are simple and can be modified:

    We are Chicago fans
    Of the best team in MLS.
    We are the Fire fans;
    They simply are the best!

    Well, the original words were

    We are Chicago fans;
    The best fans in MLS.
    We are the Fire fans;
    We simply are the best!

    but there would be too much of self-confidence in singing this and we are supposed to cheer somebody, not praise ourselves. If anybody wants to suggest "lyric" modifications, feel free to do so here.

    The song itself is really catchy and can also be sung as "La, la, la, la, la."

    Another song is a steal from the Korean fans. Their most popular song becomes now:

    Oooooo, Chicago.
    Oooooo, Chicago.
    Oooooo, Chicago.
    La, la, la, la -Fire!

    We need to try this one, too.

    And the last one is a steal from some other NT fans (which ones is a secret to remain), and is actually really really cool. It goes like this:

    Come on you boys in red. X2
    Come on you boys; come on you boys in red.
    (repeat everything one more time)

    Actually, I lied. I think I have at least five more songs but I am going to leave them for later.
     
  25. Glenwood Lane United

    Apr 28, 2001
    Hanover Park, IL
    Club:
    Chicago Fire
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Here are the original words to the above song---it was done by Mary Hopkins in 1968, so hopefully that will give everyone (OK, a couple people) and idea of the melody:

    Those were the days, my friend
    we thought they'd never end
    We'd sing and dance forever and a day

    We'd live the life we'd choose
    We'd fight and never lose
    For we were young, and sure to have our way
     

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