Writer: Arab Jacques
Date:Wednesday November 29 2006
One of the more significant changes that has occurred since Craig Levein arrived at Tannadice, is the song which the team walk out to before kick-off.
Ok, so it might not be that important to most people, but football supporters are a fickle bunch - and some are superstitious in ways that many of us will never understand.
In the past the Dundee United team has run out to the sound of 'Ya'll Ready for This' by the Jock Jams, used in the cheerleading film 'Bring It On' featuring Kirsten Dunst & Eliza Dushku.
More recently it was 'Love Is In The Air' by John Paul Young - a song which has been a fans favorite at Tannadice for around 10 years now & is regularly heard being sung out of tune during matches.
Although, Craig Levein clearly didn`t share the fans enthusiasm for the song, and decided to replace it with a modern, upbeat selection - so, he chose Superstar Tradesman' by local Dundee band 'The View'.
However, Dundee United supporters don`t seem too happy with Levein's musical meddling & in a poll on Vital Football have voted 'Love Is In The Air' as the preferred song to welcome to teams out onto the park.
Almost 40% of those United fans who voted in the poll selected the 1978 John Paul Young hit, which when it was released reached #5 in UK singles chart.
Craig Levein's choice came in 2nd place with 20% of the vote. 'Superstar Tradesman' was the 2nd single released by 'The View' at the end of October this year.
Their first single was called 'Wasted Little DJs' & it reached number 15 in the singles chart in August. The band, from Dryburgh in Dundee, supported Pete Doherty's band Babyshambles & made an appearance at Radio 1's 'Big Weekend' at Camperdown Park earlier this year, followed by T in the park in the summer.
Another fans favorite, 'Beautiful Sunday' came 3rd in the poll with 18% of the vote, 'Unbelievable' by EMF came in next with 14% and 'Ya'll Ready for This' by the Jock Jams - which used to be the song the players ran out to - received a miserable 8% of the vote.
(See John Paul Young sing Love Is In The Air on YouTube.com)
Final Result: What song should Utd run out to at Tannadice?
38% = Love Is In The Air (Paul Young)
20% = Superstar Tradesman (The View)
18% = Beautiful Sunday (Daniel Boone)
14% = Unbelievable (EMF)
8% = Ya'll Ready for This (Jock Jams)
2% = Other
Date:Wednesday November 29 2006
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