Football’s Just A Branch Of Science – A Mix Of Comedy And Pop

Despite the name, this has nothing to do with us. Instead, it’s a nicely-timed-for-the-World-Cup mixture of generally lesser-known football-related songs, interspersed with comedy clips and the like, put together by Ben Baker and Tim Worthington of The TATP Years fame. And it’s a thoroughly entertaining way to spend forty-five of your listening minutes, frankly. Although I have to warn you that it includes “All The Way”, for which there’s frankly no call whatsoever and they should be thoroughly ashamed of themselves.

And yes, it does – obviously – include the song we also happened to name this site after. So be thoroughly prepared to have that stuck in your head for the rest of the day.

In other football-meets-music-and-funny-stuff news, Adam Buxton has posted up on Soundcloud both the “proper” single versions of his and Joe Cornish and Zac Sandler’s seminal “The Footie Song” (which is also, as it happens, included in the above mix). The standard “League” version – with most of the same lyrics as actually featured in the Adam & Joe Show version – is here, but what I’d never heard before is the “World Cup Edition“, which substitutes in the names of international teams. I’m presuming it was recorded at the same time as the main version, but I don’t know if it was a B-side or where else it first appeared or what. Hurrah, though.

Oh, and here’s the video, if you’ve never seen it. Well, this is the video for the actual single version, which uses some of the same footage as the version from the TV show; but the version from the TV show had a slightly different soundtrack. But this is longer/better anyway, so here it is:

1 Comment on Football’s Just A Branch Of Science – A Mix Of Comedy And Pop

  1. Thanks for the plug, sir. The Footie Song was re-recorded for the World Cup in 1998 but the distributor Virgin decided against releasing it at the last minute. I got my copy initially via a football compilation it had been included on that year. The excitement when I realised it was a new version is only matched by Jo Whiley playing clips from the unbroadcast Adam and Joe Radio 1 pilot the following year.

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