"Glory Glory Man United"
was a 1983
single released by the Manchester United F.C.
squad prior to the 1983 FA Cup Final
. The song was based on a football chant
sung by the club's fans to the tune of The Battle Hymn of the Republic
. It was written by Frank Renshaw, who was a member of Herman's Hermits in the 1970s and 1980s. It was recorded at Strawberry Studios in Stockport with the Football Team and some of Renshaw's friends. Renshaw's son lee also sang on the recording.
Manchester United fans have been singing this song since the early 1980s
, and in the 1990s
it became widely popular among opposition supporters to manipulate the words of the song when playing Manchester United to "Who The Fuck Are Man United". Since this point, Manchester United supporters have generally adopted the manipulated lyrics of the song themselves in preference to the original lyrics, as an ironic gesture, usually after a goal has been scored against a rival team, or at any time while winning.
The first to use this same underlying tune was Tottenham Hotspur, Glory Glory Tottenham Hotspur
which can be traced back to the 1960s, despite many wrongly believing this song originated in Manchester. Leeds United also started singing the song in the late 1960s and was released in the UK charts. The song also references former player, Billy Bremner and Don Revie as 'king', which further proves the dating.Hibernian
also used the song, who recorded... Read More