After being acquired by the Abu Dhabi United Group in 2008, Manchester City has become synonymous with triumph, asserting dominance in English football over the last ten years. This has resulted in passionate supporters crafting a collection of chants Manchester City Anthems they enthusiastically sing across stadiums in Britain and Europe.
The Origins of Manchester City's “Blue Moon” Anthem
The popular song “Blue Moon” has its roots in the collaboration between composer Richard Rodgers and lyricist Lorenz Hart, who were prominent figures in American songwriting. Numerous artists, exceeding 60 in number, have recorded their own renditions of ‘Blue Moon,' resulting in a diverse and impressive list of interpretations.
Renowned musicians such as Django Reinhardt, Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Armstrong, Julie London, Sam Cooke, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, The Supremes, Bob Dylan, Rod Stewart, and many others have also put their own spin on the song.
‘Blue Moon' has also made appearances in various films, including ‘At The Circus,' ‘Viva Las Vegas,' ‘Grease,' and ‘An American Werewolf in London.' Now, the question arises: how did these iconic lyrics become ingrained in the minds of so many fans of the City football club?
In the 1980s, clubs began adopting new songs on the terraces, moving away from traditional chants. Among the songs that gained popularity during that era were ‘Delilah' and ‘Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life,' with ‘Delilah' continuing to be the preferred anthem of Stoke City to this day.
Initially, ‘Blue Moon' was sung by fans of Crewe Alexandra. It was only in the last couple of decades that the Manchester City fans embraced the song, making it their own. “Various renditions of ‘Blue Moon' by Doves, Supra, The Marcels, Sha Na Na, and Beady Eye are frequently played at the Etihad Stadium throughout the duration of a season.
However, without a doubt, the most exceptional and beloved rendition occurs when the chorus of passionate Blues fans raise their arms, wave their scarves, and wholeheartedly sing the lyrics during the full 90 minutes of a game. This awe-inspiring and captivating display of support and devotion for the club sends shivers down the spine.
Manchester City Anthem Lyrics
You saw me standing alone
Whitout a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own
You knew just what I was there for
You heard me saying a prayer for
Someone I could really care for
Then suddenly they'll appear before me
The only one my arms could ever hold
I heard someone whisper “Please adore me”
And when I looked my moon had turned to gold.
Now I'm no longer alone
I have a dream in my heart
I have a love of my own
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