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World in Motion - The British Love of Football

Stuart Maconie continues his series charting the history of modern Britain in over 50 records. Tonight, he looks at the music surrounding our love of the national game: football.

57 minutes

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  • Phil Collins

    In the Air Tonight

    • Phil Collins - Face Value.
    • Virgin.

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  • Do you believe that "World In Motion" is the only good football song ever recorded?  
  • What do you remember about the World Cup of 1990?  Do you have memories of other big cups or matches?
  • Are football songs just naff, or good, rousing fun and a big part of the build-up to big competitions?
  • If you're a football fan, how important is music to your team?

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