As well as being a huge music fan I also love sport, in particular football. This weekend is one of my favourite weekends in football, it’s the third round of the FA cup, and while I don’t want to get mixed up in a discussion on its relevance or importance in football nowadays. I do want to say that for me, the magic of the cup will never die. This weekend small clubs who spend 12 months of the year struggling to balance books who might only walk out to a crowd of a few hundred will line up, in some cases against the biggest teams in the land. As well as these classic David v Goliath meetings, and the potential upsets, one of the greatest things about the FA Cup is the music. We all know the music industry and football have teamed up plenty over the years for major international tournaments, Baddiel and Skinner and The Lightning Seeds, New Order... but every so often we get treated to a team song following a domestic cup run, so I got to thinking how great it would be to own some of these songs on vinyl, here are my five (almost) impartial choices...

Manchester United have always enjoyed success, but back in the 90’s they had an unstoppable team, a balance of youth and experience which stayed pretty steadfast for years to come completing the unprecedented treble in 1999. However, in ’94 the squad made it through the FA cup final and teamed up with Status Quo to record the number one single, 'Come On You Reds' a song so catchy that fans of all clubs could be found singing it to themselves unaware. You can buy the record on 12” Picture disc here.

In 1981, the Tottenham Hotspurs team reached number 5 in the charts with a tribute to their Argentine star Osvaldo Ardiles, 'Ossies Dream (Spurs Are On Their Way To Wembley)', coinciding with the teams FA Cup Final appearance that year. The team joined forces with Chas and Dave to create the track. however the cockney duo were unaccredited when it was released. Vinyl available here.

Possibly one of the most famous (or infamous depending on your stand point) domestic football songs of all time is the Anfield Rap released to celebrate the sides appearance in the 1988 FA Cup Final. The stand out performance comes from John Barnes who of course went on to feature with New Order in the greatest football song ever made, 'World In Motion' (for the 1990 World Cup finals). You can pick up a copy here.

Long before the Russian moved into town and built the Chelsea we know today, they weren’t actually very good for large parts of their history. However. back in 1972 the club enjoyed a League Cup run which led to them recording what is now the clubs anthem, 'Blue Is The Colour', reaching number 5 in the UK charts. This is quite a rare one but I have found it here.

Up until now, I have been very unbiased and have left sentiment out of it as best I could but I’m going to finish with a bit of self indulgence. I could have chosen Arsenals ‘Hot Stuff’ from 1998 (#9 in the charts) or maybe even ‘Here We Go’ by the Everton team of 1985 (#14) but I haven’t. I’ve gone for a song that has resonated from my lungs more times than any other song, ever. 'Glad All Over<' was penned by Mike Smith and recorded by the Dave Clark Five in 1964. Dave was a Crystal Palace fan (as am I) and it was soon adopted by the Palace faithful. In 1990 the club made it to the FA Cup Final for the first time in the clubs history. The squad, who at the time featured big names like Ian Wright, re-recorded the Dave Clark Five hit to celebrate the achievement. You can see the team performing the song live below, and get a copy from here.