Hear from some of the most passionate fans and teams in world sport.
A team song or chant has the power to do more than unite spectators.
It has the power to inspire their team, it has the power to intimidate the opposition and it has the power to make a political statement.
fanatix takes a look at some of the best sporting team and fan chants from around the world.
Liverpool FC – You’ll Never Walk Alone
You’ll Never Walk Alone has been used as the club anthem for Liverpool for years, and has taken on a new meaning in the wake of the Hillsborough disaster.
While it has been sung countless times, fanatix does not think it has sounded more rousing or inspiring that it did when more than 95,000 sung it at the MCG this week before Liverpool’s 2-0 friendly win against Melbourne Victory.
Wales Rugby Union – Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau
It is one of the more stirring national anthems in the world, and you don’t need to be Welsh to appreciate it.
Every team wishes they could have 70,000 plus of their countrymen belting this out before they step foot onto the field of battle.
Oh and the translation of the song title in English is Old Land of My Fathers.
Scotland Rugby Union – Flower of Scotland
Much like the Welsh, the Scots also have a very emotive way to fire up their fans and their players before rugby union Test matches.
Starting with the most iconic of Scottish instruments the eery tune echoes throughout Murrayfield in Edinburgh before silence.
The few seconds after the pipes finish and the crowd continues are some of the most spine-tingling in sporting anthems.
The Dortmund fans are arguably some of the most passionate in the world of football or any other sport, and after watching this video it would be hard to disagree.
England Rugby Union – Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
The English get in on the act of belting out a tune before, during and after a game of rugby with this haunting song.
Ironically the song was written by a man named Wallie Willis in American in the 19th century, fanatix wonder how many English fans are aware one of their most-beloved songs is actually not their own?
Either way it does not sound any better than being belted out by a full house at Twickenham.
French football – La Marseillaise
The French national anthem sounds like a war-cry, fittingly because that’s what it is.
While other national anthems such as Australia and New Zealand speak about being “girt by sea” and meeting “in the bonds of love” the French go right for the throat, singing about forming battalions and spilling blood.
If that doesn’t get you fired up to play then nothing would.
Borussia Dortmund – Germany
If you have the volume up on your computer you might want to turn it down for this video.
Known the world over as being perhaps the most passionate supporters of a football club, listen to these Dortmund fans Chants Edit via weedsen and Raj Sch’der.
Richmond Tigers – AFL
The team songs in Aussie Rules may lack the creativity of some of their overseas competitors, but they more than match them in history and passion.
In the Australian Football League the team song after a win is an institution, and while most fans love their own song, everybody’s other favorite is that of the Tigers.
While the words are hard to make out in the frenzy after a win over Sydney the line: “If we’re behind, we’ll never mind, we’ll fight and fight and win” tell you all you need to know.
New Zealand Rugby – The Haka
While there are different versions of it and it is known by different names, the one common thing relating to the Haka is this, the opposition know they are in for a fight.
In what is basically a war-cry and a vow to make the next 80 minutes as painful as possible, the All Blacks of New Zealand have become world famous for their pre-game show.
Watch the video above, fanatix isn’t so sure the holding hands, flying V and advancing on the All Blacks by the French was the best move.
Would you really want to antagonise an angry All Black?