Football Songs: Feast Your Ears On ‘Norwich City Calypso’ By The Chic Applin Sound, 1972 (Video)

Chris Wright

16th, May 2014


By Chris Wright


Originally released on 7″ vinyl in 1972, what we have hear is a cracking little pop ditty about Norwich City by a band by the name of The Chic Applin Sound from back when white people called reggae “calypso”.

Give it a listen, it’s a bloody belter…

Fun fact: Despite being a far superior tune, “Norwich City Calypso” is actually the B-side to “The Canaries (In Song)” which was essentially the Norwich City team singing about themselves while backed by The Chic Applin Sound.

(Expertly unearthed by Pies’ good friend and business associate, @dannylooseleaf)

Suggested further listening…

Ruud Gullit’s Reggae Classic: ‘Not The Dancing Kind’, 1984 (Video)
Clarence Seedorf: Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay (Video)

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  1. Geraldo says:

    Not bad. Pity their travelling support (or lack thereof) didn’t sing it at Old Trafford last month, choosing instead to sing Liverpool songs throughout the first half. T0ssers…the Championship deserves better.

  2. Rob says:

    Calypso is not what “white people used to call reggae” but an established traditional musical genre from Trinidad and Tobago. I find your description both uninformed and insulting.

  3. canary1 says:

    That’s rich coming from a team that has so many plastic fans they melt in with the seating when the sun shines


  4. big iwan says:


    we sang ‘youll never walk alone’ once. it was good fun actually. that was more noise than your 75,000 plastic, prawn sandwich eating fans managed to make in the entire 90 mins!

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