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The Match of the Day theme tune was specially composed for the show by Barry Stoller.

Football Focus' theme tune is called Standback, by Linus Loves.

Final Score's theme tune is 50 Cents' In Da Club.

The music that accompanies Match of the Day's Goal of the Month feature is an instrumental version of Ashes, by Embrace.


Qu: Put me out of my misery: what was the music used as a soundtrack to the Gary Lineker interview with Jose Mourinho?
Joe Churcher, England

Ans: Money Runner, by Qunicy Jones


Qu: What was the theme tune you used during half-time of the FA Cup final? It was for the sport that is coming up over the summer?
Arun, UK

Ans: Papa New Guinea, by Future Sound of London.


Qu: Can you please tell me what the music is that you played to the Ruud Van Nistelrooy interview in the build up to today's FA Cup? I love it, I hope you can help me find out what it is.
Donna Ratchford, Leeds

Ans: Hi Donna, the track is called Bolero (Original Film Version) - it's the closing track on the Moulin Rouge 2 soundtrack.


Qu: Hi, could you please tell me the music that you used during the FA Cup final programme as you went around the world to several locations before the match. Many thanks Steve
Steve, England

Ans: So Here We Are, by Bloc Party


Qu: Kindly advise me of the name of the song and artist which was played at the end of the FA Cup final between Arsenal & Man United on 21.5.05. The words were: "You did something to me, something deep inside". Thanks & best regards.
Ehsun Zaidi, UK

Ans: You Do Something To Me, on the Paul Weller album Stanley Road.


Qu: Can you tell me the tune behind the Chelsea history piece on Football Focus (Apr 23)
Sam, England

Ans: Love Spreads, by The Stone Roses - you'll find it on the album Second Coming.


Qu: Hello, could your please tell me the name of the classical piece of music played on Football Focus a few weeks back during the 'Geoff Thomas' feature. Many thanks
James Rudman, England

Ans: Hi the song was the theme from the film The Piano - track 43 on The Incredible Film Music Box.


Qu: Hi there. PLEASE could you tell me the name of the piece of music that accompanied today's (23/5) Villa Cult Heroes.. it had a great beat with some trumpets!! Cheers.
Dicky S, UK

Ans: Hi Dicky, the track was Save Me, by Embrace. It's on their second album, Drawn From Memory.


Qu: Could you please tell me the name of the song used for the FA Cup competition in which you had to name any of the three goalscorers (16/17 April)? Cheers!
Mark McHugh, Northern Ireland

Ans: In My Arms, by Mylo.


Ans: What was the cool music used during Gordon Strachan's "The Strachan View" analysis about the Everton v Crystal Palace match on MOTD 2 on Sunday 10th April? It was great! Thanks.
Tim Randall, UK

Qu: No Roots, by Faithless.


Qu: Could you please tell me the name of the song used at the end of last week's (30 April) MOTD showing Chelsea celebrating the title? Thanks.
Steve Coombes, England

Ans: Coming Up Roses, by Skinny (track 3 on the album Taller).


Qu: I'm trying to find out the artist / title of the incidental music that was played at the beginning of the coverage of the Women's FA Cup final. The piece was about various women in football. It was broadcast at 12:40 on Monday 2/5/05 and the music is a techno sounding tune (it was the song played just before De La Soul's "3 is the Magic Number").
Roland Mathews, UK

Ans: Hi Roland, the song was called Hot Pursuit, by The Bravery.


Qu: What was the music that was used on Match of the Day (30th April) as Gary Lineker introduced the Liverpool v Middlesbrough match (showing the Liverpool players warming up indoors)?
Matthew Porter, UK

Qu: Dear BBC, please tell me the name of the song that was played during Match of the Day on 23/04/05 when a reel was shown before the Chelsea V Liverpool game...
Dennis, UK

Qu: Can you please let me know what the song played on last Wednesday's Match of the Day (20th April) during the small video clip of Andy Todd, just before the Blackburn v Palace game? Many thanks.
Janiv Patel, UK

Qu: What is the tune played two or three times on MOTD on Saturday 23 April, between matches? The piece didn't include lyrics, so I can't quote any.
Shaun Standfield, England

Ans: Hi, the answer to all these music queries is Half Light, by Athlete. We use this same song on Saturday night's Match of the Day in all such sequences.


Qu: There is regularly a catchy background song played when the Premiership table comes on at the end of Match of the Day. The band singing it sounds very indie-like.
Amir Hedjazi, England

Ans: Hi the song that's played every week on MOTD when the Premiership table is shown is called Into The Fire, by Thirteen Senses (from the album The Invitation).


Qu: Please could you tell me the song/artist you played at the end credits of Match of the Day, Manchester Utd v Newcastle Utd FA Cup semi final on Sunday 17 April. Thank you so much
Paula Murrell

Ans: We had lots of emails about this track - it's called Jerk It Out, by Caesars - the single is out now.


Qu: Could you please let me know which song you used for the Alan Shearer report on Football Focus on 2nd April 2005 is?
Stephen Kent, UK

Ans: Cold Water Music by Aim (released on Grand Central Records)


Qu: Can you tell me the song that was played on today's Football Focus (April 9th), when they were focusing on Southend, at the start of that section they were talking about the pier and Garth Crooks was standing on it. The background song was very good, could you tell me the name of it? Many thanks.
Daz McCormick, UK

Ans: Long Time Coming, by The Delays.


Qu: Can you tell me the tune used at the end of Football Focus on Sat 9 April..."this is for lovers, runnin away" or something. Cheers.
Brian Jenkins, England

Ans: The track's called For Lovers, by Wolfman & Pete Doherty.


Qu: Hola, what was the name of the song played during the end credits of the BBC's coverage of England's 2-0 victory over Azerbaijan? I loved it. Muchos gracias!
El Buitre, Spain

Ans: Hi El Buitre, the song was called Seems Fine, by The Concretes - track 8 on their eponymous debut album.


Qu: Hi, Can you tell me the artist and name of the track played whilst showing the 3 goals that form the current FA Cup competition; these goals were shown during half time of England's game against Northern Ireland, and again during England's game against Azerbaijan. Thanks, Simon
Simon Taylor, UK

Ans: Hi Simon, the song is called Transatlantic, by Quantic (track two on the album Apricot Morning).


Qu: Could you tell me the name of the track and artist used on the closing credits after England beat Northern Ireland(26/03/05). Thanx

Sarita Tam, England

Ans: Try Again Today, by The Charlatans - track 10 on their most recent album, Up At The Lake.


Qu: Hi, can you tell me the music used for the halftime piece on Wayne Rooney on 19/02/05 of the first tie between Arsenal/Sheff Utd. thanks
Dominic, England

Ans: Elegia by New Order, from the album Lowlife.


Qu: Could you please let me know which song is played at the beginning of Football Focus in 2005 when the presenter is telling us what is coming up on the programme? I think this has changed this year from the Snow Patrol's 'Spitting Games' track in 2004??
Jason Mckenzie, England

Ans: Hi Jason, the song used now is Unconditional, by The Bravery - track 9 on their eponymous debut album.


Qu: What's the music used in Final Score and in other shows when you look at the tables? Cheers.
Pinners, UK

Ans: Half Light, by Athlete (from the album Tourist).


Qu: Please could you tell me the name of the track played on the closing credits after Arsenal's FA Cup win over Bolton (12/03/05).
Sorrel Stewart, France

Ans: Superman by Stereophonics (track 1 on their new album, Language. Sex. Violence. Other?)


Qu: Can you tell me the name of the song + artist used at the end of the Sheff Utd and Arsenal Cup replay (01/03/05).Cheers!
Alan Crown, N. Ireland

Ans: Hi Alan, the track was called Feeling A Moment, by Feeder.


Qu: Can you please tell me which song was being played while Saturday's goals were being shown on MOTD2, 27/2/05. Thanks.
Gavin, UK

Ans: Filthy/Gorgeous by Scissor Sisters (track 7 on the album Scissor Sisters)


Qu: What was the music used during the Brentford feature on MOTD2 on Sunday 27th Feb? Cheers
Jonathan Brown, UK

Ans: Alive and Amplified, by Mooney Suzuki (track 2 on the Alive and Amplified album).


Qu: Wondering what the name of the song was on Football Focus on the 26/2/05 for the coverage of Norwich and the part about Delia Smith and her cooking?
Serhan, England

Ans: Calling All Girls, by ATL (track 2 on The ATL Project)


Qu: Could you tell me what music it was that you played on 12th of Feb somewhere during Joe Jordan's piece containing the lyrics "Oh my God I can't believe it I've never been this far away from home". Thanks
James, England

Ans: Hi James, the song is called Oh My God, by Kaiser Chiefs (track 6 on their debut album, Employment).


Qu: What was the tune/artist played over the end credits on yesterday's MOTD live coverage of Everton v Man United?
John Kipling, UK

Ans: Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine by The Killers - track 1 on the album Hot Fuss. The producer actually got some fans to sing the word 'Rooney' to replace the word Jenny to make the lyrics 'Rooney was a friend of mine'.


Qu: Could you please let me know the song that was played after the Man United vs Man City game on Match Of the Day 2 13/02/05. They were showing small clips of Sean Wright Phillips in action from their previous encounter and a few other moves.
Peter, UK

Ans: Hi Peter, two tracks were used in this feature - Boulevard Of Broken Dreams by Green Day, and Chicago by Groove Armada.


Qu: Could you please let me know the song & artist used at the start of the Birmingham v Liverpool highlights on MOTD on Sunday 13/2/05? I have heard the track quite a lot recently on MOTD and its bugging me to find out who it is!
Paul, England

Ans: The track you're looking for is 1980 by Estelle


Qu: Please could you tell me what song was played at the end of 'Match of the Day' on Saturday 12th February. I've been looking on the net for ages but can't find it. Thanks.
Richard Garrattley, UK

Ans: Richard, the Match of the Day theme tune closed the programme, but Half Light by Athlete by the last song played before that. Hope that's the song you mean.


Qu: Wondering who the really nice piece of piano was by that was played over the David James feature on Football Focus 12/02/05. Thanks.
Stew, Holland

Ans: Hi Stew - the song is called Fly, by Mark Joseph.


Qu: Hi, I would like to know what that tune played just before the Marco Van Basten interview with Alan Hansen shown on Wednesday night at the England/Holland game (09/02/05). Cheers!

Michael Yee, UK

Ans: The track was called Cold Water Music, by Aim.


Qu: Can you tell me the name of a track that was used in both Match of the Day and Match of the Day 2 this weekend? It was used in MOTD on Saturday to preview the games coming up in the programme. It was then used in MOTD2 on Sunday directly after the analysis of the Man City - Man Utd game in the 'still to come' section - which included John Motson's top 5 matches, Norwich and all the goals from the weekend. Thanks, David

David Allen, UK

Ans: Hi David, the song is called Into The Fire, by Thirteen Senses (from the album The Invitation)


Qu: What's the song and the artist name of the track played in the quick round-up at the very start of Football Focus on 5 and 12 February 05? It's amazing and I haven't heard it anywhere else!
James Ireland, Dorset

Ans: Hi James, I think the song you want is Unconditional by The Bravery


Qu: Could you please tell me the name of the music played on the first VT during the England v Holland match on 9 Feb 2005? Thanks.
Kelvin Tan, Bournemouth, UK

Ans: Hi Kelvin, the song's called Numb/Encore - it's a collaboration between Jay Z and Linkin Park.


Qu: Hi, could you please tell me the name of the song that was used for a short clip that was titled 'The Weekend on BBC Sport'. It was shown at half-time during England v Holland (09/02/05)? Thanks!
Carlo, Leeds, England

Ans: Galvanise, by The Chemical Brothers, from their new album Push The Button.


Qu: MOTD2 Sunday 6 February 2005. You played a deep/dub house track towards the end of the show, can you tell me the artist title & label please?
Kieran McDermott, England

Ans: Hi Kieran, the song played at the end of the programme was Filthy/Gorgeous, by the Scissor Sisters - hope this is the track you meant.


Qu: Please could you tell me the music used for the England v Netherlands trailer which was broadcast before and after Match of the Day on Saturday 5 Feb? Many thanks.
Phil Shaw, England

Ans: Hi Phil, the track was called Half Light, by Athlete. It's track two on their new album Tourist.


Qu: Hi, could you let me know who the artist and track was on Football Focus (5 Feb) used during the Arsenal and Man Utd highlights at the beginning of the show. Thanks
Michael Gill, England

Ans: Galvanise, by The Chemical Brothers, from their new album Push The Button.


Qu: Hi can you tell me what song/artist was being played during last week Goal of Month. Thanks in advance.

Alison, UK

Ans: Hi Alison, we've already answered this one below, but lots of people have emailed in to ask, so here it is again - the track is called Ashes, it's the first track on the latest Embrace album, Out of Nothing.


Qu: Could you please let me know the song & artist used during Mark Owen's piece on Oldham during the Oldham vs Bolton live FA Cup MOTD coverage on 30/01/05? Thanks.

Chris, England

Ans: Hi Chris, the track was Smile Like You Mean It by The Killers (from the album Hot Fuss).


Qu: Could you please tell me the music in the background of the highlights of Arsenal's football campaign so far, on Football Focus on Saturday 15 January 2005. I've been looking for it for quite sometime now, so I'd really appreciate it. Many thanks, Tom.

Tom Barkley, Ireland

Ans: The song is called Stem/Long Stem from the DJ Shadow album Entroducing...


Qu: Just like to know what the track was at the end of Football Focus today (1 January '05) Happy New Year!

Dan, UK

Ans: Breakin' by The Music (from the album Welcome To The North).


Qu: Could you please tell me what the tune's called that you play whilst advertising 'Score Interactive'?

Mark, England

Ans: Hi Mark, the track is called Otto's Journey, by Mylo.


Qu: Please could you let me know what the tune that is played between each match and section on MOTD on Sundays. It's a funky clip that you don't play enough off!!! Many thanks.

Carol, Milton Keynes

Ans: Hi Carol, if you mean the Sunday morning repeat of Match of the Day, the song you are looking for is 1980 by Estelle. The song that's used on Match of the Day 2 during the Premiership round-up is Music Is The Victim, by Scissor Sisters.


Qu: What is the music played on MOTD2 between the highlights of the Saturday games?

Richard Yaxley, England

Ans: Music Is The Victim, by Scissor Sisters


Qu: Can you tell me the music used for the Socrates Garforth Town item on this Saturday's (27 Nov) Focus?

Mark, England

Ans: Take Me to Aruanda, by Astrud Gilberto


Qu: Please could you tell me the name of the group and track played during Saturday's (20 Nov) Football Focus Premiership round-up?

Scott Duroc, UK

Ans: Hi Scott, the song is called Perfume, by Paris Angels.


Qu: Please can you tell me the name of the song and the artist that was used to introduce Match Of The Day on Weds 17 November 2004 when England played Spain in Madrid. It was very Latin sounding.

Steve Townsend, UK

Ans: (Da le) Yalleo by Santana - track one on Supernatural.


Qu: Please could you tell me the artist and track which was used for the Spain v England promo. It was also used for the Wales games as well. Cheers.

David Evans, England

Ans: Mr Cab Driver by Lenny Kravitz.


Qu: During Euro 2004 the BBC ran a short advert that showed some of Europe's best footballers, "the greatest artists of Europe". What was the music that went with that advert?

Austen Smith, England

Ans: The track was Scene from the Balcony, by Craig Armstrong. It's on the Romeo and Juliet soundtrack, Volume Two.


Qu: What was the tune (artist? track?) that accompanied the "diving" item on MOTD2 Sunday 31 October? Thanx.

Joost Visser, Netherlands

Ans: Toxy Gene by The Orb.


Qu: Could you please tell me what the music was which was played as you showed the Goals of the Month feature on Match of the Day on Saturday November 6th? Thanks!

Andrew N, UK

Ans: Hi Andrew, the song is called Ashes - it's the first track on the latest Embrace album, Out of Nothing.


Qu: Watching Match of the Day 2 today (31 October) I've heard several instances of a very funky jazz tune. Could you name that tune for me? Thank you for your effort.

Mark, The Netherlands

Ans: Hi Mark, I think the song you are looking for is No Roots, by Faithless. It's track nine on the album No Roots.


Qu: What was the song being played on the 30th of October's Match of the Day when the video was about Everton before their match and a picture of Wayne Rooney came up and behind him "Wayne Rooney Judas" was sprayed on the wall.

Ben Carter, England

Ans: Hi Ben, the song is called Welcome To The North, by The Music. It's track one on the album, Welcome To The North.


Qu: Hi there, what was the track you played on Football Focus at the end of the program last week on 30/10/04? Was it by James?

Shingy, Scotland

Ans: The song that was played at the end of the programme was Teenage Kicks by The Undertones. The full track listing of that programme is below.


Qu: On Saturday's Football Focus (30/10/04) you featured music throughout championed by the late great John Peel (nice touch). Can you tell me which track by The Fall you used... it's doing me head in! If it's no problem could you tell me all the music you used? Thanks.

Michael

Ans: We've had lots of emails about the music played on Saturday's programme - here are the tracks we used:

The Fall - L.A. (Coming up in Focus intro)
New Order - True Faith (Seven Days round-up)
The Smiths - Barbarism Begins At Home (David Ellery on Man Utd/Arsenal)
The Smiths - This Charming Man (Alan Smith/Partially Sighted World Cup)
Blur - Tender (East Stirlingshire)
The Jesus and Mary Chain - Just Like Honey (Gary Megson sacked by West Brom)
Karime Kendra - Chemical Imbalance (Everton piece)
The Undertones - Teenage Kicks (John Peel closer)


Qu: Hi, what was the track featured on the piece about the Football Hall of Fame on today's Football Focus? (30/10/04). It sounded a bit Hendrixesque. This is a superb service by the way, you have to love the Beeb!

Adam, Kernow

Ans: Hi Adam, the song was called Fame - performed by David Bowie, and co-written with John Lennon. You'll find it on the album Young Americans.


Qu: What was the tune (artist? track?) that accompanied the "diving" item on MOTD2 last Sunday night? Thanx.

Joost Visser, Netherlands

Ans: Hi Joost, the track that accompanies the 'top 5' item on MOTD2 every week is the Thunderbirds theme tune.


Qu: Could you please tell me what the music is that plays over the opening titles to Football Focus which I believe is the same one used last year.

Jon, London, England

Ans: Hi Jon, yes it's the same music as last year - Standback by Linus Loves.


Qu: Could you please tell me what the tune is being played on Match of the Day (Sat 16th Oct ) when Gary Lineker is previewing the Man Utd v Birmingham game and Crystal Palace v Bolton. It's used on the show every week and I really would like to buy it.

Adey, London

Ans: Hi Adey, the song is called 1980, by Estelle.


Qu: What was the music on the Olivier Bernard feature on today's [16 October] Match of the Day please?

Jason Barker, England

Ans: Nothing Can Stop Us by Saint Etienne - track 9 on the album Foxbase Alpha.


Qu: Could you please tell me the name of the artist and track that accompanied the Match of the Day closing highlights of the England v Wales match played 9/10/2004. It contained the words "Rise up & leave" and "You blew me away". Thank you.

Gerald Giorgino, England

Ans: Hi Gerald, the song was called Ashes - it's the first track on the new Embrace album, Out of Nothing. The song will be released as a single on 15 November.


Qu: A few weeks ago on Football Focus, there was a segment right at the very end that showed some of the highlights of Wales as a football nation. I wondered what the song was to accompany that. Thanks!

Lee, Wales

Ans: Glad you liked it Lee. The song was a Blossom Dearie track called Pretty People.


Qu: What's the tune played in the background during the 'Cult Heroes' section of Footie Focus?

Adam Crowe, UK

Ans: Coming From The Top, from the DJ-Kicks: Thievery Corporation album.


Qu: Before I go absolutely mad, could you please let me know which song is played at the beginning of Football Focus when the presenter is telling us what is coming up on the programme! I can't sleep at night.

Chris, Britain

Ans: The song is called Spitting Games by Snow Patrol (it's on their album Final Straw.)


Qu: Which music track played over the closing credits to the England/Wales game on Sat 9th Oct - what was it and who was the group. Thank you.

Declan Gormley

Ans: Hi Declan, the song was called Ashes - it's the first track on the new Embrace album, Out of Nothing. The song will be released as a single on 15 November.


Qu: Could you please give me information regarding the catchy tune playing as last night's [2 Oct] Match of the Day ended? Thank you.

Paul Bailey

Ans: Not sure what song you mean Paul - the closing credits were accompanied by the MOTD theme tune. But if you mean the piece of music used when the Premiership table was shown at the end of the programme, then the song you're after is Silent Movie, by Natasha Bedingfield.


Qu: Can you tell me which music they where playing during September's Goal of the Month competition?

Herm Kuilenberg

Ans: The song is called Ashes - it's the first track on the new Embrace album, Out of Nothing. Ashes will be released as a single on 15 November.


Qu: Football Focus 18 September 2004. Can you tell me what the music was played in the background while the goals round up was on? It's a tune with a great break and sax sample from the Manic Street Preachers 'Kevin Carter'.

Stephen Tones, UK

Ans: Hi Stephen - well spotted! The track is actually a Jon Carter remix of the Manics' Kevin Carter. You'll find it on disc two of Forever Delayed - The Greatest Hits of the Manic Street Preachers.



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