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

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

The Final Score and Score theme tune is called Theme From Sparta FC, by The Fall.

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


Qu: I really enjoyed watching "When Lineker met Maradona" but also thought the chosen title music was excellent. Please could you advise me what this piece of music is called and who it is by as I couldn't see it in the credits. Bryony Fielding
Ans: We had loads of emails about this music. It was called Sinnerman, by Nina Simone - track 14 on The Very Best of Nina Simone.


Qu: Can you please tell me what the fine piece of music is that you used to the closing captions of this years 2006 FA cup final. Thank you Darren, Northern Ireland
Ans: Hoppípolla, by Sigur Ros. (It's also the theme tune to Planet Earth o BBC One).


Qu: Closing credits, MOTD England v Hungary 30/05/06. ian, united kingdom
Ans: What I Say And What I Mean, by The Like.


Qu: During Football Focus on 27th May, the background music playing when you were talking about the group with Switzerland in, what is that tune please? Stuart Mclachlan, England
Ans: Ce Matin-La, by Air (from the album Moon Safari)


Qu: what was the track played during thierry henry being signed to arsenal on football focus (20/05/2006) matt, uk
Ans: Feeling A Moment, by Feeder.


Qu: Hi there I watched today's episode of football focus and really liked the music at the end of the programme over the liverpool v west final. It had a chilled out, rap vibe... Justin Carr, England
Ans: Let's Get Lifted, by John Legend


Qu: Please could you let me know the name of the song you had running along with your feature on the Liverpool team during the FA Cup final build up - it was really punchy. Thanks for your help. Kate, UK
Ans: Hi Kate, if you mean the Steven Gerrard interview, it was called Rebellion (Lies), by Arcade Fire.


Qu: During the preview of the FA Cup Final, there were black-and-white images of decades ago (it was at 1.41 PM). What was the music that was played? Maarten Vermorgen, Belgium
Ans: Bedtime Stories, by Badly Drawn Boy (taken from the album Have You Fed The Fish).


Qu: The track played on Football Focus [6 May 2006] to advertise FA Cup final between WHam and Liverpool Rich, UK
Ans: Glorious, by Andreas Johnson


Qu: During Alan Shearer's interview on Football Focus (06/05) there was a clip of him playing for Blackburn, what was the soundtrack to the small clip? S, Scotland
Ans: Two tracks were played during this feature: Whatever It Is, by Ben Lee; and Bang Bang You're Dead, by Dirty Pretty Things.


Qu: What was the tune (piano keys etc)played at the start of Highbury tribute on Football focus (06/05/06). Thanks. John Evans, UK
Ans: I Get the Sweetest Feeling, by Jackie Wilson


Qu: I watched Football Focus (06/05/06), and really enjoyed the feature of Thierry Henry recollecting his favourite Highbury moments. Could you please tell me the background song played as the feature began. It was played while some of Thierry's best goals were shown. Many thanks Fraser McIntosh, Scotland
Ans: Hoppípolla, by Sigur Ros


Qu: Can you tell me who performs & title of the piece of music that accompanied the review of the Ladies England football teams World Cup performance that was shown at half time during the Ladies FA Cup Final on BBC on 1st May 2006. Thanks. Peter Scott, England
Ans: No Use Crying, by Embrace


Qu: After watching the coverage of the women's FA Cup final, I need to know the music used in the pre-match interview montage! Can you list the tracks? Danielle, England
Ans: Hi Danielle, the songs used were: Number One, by Goldfrapp; Look Up, by Zero 7; No Tomorrow, by Orson; Touch the Sky, by Kanye West; Living For The Weekend, by Hard-Fi; Naïve, by The Kooks; I'll be Ready, Sunblock; Wiseman, by James Blunt


Qu: Song on MOTD 2 (30/04) played for Adrian Chiles to sum up WBA's bad season, had the lyric,"You Bring me down,down,down,down,when you're around". What's the track folks? phil, uk
Ans: You Bring Me Down, by Julie Feeney (from the album 13 Songs)


Qu: The song was on the end of Saturday's edition of Match of the Day (29/04), during the Chelsea champions montage Matt Sorel-Cameron, England
Ans: Handle with Care, by Jenny Lewis with The Watson Twins.


Qu: After watching the FA Cup Semi-Final between Liverpool and Chelsea, could you please tell me what was the music accompanying the video montage at the end of the program? Can't find it anywhere! Daniel Taylor, UK
Ans: Is It Any Wonder?, the new track by Keane - it will be released as a single on Monday 29 May.


Qu: What was the tune played in the preview to the Blackburn v Liverpool game on MOTD2 (16/04/06). Thanks. Gavin, UK
Ans: Turn The Page, by The Streets (the opening track on their debut album, Original Pirate Material).


Qu: What was the music during the FA Cup 'Goal Of The Tournament' competition, that was played during the Middlesbrough vs Charlton FA Cup game on Wednesday 12/04/06??? Tom, England
Ans: Candy Daze, by The Vines.


Qu: What was the song played at the end of the BBC1 coverage of the FA Cup Replay between Middlesborough & Charlton on 12/04/06 Adam J Edge, Wales
Ans: Enjoy Yourself, by The Specials.


Qu: Could you let me know the details of the track that was playing during the introduction to the Villa v. West Brom game in Match of the Day 2 (09/04/06)? Many thanks. Phil A, UK
Ans: Sour Times, by Portishead (track two on the album Dummy).


Qu: Please can you tell me the name of the song being played during Lee Sharpe's feature with the midlands relegation battle on Match of the Day 2 on the 2nd April 2006?
Ans: Several songs were used - Stumble and Fall by Razorlight; Drifting Away by Faithless; and Smokebelch II by The Sabres of Paradise.


Qu: Just wondering, what the song was on motd2, when they had the feature on teddy sheringham being 40?? chris, uk
Ans: Don't Stop Me Now, by Queen.


Qu: Last night, whilst watching my housemate trying to add platforms to his shoes, I noticed a rather classical melody completing the Charlton/Boro programme (23/03/04). Could you please tell me what was playing... Snozburger, England
Ans: No Use Crying, by Embrace (from the album This New Day).


Qu: What is the music you played on 23/3/06 on motd charlton v middlesborough in the fa cup it was just after the opening credits where it showed how the teams had done in the fa cup over the past years. many thanks zoey flesher, uk
Ans: Apocalypse Please, by Muse (taken from the album Absolution).


Qu: What was the name of the song and artist played with the closing credits of the Chelsea v Newcastle United QF on MOTD on 22 March 2006. Couldn't have been more appropriate given the lyrics re: Black and white and blue. Clever! Andrew Goldwater, UK
Ans: The song was called The Blues Are Still Blue, by Belle and Sebastian - track four on their latest album, The Life Pursuit.


Qu: What was the music on the Chelsea V. Newcastle FA cup game (22 March) at the beginning during the montage of the game last year when chelsea finished with 9 men? Cheers richard hopson, England
Ans: Enjoy The Silence, by Depeche Mode.


Qu: What is the music played in the 2 good 2 bad section? Have been wondering for a long time. Thanks. Eddie Wong
Ans: Processed Beats, by Kasabian.


Qu: I was wondering what the guitar piece was during the replay of saturday's highlights. It featured on match of the day 2 on sunday night, 19/03/06. Many thanks.... alan bangert, england
Ans: The Fallen, by Franz Ferdinand.


Qu: Could you please tell me the name of the instrumental music played during your feature on pies on MOTD2 on Sunday 19th March. Thanks. Andrew Tegala, United Kingdom
Ans: Scooby Snacks, by The Fun Lovin' Criminals.


Qu: Does anyone know what the tune was on focus last saturday(18/03/06) when the spotlight was on Middlesbrough, it was a female singing ba baa baa baa....... Ben Dean, England
Ans: South American Getaway (from the album of the same name), by Burt Bacharach.


Qu: What was the music that played during the quick highlights shown at the end of the match between West Ham and Bolton on 15/03/06, I can't stop singing it! Kathie Beal, UK
Ans: Crazy, by Gnarls Barkley. It will be released as a single on 10 April.


Qu: What was the music during the Steve Coppell piece on MOTD2 on 12/3/06? Thanks. James, UK
Ans: He's Misstra Know It All, by Stevie Wonder.


Qu: MOTD 11/3 - what was the music played over Graeme Le Saux's analysis of Birmingham v West Brom? Thanks. Martin, UK
Ans: Get Out While You Can, by Starsailor.


Qu: What is the piece of music that was played during the Goal of the Day segment on MOTD (11/03/2006)? This used to be the Goal of the Month track many a year ago? Thanks Stew, UK
Ans: Life Of Riley, by The Lightning Seeds.


Qu: Could you tell me on the song played on MOTD on 11/03/06 when Ray Stubbs said what would be on MOTD 2 on Sunday night? Stephen F, UK
Ans: Back On Line, by INXS.


Qu: Heard an acoustic guitar piece being played during your piece on (I think) arsenal's Cesc Fabregas, it was in Saturday 11th March's Football Focus, what was the artist and song title? Thanks for your time Barry, Ireland
Ans: Hi Barry, the song accompanying the Cesc Fabregas piece was called Spanish Fly, by Van Halen.


Qu: What was the tune with the footage of Sunderland when you were talking about Mick McCarthy being sacked (Football Focus, 11 March)? It was really catchy.
Ans: Meantime, by The Futureheads.


Qu: I really like the music you played (in the background) at the start of the piece about the Netherlands' prospects for this year's World Cup. The item started at about 12:51pm on today's show (Saturday 11th March 2006). I'd be very grateful if you could tell me what this music is (Instrumental including piano). Thanks in advance. Dylan, England
Ans: What You Waiting For (TWD mix) by Gewn Stefani (a b-side on the CD single version) and La Ritournelle by Sebastien Tellier (from the album Ministry of Sound - The Chillout Session) were the two pieces of music used on this feature.


Qu: What was the song that was playing during the testicular cancer report with David James on 11/03/06. It was awesome Gary, UK
Ans: Feeling A Moment, by Feeder. Taken from the album Pushing the Senses.


Qu: Hi there, on football focus what is the name of the song used for the seven days feature at the start of the show? Thanks for your time. Iftekhar Hussain, England
Ans: Tied-Up Too Tight, by Hard-Fi.


Qu: Could you please put me out of my misery and identify the tune used on the 4th March edition of Football Focus during the Leeds piece? I know I've heard it before! James, UK
Ans: Nightcrawlers, by Beauty Shop.


Qu: Hi could you tell me the music used on Football focus today (4/03/06) when revisiting the England v Uruguay match? Thanks. Nic, England
Ans: Happy Ever After, by Ian Brown - taken from the album Solairzed.


Qu: What was the music at the end of MOTD after England v Uruguay on 1/3/06 Taufiq, UK
Ans: Dreaming Of You, by The Coral - taken from their eponymous debut album.


Qu: Can you tell me what the music was during the Alan Shearer/Newcastle spot shown at half time during the Liverpool/Man Utd FA Cup tie on the 18th February please? Many thanks Tim Halliday, England
Ans: Dr Baker, by the Beta Band - track 4 on The Best Of The Beta Band.


Qu: What was the song that played on Foootball Focus 25/02/06 on the plane to Germany report? Tim, UK
Ans: Coming Into Land, by Badly Drawn Boy - the opening track on Have You Fed The Fish?


Qu: What was the music you used when Lee Sharp was on the bus with some schoolchildren going to the Fulham-West Brom game on MOTD2 (12/02)? Richard Boss, England
Ans: Do You Remeber The First Time, by Pulp. Please, Please, Please by Shout Out Louds was also used in this feature.


Qu: There was a lovely guitar track used on Focus this morning (11/02). It was used regularly, including trailing the day's rugby and the Winter Olympics. It was instrumental, a kind of soothing ringing guitar. If you could tell me what it is I'd be most grateful! Andy, England
Ans: It Ended On An Oily Stage, by British Sea Power.


Qu: Could you please tell me the music playing in the background on Football Focus on 4 February 06 when the Premiership table was shown? Can you also please tell me the music playing in the background when the forthcoming FA Cup 5th round televised matches were announced on the same programme? Cheers. Jason Mckenzie, England
Ans: Stormy Weather, by Echo And The Bunneymen; and It Happened On An Oily Stage, by British Sea Power.


Qu: Hiya, my query is from quite a while ago - 15th January 2005, you did a feature about Exeter City at the end of the show. Could you please please tell me the song that you played during it? I've checked and it doesn't seem to be in the archives. I don't know if this is possible because its so far back, but i hope so. Thanks, Tom Tom Fowles, England
Ans: Hi Tom, the song was called Might Be Stars, by The Wannadies.


Qu: Hi I was wondering what song was played at the beginning of Man United vs Liverpool (FA Cup, 18th Feb) when they were showing the two teams' previous history. Tasha, England
Ans: Stay Fly, by Three 6 Mafia.


Qu: what is the music you used on MOTD 18/2/06 during the plug for Sunday's show? It sounded like industrial with Asian style vocals. Thanks. Mark, England
Ans: Spitfire, by Prodigy.


Qu: Could you tell me the song played after the Newcastle v Southampton FA Cup game 18.02.06 please Kelly LeRoy, England
Ans: Nature's Law, the new single from Embrace - out on the 20 March. Embrace's new album, This New Day, is out on 27 March.


Qu: Hi, can you tell me what the song was on the ending credits on the FA Cup clash between Liverpool & Manchester United on the 18/02/06 please... Rob, England
Ans: Blood, by Editors. Track 3 on the album The Back Room.


Qu: I'm enquiring to find out what was the piece of music used during the African Cup of Nations Final trailer that was screened during half-time on the 'Chelsea v Everton FA Cup 4th round replay' Match of the Day programme on wednesday 8th February 2006. Terry Sazio, UK
Ans: Fuel My Fire, by The Prodigy (track 10 on The Fat of the Land).


Qu: What was played at the end of MOTD Chelsea v Everton FA Cup replay please? Sarah, England
Ans: Stars of CCTV, by Hard-Fi. Track 11 on the album of the same name.


Qu: Hi, what is the name of the piece of music used during the Saturday goals round up on MOTD2 last Sunday (5/2/06)? Thanks. CJA, England
Ans: The Fallen, by Franz Ferdinand. Track one on the album You Could Have It So Much Better.


Qu: Please can you tell me the music used during the 'analysis' sections of the programs after the game highlights. It seems to have changed recently, but the same tune was used constantly before xmas especially on motd2! Cheers Chi, Wales
Ans: In The Margins, by Echo And The Bunneymen.


Qu: Hi could you please tell me what music is used when you show the league tables? It used to be stormy weather but it has changed recently. Thanks nicola, england
Ans: Starsailor: Keep Us Together. Taken from the album On The Outside.


Qu: Hiya, there is an instrumental during some parts of MOTD, is it an INXS track called Back On Line???? Barry Richards, UK
Ans: Yes it is - taken from the album Welcome To Wherever You Are.


Qu: Can you tell what the music was that you played at the start of the Bolton v Arsenal game (28/01/06) when you were showing the goals from the two previous recent meetings between the clubs (before the actual game started). It has a lot of strings and brass in it and some very low singing (a man's voice). You use this piece quite a lot especially on sports shows. Hope you can help. Ian, UK
Ans: All Possibilities, by Badly Drawn Boy. From the album Have You Fed The Fish.


Qu: What was the song at the end of Match of The Day, Portsmouth v Liverpool, the live match, (29/01/06), showing clips from the match. It was the 6pm showing. Sue Pearce, England
Ans: Sugar We're Going Down, by Fall Out Boy.


Qu: Hello - whose was the cover version of 'Don't Give Up' played after the Bolton v Arsenal FA Cup tie on Saturday 28 Jan? Thanks. luke, england
Ans: It was performed by Alicia Keys & Bono for an Aids charity single.


Qu: Hey, what are the names of the tracks that were played on the show today (21.01.06) on the Third Round Replays Review and the preview of MOTD2? Mark, England
Ans: Mardy Bum, by Arctic Monkeys.


Qu: The Live World Cup Draw used 'Rage Against the Machine' song to show some highlights at the beginning of the show, very much like to know what it is. Cheers. John H, UK
Ans: It was indeed Rage Against The Machine - the track was called Wake Up.


Qu: Can you please tell me the song they use on Football Focus for the 7 days bit of the show? Elliott Howes, England
Ans: Tied Up Too Tight, by Hard-Fi.


Qu: Could you tell me the song used in the FA Cup feature on Football Focus on 21st Jan 06. It was used at the beginning with the Stoke - Tamworth match and then later on again. Tom, England
Ans: Mardy Bum, by Arctic Monkeys


Qu: What was the song played during the Thierry Henry 150 goals tribute at the end of Football Focus on 21 Jan? Thankyou David Keen, England
Ans: Touch the Sky, by Kanye West.


Qu: During Match of the Day on 14/01/06 a trailer was run for the forthcoming "The African Cup of Nations" tournament. It sounds like a Film Score. Will you please identify the music used on this trailer so that I can obtain it? Mr R. Crossley, England
Ans: Taureg Attack, composed and performed by Jerry Goldsmith. It's taken from The Mummy - the original motion picture soundtrack.


Qu: Hi, could you please let me know which track was playing in the background on Match of the Day and Final Score on 21/01/06 when the Premiership table was being shown? Chenupan Gughan, UK
Ans: Keep Us Together, by Starsailor (taken from the album On The Outside).


Qu: What are the new tunes playing during the still to come / coming up sections of Match of the Day? I believe they were first used during Saturday 14th January 2006, but i'm not sure? Thankyou Mark, Brighton
Ans: The music that accompanies the 'Still to come' segments throughout the programme is DOA, by Foo Fighters, and (when Gary is talking over the pictures) Remain, by Kubb (taken from the album Mother).


Qu: What is the music used to introduce football shows coming up on bbc1 on Score on 14/1/06? Joe Brown, England
Ans: Junior Kickstart, by The Go! Team.


Qu: This is super! Chaps, can you let me know the track that was playing during the round up of the last 7 days on Football Focus this past Saturday - 14th January. Much obliged! Matthew Allard, UK
Ans: Ovary Stripe by Kasabian - track 12 on their eponymous debut album.


Qu: Please can you tell me the name of the track used on Football Focus yesterday (14.01.06) during the feature on Alan Shearer equalling Jackie Milburn's goalscoring record at Newcastle? Many thanks. Martin Scorer, United Kingdom
Ans: Angelique, by Lamb.


Qu: I heard a track on Football Focus today (14/01/2006), and I would love to find out what it is. It was the track playing on the piece about the Manchester derby. If you could let me know where I could get a copy that would be great, Thanx!! :-) Pete Sparnon, UK
Ans: Hi Pete, the track was called Shall We Take A Trip, by Northside.


Qu: What is the name of the Coldplay track which played behind Celtic's loss to Clyde in the Scottish Cup on today's Focus (14 Jan)? Tom Ledden, England
Ans: Hardest Part - track 10 on the album X&Y.


Qu: Please can you tell me the music played on the highlights feature of the Liverpool v Luton and Tottenham v Leciester FA Cup ties on Football Focus today (14/01/06) Phil Moore, UK
Ans: High Drama, by Timo Maas


Qu: Can you please tell me the name of the song used in the preview of the Leicester v Spurs FA Cup tie (08/01/06)? I heard the lyrics "long time coming" but don't know if that's the name or who it's by. Cheers! Ross, England
Ans: Long Time Coming, by The Delays.


Qu: Hi there, what was the piece of music that you used at the beginning of the FA Cup 3rd round edition of Match of the Day on 7/1/2006. It was a funky little number, just a guitar, keyboard and drums. Cheers Jake, Manchester
Ans: Outsider, by Franz Ferdinand - from the album You Could Have It So Much Better.


Qu: What was the music played at the end of Match of the Day Luton v Liverpool FA Cup match on 7/1/06 Martin, England
Ans: A Little Like You, by Grand Drive.


Qu: Hi, just wondering what song was used at the start of the Hull City vs Aston Villa game (7/1/2005). Thanks. Andy Mackie, UK
Ans: This Time by Starsailor - track 9 on the album On The Outside.


Qu: I heard a song on Football Focus today (31/12/05) during the round up of goals from the Christmas period so far. What was it? Bill Rice, UK
Ans: This was during the Seven Days segment and was the usual Seven Days music - Hard to Beat, by Hard-Fi.


Qu: What was the name of the song used on the edition of Football Focus used on New Year's eve for the credits? It's a dance tune but the lyrics sounded like Michael Jackson. Help me please! Lewis, UK
Ans: Say Say Say (Waiting 4 U), by Hi-Tack. The song samples the classic Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney original 'Say Say Say'.


Qu: Brilliant selection of music used today for the football review of 2005 (31/12/05). Any chance of the playlist? Phil McCloy, UK
Ans: Hi Phil, glad you liked the review. Here are the list of tracks used: Too Cold - Roots Manuva; The Scientist - Coldplay; I'm Good feat. Abdominal - DJ Format; Struck by the Sound - Audio Bullys; Will You Follow Me? - Rob Dougan


Qu: Please can you tell me what the track was on Football Focus today (26/11/05) at the beginning and during the Anton and Rio Ferdinand interview. You have got to be kidding this is the coolest thing ever! Worth the license fee alone! Thanks mate. bobby white, siberia
Ans: Hi Bobby, the song was called Blazing The Crop, by Rae & Christian.


Qu: Annoying me & you've probably answered this already but what is the music used during "Your Shout"? Joe Hobbs, England
Ans: Shake A Leg, by Roll Deep.


Qu: What was the music at the end of Focus on 17.12.2005 ? It was sorta orchestral. Thanks Tim E, UK
Ans: Magnum Force composed by Lalo Schrifin and performed by Gene Vincent, from the Magnum Force soundtrack.


Qu: Football Focus - Saturday 17th December 2005 - approx 12:20. What was the music playing in the background to the European Champions league review of the forthcoming fixtures? Thanks. Nick Wilson.
Ans: Hi Nick, the song was called Ovary Stripe by Kasabian - track 12 on their eponymous debut album.


Qu: Thanks for a GREAT show. Could you please tell me what the track was on the Sunday's Match of the Day 2 (11.12.05) when Lawrie Sanchez was the guest. There was a feature showing highlights of the recent 1-0 victory for N Ireland against England. I mean the track during this part. Thanks, Robert Delahunty, UK
Ans: Shining Light, by Ash (track 2 on Free All Angels).


Qu: Can you please tell me the music played on MOTD2 when Graeme Le Saux or recently Tony Adams does a quick review after a game has just been played? Jonny Sharp, England
Ans: Tourist, by Athlete


Qu: Hi Could you tell me the music that was used in MOTD 2 (4/12/05 )in the piece on being a referee's assessor? Thanks. Nicola, England
Ans: Alive & Amplified, by The Mooney Suzuki.


Qu: Can you please tell me the song played on MOTD 2 on Sun 4th December when showing the referee's blunders? Vicky Rattu, England
Ans: Hi Vicky, four different tracks were used in that segment: Walk in the Fire - Doves; Magnum Theme - Mike Post; In Your Own Time - Mark Owen; Axel F - Crazy Frog


Qu: Hello on Saturday's match of the day (03.12.05) there was an advertisment for the Sports Personality 05 - I want to know what that song is called please. jack, england
Ans: Can I Have It Like That, by Pharrell Williams.


Qu: What is the incidental music that plays during the match analysis on Match of the Day? Can you tell me the artist and title? Neill Campbell
Ans: What A Lovely Dance, by Hal.


Qu: Please can you tell me what the music was that was played on football focus on 3/12/05 please.I think it was when people were talking about racism in Spain. Thank you Natalie, England
Ans: Hi Natalie, the music used during the racism piece was called Angel, by Massive Attack (from the album Mezzanine).


Qu: Please can you tell me the name of the instrumental tune accompanying the "7-days" review in Football Focus on 3rd December 05. Thanks Iain Walker, UK
Ans: Hard to Beat, by Hard-Fi.


Qu: Hi, during the FA Cup piece today (Football Focus, 3 Dec), about a chairman auctioning his mountain bike (?), there was a track playing. Can't think of who it's by though? Cheers David, Scotland
Ans: Family Affair, by Sly and the Family Stone


Qu: What was the song played regularly on your programmes this weekend about George Best - the one that contains the lyrics "Georgie, Georgie, they call you the Belfast Boy"? Prin, England
Ans: Belfast Boy, by Don Fardon.


Qu: What was the music played during the feature on George Best as part of Football Focus on 26-11-05? Thanks. Keith Verheyden, UK
Ans: Hi, several tracks were used during the George Best obituary: Alone in Kyoto - Air; Gimme Gimme Good Lovin - Crazy Elephant; Some Cities - Doves; La Ritournelle - Sebastian Tellier; Belfast Child - Simple Minds


Qu: Sir, there was a piece used throughout today's (26th Nov) article on George Best, it was used throughout but closed the piece. The same piece was used in a recent Top Gear article on British Racing Green (at the point where he was talking about sponsorship logos on cars). It's driving me mad. Could you tell me what it is please? Jeri hayes, UK
Ans: Hi Jeri, the track was called Belfast Child, by Simple Minds.


Qu: Please can you tell me what the track was on Football Focus today (26/11/05) at the beginning and during the Anton and Rio Ferdinand interview. Thanks! Ben Theaker, UK
Ans: Blazing The Crop, by Rae & Christian.


Qu: You have got to be kidding this is the coolest thing ever! Worth the license fee alone! What was the music used for the Sports Personality of the year advert please? Oliver Quaye, Manchester
Ans: Glad you like it Oliver. The song you're after is Can I Have it Like That, by Pharrell Williams.


Qu: What was the music playing during Saturday's Match Of The Day's George Best tribute at the end of the programme. Sounded like Embrace, but not 100% on that. I'll be AMAZED if anyone knows this. Janice, Canada
Ans: Hi Janice, it was indeed Embrace - the track was called Wonder (track three on the album If You've Never Been).


Qu: What was the music played during the clips of Middlesbrough and Fulham just before the highlights of the game on Match of the Day 2, 20th Nov 05. Thanks. Keith Marshall, England
Ans: Bullets, by Editors (from the album The Back Room).


Qu: What is the music currently used in the background during the "Your Shout" section of Football Focus (November 05) Damien Parsonage, UK
Ans: Shake A Leg, by Roll Deep.


Qu: What was the dance tune which was on football focus when all the qualified teams for the world cup was shown? Johnny Tse, UK
Ans: Apply Some Pressure by Maximo Park.


Qu: What was the tune you used to introduce the Patrick Vieira interview on Football Focus today (19 Nov)? JACKIE BURKINSHAW, England
Ans: Ooh La La, by Goldfrapp.


Qu: Hi guys can you please tell me the song that is played when the Premiership league tables are show on Match of The Day. It's the new song you're using for season 05/06 not "Into The Fire" from last season. Omar Ejaz, England
Ans: Hi Omar, Square One by Coldplay is the song you're after.


Qu: Could you name the background tune used during match analysis on MOTD2. Thanks. James, UK
Ans: Tourist, by Athlete.


Qu: After our incredible victory over Argentina on the 12th November, what was the song played right at the end of the show, over the clips from the match. Many thanks, Michael Michael Grogan, England
Ans: It's called The Fallen - track one on Franz Ferdinand's new album You Could Have It So Much Better.


Qu: What is the dramatic music used in the build-up to the England v Argentina game? It's the music at the beginning of the advert I'm after please. Garry, UK
Ans: Be There, by Unkle featuring Ian Brown.


Qu: Can you tell me the music you use on MOTD2 for the section last night (6 Nov) that had goalkeepers rooted to the spot when people where chipping them (other sections recently include good captains and moustaches). Keiron, UK
Ans: Walk In The Fire, by Doves.


Qu: The name please, of the piece of music that accompanied the article about the new Arsenal stadium. The programme was Match of the Day 2 of the weekend 6/11/05. Thankyou Thomas Martin, Scotland
Ans: Hi Thomas - Precious Time, by Van Morrison.


Qu: The music played on football focus with the best of Man-utd's 1000 Premiership goals. I'm damn sure it was Bad Religion. But what song was it? andrew davies, wales
Ans: It was indeed Bad Religion. The track was called 1000 memories (geddit?) - from the album The New America.


Qu: What was the song played on the 6th November during the Chasetown players introducing themselves on The FA Cup MOTD? Tom, East Grinstead
Ans: Hi Tom. The song was an instrumental version of Dirty Harry by Gorillaz - (track four on their latest album Demon Days).


Qu: Would you please be able to tell me the name of the song being played during the Yakubu profile and interview on Football Focus on the 29th october Callum Richards, England
Ans: Love Generation by Bob Sinclair.


Qu: On Saturday's Match of the Day (05/11/05), who played the music 'Green Onions'. I would love to know, thanks. Steve Owen
Ans: Green Onions is by Booker T and the MG's.


Qu: Hello, what was the short melodic piece in the little video before the Man United v Chelsea highlights on MOTD2 on 6/11 - The clip showed the Boro v Man U goals and Roy Keane had "censored" written across him...Cheers Adam Adam McDonald, United Kingdom
Ans: Like No Other, by Electronic (track 7 on the album Twisted Tenderness).


Qu: I am looking for the instrumental piece of music played when announcing still to come on MOTD... it's brilliant!!
Matthew McMillan, UK
Ans: The music that accompanies the 'Still to come' segments throughout the programme is DOA, by Foo Fighters. When Gary is introducing a game and is talking over pictures of a player, the track in the background is called Waiting For You by Narcotic Thrust.


Qu: Please could you tell the tune that was playing on MOTD (5/11/05) while Le Saux was summing up Wigan's defence; it was only the instrumental of the song. Thanks for your help in advance. Mark, England
Ans: Tourist, by Athlete


Qu: Hello, on last night's MOTD2 (30th Oct) what was the music backing the Tottenham legends part of the show? It sounds a somewhat dark and moody track, and I've been after it for a considerable while now! Thanks. Matt Scott, UK
Ans: Hi Matt, three tracks were used on that feature: Lucky Pressure and In And Out - both by Roni Size and Reprazent; Angel, by Massive Attack.


Qu: On MOTD 2 last night (30/10/05) there was a small part of a song that keeps being played and it's driving me mad as to what it is. It was played at exactly 10.51pm just as the Newspaper headlines of Manchester getting beat 4-0 by Middlesbrough, then again at 11.01pm as Chelsea's goals were shown and then again at 11.11pm when other team's goals from the weekend were being shown. It was played at a few various intervals following that. PLEASE tell me what it is before I go scatty. Many thanks Susan, UK
Ans: His Susan, we have already answered this question before - the music used on MOTD2's round-up of Saturday's goals is Dare, by Gorillaz (featuring Shaun Ryder).


Qu: What was the sad lament (something about a boy from Belfast) used over footage of a lone George Best juggling a ball on a hilltop against a backdrop of tower blocks on Saturday's Football Focus? (29.10.05) Philip Haines, UK
Ans: Hi Philip, the song was called Belfast Child, by Simple Minds.


Qu: Hi, music used in motd2 on Sunday 23.10.05 programme - for the Saturday goal round-up? PB, UK
Ans: Square One, by Coldplay


Qu: Please could you tell me the song that is being played on Football Focus when doing the round up of the week's football. Rochelle Wilson, West Midlands
Ans: Hard To Beat, by Hard-Fi.


Qu: Could you please tell me the name of the song used on Football Focus when it is showing you the league tables. Thanks. Clarke,
Ans: Stormy Weather, by Echo and The Bunneymen


Qu: Can you tell me what was the background music during the interview with Wigan's Jimmy Bullard on Football Focus broadcast on 22/10/05? Thanks. Jim Johnston, Scotland
Ans: Gauloise Groove, by Andy Britton/David Goldsmith (track 13 on the album Eccentrics).


Qu: Can you please tell me the name of the music which introduced Newcastle v Sunderland game on M.O.T.D. 2 on Sunday night (23/10/05). It was during the talkover to the game. I have been trying to find out for at least 8 years now and so far I have failed. Keith Edwards
Ans: Hi Keith, well the wait is over - it's called In Dust We Trust, by The Chemical Brothers (track 2 on their debut album Exit Planet Dust).


Qu: What was the song on the 22nd October Football Focus during the Arsene Wenger and Arsenal feature? Tom, England
Ans: Hi Tom, two songs were used in this feature - Once Around The Block, by Badly Drawn Boy (from the album The Hour of Bewilderbeast). And Reprise, by Doves (on the album Lost Souls).


Qu: What is the name of the song that was on during the Football Focus interview with Paul Koncheskey on 22/10/05 Greg, Scotland
Ans: Club Foot, by Kasabian - the opening track on their eponymous debut album.


Qu: Could you tell me which tune was played on 16/10/2005 on MOTD2 when Adrian Chiles was introducing the games and he showed some of the Man City pitches from this season Joe, England
Ans: Stumble And Fall by Razorlight.


Qu: Could you please tell me what the dramatic classical choral piece of music that featured during the VT charting England's progression through the World Cup qualifiers - Football Focus (15/10/05). Andy, England
Ans: Several people emailed in about this particular piece - the music used was as follows: Hayling, by FC Kahuna; Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood, by Joe Cocker (both from Layer Cake: Soundtrack); Main Title, composed by Harry Gregson-Williams (from Man On Fire Soundtrack); Unseen, composed by Craig Armstrong (Plunkett & Maclean: Soundtrack); We Took Pelham, by Dead Avenger (from the album Deep Red); Universal, by Nate James (from the album Set The Tone); Last Man Standing, by Ladytron (from the album Witching Hour)


Qu: I heard a backing rock tune with the lyrics taken out on a loop today (15th October) on football focus. It was about 12:50 when they were showing goals from some of the teams who had qualified and also the points from each group. Its driving me nuts trying to remember who it is, its a recently released single. Steve Shaw, England
Ans: Tied-Up Too Tight, by Hard-Fi. (Track 3 on the album Stars Of CCTV).


Qu: What was the music that was playing today (15th October) as we were reliving Beckham being send off. It was an instrumental tune any ideas? Owyn Stephens, England

Ans: I think the song you're lookin for is High Hopes, by Shed Seven.


Qu: Please, please, please. Any chance of finding out what the instrumental piece of music was that commenced your MOTD coverage of the England v Poland game? EDWARD THORNHILL, ENGLAND

Ans: The Only Living Boy In New York, by Simon and Garfunkel.


Qu: What song did you play when reviewing Ireland's qualifying group on Football Focus (8 October)? Yohan Yogeswaran, England

Ans: Hi Yohan, two pieces of music were used - Stormy Weather by Echo and the Bunneymen, and Enjoy The Silence by Depeche Mode.


Qu: Hi, can you please tell me what the piece of music was called that was played in the closing credits of the England v Poland football match on Match of the Day 12/10/05 right at the end??? It was a instrumental piece that was wicked. It would be really great if you could tell me. Thank you Ed, England

Ans: Hi Ed, two remixes of F.E.A.R. by Ian Brown were used: F.E.A.R. (With Dann), and F.E.A.R. (Unkle Remix).


Qu: Could you tell me the song used on every MOTD when it says coming up... Zaki Dogliani, England

Ans: DOA, by Foo Fighters


Qu: Can you please tell me the song at the end of the England v Austria match. It is doing my head in!!! Nick Scott, England

Ans: To The End, by Blur (from the album Parklife)


Qu: Can you tell me what the music is that was played in the intro to Match of the Day for the England v Austria match? Chris Shaw, England

Ans: Hi Chris, four pieces of music were used in that intro: La Musica Notturna Delle; Into The Fog (both from the Master and Commander soundtrack); Drive To Boatyard, by Ilan Eshkeri (from the Layer Cake soundtrack); Unseen (from the Plunkett and MacLeane soundtrack).


Qu: What song was used to show the tables at the end MOTD 2 on Sunday 2 October? Rob Phillips, England

Ans: Processed Beats, by Kasabian


Qu: Hi, would appreciate it if you could tell me what the piece of music was that you used for the England ad during this week-end's (1 October) Match of the Day? Thanks and regards. Roger James, Wales

Ans: Two pieces of music were used - Stumble and Fall by Razorlight, and Square One by Coldplay.


Qu: The name of the track played during the feature showing England v Northern Ireland clips on the Saturday October 1st show? Matt Denney, England

Ans: Homme, by Brazilian Girls


Qu: Could you please tell me the name of the song used on Football Focus during the 'what's coming up' segment on the 24/9/05? Thanks. Stewart, Scotland

Ans: Munich, by Editors (from the album The Back Room).


Qu: What was the music played in the background of the Football Focus Seven Days round-up on the 24th September? Fintan Brunkard, Ireland

Ans: The Seven Days music is the same every week - Hard to Beat, by Hard-Fi


Qu: What is the name of the track used during the Brian Clough feature in today's show (24/09/2005)? Chris, England

Ans: Whisper Of A Thrill, by Thomas Newman (track 16 on Ibiza - The History of Chillout disc 1).


Qu: Could you please tell me what song was played during Football Focus (24/09.05) during the interview with Joey Barton. Thanks Oliver, England

Ans: Fix You, the latest single from Coldplay.


Qu: Could you please tell me the name of the song that plays when Saturday's goals are being rounded up on MOTD 2 (24/9/05) Rich, England

Ans: Hi Rich, it's the same song each week - Dare by Gorillaz (from the album Demon Days).


Qu: What was the music that played out today's Football Focus (17th Sept 2005) - it accompanied visuals of Wayne Rooney and other people who our kids should not imitate! Brendan Hever, UK

Ans: Hi Brendan - All These Things I've Done, by The Killers (track five on the Hot Fuss album).


Qu: Could you tell me the music used during the Chelsea- Charlton sequence on Football Focus (17 September 2005). Cheerz!!! Stephano, UK

Ans: True to Form, by Hybrid (track two on the album Morning Sci-Fi).


Qu: Could you please tell me what song was used during the Hibernian feature on Football Focus 17 September please? Jason Mckenzie , England

Ans: Hi Jason - Dice, by Finley Quaye (from the album Much More Than Much Love)


Qu: Hello there could you tell me which music was used on Saturday the 10th of September by MOTD goal of the Month competition. Greeting from the Netherlands Herm Kuilenberg, Netherlands

Ans: Hi Herm - the answer's above. It's the instrumental version of Ashes, by Embrace.


Qu: Can you tell me what songs were used on the Darren Bent interview on today's show (Sat 10th Sept)? Many thanks David, Northern Ireland

Ans: So You Say You Lost Your Baby, by Death in Vegas - on the album Scorpio Rising.


Qu: What was the song used during the VT of Newcastle strikers and England, during the match between Northern Ireland and England on 7 Sep 2005? Kelvin Tan, Bournemouth

Ans: Drive To The Boatyard by Ilan Eshkeri - track six on the Layer Cake soundtrack.


Qu: Just watched the National Team embarrass themselves against Northern Ireland, but what was the music at the close of the program??? Cheers Martyn Drogan, England

Ans: Let's Get Lifted from the album of the same name, by John Legend.


Qu: Hey, could you please tell me who composed the theme tune to the BBC's Euro 2004 coverage in which the adverts had 'Artists' in it, it was a classical piece from the adverts. THANK YOU! Samiullah Choudhry, England

Ans: Hi Samiullah - the answer to this is Scene From The Balcony, by Craig Armstrong. It's on the Romeo and Juliet soundtrack, Volume Two.


Qu: Please can you tell me the music used in the piece just after Thierry Henry's interview about playing Ireland on Football Focus today at around 12:30 (03/09/05). Thanx for your help. Sylvain Garcon, England

Ans: Tatouage Bleu (Avec Chet), by Ben Onono. You'll find it on the album The Best of Cafe Del Mar, on Mercury Records.


Qu: Hi there, I really enjoy watching Football Focus every Saturday. Please could you help though and tell me what the song/artist that you were playing at the end of today's show (3 Sept 2005) as I really liked it. Many thanks. Philip Davey

Ans: Hi Philip, glad you liked it - the song was Starry Eyed Surprise, by Paul Oakenfold.


Qu: What was the song playing during Saturdays (3rd Sept) Football Focus when they were showing John Toshack criticising the Welsh team results? It was only brief but I've heard it loads of times before & have no idea what it is, thanks. Robbie, England

Ans: Wake Me Up When September Ends, by Green Day.


Qu: Please, please, I am desperate to know, what was the music you used to advertise MOTD2 on MOTD Saturday 27th August. Thank You Fiona Gibbons, U.K

Ans: Hi Fiona, sorry for the delay in tracking this down - it was called Simon Says, by Pharoahe Monch.


Qu: Please, please, please reveal the track used immediately before showing the Newcastle v Man United match on MotD2 Sunday 28th August? Adrian Chiles was talking over the top of it quickly previewing the game, you could say. Thank you Jim, England

Ans: Hi Jim, it was the new Starsailor track called In the Crossfire. It will be released as a single on 3 October.


Qu: What was the music used on the review of the previous day's goals on Match Of The Day 2 on Sunday 28th August 2005? Kelvin Tan, Bournemouth, UK

Ans: Dare, the latest single from Gorillaz, from the album Demon Days.


Qu: What was the tune used during all the 'Still To Come' pieces on MotD Sat 28th August? Mark O'Meara, England

Ans: Hi Mark, two songs are used each week on Match of the Day's 'Still to come sequences' - DOA by Foo Fighters, and Waiting For You by Narcotic Thrust.


Qu: Can you please tell me what the music is playing in the background, when you show the tables on Final Score? Peter Woods, England

Ans: Hi Peter, the song is called Square One, by Coldplay. From the album X&Y. The same song is used when showing the league tables on Match of the Day and Match of the Day 2.


Qu: I heard a cover of a song called 'This Town Aint Big Enough For The Both Of Us' originally by Sparks, on the Football Focus closing credits on the 20th August. I was wondering the name of the band that covered it? Michael Harris, England

Ans: Hi Michael, the version of the song used on Football Focus was by The Darkness.


Qu: What was the song played on MOTD2, in Bob Wilson's career round-up? That song really cheered me up. Rezwan Khandoker, UK

Ans: Play The Hits, by Hal


Qu: What was the music used on the Saturday round-up piece on Match Of The Day 2 on Sunday 14th August 2005 where it showed the action from the previous day's games? Ram Sarujan, England

Ans: Cutt Off, by Kasabian


Qu: Please could you tell me the music behind the review on Football Focus on 13/08. Kevin Pilling, England

Ans: Hi Kevin, I think you mean the Seven Days round-up - in which case the song is called Hard to Beat, by Hard-Fi.


Qu: What was the music used during Graeme Le Saux's view, right after the Wigan-Chelsea match? Thanx! Joost Visser, Holland

Ans: Hi Joost, the song is called Tourist. It's the title track on Athlete's second album.


Qu: Could you tell me what the music is you play on Match of the Day during the Hansen and Lawrenson Analysis bits. Peter McEvoy, England

Ans: The band is Hal and the song is an instrumental version of What A Lovely Dance (track one on their eponymous debut album).


Qu: Just heard a track being played on MOTD 2, on 14.08.05 during the Sunderland highlights and interview with fans. What and who is this? Many thanks for your help. Peter Keane, England

Ans: Hi Peter, the track was called Long Time Coming, by The Delays (on the album Faded Seaside Glamour).


Qu: I heard a great track on Football Focus (13/8/05) during the review of the best transfer signings of the summer. Please tell me who it was. Many thanks. Ben McCormick

Ans: The track is called Dare, by Gorillaz featuring Shaun Ryder. It's track 12 on the latest Gorillaz album, Demon Days.


Qu: Can you tell us the name of the tune used in the new Final Score titles please? Mark, Brighton, England

Ans: Theme From Sparta FC, by The Fall

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