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Monday, 21 August 2017

Anyone for Tennis?

I woke up the other morning thinking about tennis players who have featured  in the title of songs.As you do.
Two immediately jumped to mind.
First up is The Iceman from Sweden Bjorn Borg multiple grand slam winner and one of the all time greats

He features in the title but not in the lyrics of The Ballad of Bjorn Borg a song on the Pernice Brothers  2001 album The World Wont End

Bjorn is followed by Conchita Martinez  who in 1994 was the first Spanish player to win the woman's singles title at Wimbledon her only grand slam  victory although she did reach another two finals.
She is also the subject of a song on Saint Etienne's 1993 debut album So Tough.

I briefly thought of featuring Billie Jean but then thought the better of it.
Any other suggestions welcomed.

Pernice Brothers - The Ballad of Bjorn Borg

Saint Etienne - Conchita Martinez


  1. Ooh! Sounds like my kind of challenge...

    Super Furry Animals - Venus & Serena

    Phranc - M-A-R-T-I-N-A

    Snowgoons feat. NBS & Sicknature - John McEnroe

    Vanilla Ice feat. Slipknot - Andy Murray Psycho Killer

    Only one of those is made up.

    I'm sure someone will suggest (What's Her Name) Virginia Wade by Roxy Music... but Virginia does actually crop up in Badly Drawn Boy's Born In The U.K.

  2. I knew you would step up to the plate Roll

  3. Other than the SFA track that Rol mentioned:
    'Outbreak Of Vitas Gerulaitis' - Half Man Half Biscuit
    'I'm In Love With Steffi Graf' - Hugh Laurie

  4. How on earth do you wake up thinking of tennis players who have featured in the title of songs?! Nice pic of BB though - one of my teenage heart-throbs.

    You will not be surprised to learn I have nothing to offer up for this challenge but have been entertained and educated by the above!

  5. I came up with some ropey old blog that posted something about tennis

    1. And typically, I'd already forgotten I did that.

  6. Was trying to emulate the master!

  7. there's a song called Boom Boom Boris by The Match. It's about Boris Becker

  8. Cowboy Temple - 17 (This Is Not A Boris Becker Song).

  9. SNoop Dogg - Signs (Serena and Venus williams referenced)

  10. Hugh Laurie - I'm In Love With Steffi Graff
    Red Foo - Heart Of A Champion - Victoria Azerenka
    Wyclef Jean - I'm Ready - Venus Williams

  11. Oh my god! So many songs about tennis player and I only know a few. Anyway something to investigate. Thanks. I ask myself what will come next when you wake up CC.