RECORD PLAYERS! As Sky Chris releases album, we look at other footie stars who’ve had hits
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TV footy pundit Chris Kamara is recording a swing album.
The Sky Sports broadcaster, 61, has already been in the studio with a big band to work on his first ever record.
The ex-Leeds United player is hoping to follow in the footsteps of The Chase host Bradley Walsh, 58, whose album of swing ONCE upon a time, Andrew – he insists on being called Andrew these days – was a fabulous Manchester United forward known to millions around the world as Andy.
But as so often happens in the beautiful game, they bang a few in the back of the net and suddenly think they have taken on God-like status.
The natural result of this bout of screeching hubris was the chart release of the quite dreadful on the back of Man United’s treble-winning success in the 1998-99 season. covers became the biggest selling debut album by a British artist in 2016.
An insider said: “Our Chris loves to sing and he’s got the balls of steel to give this a go.
“His ultimate aim is for a Christmas HE delighted the Anfield and Newcastle throngs, put man-perms on the map, promoted Brut, and famously made an absolute twat of himself on telly blabbering about Sir Alex Ferguson.
But what Kevin Keegan will desperately want the world to forget is his dire attempt at pop chart stardom. His 1979 effort –
– has been described variously as “excruciating”, “dreadful” and “shite”.
But in all honesty, it wasn’t even THAT good. number one – but in all honesty he’d be delighted just to flog a few records with his name on.”
Cheery Chris, renowned for making his trademark comment ‘Unbelievable’ when covering games for Sky, isn’t the first football star to chance their arm in the competitive world of pop.
Here’s how a few others got on... WHEN not suggesting disabled people were being punished for their behaviour in a previous life, former England manager and Spurs hero Glenn Hoddle had another string to his bow – loving himself.
With that in mind, he joined up with fellow mullett-wearing soccer star Chris Waddle to make the dross that was 1987’s
Lamented as a cross between a cup of cold dog sick and hen shit, the single nevertheless made No.12 in what used to be the hit parade before rap “music” started. IAN Wright is something of a Marmite figure – people either dislike the former Arsenal and England great, or they absolutely detest him.
This outcome could largely be laid at the door of his questionable performances as a pundit on which some think taints his unquestionable ability as a player.
But our guess is that the great British public will never forgive him for the dirge that was 1993’s single
which scraped in at a miserly 43.
Hurts to even think about it. WE all love Paul Gascoigne, not least because he burst into tears when he got booked in THAT World Cup semi-final in 1990.
The former columnist and brilliant midfielder should, however, steer clear of a musical recording studio.
He made the rest of the country weep with despair in 1990 by releasing
with Lindisfarne. And his second single of that year,
is right down there with a broken sewer pipe, a run-over badger and, perhaps, Hell itself.