Snooker Loopy and Table of Reds videos

It's snooker time at the Crucible in Sheffield! My favorite snooker player Ronnie O'Sullivan is getting closer to the final stages of the 2007 World Snooker Championship and Stephen Hendry is also moving on to the next stage of the tournament which is great.

But anyway...Band Weblogs isn't a sports blog it's a music blog but I can find ways to tie-in sports with music as in the past when writing about Red Nose Day and Mitchell and Webb's snooker commentator sketch and their song "Table of Reds".

The sports/music tie-in today are videos for "Snooker Loopy" and "Table of Reds".

I shouldn't say everyone, but most people in Britain are familiar with the Snooker Loopy theme. I wasn't aware of it until I came to England a few years ago and then got into snooker. Snooker Loopy was most popular in the 80's, and I've heard it sung usually by people that I know rather than played on the radio or TV.

Snooker Loopy was originally written and performed by Chas n Dave and was released as a single in 1986. The song featured snooker legends Steve Davis, Willie Thorne, Dennis Taylor, Terry Griffiths and Tony Meo as backup singers. There's a more descriptive article about Snooker Loopy on the BBC website from 2000.

So it's snooker crazy at the Crucible and the gang's all there: Dennis Taylor, Clive Everton, Willie Thorne, John Virgo, Terry Griffiths and Neal Foulds have been commentating for the BBC with their Hawk-eye technology, Jan Verhaas has been reffing for Ronnie O'Sullivan and Stephen Hendry's matches so far and there's still plenty of snooker to watch. The World Championship will be going on until May 7th. Excellent.

In the meantime, here are a couple videos:

A short Chas n Dave Snooker Loopy video (best version of Snooker Loopy on YouTube that I could find).

Mitchell and Webb's commentator sketch with their song "Table of Reds" to the tune of Chris de Burgh's "Lady in Red" - with their special secret snooker words.

By: Jenny May

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Jenny May is the founder of Band Weblogs. Based in Oxford, England (originally from New England), Band Weblogs was created in 2005. With a passion for music, Jenny May has performed with bands in the US and the UK, her music has appeared in films, she was a vocal coach for the Yamaha Rock School and has worked on music projects with musicians such as Jon Fishman (Phish), Fyfe Dangerfield (Guillemots) and Cisco Adler (Shwayze). Jenny is currently writing music commentary and reviews for Band Weblogs and writing, recording and performing music with songwriter and musician Dave Tommo.
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