The Top 10 Club Songs and Anthems in Serie A and Italian Football

As every fan of Hollywood films would be willing to testify, no masterpiece can ever be created without a legendary soundtrack to go by with it. Can you imagine The Godfather’s trilogy without Nino Rota’s legendary opener? Or any of the countless Ennio Morricone movies without his epic tracks?  It just wouldn’t be the same at all.

Similar to the cinema, a major part of Calcio’s unparalleled magic lies in its unique soundtrack. In honor of the songs and anthems that filled us with so much enthusiasm and emotions over the years, we decided to put a list together containing the Top 10 songs in Serie A  (as well as entries from Serie B), even though this list isn’t enough to include all of the great tunes composed over the decades.

10- Lecce (Giallurussu)

Despite not being an official theme for the club, this track composed by Sud Sound System sneaks its way into the list thanks to its originality.

The group mentioned above is formed by Lecce locals, but they adopted Reggae music, which is a very popular genre in the Caribbean countries.

Once this music starts, one would imagine himself on the streets of Jamaica, but the talented group somehow made it work within Italian football – maybe because, Caribbean influences aside, the song was composed and sung in the local Salentino dialect.

9- Milan (Inno AC Milan)

Some would complain that this one should be ranked in a better spot, but others would say that more deserving songs were left out altogether.

When it comes to music, each has its own taste, which makes this whole article more subjective than objective.

Speaking of Milan’s official anthem, its music could be a little bland, and the lyrics are more or less cliché that could be applied to any other club – which is a shame, as the Rossoneri possess a truly unique history.

Nonetheless, any calcio fan who hears this anthem will immediately get flashes of the glamorous nights at San Siro, with the stars present on and off the field, and the Curva Sud waving their oversized flags and banners.

Based on great memories alone, this one should be mentioned amongst the best Serie A songs.

8- Crotone (Ma il cielo è sempre più blu)

Another entry that is based on its originality. The Calabrian club spent the past decade between promotions to Serie A and relegations to Serie B, but their presence delighted us with one of the most special songs in Italian football.

This track – whose title means “But the sky is always bluer” – was composed by famous Italian songwriter Rino Gaetano who was born in Crotone. Gaetano tragically passed away in a car accident in 1981 at the tender age of 30 and has since then become a cult figure even among present-day generations.

Although this track is originally unrelated to football, its rock beat and the backstory of the artist give a special vibe to the crowds of Stadio Ezio Scida.

7- Genoa (Inno Genoa)

From one red and blue club to another. However, this tune is completely different from the previous entry.

Any Genoa fan would proudly remind you that his club is the oldest in Italy, as well as being the team that won the first Italian championship.

Therefore, an old-style track would be expected to rhyme with the Grifone’s rich and antique history, and their anthem doesn’t disappoint in this regard, providing a cheerful folkGiardinine that surely lifts the mood inside the Luigi Ferraris stadium.

6- Lazio (So’ già du ore)

Over the years, the capital side has made use of some of the best songs heard in Serie A, including their official hymn Vola Lazio and Lucio Battisti’s all-time classic I giardini di marzo, but Aldo Donati’s hit So’ già du ore (“It’s two hours already”) is arguably the most memorable.

A few weeks after the singer’s death, his wife Velia performed the song at the Olimpico stadium in front of the Biancocelesti supporters, in what could only be described as an incredibly emotional tribute to her late husband.

Therefore, we picked Velia’s touching version in the below video.

5- Napoli (Go West)

Here’s an unlikely entry. Few would have imagined that a song remastered by English pop duo Pet Shop Boys would become such a huge hit at a Southern Italian club – even more surprising when you consider that the track was originally performed by the polarizing American band Village People.

And yet, “Go West” became a symbol of the club’s revival in the 2000s, as whenever the song starts at the Maradona Stadium and we hear the sounds of waves and seagulls, we can only imagine the likes of Marek Hamsik, Ezequiel Lavezzi and Edinson Cavani coming out of the tunnel to lead the Partenopei in their quests for glory.

4- Inter (Amala Pazza Inter)

With all due respect to the Nerazzurri’s newly adopted anthem – “I´M Inter” – it simply doesn’t recapture the energy vibes of its predecessor.

Amala Pazza Inter (“Love Crazy Inter”) marked the beginning of the Beneamata’s winning dynasty in 2007, that would eventually go on to win the treble in 2010.

But more importantly, it was a fun and cheerful song, performed by the players themselves, led by their legendary captain, Javier Zanetti.

You’d be surprised by the number of talented singers present within Inter’s ranks at that point, including the likes of Hernan Crespo, Marco Materazzi and Dejan Stankovic.

3- Juventus (Storia di un Grande Amore)

Another song that was performed by the players. However, the slow tempo of the version didn’t stand the test of time – and the presence of players who left the club amidst the calciopoli scandal – like Fabio Cannavaro and Gianluca Zambrotta – didn’t help its case.

On the other hand, the faster cover performed by Paolo Belli turned Storia di un Grande Amore (“Story of a Great Love”) into one of the most popular songs in Serie A, and the packed crowds at the Allianz stadium who join in on the signing only add to its magic.

2- Fiorentina (Canzone Viola)

Whilst this list is filled with modern songs, this one’s origins date back to the 1920s. And yet, its brilliance wasn’t lost over time – especially in the version sung by Florentine beloved singer Narciso Parigi.

On the contrary, Fiorentina’s anthem is currently cherished for its old roots, as it represents a true masterpiece whose beauty even the club’s fiercest rivals can only admire.

1- Roma (Roma, Roma, Roma)

For a club that is nicknamed La Magica (“The Magic One”), an exceptional anthem was needed. Luckily for Roma, Rome-born singer-songwriter Antonello Venditti’s fabulous track absolutely fits the bill.

Before every match home match for the Giallorossi, the entire crowd at the Olimpico signs alongside the artist who is a hardcore fan of the club himself, creating an unparalleled atmosphere within the sport.

This song makes an almost easy pick for the top spot.

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