He wasn’t on for long against Crystal Palace but Adama Traore gave Aston Villa fans a taste of things to come with his explosive cameo at Selhurst Park.
After Villa boss Tim Sherwood had indicated in the week building up to the game that his new acquisition from Barcelona wouldn’t be rushed into action, so Villa fans were probably not expecting to be singing his name at the weekend. When he did come on though, the short notice led to fans adapting Christian Benteke’s White Stripes inspired chant…
Lets be honest though, in a Villa context, Benteke really owns that chant and when another Villa player’s name is used it sounds like a watered down version.
As a few Villa fans have already suggested to MOMS, a better way forward could be to perhaps to replace the Sylla song, which was always a laugh, but perhaps deserved a better player, who also played more games.
Adapting it to Adama would be an upgrade…(below lyrics by Villa fans)
Adama Traore Song
“Adama, Adama, Adama, he’s too good for Barça, Barça, Barça,
that’s why he joined the VILLA! The VILLA! The VILLA!!
And that’s the way he likes it, he likes it, HE LIKES IT!
OoOoOo ooooohh, OoOoOo ooooohh”
[Barça is pronounced ‘Barsa’ not ‘Barka’]
The original chant, which Crystal Palace fans made infamous, but is also sung by Villa fans, is better known nowadays as ‘We Love You’ and is always a good atmosphere builder.
The original song though was actually a French song called ‘Chariot’ which Petula Clark’s version took to number one in France in 1962.
She recorded the song in various languages, but her English version ‘I Will Follow Him’, was surpassed by a version by Little Peggy March in 1963, with whom the English version of the song then became synonymous with.
The Adama version certainly has a few points in its favourite; Adama is the name the player has on his shirt, it has good humour with the ‘he’s too good for Barça’ and it carries on the legacy of a good-time fan favourite.
What do you think? Comment below and also add any suggestions for a Traore song too.
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