What is the song Newcastle play when they walk onto the pitch and does it have any lyrics? | The Sun

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE football will return to St James' Park this season after an unforgettable 2022/23 campaign.

One major part of the home match day experience at St James' Park is the club anthem that is played while the players are walking out onto the pitch.

And they will looking forward to hear their iconic song on big European nights this season.

So what is the song called, and what are its origins?

What is the song called?

The song Newcastle play as the players are walking out onto the pitch is called Going Home (Theme of the Local Hero).

It was originally an instrumental rock song that rose as high at 56 in the UK charts when it was released in 1983.



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It was the closing track on the film Local Hero and the album was recorded in New York and in London.

It's not known when the song was adopted by Newcastle, but the fans absolutely love it.

Mark Knopfler, a musician raised in Newcastle, wrote the melody and he is also a supporter of the Magpies.

Going Home is also played at the home games of Aberdeen, Tranmere Rovers and Burton Albion.

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And in 2022, when St James' Park bar 'Shearer' re-launched, Knopfler performed the song live free of charge.

Does the song have lyrics?

Going Home does not have any lyrics, but it doesn't stop Newcastle fans singing along with the melody of the tune.

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