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We are Teesside. We are singing. We may be deaf.

I’ve always been an advocate for the much-maligned Teesside. It’s a great place to live, and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time there over the past four years.

But now something indefensible has emerged. Back in 1995, Middlesbrough FC recorded a song promoting Teesside. Yes, really. It’s called We Are Teesside.

[audio:teesside.mp3]

Frankly, a reworked classic would’ve worked better:

Oh, I do like to be beside the Teesside!
Oh, I do like to beside the Tees!

But then, anything would have worked better – or nothing, for that matter.

It’s really quite hard to know what to say about this aural assault. So I won’t say anything… Except that I think Teesside’s come a long way in the last 12 years…

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Comment from Emily


    09.23, 02/02/2009

Where did you get this song? I’ve been looking for it for AGES and am so glad I came across your site, but would love to have the song in my collection!!! I know it’s silly, but I moved from Teesside recently and no one believes me when I say we have a song for the town!!


Comment from Anonymous


    22.45, 22/01/2010

i know this is corny as hell but i moved away a year ago and it makes me feel the memories


Comment from Anonymous


    21.11, 04/10/2010

I’ve not heard that for ages! I might be wrong but wasn’t this a jingle from the Teesside Development Corporation? Please can you tell me where you got it from, I would love to add it to my record collection too!!


Comment from craig


    02.36, 08/10/2010

i heard that as a kid and have wanted to hear thatbfor years. thanks alot great tune!


Comment from Sid


    07.38, 15/12/2010

It was indeed for Teeside D.C.. Written by the Music Production team at TFM/Metro led by Jon Craig and I think Moran.

It was later recorded with the football team.

It was also played as part of a key presentation to the RAB in the USA to a standing ovation. Maybe the Americans are more comfortable with Musique de Fromage than the Brits. But it worked!!


Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)


    20.20, 20/12/2010

Thanks, Sid – that’s really interesting background info!




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