Top Of The Props

Top Of The Props

By Stuart Cooke
25 November 2020
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With little rugby to speak of at the moment, we turned our attention elsewhere and asked our big boys what music they liked to listen to.


The Top Of The Props series on our social media accounts saw 21 Bolton Mets Prop Forwards, past & present, name their Top 5 songs. We had quite the selection over the course of 3 weeks but hopefully it gave people some inspiration to listen to something new and search for artists they may never otherwise have heard of. The player and their Top 5 are listed below:

Darren Robinson Snr:

Alternative Ulster - Stiff Little Fingers
I Don’t Like Mondays - Boomtown Rats
Teenage Kicks - The Undertones
Sunday Girl - Blondie
No Woman, No Cry - Bob Marley

Mick Booth:

Going Underground - The Jam
The Bantam Cock - Jake Thackray
Fantastic Man - William Onyeabor
Don't Look At Me (I Don't Like It) - The Lovely Eggs
Twenty Five Miles - Edwin Starr

Rick Ackers:

I'm Still Standing - Elton John
Big Yellow Taxi - Counting Crows
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley
Living For The Weekend - Hard Fi
Heavyweight Champion Of The World - Reverend & The Makers

Colin Crompton:

I Am The Resurrection - The Stone Roses
Dan's Underpants - Macc Lads
How Do You Sleep? - LCD Soundsystem
LA Woman - Doors
Protection - Massive Attack

Anthony Knight:

Enter Sandman - Metallica
The Sound Of Silence - Disturbed
Here I Go Again - Whitesnake
Beast - Rob Bailey
Thunderstruck - AC/DC

Adrian Briody:

Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses
What's The Difference - Dr Dre
Children - Robert Miles
Another One Bites The Dust - Queen
Don't You Worry Child - Swedish House Mafia

Ryan Terry:

Glory Of Love - Peter Cetera
Walking In Memphis - Marc Cohn
Stay - Shakespears Sister
Hotel California - Eagles
Another Day In Paradise - Phil Collins

Andy Bowling:

She Goes On - Our Fold
Wonderwall - Oasis
Walking Down The Manny Road - The Jade Assembly
Handbags & Gladrags - Stereophonics
1999 - Prince

Neil Walsh:

Who Are You - The Who
Dreams - The Cranberries
Not Nineteen Forever - Courteeners
Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
Dream Catch Me - Newton Faulkner

Dave Edmondson:

Down Under - Men At Work
No Good In Goodbye - The Script
Jubel - Klingande
Head & Heart - Joel Corry
Smalltown Boy - Bronski Beat

Jason Nuttall:

Immigrant Song - Led Zeppelin
Thunderstruck - AC/DC
Black Betty - Ram Jam
Insomnia - Faithless
Human - Rag'n'Bone Man

Stuart Rodgers:

Ballad Of Bodmin Pill - New Model Army
Fifteen Years - Levellers
Plan 9 Channel 7 - The Damned
A Band On The Rainbow - The Tansads
Over The Water - Oysterband

Lofty Wise:

F.E.A.R. - Ian Brown
The Masterplan - Oasis
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Higher And Higher - Jackie Wilson
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond

Stuart Cooke:

Oh Bondage Up Yours! - X-Ray Spex
We Are Your Friends - Justice vs Simian
Cassius - Foals
Working Class Hero - John Lennon
Love Machine - Girls Aloud

Gary Hill:

Part Man Part Monkey - Bruce Springsteen
Have You Ever Seen The Rain? - CCR
Tennessee Whiskey - Chris Stapleton
Like A Rock - Bob Seger
I'll Never Fall In Love Again - Tom Jones

Luke Fell:

Oh! You Pretty Things - David Bowie
War Pigs - Black Sabbath
In Bloom - Nirvana
Detroit Rock City - Kiss
Digsy's Dinner - Oasis

Chris Lane:

Drops Of Jupiter - Train
Hotel California - Eagles
House Of The Rising Sun - The Animals
Thunderstruck - AC/DC
Come With Me Now - KONGOS

Neil Hart:

Human - The Killers
I Predict A Riot - Kaiser Chiefs
Insomnia - Faithless
Mr Brightside - The Killers
I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) - The Proclaimers

Jacob Walker:

Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
Money Trees - Kendrick Lamar
Through The Wire - Kanye West
Regulate - Warren G
What's Love Got To Do With It - Tina Turner

Ste Dorning:

You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby - The Smiths
New Slang - The Shins
Jed's Other Poem - Grandaddy
Airwolfe - Alaska In The Winter
Canon In D Minor - Pachelbel

Jack Dorning:

I’m Just A Country Boy - Don Williams
You’ll Never Walk Alone - Astraea
I Remember You Singing This Song, Ma - Finbar Furey
The End Of The Line - The Travelling Wilburys
Blowin’ In The Wind - Bob Dylan

As you can see, a real mixed bag, but some classics in there. We hope you enjoyed the journey through those choices, no doubt some songs with bring back memories, some will be in your Top 5, whilst others wouldn't even have made it onto your Walkman back in the 90's, either way music is something many people rely on and can relate to.

For those pesky Wingers, Centres, Full Backs and Half Backs, something is coming shortly for you guys!

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