Cruise tune

Revellers celebrating the port of Hamburg’s 825th anniversary were treated to one of the world’s more unusual cover versions by a giant MSC cruiseship.

The creative captain of the 95,000–gt MSC Magnifica (built 2010) blasted out the opening riff to the White Stripes anthem Seven Nation Army on its horn as it entered the harbour.

The tune has taken on a life of its own since its release in 2003, becoming a favourite of European football crowds in particular.

Curious readers may like to hear shipping’s rendition here.