added: 27 Oct 2013 // by: Music-News.com Newsdesk
What's your favourite or least favourite England World Cup song ever?
For many people, the best English song is the Italia 90 song penned by New Order, 'Love's got the world in motion'. Anyone over about 30 will probably remember John Barnes rapping along in this all-time classic.
Older fans who follow the game on the betfair website may remember the then-England side singing along to 'Back Home' for the 1970 World Cup in Mexico.
Then, the next time England qualified for the World Cup, in Spain, 1982, it was the rather less well-celebrated 'We're on our way, we are Ron's 22'. The same can be said again, four years later, when Bobby Robson's side has "We've Got the Whole World at Our Feet" as its song.
Both were pretty terrible, it has to be said ' and it may be no coincidence that England's best ever World Cup performance on foreign soil coincided with the best World Cup song ever.
Fast-forward to Glen Hoddle's England eight years later for the World Cup in France and we had the kind of just about OK official song in the shape of "(How Does it Feel to Be) on Top of the World?" along with the unforgettable Fat Les singing 'Vindaloo', which is still a popular ditty with fans on the betfair.com forums. Then, for Sven Goran Eriksson's first foray onto the world stage with England at the Japan and South Korea World Cup of 2002, it was "We're On The Ball" with Ant & Dec ' which left us all somewhat agape!
Quite a bit better for Germany four years later was "World at Your Feet" by Embrace, but it was a retrograde step for South Africa 2010, sadly, with the World Cup charity single 'Shout' featuring James Corden and Dizzee Rascal. So, who's your money on for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil
official England song? Sir Cliff, James Blunt, Jake Bugg ' or a duet featuring Mick Jagger and Sir Paul McCartney, or maybe Liam Gallagher and Damon Albarn perhaps?
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