We've selected our favourite England football tunes to get us in the mood. No vuvuzela's in sight. Promise.
New Order - World In Motion
Released on Factory Records ahead of the 1990 World Cup in Italy, World In Motion remains as one of the most loved songs by England fans. Able to stand alone as a New Order single despite it's footballing association, World In Motion went to Number 1 in the UK Official Chart. Oh, and it includes that ICONIC verse from rapper extroadinaire, John Barnes. They think it's all over...
Baddiel, Skinner & Lightning Seeds - Three Lions '98
Originally released in 1996 in time for the European Championship, Three Lions came into it's own for the 1998 World Cup. Crowd noises, references to players, a catchy chorus and clips from commentators, it's the quintessential England World Cup anthem.
Fat Les - Vindaloo
The music written by Blur's Alex James and part-time Pink Floyd guitarist Guy Pratt, and the lyrics by comedian Keith Allen, Vindaloo has become a cult classic. Originally created as a parody of fan chants, the song was beaten to Number 1 by Three Lions. The video is a parody of The Verve's Bitter Sweet Symphony.
England United - (How Does It Feel To Be) On Top Of The World
On Top Of The World was recorded by a British supergroup made up of the Spice Girls (including the future Mrs Beckham), Space, Echo & The Bunnymen and Ocean Colour Scene. The pop effort was the official England song for the 1998 World Cup but was eclipsed by Fat Les' Vindaloo.
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