The following are England songs done some acts who took the shortest and easiest route to recording a World Cup tune. That route ? Simple. You take a well known single and then add your own lyrics. I’ve posted some efforts previously, but these below could be considered the “best…” I said could be… Whether [...]
The other day I posted a few from your average punter hoping that general public will hear their song and maybe make a few quid out of it. Today it’s the showbiz types who are also hoping to extract some cash out of you for various reasons. What’s the act ? The Commentators. Who [...]
Signups now CLOSED. This here for information only. The regular readers know what it is, but for anybody new here… The prediction league does exactly as it says on the name: You try to predict the final result on all the matches being played in the World Cup. The league is open for signups from [...]
Back in February I did a couple of posts looking at the 2006 England/World Cup songs: There was a collection from the showbiz types – and a grouping from your normal punters. Because of the amount of emails received and the sheer number of contenders out there, I’m going to do this same format plus [...]
Go on – try to pronounce that name out loud. A real tongue twister. Probably the silliest name ever for a band but it is one that you’ll never ever forget, because I didn’t. I’ll start at the beginning… My rediscovery of this legendary name was thanks to the splendid chaps over on the When [...]
Up until now I’ve been posting some musical contenders trying to fill the void left by no official England/World Cup song. Then this comes along and blows everything else out of the water… Via Robbie’s own site: “Three Lions, the greatest ever England song has been reinvented, reworked and re-recorded by Robbie Williams, Russell Brand [...]
Continuing the ska and England World Cup song theme… – Three efforts starting with: We Are The Rulers Which is a collabortion featuring the band No. 1 Station and a new young M.C on the UK Grime scene named Trozion (pronounced ‘Trojan’). “No.1 Station were founded by former Upsetters guitarist ‘Sir’ Marcus Downbeat in 2001, [...]
Yesterday with the FA Cup it was a couple of ska classics and today we continue with another from 1970 which is being revived exactly 40 years later. Pictured: The 1970 England team [wearing their club kits] gathered around a car… for reasons unknown now. Warning: This is the first England track from somebody in [...]
Do you know what, I’ve got tired of this unofficial England song thing. I’m shaking my fist at you Fabio and the F.A. Damn you, damn you all for inflicting this upon us. Do you know how many “unofficial songs” there are out there ? I mean four years ago there were dozens, but now [...]
Thank you once again to those of you who took the time to vote for your favourite song.
A great turn out and as I said the other week this competition is hotting up.
So then who is the victor of Round 5…?
Well that would be…
UPDATE: Poll has closed. Find out who won here. In the first few rounds there was a small interest/participation, but this last round saw some real competition between the two candidates. After the first day of the post & poll appearing for round 4 there were three votes. At that time it was 2-1 in [...]
UPDATE: Voting has closed. Find out who the winner is here. Round 3 Winner was: Blind Granny’s Taxi Nightmare By a large margin: 62% of the votes. Incidentally if you are wondering where and how they got that name – it was a headline that one of them spotted in the Worcester News. – A [...]
UPDATE: Round 2 voting closed – Round 3 here. The poll has closed for the 1st round and the winner is… -+ The Shining Hour +- He will now go up against our next contenders… Blind Granny’s Taxi Nightmare These chaps have previous with an England World Cup song having previously released a previous version [...]
So here we go then… UPDATE: The poll has closed and the winner of Round 1 is… As you are well aware by now there will be no official song for England leading up to the World Cup. This is obviously bad news for the listening public as there’s obviously going to be a deluge [...]
To get you warmed up for the upcoming draw for the World Cup, some (slightly) related music. This first is from the Rochdale born now South African citizen Johnny Clegg. This was released in 1994 and was featured on the Rain Man movie soundtrack. Update: I’ve just read that he will be appearing at the [...]
Just getting that in before Five Live claim it. No you are not still high on crack, that is a picture of a couple of birds playing with the balls of the 2010 South Africa World Cup mascot. He is called Zakumi and he is a leopard. So let the hype begin. If you want [...]
Before we go into the game tomorrow I want to bring up again a painful reminder from two years and two months ago. The last time we played Croatia at home. I don’t need to add any more prompts, you know. Derek says that it isn’t a revenge match, but again you know it is. [...]
One thing I hate is remakes. I can’t even name a remade film released in the last 10 years in which I could say was better than the original. Why do they do it ? (Oh for the money, naturally). There is one fillum which I think if they even dared to do remake, would [...]