Best England World Cup Songs
Despite a less than feeble effort in the music industry back in 1987 with the Diamond Lights, you wouldn’t think you would ever see Glenn Hoddle back on the pop scene ever again, however, he’s back.
Teaming up with pop legend Gary Barlow and England’s all time most capped player Peter Shilton, Hoddle is looking to inspire the England side heading to Brazil.
Over the years, there have been many songs both good and bad, very bad. In a somewhat desperate attempt to get the nations approval, bringing in a man such as Gary Barlow will certainly gain the backing of those Take That fans among us. The question is, will this song, if any song, encourage the players.
Each time the World Cup comes around the nation fills with hope, we pride ourselves on the passion we hold and display in favour of our country. The shirts, the flags, the hats all show the love we have for our team. You can be certain these 5 England World Cup songs will have you counting down the days, backing those world cup free bets and flying the flag, ready to cheer Roy Hodgson’s men.
5. England United – On Top of the World
You’d be forgiven for thinking that a song that included Echo and the Bunnymen, Space, and Ocean Colour Scene might be quite good.
Making the top five by default simply because every other song is even worse, England United was released in 1998 and reached number 9 in the charts. We’d rather watch David Batty’s penalty on a loop for four and a half minutes.
4. Fat Les – Vindaloo
When a star-studded line up headed by the outrageous Keith Allen, it was clear that Vindaloo was going to be a top hit. Reaching number two, the song is still sung occasionally on the terraces and is an extremely popular choice among the fans. There is no denying the joy that this song brings and will no doubt play a part in the party atmosphere for England fans both in Brazil and back home.
3. Ant and Dec – We’re on the Ball
With this song focusing on England’s historic and emphatic 5-1 victory over the old enemy Germany, this song was always going to be an instant hit with the Three Lions fans. With this in mind, it’s no surprise that this effort from Ant and Dec reached number three in the build up to Korea/Japan in 2002.
2. New Order – World in Motion
Every single person remembers this song for one reason, and this is the historic rap from the footballing legend that is John Barnes.
1. Baddiel & Skinner and the Lightning Seeds – Three Lions (Football’s Coming Home)
There is only one way to describe this song, genius. When this song was initially released for Euro 96, nobody was disappointed when the Lightning Seeds recycled and revamped it for the World Cup in 1998.