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England’s World Cup Song to get the X-Factor treatment?

October 5, 2009

Rumours have already started that Simon Cowell has been asked by the FA to inject the X-Factor into the England World Cup Anthem.  We’ve already talked on here on whether England can indeed win the World Cup and who you would pick in your squad. So who will sing the England World Cup Song for 2010?

Peter Kay, James Corden, Kasabian, Robbie Williams, Kaiser Chiefs and McFly are all favourites with the bookies. I noticed whilst researching this that a fan favourite seemed to be McFly? You’re probably as surprised as me with that one.

Now that Simon Cowell’s name has been mentioned; Leona Lewis, JLS and Susan Boyle have been added to the bookies lists. Although Susan Boyle is Scottish!

Obviously English fans relate our football songs back to Baddiel and Skinner’s Three Lions versions but could they make it again for 2010?

Maybe one of the squad will do a rap like John Barnes’ from the New Order’s World In Motion World Cup song from 1990?

I’d like to see Kasabian, Blur or Ian Brown doing a World Cup Song for 2010 but can’t see them working with Simon Cowell. But you always get more than one song released and by the sounds of it, the FA want to be successful in the charts and the pitch. So there’s probably going to be an album to accompany the main anthem.

What do you think of the above choices as favourites and Mr Music Supremo Simon Cowell’s supposed involvement? Or does it not bother you who does sing England’s anthem for 2010?

Maybe we at WDKF should make our own song?  Or maybe not…

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13 Comments leave one →
  1. October 5, 2009 12:01 pm

    I’d make a song but would totally spoil it! haha

  2. maserati4200 permalink
    October 5, 2009 12:35 pm

    Graeme Swann the England spin-bowler!

    He’s football mad and also the lead singer in a band called Dr Comfort and the Lurid Revelations!

  3. October 6, 2009 11:35 am

    We’ve won it 2 times, Once more than England, We’ve won it two times!

  4. Adé Adigun permalink
    January 9, 2010 1:05 pm

    I am a former BBC travel show presenter, now filmmaker currently working with BBC education. I’m also a musician and am writing a football musical. (I’m a Gooner). I have a couple of England songs, one which I have recorded as a demo. They are both great terrace singalongs for 2010. NO AMATEUR STUFF.

    Who fancies giving me a hand to getone of them to number one?

    Adé

  5. stacel0vesmcfly permalink
    January 16, 2010 12:03 pm

    Mcfly- ‘home is where the heart is’ to win!!!

    • January 16, 2010 2:58 pm

      Capello has said there will be no “official” song for England so there will be lots of “unofficial” ones instead!

      Disappointed I had wanted to see Beckham doing the John Barnes rap!

  6. February 1, 2010 8:51 pm

    Since there’s no official song this year – boo hoo! we came up with our own track: “Chant Like An English Fan!” it’s really cheesy (but shouldn’t an unofficial one be crappy?) but we’re told it’s catchy…

    Listen to it hear, if you’re interested: http://myspace.com/theladdz

    Come on England…!

  7. February 1, 2010 11:05 pm

    Three Lions will take some beating in my opinion, but already there are more than 36 England entries on World Cup Song 2010 Competition

  8. February 11, 2010 7:10 pm

    Barmy Army wont do??

  9. Joe Harley permalink
    April 17, 2010 5:33 pm

    I’ve recorded a demo for England World Cup 2010 song. It’s called Lace up Your Boots and is a funny take on England team with a catchy chorus you’ll sing along to. Watch and listen here:

  10. Guy Jackson permalink
    April 25, 2010 9:51 pm

    I have listened to some England WC songs offerings this year and this one has to be the best so far:

    Spotted on YouTube
    band is something to do with Ken Dodd dog???

    this lot think we will go all the way!
    Cheers, 303

  11. Phillo permalink
    May 20, 2010 11:36 am

    There are so many songs now on YouTube, some good and bad depending on opinions.

    This one by Mykwela has not only a funny video but is also in the style of ‘Kwela’, an ethnic form of pop-music played in South Africa.

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