England Will March Into The 2014 World Cup With An Official Song
As the winter sets in and Christmas gets closer, it won’t be long till everyone feels a little down. As the Christmas and New Year excitement fades, most will be impatient for the winter months to end. Brits are renowned football fans, and next summer symbolises hope and success, but like usual there are surprises that like to rear the head before the tournament begins.
When you think of music and the English football team. The Lightning Seeds theme music for Euro ‘96, and the famous John Barnes rap are unfortunately the two memories that move to the forefront of the mind. However, news that will help the colder weather pass is the news that England will be releasing their official 2014 World Cup song.
England’s best performances since 66’ came with official songs
Who will be singing on the song you ask? That information has not been revealed. But what has is that Wayne Rooney, Steven Gerrard, Daniel Sturridge, Frank Lampard and the rest of the English football team will be going nowhere near the recording for their World Cup song. The funds that will be raised from the song will be going to the Football Association charity, which is probably why none of the players will get to express themselves musically.
The last FA-approved song was the one that John Barnes rapped on for Italia 90’. Since then no English football team has been officially affiliated to any track. Members of the 96’ squad featured in the video for the Lightning Seeds song, which became a favourite among fans in a tournament England did not win. However, England’s best performances since 1966 have been accompanied by popular songs. So without grasping at straws, maybe the intention is the same now.
Every major football tournament attracts a whole host of artists who all want to produce a World Cup song. At the moment no artist has been named, and no song has been chosen to represent the England football team next year. What is known is that Roy Hodgson is a Motown fan, and the players prefer R’n’B. So a fusion between the two could be expected, unless we are all shocked with a rap from Wayne Rooney.