So the eve of the World Cup is nearly upon us, and as always, the most important subject on football fans lips (after the actual football of course) is about which unofficial World Cup song is the best.
Why unofficial? Well, for a few years now, the FA have decided against backing a tune to be labelled the ‘official’ song of the World Cup.
This is mainly for two reasons that I can see, firstly, England haven’t been playing that well (they didn’t even get into Euro 2008) and secondly, the last few ‘official’ songs released have been rubbish.
Many will argue that there’s no point in having a debate as to what makes a great unofficial World Cup song, many others argue that you shouldn’t bother trying to make a suitable anthem, as since Euro 96, Baddiel, Skinner and The Lightning Seeds took the crown of greatest ever England football anthem with Three Lions, a song which is guaranteed to be sung if England start winning at this year’s tournament.
But Three Lions was released fourteen years ago, and even though it’s being re-released this year, it’s not an official song, so why not create your own version to compete against it for the 2010 crown.
For the purpose of this article I’ve been listening to as many different 2010 ‘England anthems’ as possible. A lot of them like ‘Come On You Lions’ by Chenille Steele or ‘Oh! Mr. Fabio Capello’ by The 20Teners, define the word novelty really (without being too cruel to the hard work they put in to making the song)
Others, such as England’s Lion Hearted White Shirt Warriors (Except for when you play in Red) by The Scaredy Cats, and When England Rule the World by Chris Martini are actually quite good.
So the question, dear Collective Reviewers is this, which song, in your opinion is best? I feel the winner should be crowned as the official unofficial anthem for England’s 2010 World Cup campaign.
My vote goes to England’s Lion Hearted White Shirt Warriors (Except for when you play in Red) by The Scaredy Cats, however the choice is up to you.