World Cup anthem featuring Spice Girls and David Beckham resurfaces

0
5


Three Lions is becoming a national anthem once more, thanks to England‘s success in the World Cup.

However, another forgotten tune has since resurfaced in support of the national team, with the 1998 hit (How Does it Feel to Be) On Top of the World, doing the rounds again online. 

The anthem, recorded 20 years ago, featured cameo appearances from The Spice Girls and David Beckham in the music video, sending fans wild online.

Scroll down for video 

Music maestro: The 1998 hit (How Does it Feel to Be) On Top of the World, is doing the rounds again online and featured cameo appearances from The Spice Girls and David Beckham

Music maestro: The 1998 hit (How Does it Feel to Be) On Top of the World, is doing the rounds again online and featured cameo appearances from The Spice Girls and David Beckham

The song, which sold 94,000 copies, was formed by the British supergroup England United – formed by Echo and the Bunnymen, Ocean Colour Scene, Space and the Spice Girls. 

With lyrics penned by Echo and the Bunnymen frontman Ian McCulloch, the tune was released as official theme of the England national football team for the 1998 World Cup.

(How Does it Feel to Be) On Top of the World peaked at number nine on the UK music charts, but received largely negative reviews from music critics, with Rio Ferdinand also reportedly dubbing it ‘rubbish’. 

Cameo: The song, which sold 94,000 copies, was formed by the British supergroup England United – formed by Echo and the Bunnymen, Ocean Colour Scene, Space and the Spice Girls

Cameo: The song, which sold 94,000 copies, was formed by the British supergroup England United – formed by Echo and the Bunnymen, Ocean Colour Scene, Space and the Spice Girls

Familiar faces: Victoria Beckham appeared in the video. Victoria has another football connection, being married to David

Familiar faces: Mel C (sporty spice) appeared in the video

Familiar faces: Victoria Beckham (left) and Mel C appeared in the video. Victoria has another football connection, being married to David 

However, the tune has since received a surge in popularity once again as England have made it to the semi-finals for the first time in 28 years. 

The team – coached by Gareth Southgate – will take on Croatia at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia on Thursday in their first semi-final game since 1966. 

If England win the game, they will take on France in the final on Sunday.  

Surprise: Fans were delighted to see the track was making a comeback, with some not even having been aware it existed beforehand

Surprise: Fans were delighted to see the track was making a comeback, with some not even having been aware it existed beforehand

Meanwhile, George Ezra has urged fans to buy and stream football anthem Three Lions to knock his own song from the top of the charts.

The singer’s track Shotgun was number one in the singles chart last week.

But George, 25, appears to have World Cup fever as he has posted a video on social media urging people to help make David Baddiel and Frank Skinner’s 1996 football song reach the top spot. 

Singing sensation: Ian McCulloch from the band Echo and the Bunnymen helped pen the tune

Singing sensation: Ian McCulloch from the band Echo and the Bunnymen helped pen the tune

Brotherly love: Phil Neville and Gary Neville also made appearances in the video

Brotherly love: Phil Neville and Gary Neville also made appearances in the video

Loving life: Footballer Sol Campbell also made an appearance in the star-studded music video

Loving life: Footballer Sol Campbell also made an appearance in the star-studded music video

It's coming home: David showed his support for the national side ahead of their semi-final clash with this jaw-dropping Instagram

It’s coming home: David showed his support for the national side ahead of their semi-final clash with this jaw-dropping Instagram

He said: ‘Thanks to you lovely people, Shotgun has been number one for two weeks running. Now of course that’s amazing. But I think it’s time we knock it off the number one spot with Three Lions. 

‘We go out and we download and we stream Three Lions, and we get it to number one. And you know why, because it’s coming home.

‘Share this video, spread the word, let’s get it to number one. Come on England!’ 

Gracious: George Ezra has urged fans to buy and stream football anthem Three Lions to knock his own song from the top of the charts

Gracious: George Ezra has urged fans to buy and stream football anthem Three Lions to knock his own song from the top of the charts

 



Source link

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here