dispatches from the pop scene...minus the corn syrup.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Love, Dizzee Rascal, New Order And Football's Got The World In Motion

And so it's that time o' year when the Brit charts are flooded with World Cup footie anthems, the newest of which—"Shout" by Shout For England, Dizzee Rascal and James Corden (which interpolates Tears For Fears' '80s jam "Shout")—goes in at #1.

Aside from the other usual suspects popping up (1996 anthem "3 Lions" debuting #10, it's Squad remake moving up to #28 and Shakira's "Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)" arriving at #38), New Order's classic "World In Motion" (originally billed as England New Order) enters at #22, now 20 years after it first topped the Brit chart and became the Machester group's only #1 single.

A 16-year-old D'luv once bought that CD5 and played it to death in summer 1990. Ah, the days when football songs had melody and originality...

The U.K. Top 10:

1. "Shout" - Shout For England/Dizzee/James Corden *new* *1 week*
2. "Frisky" - Tinie Tempah feat. Labrinth *new*
3. "Wavin' Flag" - K'naan
4. "Gettin' Over You" - David Guetta/Fergie/LMFAO
5. "Not Afraid" - Eminem
6. "OMG" - Usher feat. will.i.am
7. "Ridin' Solo" - Jason Derulo
8. "Nothin' On You" - B.o.B feat. Bruno Mars
9. "Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart" - Alicia Keys
10. "3 Lions" - Baddiel, Skinner + The Lightning Seeds *new*

Labels: , , ,


  • At 6:56 PM, Blogger Jump! said…

    Shakira's world beat football anthem is actually pretty catchy and I find myself imagining fozzie bear doing the waka waka part. A fun song.

    D'luv, good to know you wore you New order cd5 out also. I thought I was the only one. I remember being annoyed by the remix names though ( remix names like england's got the world in motion mix) as they all sounded samey.

  • At 3:20 AM, Blogger Paul said…

    if you are not into football (and i'm not, other than there are a few nice photoshoots floating around of the hotter footballers) it is a FUCKING NIGHTMARE in England at the moment. it's either football or big Brother!!


Post a Comment

<< Home