I was in the pub last night, and spent a good half an hour listening to an Englishman bitterly complaining about the state of the English team during some match against a third-rate team from somewhere near Uzbekistan. I don’t know. I don’t care about football.
So when the World Cup comes around, I’d happily bury myself in a footie-proof bunker for the whole six months or however long it lasts. You can’t switch on a music channel these days without having some football anthems show taking up the spots reserved for the Beyonce and Rihanna compilations.
All of this is a lead-in to the fact that Dizzee Rascal and James Corden’s World Cup single has held the top spot for the second week running. And what’s worse is that it’s not totally horrible, even though on paper it’s so bad Tears For Fears should be considering taking a hit out on Corden for his effrontery. But basing the single on an 80’s classic means we all know it already and despite the hooligan chanting, it’s not the worst World Cup single ever.
Here’s the Top 10 for this week
- Shout (ft James Corden and Dizzee Rascal) – Shout
- K’naan – Wavin’ Flag
- Example – Kickstarts
- Kylie Minogue – All The Lovers
- Tiny Tempah – Frisky
- Eminem – Not Afraid
- David Guetta – Gettin’ Over You
- Robyn – Dancing On My Own
- Jason Derulo – Ridin’ Solo
- Lady Gaga – Alejandro
Wanna know my favourite track on this list? It’s Derulo’s Ridin’ Solo. This guy’s on fire at the moment, and Ridin’ Solo is as annoying to listen to as it is just brilliant. Best chorus of the year so far?