Dizzee Rascal and James Corden's World Cup song tops UK singles chart

The duo's Tears For Fears cover is one of eight footie songs in the Top 40

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Dizzee Rascal

Dizzee Rascal and James Corden's unofficial World Cup anthem has gone straight to the top of the UK singles chart tonight – one of eight football songs in the Top 40.

The rapper and comedian's version of Tears For Fears' 1985 hit 'Shout', released under the name Shout For England', was performed for the first time a week ago on TV show Britain's Got Talent (June 6), and was only made available to buy on Wednesday (June 9).

All royalties from the record go to the Great Ormond Street Hospital for children in London.

Other World Cup songs in the Top Ten are from the Somalian artist K'naan at Three with 'Wavin' Flag', Coca-Cola's official World Cup Anthem. The star performed the track at Friday's (June 11) opening ceremony in Johannesburg.

Meanwhile, The Lightning Seeds/Baddiel and Skinner's 'Three Lions' is at Number Ten. Originally released ahead of the 1996 European Championship in England, it has already been Number One twice in the UK – that same year and again in 1998, when it was re-released ahead of the World Cup in France.

In other chart-related news, Black Eyed Peas' former Number One 'I Gotta Feeling' is set to become the first ever million-selling download later this week.

In the albums chart, Christina Aguilera has gone straight in at Number One with her new album 'Bionic'.

This week's Top Ten UK singles are:

1.Shout For England - 'Shout'
2. Tinie Tempah - 'Frisky'
3. K'naan - 'Wavin' Flag'
4. David Guetta - 'Gettin' Over You'
5. Eminem - 'Not Afraid'
6. Usher - 'OMG'
7. Jason Derulo - 'Ridin' Solo'
8. B.o.B - 'Nothin' On You'
9. Alicia Keys - 'Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart'
10.The Lightning Seeds (ft Baddiel and Skinner) - 'Three Lions'

This week's Top Ten UK albums are:

1. Christina Aguilera - 'Bionic'
2. Alicia Keys - 'The Element Of Freedom'
3. Michael Buble - 'Crazy Love'
4. 'Glee' Cast - 'Glee The Music Vol 3: Showstoppers'
5. Lady Gaga - 'The Fame'
6. Jack Johnson - 'To The Sea'
7. The Royal Air Force Squadronaires - 'In The Mood'
8. Glenn Miller - 'The Very Best Of'
9. Pendulum - 'Immersion'
10. Pixie Lott - 'Turn It Up'

Read More On This Artist

More News
Google to start publishing lyrics online
Thom Yorke tops list of most legally downloaded artists on BitTorrent in 2014
Fat White Family share new song for Christmas - watch
Gerard Way: 'I miss the theatricality of My Chemical Romance'
14 more songs from Madonna's upcoming album leak online, including Pharrell collaboration
St Vincent hosts radio show for BBC 6 Music's 'Three Wise Women' Christmas...
The War on Drugs' Adam Granduciel: 'I didn't like the way Mark Kozelek criticised...
Avril Lavigne denies rumours that she's in rehab
Prince shares lyric video for 'ANOTHERLOVE' - watch
Arctic Monkeys share short documentary film to mark end of 'AM' world tour
Wale and A-Trak release new Seinfeld-themed 'Festivus' mixtape
Madonna asks fans not to listen to her leaked album tracks
Bryan Ferry's son Merlin injured in car crash
One Direction sing 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town' with Jimmy Fallon and The Roots - watch
Footage emerges of a young Björk telling the nativity story - watch
Kanye West impersonator turns 'Yeezus' into a Christmas album - listen
$39 million settlement reached for 2011 Sugarland stage collapse which killed seven
Darkside's Dave Harrington joined by Antlers' frontman for Joni Mitchell cover - listen
Justin Timberlake joined onstage by country singer Garth Brooks - watch
The National make Christmas cameo in 'Bob's Burgers' - watch
Slipknot share video for 'The Devil In I', filmed live at Knotfest
Joey Bada$$ shares new song 'Curry Chicken' – listen

More News


Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
Know Your NME

NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM