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

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’