‘BORN IN ENGLAND’ the EURO 2004 football anthem featuring SUPERGRASS, Libertines and Libertines is tipped to head straight to the top of the charts when it is released next week (June 7).
Bookies have slashed the odds for XFM’s ‘Twisted X’ track and now it is even money to get to number one. Three times as many people are now betting on ‘Born In England’ as they are the FA official song by The Farm according to Ladbrokes.
Odds have been cut from 2/1 for the song which was discovered by XFM’s Christian O’Connell after he launched a competition on his breakfast show for listeners to write a credible anthem for Euro 2004.
O’Connell said: “The song isn’t even out and already its drawing even with the FA rubbish. It’s great news. So if you want to hear a decent footie anthem then buy it, and if you want to get some cash then put a £10 on it getting to Number One.”
Ladbrokes’ Warren Lush said: “There’s no doubt that this song is one to watch. We’ve been forced to slash the odds from 2/1 to even money after punters poured in to back it for Number One. Bookmakers are sure that The Farm will not be Number One this Sunday but as momentum for Euro 2004 picks up support may pick up too, but my money is definitely on ‘Born in England’.”
The first copies of ‘Born In England’ will be available from Virgin Megastores’ Oxford St store in London at 8am on Monday (June 7).
After broadcasting his breakfast show from the store on Monday, O’Connell will return at 6pm, where he’ll join co-host Chris Smith for an instore signing.
All proceeds from the record will go towards ‘Help A Local Child’.