England World Cup fans suggest music to motivate Rooney, Gerrard and co for Algeria clash

Kasabian, The Beatles…and R Kelly chosen by football fans ahead of group clash

England football fans have spoken about what music they think the team should listen to in the dressing room in order to get them motivated ahead of tonight’s (June 18) World Cup group game against Algeria.

NME hit the streets and asked fans who they thought the team should listen to.

Kasabian seem to be a popular pick among fans, with both Rachel Humm and Paul Brennan signalling out tracks by the Leicester band, whose frontman Tom Meighan modelled the new England away kit earlier this year.

Kasabian‘s ‘Fire’ would be a good song for when they score,” Brennan explained of his choice.

Meanwhile, “John“, 46, referencing the England team’s disappointing 1-1- draw with USA last week and plumped for “The Beatles with ‘Help!’ – because we need it!” Also speaking in reaction to the draw, LondonerRosemary” chose hymn ‘He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands’ and dedicated it to goalkeeper Rob Green, who made a mistake during the match let in the equalizer. “Well it’s true, isn’t it?” she added.

Stuart Buckley from Surrey was just as cutting, saying: “How about R Kelly‘s ‘World’s Greatest’? Pretty ironic considering…”

Popular tracks chosen include football anthems ‘Three Lions’ (Lightning Seeds), Fat Les‘Vindaloo’ and Dizzee Rascal & James Corden‘s current single ‘Shout (For England)’.

Other tracks England fans suggested to NME:

George Michael – ‘Faith’
Oasis – ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Star’
Fat Les – ‘Vindaloo’
Ocean Colour Scene – ‘The Day We Caught The Train’
AC/DC – ‘Back In Black’
Dizzee Rascal & James Corden – ‘Shout (For England)’
Fat Les – ‘Vindaloo’
The Lightning Seeds – ‘Three Lions’
New Order – ‘World In Motion’
Alexandra Burke – ‘Broken Heels’
The Killers – ‘Mr Brightside’
Dizzee Rascal & James Corden – ‘Shout (For England)’
Oasis – ‘Don’t Look Back In Anger’
Fat Les – ‘Vindaloo’
Stereophonics – ‘A Thousand Trees’
Tina Turner – ‘Simply The Best’
The Verve – ‘Love Is Noise’

The suggestions follow the news that British Sea Power have written a song for the England team , while We Are Scientists have also composed a track, despite the band being American.

England kick off against Algeria at 7:30pm (BST) tonight. Head to NME.COM/worldcupfespical for more on the tournament, including The Horrors exclusive football blog.