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Robbie Voted Nation’s Favourite to Release Unofficial World Cup Song

Latest research undertaken by PRS for Music, the organisation that represents the nation’s songwriters, composers and music publishers, today reveals that, Robbie Williams is the musician we’d most like to see release an unofficial World Cup song, whilst Three Lions proves to be the UK public’s favourite World Cup song.

Majority shareholder of Port Vale FC and ex member of Take That, Robbie Williams, claimed top spot with over thirty-six percent over the votes with Kasabian and, Gavin and Stacey star, James Cordon coming in second and third place respectively. The results come after the Football Association’s announcement that there would not be an official song to celebrate the England’s side this year.

The research, which has been released to launch Sing Up England! a competition to find the best unofficial song for the 2010 World Cup, further shows that over sixty-six percent of the public believe it is either important or very important to have a national song for raising the crowd’s emotions. A further seventy-six percent believe that a rousing song helps to boost player morale.

Top Five Most Wanted To Release World Cup Unofficial Song

  1. Robbie Williams - 36% 
  2. Kasabian - 24% 
  3. James Cordon - 21% 
  4. Girls Aloud - 11% 
  5. Elton John 8%

Source: PRS for Music

Top Ten Most Popular World Cup Songs

  1. The Lightning Seeds - Three Lions 
  2. New Order World In Motion 
  3. Fat Les Vindaloo 
  4. England World Cup Squad Back Home 
  5. Embrace World At Your Feet 
  6. Ant & Dec We're On The Ball 
  7. Luciano Pavarotti Nessun Dorma 
  8. Andy Cameron Ally's Tartan Army 
  9. England World Cup Squad This Time We'll Get It Right 
  10. Dario G Carnaval de Paris 

The information is based on a survey of over 2,000 UK respondents conducted by PRS for Music.

Ellis Rich, Chairman of PRS for Music, commented; “As the World’s finest football talent assembles for this year’s World Cup in South Africa, there is no doubt that the fans will be preparing their anthems and songs. Music plays such an important part in both the euphoria it creates during a match and the motivation it gives on the pitch”, Sing Up England! is a free to enter competition looking for the best original song about the FIFA World Cup 2010 and runs from today until kick off on June 11th. 

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