World Cup music: Why official singles went out of fashion

The following year, when the tournament was held in South Africa, Dizzee Rascal and James Corden topped the charts with Shout (Shout for England), a World Cup version of a Tears For Fears classic. The song has not been officially endorsed by the Football Association, or even by music fans. (NME review: “Almost as bad as England’s performance in South Africa.”)

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