Exclusives 11 July 2021
Author: Seth P

GRM Exclusive: 7 England Anthems To Guide Us To Euro 2020 Victory

11 July 2021
England Anthem

With England reaching the European Championship final for the first time in history, we need to be the 12th man now more than ever. Although our voices may still be hoarse from Wednesday’s triumph, our voice boxes will have hopefully fully recovered before this evenings game against the Italians. 

In order to help will England to an historic victory this evening, we’ve rounded up seven England anthems to guide us to Euro 2020 Victory. 

New Order – “World in Motion”

The track title might not jump out at first glance, however this track houses the famous John Barns rapping segment. Released in 1990 to coincide with England’s apperance in the 1990 World Cup, John Barnes barring out ensured that the track is sure to be immortalised amongst football fans for generations to come. 

Atomic Kitten – “Southgate You’re the One (Football’s coming home again)”

Atomic Kitten were one of the big girl groups of the noughties, and their track “Whole Again” was one of their biggest tracks at the time. “Whole Again” featured on their second album Feels So Good which dropped in 2002. 

The track has of course been given a new lease of life by the English football fans, who cleverly adjusted the lyrics to create an ode to the first manager to take us to a Euros final, Gareth Southgate. 

Kano – “This Is England”

Kano perfectly captures the essence of what it makes England so great. Kane takes us on trip around the country in the video, while deftly narrating the journey on each verse. 

Krept & Konan present: “Olé (We Are England ’21)” x S1lva x M1llionz x Morrisson 

The legendary South London duo did an entire BBC documentary to accompany the song. On the  doc, the pair interviewed various stars of the current England team and discussed what it means to be English today, and how best to channel this into an anthem. The track of course featured on our channel, check out the high spirited visuals above! 

“Shout For England” – Dizzee Rascal & James Corden 

If John Barnes was the first time we heard rap on an English football anthem, Dizzee’s turn alongside James Corden is the second time we’ve heard the two worlds collide. 

The track was the anthem that hoped to guide the English team to victory in the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.  Most notably, the track samples the 90s classic “No Diggity” by Blackstreet. 

The Manor – “Grealish”

The South London group have carried on the tradition of “Geezer rap”. A brand of rap which draws on inspiration from garage and grime roots, mixed with a healthy dose of geezer troupes. The track’s title is obviously inspired by English Midfielder Jack Grealish, who has lit up the pitch every time he has played this tournament. With over 400k streams on Spotify alone, it’s clear that fans are enjoying tune! 

Plain Old Kev Ft Stevo The Mad Man – “Come On England”

Stevo The Mad Man rose to prominence for his videos on Snapchat documenting his day to day life as a van driver. Himself a former professional footballer, Stevo certainly understands what ingredients are necessary for a successful football anthem. He’s teamed up with Plain Old Kev to bring this one to life, after a few beers, we’re certainly everyone will be screaming along to this one. 

Honourable Mention:

Giggs – “Talkin The Hardest”

It would be a disservice to not include the Landlord in this list. The legendary track has been unofficially dubbed the national anthem time and time again, and we’ll certainly be blasting it on Sunday. 

ITS COMING HOME! Be sure to check out our feature showing the worlds of football and music colliding right here!