Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 23 October 2014

Corden and Dizzee Rascal net chart success with Shout

James Corden and Dizzee Rascal topped the charts.
Dizzee Rascal's track Shout, with James Corden, has topped the charts.

Football fans were given a first taste of victory as rapper Dizzee Rascal and comedian James Corden stormed to the top of the charts with their unofficial World Cup anthem, Shout.

The track, which spurs on the national side while taking a dig at celebrity football culture, appears to have captured the spirit of the nation - sweeping into the number one spot.

The rework of the Tears For Fears hit, masterminded by Simon Cowell, beat Tinie Tempah's Frisky into second place.

It is among a handful of football songs making it into the top 40. Three Lions, which became a massive hit for Baddiel and Skinner during the 1996 European Championship, came in at number 10 - up from 53.

Meanwhile, New Order's World in Motion was in at number 22, with Terry Venables' If I Can Dream just behind at 23. A re-recording of the Three Lions track, featuring Russell Brand and Robbie Williams, climbed to 28. Shakira's Waka Waka was at 38. The England team is without an official anthem this year.

In the album charts, singer Christina Aguilera came out on top with Bionic. The Royal Air Force Squadronaires scored the highest ever chart position for a military band with the album In The Mood: A Glenn Miller Celebration, it was claimed. The album came in at number 7 - up two places from last week.

Sergeant Kev Miles, leader of the RAF Squadronaires, said: "It just keeps getting better. I'm delighted that the music we're so passionate about has as big a fanbase today as 70 years ago when it was written.

"It's a fantastic achievement for the RAF and, indeed, all military music."

Meanwhile, Alicia Keys climbed to number two with The Element of Freedom while Michael Buble dropped one position to number three with Crazy Love.

Last week's number one - Jack Johnson's To The Sea - fell to number six, behind Lady Gaga.

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