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Press Release: World Cup England “Chant” Sells 1 Million Copies!

April 1, 2010

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London — With this years World Cup in South Africa only two months away and no official song from the England squad this year, the music scene has been awash with a record number of unofficial songs to encourage our national team this year. Even some celebrities have hopped onboard, with Rik Mayal’s “Noble England” probably the most notable. 

What’s surprising this year, with England playing so well in the ‘friendlies’, is how well the underdog independent labels are doing with their songs. “Be The Best” by the Toyz have done extremely well by giving away 10,000 copies of their song with a new football game. Best of all – and most incredibly – a little-known London band, the Laddz, have shocked not only the British music industry, but have extremely strong sales around the world, topping the one million sales mark yesterday with their catchy and popular, “Chant Like an English Fan!”

Based on the tune to the amazing Bangles 80s hit, “Walk Like an Egyptian” (written by Liam Sternberg) but with amusing football-based lyrics (written by Richard Eyre and Anthony Donnelly) their debut track has taken the industry and the football world totally by storm.

“We couldn’t belive the news,” says Eyre. “When I got the call last night, I didn’t know what to say. We had an idea that the song would catch on, because it’s all a bit of fun really, but we had no idea!” Having missed out back in 2006, when the writing duo first put together the track, because of bad timing and other unrelated incidents, this is certainly an epic moment for the pair.

“Since we’d already put in the work on the track, this year we decided to just have some fun with it this time round,” states Donnelly, adding, “That’s probably why we also decided to see if this April Fool’s Day stunt would work…”

GOTCHA…!

Or did we? Thanks for taking this in good humour, and cheers for all the continued support. Keep following us on Twitter @theladdz and on Myspace http://myspace.com/theladdz

You can also still vote for our song here: http://www.footballandmusic.co.uk/a-song-for-england-round-4/

Who knows, perhaps we might sell a few copies when it actually goes on download May 14th…!