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#WorldCupRussia2018 – Sliced, diced, cubed, and well and truly out – the only way to serve Swedes!

July 7, 2018

The-Laddz-Chant-Pissup-HiWhat an amazing game that was, and the right result England 2 – Sweden ‘Go Home!”

Extremely pleased to see decorum back in the game (unlike the previous games against lower-class countries, which looked more like wrestling matches!) If I was excited about the young England team at the start, I’m more excited then ever… Now that we are headed into the semis against – my prediction, Croatia – it actually might be coming home this year…

Again, what a tremendous job by all our chanting England fans in the stands out in Russia…

CHANT LIKE AN ENGLISH FAN…!

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England v USA June 12th

June 12, 2010

We’re all still reeling… 1 – 1 final score… I think the Brazilian ref couldn’t wait to stop the painful game!

Am I the only one still feeling sick about Green’s “butterfingers’…?

The game started well, with it looking like all America was going to win was the toss, with England scoring an impressive early goal in the first 4 minutes!!! Then tragedy struck right before half-time… I can’t bear to write about the cock-up that will haunt Green’s career forever (unless England go on to finally win!)

A lack-lustre second half, with neither side really showing much spunk or passion, and obviously a very disappointing final result. For England to have any chance in future matches, especially against stronger and more experienced teams (seriously chaps, America…? It should have been a 2-0 walkover!) we have to start playing like a united force, not a bunch of glory-seekers… a little bit more teamwork and we’ll have some better footie as the weeks go on.

As to our World Record attempt… as disappointing as England’s effort on the pitch today: lack of manpower and ‘technical’ difficulties (including a person that shall remain nameless on our squad, but not Richard and Mad Ant) put a big spanner in the works of the attempt… falling rather short of our 1966 goal, so far, we’ve had reports back from a little under 100 pubs that could actually participate and play the track at half-time.

A BIG thank you to all the pubs that took part around the world. We made a valient attempt… not easy to pull off a new World Record at such short notice and with only a two-man team!

Looking forward to some excellent football over the coming weeks… and may the best team (England!) win…!!!

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World Cup Song Writer Takes Vow-of-silence

May 13, 2010

The World Cup kick-off is just 30 days away now and golly things are getting tense. Will England finally bring the Cup back to the Land of Football? Anthony (“Mad Ant”) Donnelly, co-writer of our song for England, “Chant Like an English Fan” is taking no chances.

In honour of the game and in support of the England team, he’s taken a vow of silence – which started at midnight last night. Spokesperson for Mr Donnelly, Iva Loudvoice, read the following statement on his behalf:

“Thank you all for the wonderful support of our song for England, “Chant Like an English Fan”, you’ve all been wonderful. Every four years the world’s greatest football teams compete for the most coveted prize of all: The World Cup.

“This year is no exception, and England looks in tip-top form to do us all proud. In honour of our national team, I have sworn to take a vow-of-silence until England wins this year. I ask for your continued support and reach out to the girlfriends and wives of all the humble England supporters around the world and beg you to join me in my vow-of-silence so we can all finally enjoy some uninterupted football this time round!”

Well, there you have it… hopefully silence will reign in your household, so you can watch some quality football this year. Failing that, we find that masking tape works wonders too (especially, if applied during sleep!)

Thank you all so much for the continued AWESOME support of our corkin’ toon: Keep the “Chant” alive… and Chant Like an English Fan for the England squad this year!

Available from iTunes May 31st…

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

April 1, 2010

*** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ***

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…!

St. Patrick’s Day Practice for World Cup 2010

March 17, 2010

It’s March 17th – Saint Patrick’s Day – probably the ‘greenest’ day of the year (especially in America!), so green in fact they should use it to bulldoze over the Earth Day scam! Instead, though, we get to enjoy green Guiness and Irish madness for 24 hours.

The “Irish”-Americans go nuts today, with some of the biggest St. Paddy’s Day parades in New York city, Boston, and Chicago. Perhaps less well-known is the fact that it’s also the first official dress rehearsal for England supporters to get their “Chant” on and lubricate their best terrace voices.

Since Ireland didn’t qualify for the World Cup this year, let’s not hold that against them, and show the true English spirit and raise some glasses to our fellow island neighbours and get some serious drinking practice in.

If you feel like partying it up with a quick footie chant or two, remember to give “Chant Like an English Fan” a quick play, so you have something to sing and dance to, and get used to the words. It’s even been suggested, that if you get drunk enough, you might want to start singing:

“Ay-oh whey-oh, ay-oh whey-oh

“Chant like a leprechaun…!”

Remember to keep following us on Twitter @theladdz, check us out on Myspace http://myspace.com/theladdz, and find us somewhere on Facebook.

The Lyrics…

March 2, 2010

You have been asking for them, so here they are… The Lyrics to “Chant Like an English Fan” by The Laddz, our unofficial World Cup Song for England contender… enjoy!

Chant Like An English Fan
(To the tune of ‘Walk Like An Egyptian’)
Lyrics by Richard Eyre & Anthony Donnelly. Music by Liam Sternberg

All the players that are on the pitch
Weve got the balls, dont you know
If they shoot real quick (Oh Whey Oh)
They score the goals like theres no one home.
All the English fans in the stands,
They’ve got the vibe, take a bet,
Were English Fans (Oh Whey Oh)
We chant it out, smoke a cigarette
Student types with their bongs and pipes, say

Ay oh whey oh, whey oh ay oh
Chant like an English Fan

The Lads they make their moves
They spin around as they cross the field
We got the moves (Oh Whey Oh)
You drop the ball then we strike it home
All the other teams, they try their best
They like a drink and the other stuff
Last orders ring (Oh Whey Oh)
You turn it round like an English Fan
All the fans here to rock the place, say

Ay oh whey oh, whey oh ay oh
Chant like an English Fan

Stomp yer feet to the beat and bend your back
Wave yer arms, then you rock the shack
Were cool you know (Oh Whey Oh)
So strike a pose for the Union Jack
If you want to find all the lads
Theyre drinking out all the local pubs
They sing and dance (Oh Whey Oh)
Pick up the birds, cruise around the clubs
All the German fans with their marks
And the French praying in the dark
And the Italians know
They cant chant like an English Fan
All the rest try and play their best, say

Ay oh whey oh, whey oh ay oh
Chant like an English Fan
Chant like an English Fan
Chant like an English Fan
(Come and score a goal if yer think youre fast enough)
Chant like an English Fan
(Come and score a goal if yer think youre fast enough)

Top 10 England World Cup Songs

February 21, 2010

Remember this…?

http://top40.about.com/od/top10lists/tp/worldcuppop.htm

We made it to #7 back in 2006, I wonder if we’ll get ranked higher this year? Here’s the full list of the Top 10:

1. Embrace – World at Your Feet
2. Sham 69 & the Special Assembly – Hurry Up England
3. Ricky – We Are England
4. Dead Poets Society – England My England
5. Crazy Frog – We Are the Champions
6. New Order – World In Motion
7. The Laddz – Chant Like and English Fan
8. Tone Def All Stars – Who Do You Think You Are Kidding Jurgen Klinsmann?
9. Tony Christie – (Is This the Way to) The World Cup
10. John Leyton – Hi Ho Come on England

I wonder who’s going to be in the running this year? Either way, England looks well placed to score a smash hit with the fans and put on a great show… not long to wait now.

We hope you enjoy our song in the meantime, and keep coming back to hear news about free giveaways and our official release date when you can finally own your own copy of our track.