York anthem is Amazon’s most downloaded World Cup 2014 song

A poster for the single is already in place at Manaus's Arena Amazonia, where England play Italy in their opening game. Photograph: DiscoMisterUK on Twitter
13 Jun 2014 @ 5.09 pm
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A poster for the single is already in place at Manaus's Arena Amazonia, where England play Italy in their opening game. Photograph: DiscoMisterUK on Twitter
A poster for the single is already in place at Manaus’s Arena Amazonia, where England play Italy in their opening game. Photograph: DiscoMisterUK on Twitter

A day before England kick off their campaign for World Cup glory in Brazil, York already has two World Cup winners.

Class music act Disco Mister – aka Huntington School teacher duo Ian Wilson and Robin Parmiter – only released their England anthem Bring It Home as a single on Monday.

But by Friday (June 13) it had made it to number five in the Amazon.co.uk chart of the most downloaded England tracks of the year.

No.TrackArtistTournament
1Noble EnglandRik MayallWorld Cup 2010
2All Together NowThe FarmEuro 2004
3 Three LionsThe Lightning Seeds/ Baddiel & SkinnerEuro 1996
4VindalooFat LesWorld Cup 1998
5Bring It HomeDisco MisterWorld Cup 2014
6Three Lions 98The Lightning Seeds/ Baddiel & SkinnerWorld Cup 1998
7World In MotionNew OrderWorld Cup 1990
8Back HomeEngland World Cup SquadWorld Cup 1970
9Shout 2012Shout ft James Corden and Dizzee RascalEuro 2012
10JerusalemFat LesEuro 2000

At number one is Noble England, the 2010 World Cup song by comedian Rik Mayall, who died on June 9 aged 56.

This is followed by other hits from previous tournaments: All Together Now by the Farm (Euro 2004), Three Lions by Baddiel, Skinner and the Lightning Seeds (Euro 1996) and Vindaloo by Fat Les (World Cup 1998).

Bring It Home is the only song penned for World Cup 2014 to feature in the top ten.

“It is a massive achievement For Disco Mister to be up there with well established artists whosea songs have all been out for a number of years and are already well known,” said Wes Wes Metcalfe, operations director of Band Crusade, the label which released Bring It Home.

“With the support of the public we hope Bring it home can break into the official uk top 40 this Sunday.”

The song is raising funds for two charities, the Ann Maguire Educational Fund and The Bobby Moore Fund.

It only costs 79p to download.