York’s World Cup anthem signs up Miranda, aims for number one

York City fan and BBC commentator Guy Mowbray is right behind Disco Mister: Ian Wilson (left) and Robin Parmiter
2 Jun 2014 @ 10.19 pm
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York City fan and BBC commentator Guy Mowbray is right behind Disco Mister: Ian Wilson (left) and Robin Parmiter
York City fan and BBC commentator Guy Mowbray is right behind Disco Mister: Ian Wilson (left) and Robin Parmiter

York’s World Cup anthem goes on sale next week – and the musical mentors who created it are aiming for the top of the charts.

Disco Mister’s Bring It Home has gone viral, an instant classic which has scored more than 67,000 hits on YouTube so far.

It has been endorsed by the likes of Clare Balding and Jack Whitehall.

And the song’s latest star supporter is comedy actress and writer Miranda Hart.

And now its only competition to be England’s World Cup anthem – Gary Barlow’s Greatest Day – has been dropped by the FA.

The only thing left to do now is storm the charts. And Disco Mister – Huntington School teachers Ian Wilson and Robin Parmiter – are releasing the song next Monday, June 9.

The song will be available to download from iTunes, Amazon.co.uk and other major online outlets.

Top of the pops

Musical strikeforce: Huntington School teachers    Ian Wilson (left) and Robin Parmiter
Musical strikeforce: Huntington School teachers Ian Wilson (left) and Robin Parmiter
So do Ian and Robin reckon it can go to number one?

“We do! The journey so far has been amazing, and releasing it is the next part of that journey,” the duo told YorkMix. “There is no reason why it can’t get to number one.”

Disco Mister is enjoying “fantastic support every day”. “We think that it would be the sort of underdog story that could influence many other regular people to believe in achieving things that seem impossible.

“Maybe even the England team during World Cup 2014…”

Now Gary Barlow is out of the picture, do they think Bring It Home should replace it as the official England anthem?

“If England officially adopted the song then our dream of hearing Bring It Home being sung by the fans at the matches in Brazil would surely come true,” Ian and Robin said.

“The story behind the song, and the charities that we want to support would strengthen the case, we’re sure.

“However, as long as we spread just a little bit of passion and excitement to our fellow fans that are gearing up for the World Cup then that is enough for us.”

Disco Mister’s Twitter feed is “still a hive of activity, with regular plugs from Guy Mowbray and a surprise tweet of the video from Miranda Hart to her 1.5 million followers,” they said.

“The song making the UK charts in the first week will give us national exposure, so we’re putting everything into getting the best chance of charting in the top 40.”

The charities

Every copy of the single sold will help two charities.

“As Yorkshire teachers, we thought of the Ann Maguire Educational Fund straight away,” they told us.

“It provides funds for the personal development of young people through music, drama, language and dance and is something that we would love to support as creative people who are lucky to work with youngsters in Yorkshire.”

The other good cause is The Bobby Moore Fund, “a perfect charity for an England World Cup song to support, raising funds for Cancer Research UK, a charity that is important to both of us”.