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Too Slow

"Hurry Up England"
Motty's Sheepskin
2006
"Hurry Up England"
Sham 69 & The Special Assembley
2006

As we saw with Scotland's 1998 ballad-anthem Don't Come Home Too Soon, the British public is suspicious of official team songs that are slow or reflective. And as we also saw with Scotland, the reaction in the other direction can be extreme. Read more about Too Slow

James James James

A pop song with a familiar tune but soccer-themed lyrics. It happens sometimes, and the results are usually awful (as we've seen with the 1998 Scotland anthem "Scotland B Good". It's more unusual when the band does the rewrite itself--but that's exactly what English alt-rockers James did in 1994 to create the England anthem that never was, "Goal Goal Goal." Read more about James James James

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