Updated: Friday, 21st September 2018 @ 11:38am

We’re singing for Manchester! Printworks launch World Cup 2014 charity anthem ahead of summer tournament

We’re singing for Manchester! Printworks launch World Cup 2014 charity anthem ahead of summer tournament

| By Scott Hunt

Think World Cup songs and your head fills with iconic and uplifting tracks such as World in Motion and the famous John Barnes rap, Vindaloo and Baddiel and Skinner in Three Lions 98.

And now, courtesy of The Printworks in Manchester, Our Telly’s Bigger Than Your Telly could be about to join that illustrious list.

To celebrate the start of the World Cup 2014 on June 12 the track, produced and performed by Aniff Akinola aka Box Bottom, has been launched as a northern anthem for charity.

“I live and breathe Manny, its music and attitude and I wanted to do a song that reflected Manchester’s love of football,” said Box Bottom.

The track will raise funds for northern charity, Forever Manchester, the Community Foundation for Greater Manchester.

Fred Booth, Centre Director at The Printworks, hopes that the track is a chart success and can go onto raise plenty of money for the Manchester charity.

“The song is a great way for the community to get behind something fun and exciting,” said Mr Booth.

“We really hope the track raises a lot of money for Forever Manchester, a charity close to our hearts and who knows maybe even hit the top ten in the charts.”

Whether this tune will ever match the dizzying heights of other infamous World Cup songs is unknown.

Comedians David Baddiel and Frank Skinner combined to produce a fans favorite in 1998 when they re-released their 1996 hit Three Lions (Football’s Coming Home).

The 1998 re-release landed the number one spot in the charts once again, cementing its place as an iconic football anthem.

Fat Les also stormed the charts for France 1998, launching their cult-classic Vindaloo originally as a parody of football chants but establishing itself as a World Cup masterpiece.

Eight years earlier, perhaps the most memorable World Cup tune was launched including several members of the 1990 team.

World in Motion also stormed the charts, rising to number one, and made John Barnes known the world over as the England man who did ‘that rap’.

Image courtesy of Factory, via Youtube, with thanks