The song that made football cool

“We ain’t no hooligans,
This ain’t a football song…”

A nostalgic moment for any English readers in their thirties: New Order help English football kiss goodbye to a miserable decade of hooliganism, tragedy and underachievement with 1990’s official England World Cup song, World in Motion:
 

 
Viewers of a sensitive disposition are warned that this video contains explicit footage of (a) Chris Waddle’s mullett; (b) John Barnes rapping; and (c) Peter Beardsley’s face.

Altogether now: “What you’re looking at/Is the master plan…”

HT: Peter Ould.

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4 Responses to The song that made football cool

  1. “A nostalgic moment for any English readers in their thirties…”

    I’m an Englishman in my thirties, and it says nothing to me about my life.

  2. John H says:

    It was an airy rhetorical flourish. Sue me. 🙂

  3. Peter O says:

    It’s streets ahead of “Football’s Coming Home” isn’t it?

  4. J Random Hermeneut says:

    “The song that made football cool”

    And made New Order uncool in the process. “It purifies the defiled, and makes defiled the pure.” Kind of christological, that.

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