There was a bad omen for England’s football team today as their official anthem for the Euro 2004 tournament limped into the British singles charts in a disappointing 10th place.
The Farm’s All Together Now 2004, a reworking of the Liverpool band’s 1990 hit, is attempting to match the success of previous terrace favourites, Three Lions and World in Motion.
Written by singer Peter Hooton, the original track celebrates the unofficial armistice on Christmas Day, 1914, during World War I and had previously reached number five.
It trailed behind a host of new entries, as gospel singer Mario Winans claimed the number one slot with I Don’t Wanna Know.
The former producer has resurrected his singing career with help from friend and rap star P.Diddy and Irish chanteuse Enya.
I’m A Celebrity…competitor Peter Andre is also celebrating after scoring a number three hit with his supposed jungle-inspired ditty Insania.
Veteran dance acts Faithless and the Beastie Boys took seventh and eighth spots respectively with new singles Mass Destruction and Ch-Check It Out.
Hastings rockers Keane moved up one place to top the British album charts, with their debut Hopes and Fears, now in its fourth week in the Top 40.
The Corrs entered at number 2 with their new album Borrowed Heaven, as Avril Lavigne slumped to number 3 from last week’s number 1 spot.
Diva Joss Stone, 17, moved up one place to six with The Soul Sessions, which has now spent 28 weeks on the chart.