There are many English football fans who like World In Motion, New Order’s 1990 World Cup song. I am not one of those people, but I don’t think the song is an sort of embarrassment to that group.
Compared to this, however, World In Motion might as well be the Champions League theme. An unknown Aston Villa supporter decided to celebrate the club’s appearance in the Carling Cup Final by commissioning the song shown in this video. It’s called Championees, and it features the vocal stylings of X-Factor finalist a complete unknown named Niki Evans, who, naturally, is also a Villa supporter.
I’m not sure what’s worse — the cheesy synth horn section, the bland lyrics, or the fact that these Villans are declaring themselves “Championees” of anything, since they not only haven’t won this final yet, but they haven’t won a trophy since 1996. Unless you count last August’s Peace Cup. (And you might. It’s not every day that Brad Guzan wins a penalty shootout against Gigi Buffon.)
You can’t fault Villa fans for having their fun right now, and this song might be better than that monstrosity Prince wrote for the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings, but really, that would be damning with faint praise. Perhaps the cash spent on this would have been better spent trying to save Portsmouth — whose potential failure, as Avoiding the Drop points out, would put a rather large dent in Villa’s Champions League aspirations.
(Video spotted on 101 Great Goals.)