John Barnes set to reprise his World In Motion rap

Posted by - October 13, 2009 - All News

Digger ready to hold and give but do it at the right time

Former Tranmere boss John Barnes has already had offers of employment flying in. But unsurprisingly they don’t involve him managing a football team.

Instead, the ex-Liverpool and England man is preparing to re-record his famous rap for a revamped version of World In Motion with New Order. A new version of the track is reportedly being lined up as England’s official World Cup song.

New Order bass player Peter Hook said: “We’ve just been offered John Barnes to redo the rap for next year.”

Hook also revealed that the FA had previously backtracked on plans to let David Beckham rock the mic with his own version of the rap.

He added: “We’ve been offered the official World Cup anthem nearly every time. Tony Wilson lined up Beckham to do the rap and we were going to redo the song. But the FA then reconsidered it, saying: ‘No, no, no we’re going with Ant and Dec’.

“I would have loved to have heard Beckham do a rap and he was up for it. But this time on the table is John Barnes re-doing the rap.”

So that seems like a good enough excuse to let you all watch the video to the original!

Barnes inevitable tops our Top 10 rapping footballers list.

  • Raph88

    another semi-final shootout loss to the germans it is then. “Roo’s tears” this time.