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TV theme reworked for World Cup
Joe Fagin
Football fan Fagin was formerly frontman of The Strangers
Singer Joe Fagin has re-recorded his 1984 hit That's Livin' Alright as an alternative World Cup football anthem.

That's England Alright, a reworking of the theme tune to Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, will be released on 22 May.

"It's a song that captures the spirit of the true England fan - whether they are over in Germany, or watching it in the pub back home," said Fagin.

Rock band Embrace have been chosen to record England's official World Cup song, World At Your Feet.

The World Cup contest begins in Germany on 9 June.

THAT'S ENGLAND ALRIGHT
Heading out tonight, to cheer the team in white
That's England alright
Raise a glass to the boys, in a bar full of noise
That's England alright
Hear the roar, when the three lions score
We're gonna beat them all out of sight
And when we've played the game you'll remember our name
That's England alright

"I hope it's going to be a people's song," said Fagin, former frontman of 1960s Merseybeat band The Strangers.

Fagin also performed with Brown's Home Brew and The Crowd, but remains best known for That's Livin' Alright, which reached number three in January 1984.

The latest version of the single, That's England Alright - aka TEA - has been recorded by Madness producer Clive Langer.

The Football Association announced Embrace as the band behind the official song last month.

The Huddersfield act are currently at number one in the album chart with This New Day.




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