7 Mar 2006
New Order win BBC World Cup song poll 
In a recent poll by Littlewoods Pools New Order's 1990 hit World in Motion has been named the best World Cup song by football fans reports the BBC.

World in Motion, which was in the charts as England reached the semi-finals at Italia '90, came top of a Littlewoods Pools poll of 1,500 fans. Fans voted This Time (We'll Get It Right) by the 1982 England World Cup Squad as the worst World Cup anthem.

The official song for this season's World Cup is still to be decided.

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"Manchester, 1978. In the beginning there were four: Jez Kerr (bass), Martin Moscrop (guitar/trumpet), Peter Terrel (guitar/effects) and Simon Topping (vocals/trumpet). Four thin boys with a name borrowed from a Brian Eno record, the intense, drummerless quartet initially drew influence from Wire, Eno, the Velvets and Kraftwerk, and gained a manager in Anthony Wilson of Factory Records.

"May 1979 saw the release of their first ACR single, the dark All Night Party, although the sound and musicianship of the band would be transformed by the arrival of funky drummer Donald Johnson (DoJo) in August. Over the next few months the band gigged widely, often with Joy Division as part of Factory packages, and recorded demos with producer Martin Hannett as well as a Peel session. Their support slot with Talking Heads on their UK tour in December 1979 set David Byrne on a new course, and provided the compelling live half of their chic cassette package The Graveyard and the Ballroom. Post-punk, ACR now reflected the influence of Funkadelic, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, The Bar Kays and James Brown."

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