UMTV SHOOTS AND SCORES WITH THE RELEASE OF ‘THE ENGLAND PLAYERS’ PLAYLIST’ OUT MONDAY 2 JUNE
Wednesday 21 May: UMTV are releasing the ‘The England Players’ Playlist’ on Monday 2 June, an 18 track compilation album of upbeat chart hits and dance anthems personally handpicked by members of the England football squad, including England Captain Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard, Wayne Rooney, Joe Hart, Daniel Sturridge, Raheem Sterling and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlin.
Two song choices are announced today: Man City goalkeeper Joe Hart has selected Sonnentanzby Klangkarussell, and Man Utd defender Phil Jones’ personal pick is Duke Dumont’s I Got U featuring Jax Jones.
MTV UK will broadcast a special 90-minute programme on Sunday 1 June at 11am on MTV Music – ‘Boys in Brazil: England Squad Playlist’ - in which they will exclusively reveal the remaining England player picks. Some of the players' track choices will be revealed in the week prior to the show – football fans should keep their eye on the ball via www.EnglandPlaylist.com for more information.
Promising to motivate and inspire sports fans across the UK who will be cheering on the England team during the World Cup in June, as well as accompanying England’s finest footballers on their journey to Brazil, ‘The England Players’ Playlist’ kicks off with a hat trick of chart hits: Bastille’s PompeIi,The Lumineers Ho Hey and John Newman’s Love Me Again and scores goals with Drake’sStarted From The Bottom, Chase and Status’ Blk and Blu and Robin Thicke Blurred Lines. This collection continues with dance favourites like Avicii’s Wake Me Up and Turn Back Time by Sub Focus, and closes with a clear winning shot by Disclosure with You And Me.
The England Players’ Playlist is released in conjunction with the England Footballers Foundation who will receive 10% of proceeds from all physical and digital album sales. Since the charity’s inception in 2007, the England squad have donated their international match fees to the foundation and this exciting new album will continue their valuable support.
England Captain Steven Gerrard said: “All of the players are committed to the England Footballer’s Foundation and are proud to partner with Universal Music on this unique album. It has been an enjoyable experience pulling together our favourite track selections for our England fans, and importantly this product is helping us to raise vital funds and awareness for the charitable causes we choose to support.”
The 18 England players who have picked songs for ‘The England Players’ Playlist’ are: Frank Lampard (Chelsea), Wayne Rooney (Man Utd), Jack Wilshere (Arsenal), Gary Cahill (Chelsea), Phil Jones (Man Utd), Steven Gerrard (Liverpool), Glen Johnson (Liverpool), Rickie Lambert (Southampton), Raheem Sterling (Liverpool), Danny Welbeck (Man Utd), Ross Barkley (Everton), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal), Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool), Chris Smalling (Man Utd), Joe Hart (Man City), Michael Carrick (Man Utd), James Milner (Man City) and Tom Cleverley (Man Utd).
1. Bastille - Pompeii
2. Lumineers - Ho Hey
3. Sam Smith - Money On My Mind
4. John Newman - Love Me Again
5. Duke Dumont feat.Jax Jones - I Got U (Phil Jones pick)
6. Avicii - Wake Me Up
7. Naughty Boy feat. Sam Smith - La La La
8. OneRepublic - Counting Stars
9. Drake - Started From The Bottom
10. Chase & Status - Blk & Blu
11. Ben Pearce - What I Might Do
12. Fuse ODG - Antenna
13. Banks - This Is What It Feels Like
14. Sub Focus - Turn Back Time
15. Klangkarussell - Sonnentanz (Joe Hart pick)
16. Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines
17. Avicii - I Could Be The One
18. Disclosure - You And Me
The England Players’ Playlist is released on Monday 2 June on UMTV
‘Boys in Brazil: England Squad Playlist’ will air on Sunday 1 June at 11am on MTV Music
May 28, 2014 6:00am ET by LD Communications