Rik Mayall's 2010 World Cup song becomes Top 10 hit

Comedian Rik Mayall, who passed away last week, has had his 2010 World Cup song Noble England enter the UK official singles chart at number seven.

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Mayall's 2010 World Cup song becomes Top 10 chart hit

Comedian Rik Mayall has had a posthumous success for his 2010 World Cup song Noble England, entering the UK official singles chart at number seven.

Watch: Rik Mayall's Noble England

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Rik Mayall's 2010 World Cup song has gone straight into the Top 10 in the UK official singles chart. Credit: Myung Jung Kim/PA Wire/

The track, originally recorded for the World Cup in South Africa, failed to chart when it was first released. However an online campaign to have the song top the charts saw it surge into the Top 10 this week.

Mayall passed away on Monday after suffering what his wife described as "an acute cardiac event".

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Rik Mayall World Cup anthem 'set for top five' in charts

The late Rik Mayall’s 2010 single Noble England looks set for top five berth in the Official Singles Chart this Sunday after fans campaigned to get the comedy legend to the top spot following his death on June 9.

Rik Mayall's World Cup anthem set for top five in charts. Credit: Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

The ‘lost’ World Cup single could challenge for the top places this weekend, according to the Official Charts Company. Noble England was originally released for the 2010 World Cup. Following a social media campaign the song reentered the charts at number 38 on Wednesday.

By Thursday it surged 27 places to number 11, and according to latest sales data broke through the top 10 barrier to land at number 8 this morning, according to sales up to midnight last night.

Read: Rik Mayall suffered 'cardiac event' after run, wife says

Watch: Rik Mayall's 'lost' song heads towards top of charts

Wife says Rik Mayall suffered 'an acute cardiac event'

Comedian Rik Mayall suffered "an acute cardiac event" after returning from a morning run, his wife said today.

Barbara Robbin said: "We now know that our darling Rik suffered an 'acute cardiac event' at our home around midday on June 9th.

Rik Mayall pictured in September 1999.
Rik Mayall pictured in September 1999. Credit: Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

"He had just returned from his usual run and many people had seen him that morning."

Mayall's wife thanked the media "for their discretion" and "all the wonderful coverage", saying, "It would have made him very happy."

But she added, "I am sure that you all know Rik's response would be something along the lines of, 'Well thanks very much all of you ... now f*** off!'"

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Rik Mayall's 'lost' song heads towards top of charts

An online campaign could see Rik Mayall top the charts less than a week after his death after it sent sales of his failed football anthem rocketing.

Noble England - recorded for the 2010 World Cup - jumped 27 places overnight and is now just outside the top 10 at No. 11, according to data from the Official Charts Company.

The music video for the track has reached over 514,000 views on YouTube so far despite never reaching the charts the first time around.

Read: DJ kickstarts campaign to get Rik Mayall's 'lost' World Cup song to No. 1

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Rik Mayall post-mortem to be held tomorrow

Rik Mayall. Credit: PA

A post-mortem to establish how legendary comic and actor Rik Mayall died is expected to be carried out tomorrow, a spokesman for West London Coroners Court has said.

The Young Ones and Bottom star died aged 56 at his London home earlier this week.

Once cause of death is established an inquest may be scheduled at a later date, the spokesman added.

Bonnie Mayall's tribute to 'hysterical father'

Comic Rik Mayall, who died aged 56, at a film premiere in London in 2004.
Comic Rik Mayall, who died aged 56, at a film premiere in London in 2004. Credit: PA

Rik mayall's daughter Bonnie has paid tribute to her father on Facebook calling him a 'generous, foul mouthed and hysterical father.'

She said: "My dad was loved not only by my family, but by many many others. We will never forget him and neither will the world.

"R.I.P to the man, the myth, the legend - my wonderful, generous, foul mouthed and hysterical father. My idol now and forever. We love you daddy."

Read: Ade Edmondon's touchingly offensive tribute to Rik Mayall

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