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

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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