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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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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.

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