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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 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.

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