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Artist Playlist - Jamie N Commons "Songs to miss penalties to... yet still have World Cup dreams!"

Artist Playlist - Jamie N Commons "Songs to miss penalties to... yet still have World Cup dreams!"
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Jamie N Commons is all about the football tournaments. Not only can he remember what he was listening – and what members of his family were spinning at the time (see below) – when England crashed out of the European Championships on penalties in 1996, but his song with X Ambassadors, Jungle, is fronting-up Beats World Cup campaign. With the World Cup underway in Brazil and England set to kick off their campaign tomorrow evening (14 June), he’s put together a selections of songs that embrace both shoot out disappointments and dreams of glory.

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Pavarotti – Nessun Dorma

“Italia 90, the closest we’ve come in my lifetime. This song will forever sound like glorious, beautiful failure.”

Baddiel, Skinner & The Lightning Seeds – Footballs Coming Home (Three Lions)

“Because adjusting the “30 years of hurt” line to a higher number every tournament is now English football fan tradition.”

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Sir Hubert Pary – Jerusalem

“Arguably my favourite piece of music… gets me every time.”

Blind Willie Johnson – Dark Was the Night Cold Was The Ground

“The sound of Gareth Southgate’s penalty miss at Euro 96…”

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The Fugees – Killing Me Softly With His Song

“…The most apt song from 1996 about Gareth Southgate’s penalty….”

NB If a song does not appear in the playlist, follow the individual link

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Michael Jackson – Earth Song

“…What I was actually listening to when Gareth Southgate missed that penalty…”

Spice Girls – Wannabe

“…What my sister was listening to when Gareth Southgate missed that penalty (?)”

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Erasmo Carlos – Grilos

“Ok, some killer Brazilian tracks to round this off. ‘Cause you know… Brazil, etc.”

Jorge Ben – Take It Easy My Brother Charles

“First discovered Jorge in a discarded bag of CDs I found on the roadside – or maybe he found me – either way it’s the best sunny day music ever.”

Tim Maia – Nao Vou Ficar

“Classic 70’s Brazilian rock.”

For more head to www.jamiencommons.com.


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