POP legends Atomic Kitten have officially released England anthem ‘Southgate You’re The One’ – SIXTEEN YEARS after their last track.
The tune has become a fan favourite during Gareth Southgate’s reign and is a twist on the band’s No1 single ‘Whole Again’ from 20 years ago.
Several lyrics have been added in the re-work, including ‘Southgate you’re the one’ and ‘football’s coming home again’.
Two of the group’s current band members Natasha Hamilton and Liz McClarnon performed their updated hit in Croydon during a screening of England’s quarter-final victory against Ukraine.
Atomic Kitten released the professional recording of ‘Southgate You’re The One’ on Tuesday, July 6 – the day before England play Denmark at Wembley.
Announcing the song on Instagram, the group wrote: “It’s been a whirlwind couple of days, but we are super excited and grateful to be able to contribute to the awesome energy and patriotism that is filling the streets with this brand new version of ‘Whole Again’.
“Totally inspired by the England football fans in support of Gareth Southgate and the super talented England football team, we will be singing loud and proud ‘Football’s Coming Home!’”
The song became an unlikely football anthem during England’s run to the World Cup semi-finals three years ago, Southgate’s first major tournament as manager.
Atomic Kitten’s last release was ‘Cradle’ in 2005, which reached No10 in the UK charts.
The group enjoyed considerable success during the early noughties, achieving three No1 singles and two No1 albums.
The re-release is another honour for the England coach, who has received plenty of plaudits after guiding the team to another semi-final.
Fans have been campaigning for a statue of Southgate to be erected in Crawley, the town in West Sussex where he grew up.
England are favourites to reach the final, although Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel has been taunting the country’s poor record at the Euros.
The Three Lions are yet to become European champions, winning just one of their five major tournament semi-finals.
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