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Atomic Kitten on returning home football, Gareth Southgate, and (possibly) performing in Euro 2020 England-Italy final | Ents & Arts News

When England beat Ukraine 4-0 in the Euro 2020 quarter-final, it wasn’t just goals, images of manager Gareth Southgate and player praise sweeping the internet.

Images of Atomic Kitten’s Natasha Hamilton and Liz McClarnon performing the fan reshuffle of their 2001 hit Whole Again – now a declaration of love for the English boss / new national treasure – at Croydon’s Boxpark were also going viral.

While football fans turning pop songs into patio chants is nothing new, this one has taken on a life of its own. In July 2021, you’re probably never more than eight minutes away from hearing football is coming home again.

After the Croydon gig, phone calls were quickly made and her teammate Jenny Frost was brought back to re-record the song, which at the time of writing currently sits at number five on the Apple Music chart (Three Lions is number four , Vindaloo six and World In Motion just outside the top 10 at number 11).

They did the obligatory England flag photoshoot and threw the ‘football is coming home’ line to seemingly every media outlet in the country (including this one, as it’s impossible to interview Atomic Kitten now. without asking them to go a cappella).

Atomic Kitten - Natasha Hamilton, Liz McClarnon and Jenny Frost - released a reworked version of their 2000 hit Whole Again to celebrate Gareth Southgate and the England squad.  Photo: Brett Cove / SOPA Images / Shutterstock
The band – (LR) Natasha Hamilton, Liz McClarnon and Jenny Frost – have re-recorded Whole Again, now an unofficial English anthem. Photo: Brett Cove / SOPA Images / Shutterstock

The adoption of Whole Again, the platinum sales record that propelled the girl group to glory, actually toured the World Cup in 2018, to a lesser extent; in 2021, it is now the unofficial soundtrack to England’s first final in an international men’s football tournament since winning in 1966. Atomic Kitten is now a part of English football history. There are even rumors that they will perform at Wembley on the same day …

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This notice was published: 2021-07-09 18:06:00

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