World Cup 2014: Teachers Release Charity Song Bring It Home

14/06/2014 21:09 | Updated 20 May 2015

Teachers release World Cup song

Two teachers have recorded an England World Cup song in memory of fellow teacher Ann Maguire whose death shocked the country.

Robin Parmiter and Ian Wilson, who both teach at Huntington School in York and call themselves Disco Mister, say that they decided to write the song Bring it Home as a response to the pessimism surrounding England's chances at the World Cup.

"Everyone seems to be very pessimistic about England's chances, so we wanted to push the passion and belief a bit more. It's a football song written by the fans, for the fans," Robin told TES.

Robin and Ian decided to release the song under the slightly cringeworthy name Disco Mister - they are teachers after all - and filmed the music video on the school grounds in just half an hour.

Money raised from the sale of their single will be donated to the Ann Maguire Educational Fund and to the Bobby Moore Foundation, which funds research into bowel cancer.

"It's only 79p and it is for two really good sources, so we hope people will just get behind it and get it as far up the charts as possible," Robin said. ""The dream is for it to be sung by the fans from the stands."

The song faces stiff competition for the number one spot from the official FIFA offering 'We Are One (Ole Ola)' sung by Jennifer Lopez and Pitbull, as well as comedian Omid Djalili's ditty 'England's Going Out (To Do It Again)' and the re-release of Rik Mayall's 'Noble England.'

But so far it's doing well: the YouTube video has already been viewed more than 86,000 times and it's creating a bit of a buzz on Twitter with celebrities including Jack Whitehall, Miranda Hart and Clare Balding, tweeting #BringItHome.

Disco Mister posted on Parentdish's Facebook page today: "Thank you for your support. It means a lot to us. We have been overwhelmed with the support we have received so far. Yesterday Amazon named our single as the fifth most downloaded England World Cup song of 2014.

"We are hoping to make the UK top 40 music charts this Sunday while raising money for two great causes. We need your help to make this happen. Please buy Bring It Home using the following links and remember to tell everyone you know about us."

You can download Bring It Home from the iTunes store for 79p and buy from Amazon.


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