Rik Hits The Top 40
Shakespeare. Football. It’s obvious that they go together really. And the tragic loss of national treasure Rik Mayall means they finally have their day.
With no official World Cup 2014 anthem, after the Football Association decided against releasing a new version of Take That’s ‘Greatest Day’ featuring Gary Barlow and Michael Owen, an online campaign started for Rik’s ‘Noble England’, a track which failed to chart the first time around but which sits at number 38 in the midweek update of the charts, just 24 hours after the campaign was launched.
After he died I went back and watched ‘The Young Ones’ and ‘Bottom’ – they’re still very funny. Even ‘Guest House Paradiso’ has its moments. Match point to Mr Mayall.