Former England midfielder John Barnes famously contributed a rap to 1990 world cup song “World In Motion”. Written and performed by New Order the world cup single remains one of the most popular songs written for the global tournament.
At a recent press conference John Barnes was encouraged to resume his rap career, albeit momentarily, in front of a crowd of eager fans. During the conference the subject of his early 90s rap was broached by onstage associates Dietmar Hamann and John Aldridge, at which point the Sugarhill Gang’s seminal track “Rappers Delight” came through the speakers for further encouragement.
It didn’t take much for Barnes to immediately recite the famous 80s rap word for word, and by the end of his performance he was dancing away on the stage much to the enjoyment of those in attendance.
Suddenly he snapped back to reality, explaining into the microphone “I got a bit carried away…I thought it was 1989 again, I’m sorry.”
Earlier this year he performed his segment from “World In Motion” on a beach in Dubai. Now officially on a roll it seems John Barnes will be displaying his musical side more often in future.