The video for Reading FC’s techno anthem is not getting rave reviews

Wednesday September 30th, 2015

This is “Where in the World Wednesday,” a new feature where we’ll try to bring you something from somewhere else in the world that you probably haven’t seen on another American sports site already. Or maybe you’re more worldly than us and you have seen it already. Congratulations. This week we’ve got a cheesy music video.

Maybe they just didn’t want to shell out the big bucks for Lorde’s “Royals,” or maybe they actually thought it was a good idea, but the new music video for English soccer club Reading FC’s pop anthem is universally despised.  

The club, nicknamed the Royals, just released a cheesy music video for the song they debuted last month and it’s not exactly getting the kind of response you would hope for. 


The reviews of the poppy electronic ballad are just as brutal as the ones for the new Islanders goal horn. It’s an awful lot of hatred for a team in the second division. 

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The sad thing is co-owner Khunying Sasima Srivikorn, an actual composer, helped write the song. She wrote the song for the 1998 Asian Games, but couldn’t find another hit with this one. 

- Dan Gartland


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