World at Your Feet

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"World at Your Feet"
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Single by Embrace
from the album This New Day
Released 5 June 2006
Format 7", CD
Recorded 2006
Genre Alternative
Length 3:39
Label Independiente
Songwriter(s) Richard McNamara, Danny McNamara, Martin Glover and Tony Perrin
Producer(s) Youth, Embrace
Embrace singles chronology
"Nature's Law"
"World at Your Feet"

"Nature's Law"
"World at Your Feet"

"World at Your Feet" is a song by English rock band Embrace, and is featured on the re-released version of their album This New Day. It was the official song of the England World Cup squad in the 2006 FIFA World Cup campaign, and was released on 5 June 2006 (see 2006 in British music). Singer Danny McNamara told the NME: "We didn't apply to do this. They just asked us. Our manager said, 'Do you want to do the World Cup song? The FA want to know.' I asked my dad and he said, 'if you think you're up to it-do it!' I was just trying to cover all the bases." [1]

It was broadcast on Radio 1 on 21 April by Chris Moyles. A news reporter on BBC One was in a Bristol pub at the time and had several people listen and review the song. The first impressions were that the song is "too slow". This caused Moyles and a good friend of members of the band to shout out on the radio, live, "It's not too slow, it's perfect. Shut up and enjoy it."

While it does not have the terrace chant appeal of classic World Cup and European Cup songs such as "Vindaloo" or "Three Lions", many reviews from music critics seem to find favour with it - for instance, Planet Sound gave it an 8/10 mark, calling it "brilliant".[citation needed]

Track listings[edit]

7" ISOM107S
  1. "World At Your Feet"
  2. "What Lies Behind Us"
  • CD1 ISOM107MS
  1. "World at Your Feet"
  2. "Celebrate"
  1. "World At Your Feet" - 3:41
  2. "Love Order" - 4:39
  3. "Whatever It Takes" - 7:21

Chart performance[edit]

As the follow-up to their previous single, the #2 hit "Nature's Law", "World at Your Feet" became another commercial success for Embrace, marking their second UK Top 3 single by peaking at #3 in the UK Singles Chart.

Chart (2006) Peak
UK Singles Chart


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