Back in 1990, New Order scored its one and only U.K. No. 1 single with “World in Motion,” the theme to England’s 1990 World Cup campaign, a track that also featured members of the team — most notably John Barnes, who performs the rap toward the end of the song (“You’ve got to hold and give, but do it at the right time…”).
Flash forward 24 years, and a fan of the song encountered Barnes sunning himself on a beach in Dubai last week — and asked him if he could perform the rap for her boyfriend. As you can see from the video that the boyfriend’s father posted to Facebook (see full video below), he not only remembered the words, he performed the whole thing for them on-camera. And nailed it.
Check it out — along with New Order’s original music video for the song:
Video: New Order, “World in Motion”