23 alternative picks for England's national anthem

As discussions begin on the point of England adopting its own national anthem, we take a look at some of the best songs by English artists.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 15th January 2016, 11:56 am
Updated Friday, 15th January 2016, 11:59 am
Do you fancy any of these songs as an alternative national anthem for England?
Do you fancy any of these songs as an alternative national anthem for England?

Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins believes England needs its own anthem, as God Save The Queen is used for the whole of the UK.

But as Scotland and Wales have their own songs to use at sporting events, would you like to see England adopt its own too?

His English National Anthem Bill, discussed in the House of Commons yesterday, was adopted by MPs and will be debated at a second reading on March 4.

Land Of Hope And Glory and Jerusalem may seem like obvious (and popular) choices - but for those looking for something a little bit more contemporary, look no further.

Here’s a list of outstanding songs by British artists that we think could be cracking anthems with a twist.

Some are total anthems, others are chart-toppers and some are just a little bit off the wall (because why not). Which ones have we missed?

Sex Pistols: God Save The Queen

Oasis: Wonderwall

The Who: My Generation

The Clash: London Calling

Led Zeppelin: Stairway To Heaven

David Bowie: Space Oddity

Queen: We Are The Champions

The Beatles: Hey Jude

Pink Floyd: Another Brick In The Wall

Adele: Rolling In The Deep

Coldplay: Clocks

Take That: Rule The World

Spice Girls: Stop

The Jam: English Rose

Kate Bush: Wuthering Heights

Phil Collins: Against All Odds

Rolling Stones: You Can’t Always Get What You Want

Amy Winehouse: Our Day Will Come

The Kinks: Waterloo Sunset