Spoilsports The FA might not have commissioned an official World Cup song for the Three Lions this year, but there are still plenty of brand new football anthems being released specially for the tournament elsewhere.
Featuring everything from Hollywood A-listers, one-time Eurovision entrants and former girlband leaders to punk supergroups, Latin pop superstars and musical comedy duos, plus the odd tone-deaf footballer (and ex-cricketer?) getting in on the action too.
Heres a countdown of 10 from the worst to the best (or perhaps worst to the vaguely half-decent).
10. Demarco Flamenco feat. Sergio Ramos – Otra estrella en tu corazon
Given his conduct in the recent Champions League final, its unlikely that Sergio Ramos unlikely spot of moonlighting will rack up many streams in Liverpool or Egypt. Although in fairness its unlikely to rack up many streams anywhere.
The Spanish captain – whose reckless tackle could still potentially cost Mo Salah a place at the World Cup – has teamed up with fellow countryman Demarco Flamenco for an inspirational Latin pop number which suggests he shouldnt give up the day job just yet.
9. Polina Gagarina feat. Egor Kreed and SMASH – Komanda
Eurovision fans will already be familiar with Russian vocalist Polina Gagarina – she finished second while representing her country at the contest back in 2015.
However, this collaboration with rapper Egor Kreed and DJ SMASH would probably finish much further down the scoreboard.
8. Nicole Scherzinger – Dancing in the Street
David Bowie and Mick Jaggers cover of Motown classic Dancing in the Street is widely regarded as one of the biggest musical crimes of the 1980s.
This carnival-style version – recorded by Nicole Scherzinger for a Qatar Airways World Cup campaign – isnt quite as heinous, but its still a far cry from the former Pussycat Dolls glory days.
7. The Tallywags – Charge of the Light Brigade
England does have at least some musical representation in the shape of this raucous sing-along from punk supergroup The Tallywags.
Featuring various members of The Wildhearts, Three Colours Red, The Professionals and Toy Dolls, as well as former Sex Pistol Paul Cook, Charge of the Light Brigade might not be particularly sophisticated but it kinda does the trick all the same.
6. The Stars House Band – Rasputin Rebooted
Kaiser Chiefs turned down the chance to record Englands 2006 official World Cup anthem – a job that was given instead to Embrace.
But frontman Ricky Wilson obviously now regrets that decision. In this years most random football-themed collaboration, the Yorkshireman has teamed up with cricketer-turned-TV personality Freddie Flintoff for a bizarre Harry Kane-themed cover of Boney Ms 1970s hit Rasputin which has to be heard to be believed.
5. Jason Derulo – Colors
This bouncy reggaetón number has been released in several different versions with singers from Ethiopia, Tanzania, Mozambique and South Africa, as well as a Spanglish remix featuring Maluma.
But they all still sound pretty much exactly like youd expect a Coca-Cola promotional anthem fronted by regular bandwagon jumper Jason Derulo to sound like.
4. J Balvin and Michael Brun – Positivo
Who knows why a World Cup staged in Russia – not a country exactly renowned for its tropical climate – has inspired so many Latin carnival songs.
The official anthem for Spanish-language network Telemundo, J. Balvin and Michael Bruns Positivo is as upbeat and uplifting as its title suggests. But the pair didnt exactly put much effort into it – its simply a minor reworking of the latters celebratory dance anthem, Bayo.
3. Natalie Oreiro – United By Love
Best-known internationally for her appearances in various Argentinian telenovelas, Natalie Oreiro has at least made an attempt to make a connection with the host nation in United by Love.
The singer-actress performs in English, Spanish and Russian in her theme song, which is the kind of fun but forgettable pitch-shifted pop that appears tailor-made for Spotify playlists.
2. Various Artists – Sube la Marea
Competing in their first ever World Cup, Central American nation Panama may be the rank outsiders of this years tournament.
But some of their biggest musical exports, including eight-time Grammy winner Ruben Blades, have produced one of this years most infectious World Cup anthems with this feelgood mix of traditional Latin sounds and national pride.
1. Nicky Jam feat. Will Smith and Era Istrefi – Live It Up
Produced by Diplo, this rather random collaboration between Puerto Rican reggaetón artist Nicky Jam, Albanian singer Era Istrefi and erm, Will Smith, is perhaps the best effort this year.
But its still a strange choice for both an official World Cup anthem (not one of the artists homelands are competing) and a comeback from a Hollywood A-lister who hasnt showcased his rapping skills for 13 years.
In fact, truth be told, its simply the best out of an extremely mediocre bunch.