Thursday 5 December 2019

Wayne Rooney's World Cup Spotify playlist is even more boring than you're imagining

Christopher Whooton

Wayne Rooney has picked a selection of tracks on Spotify to get him fired up for the 2014 World Cup, including the always motivational "Goodbye My Lover" by James Blunt and the ever training montage-ready "Blower's Daughter" by Damien Rice.

Rooney posted the playlist on Twitter where he described it as a 'mixed bag', instantly redefining the meaning of eclecticism such is its mawkish banality.

Artists that the striker will be listening to as he heads to Brazil this summer include Ed Sheeran, The Stereophonics, John Legend, Jake Bugg and Mumford & Sons.

My particular non-favourite is the Jennifer Hudson ballad "Giving Myself", which I like to imagine Wayne weeping silently to under a towel as he prepares for penalties.

As a sweeping generalisation, footballers tend to prefer softer genres of music, as demonstrated by Juan Mata who tweets soft focus pictures of Beirut album covers.

Here is Rooney's playlist:

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