Top 5 England Songs You Need For The World Cup

Audio is what we do – and being swept up in World Cup fever, we’re singing out most days in the office some cracking football songs as England go into this weekend’s quarter-final with Sweden.

With that in mind, we decided to run down the top 5 England songs we think you need to download or stream this weekend.

5. We’re On The Ball

OK, so perhaps the name of this track didn’t really help us out in 2002 as we headed to Japan and South Korea. After England trounced Germany 5-1 and David Beckham saved the nation with quite possibly the most important free kick he ever scored; David Seaman wasn’t quite “on the ball” as Ronaldinho lobbed him from distance when England were knocked out by Brazil.

Memorable lyric: Some would say “We’re on the ball. We’re on the ball. We’re on the ball” was memorable. We say “It’s Neville to Campbell. Campbell to Rio. Rio to Scholesy. Scholesy-Gerrard. Gerrard to Beckham. Beckham to Heskey. Heskey to Owen to nod. 5-1!” was the standout from this.

4. Back Home

Just four years on from our glorious – and only defining – moment in any major international tournament, Bobby and the boys got in the studio to belt out this corker in 1970 for the World Cup in Mexico. It was the year Gordon Banks made his incredible save from what seemed a certain Pele goal, although was later beaten by Jairzinho. Unfortunately, West Germany got their revenge from 1966 later in the competition, and duly sent us back home in the quarter-finals after a 3-2 defeat.

Memorable lyric: “We’ll fight until the whistle goes. For the folks back home” – brings a tear to the eye still.

3. Vindaloo

One of the great England anthems. Football, beer and a nice Ruby Murray at the end of the night. Vindaloo had no right to ever be a football song, written by Keith Allen, but it did and we’re thankful for it. The closest World Cup to be held to England since 1966, we took over the English Channel and headed over to France. 18-year-old Michael Owen (who went to school up the road from the BuyCleverStuff offices!) produced one of England’s most incredible goals, before David Beckham got himself sent off, and we got sent home on penalties by Argentina.

Memorable lyric: “Nah nah nah (Vindaloo). Nah nah nah (Vindaloo). And we all like Vindaloo. We’re England. We’re gonna score one more than you!” – well unless we get to penalties and then everyone else always seems to come out on top (sorry, not sorry to Colombia…)

2. World In Motion

1990, Bobby Robson as our manager, Bryan Robson as our captain, Gary Lineker on fire, Paul Gascoigne a star being born; we were ready for Italia ’90 and so were New Order with probably what at one stage was the best England song we had produced. It was also the year we produced our best performance in a World Cup since 1966, until Stuart Pearce had his saved and Chris Waddle missing. West Germany again. But it won’t be in 2018…

Memorable lyric: Not going to write this out, but without a shadow of a doubt it was the rap performed by John Barnes. Rob in the office knows it off by heart. (However Rob also appeared on Don’t Forget The Lyrics so we’d be disappointed if he didn’t know the words…)

1. Three Lions

Quite simply the greatest song ever written to be sung on the terraces. Cast your minds back to 1996, Euro 1996 to be precise. We’d won nothing for years and we needed something to inspire the boys to victory. Comedians David Baddiel and Frank Skinner were tasked with putting lyrics to the music from Ian Broudie of the Lightning Seeds – they did and the rest is history. We got knocked out (again) by Germany on (again) penalties. Gareth Southgate the unfortunate one who couldn’t walk down the street for weeks and months without being tormented over his spot-kick miss.

However in 2018, we’ve got past penalties with Southgate in charge – will we be hearing Three Lions bellowed at the top of our lungs come the actual World Cup final? We’ll see…

Memorable lyric: “It’s coming home, it’s coming home, it’s coming. Football’s coming home.” Yes, yes it is.

If you’ve not got anywhere near sorted for the World Cup (and how have you not?) then check out our outdoor TV enclosures to protect your screens and some incredible outdoor garden rock speakers which can connect up to your TV or even pair via Bluetooth – all available to order at BuyCleverStuff!

Come On England!

BuyCleverStuff - a Lithe Audio Pro Partner

Lithe Audio Pro Partner Status Awarded To BuyCleverStuff

It’s official, BuyCleverStuff is now officially one of the first new certified experts to be named as a Lithe Audio Pro Partner.

We know just how popular Lithe Audio products are across homes in the United Kingdom, and our customers keep coming back for more.

Which is why, we are proud to bear their Pro Partner – Certified Product Experts logo on ALL of the product range on our website.

There’s a few great reasons why we have received this highest level of recommendation:

UK TOP SELLER OF LITHE AUDIO

We’re one of the biggest retailers in the United Kingdom when it comes down to Lithe Audio.

We have sold their products in droves since its first product release, the award-winning Lithe Audio Bluetooth Ceiling Speaker, back in June 2016.

WE HOLD STOCK FOR NEXT DAY DELIVERY

Exactly this.

We hold a consistent amount of stock to keep all of our customers happy with free and fast next working day UK delivery. No questions, straight to your door. This means you could order before 3pm, and have everything installed before next midday if all is quick enough!

RENAMING SERVICE & EXPERT KNOWLEDGE

We offer a completely free renaming service for Lithe Audio Bluetooth Ceiling Speaker set-ups.

What does that mean? You can have a completely unique and identifiable name for each speaker in your home if you wish.

Want to make them compatible for use with home automation products such as Amazon Echo and Google Home devices? We can do that too!

The incredible team over at Lithe Audio also knows just how good our product knowledge is (we were on hand looking at the very first prototypes!)

We have an annual MOT about the products too so we can give you all the advice you need!

So what does that means for you as a customer?

Simply put – because we’re a Pro Partner – our customers get things they won’t get anywhere else when it comes to Lithe Audio!

Exclusive extended 3 year warranty

Incredible exclusive seasonal offers

Dedicated technical support that you can trust

Systemline Elite Partner

BuyCleverStuff becomes official Systemline Elite Partner

BuyCleverStuff are proud to announce that it is now an official Systemline Elite Partner for 2018 and beyond.

This means customers will receive even more exclusive benefits when they purchase any Systemline product from BuyCleverStuff online.

Only trusted suppliers and partners are given this “Elite Partner” status, so always consider buying Systemline direct from us first before going anywhere else online.

Benefits

Systemline, as standard, offer a two-year warranty on their branded goods. However, any Systemline purchase via BuyCleverStuff made from Thursday 1st March 2018 entitles customers to an extra 12 month warranty without registration!

As a Systemline “Elite Partner”, we can offer Systemline packages exclusive to us that standard sellers, both online and in shops, do not have.

BuyCleverStuff - Systemline Elite Partner
Official Systemline Elite Partner – BuyCleverStuff

Some standard sellers may claim they sell these packages but not with our exclusive warranty terms – and certainly will not provide the outstanding Five-Star support that BuyCleverStuff has for over a decade been renowned for!

With the superb Systemline E50 and Systemline E100 bundled together perfectly with ceiling speakers, we’re sure at BuyCleverStuff we will have the right home audio solution for you.

Keep your eyes peeled over at BuyCleverStuff on our main shopping site, here on our blog as well as our social media channels for news of our exclusive Systemline “Elite Partner” offerings!

Control More From Your Lithe Audio Speaker

Lithe Audio Bluetooth Ceiling Speaker: New Volume / Output Features

Since its release in the middle of 2016, the Lithe Audio Bluetooth Ceiling Speaker has exploded into homes.

Delivering incredible audio, and an easy install no matter what stage of renovation you are at.

It has been seen up and down the country at home improvement trade shows, including Grand Designs Live at the NEC Birmingham,

The product has also featured in the accompanying Grand Designs Magazine, and reviews are online at Trusted Reviews and T3.com (together with views from a vast array of customers who have purchased from BuyCleverStuff!).

However, in 2017, it has now become an even better product – with more control over your audio!

Lithe Audio Improvements

When showing off the product at trade shows, there was a great amount of feedback and there is huge interest in the speaker as a result.

Some ideas that made their way back to improving the product – the inclusion of a pre-installation volume limiter, and bridged mono/stereo switch if used in a pair set up.

Volume Limiter

The volume limiter is a fantastic addition as it means you can keep the volume to a 50% maximum. Very handy for families with little ones and teenagers who like their music perhaps above a certain level – no more upsetting the neighbours!

Talking of neighbours, it is also a perfect solution if you are thinking of installing between floors in flats. You won’t need to be concerned of the tenant above knocking on your door to ask to turn it down.

Bridged Mono / Stereo

The second switch on the main master Bluetooth ceiling speaker gives you the ability to choose either bridged mono or stereo settings. This is useful if you purchase a Master / Slave system of two speakers.

It allows you to pick before you install whether you would prefer mono sound out of each speaker, or if instead a truer stereo sound is outputted.

Amazon Echo / Alexa

Before Christmas, there was plenty of noise about Amazon Echo / Echo Dot and the voice recognition service Alexa.

Select the Echo Compatible version of the Lithe Audio Bluetooth Ceiling Speakers to integrate seamlessly into the home! Home automation could not be simpler. Already own an Amazon Echo / Echo Dot? Instructions of how to connect to Bluetooth speakers are outlined in the Amazon manuals.

Speaker Hoods

At BuyCleverStuff, we have also introduced the brilliant Lithe Audio Speaker Fire Hoods; perfect for retaining audio and for protecting the speaker in the event of a fire.

There is also a fantastic offer currently on Lithe Audio Speaker Hoods. Purchase a Lithe Audio Speaker (standard or waterproof / single or pair) and get a 10% discount on hoods.

So don’t delay – kit your home out with audio today with a superb system from BuyCleverStuff.

 

New Ranges & New Website at BuyCleverStuff

New Ranges & New Revamped Website at BuyCleverStuff

In  our tenth year of trading, you’d be forgiven for thinking we were wanting to put our feet up and relax with a nice cup of tea (listening to great audio systems of course!) – however we’ve been working harder than ever to bring more products to you and to deliver an even better shopping experience!

To begin with, at BuyCleverStuff, we are now the official UK distributor of soundmaster® Home Audio products.

soundmaster®

Many customers will have been aware of the space saving Under Cabinet Kitchen Radio solutions that we’ve sold for a number of years. Now you can experience the fantastic quality of soundmaster® all around your home with our expanded range of home audio products. From simple clock radios, to portable audio devices, through to exquisitely designed and highly fashionable record player turntables to rediscover old vinyl!

So head on over to our complete Home Audio section of BuyCleverStuff to buy now before Christmas!

Our brand new revamped website

Hitting double digits this year, we wanted to spruce things up, and our focus was on how we can give you a shopping experience to make decisions of buying home audio and visual as easy as possible.

You may remember we looked a bit like this:

Old BuyCleverStuff Site

Now though, we’ve scrubbed things up and added a few extra features so you get the right product every time:

New BuyCleverStuff Site

It’s always great to hear from our customers, however, the one thing we noticed was that many of you were confused by the number of products we had, so now a new raft of product filters helps sift through to find exactly what you want.

Select the features and functions you wish, and even find a product within your budget – but don’t forget we still offer the ability to spread payments with finance options for purchases over £400:

Filter Products

Improved Delivery

Away from our revamp, we’ve also made an incredible effort to improve our delivery options for our customers beyond mainland UK. We’ve also reducing the cost of delivery for those in the Scottish Highlands, Channel Islands and elsewhere, together with an improved returns service if it’s not quite right for you.

Our blog has had a touch-up, and namely making sure you know you can Buy With Confidence from us here at BuyCleverStuff having been Trading Standards Approved.

If you’ve purchased from us as well in the last 18 months, check your emails as well for a nice Christmas surprise.

All these changes, we hope will make your choice and your buying experience the very best it can be, however, rest assured, we’ll still be here to answer your questions and queries should you have any or need even more advice on what to buy.

0% Interest Free Credit Available Now For Purchases Over £399.97 At BuyCleverStuff

***UPDATED – 6th July 2017*** Whilst it may only be a few pence difference – if you place an order over £399.97 will be eligible for an interest free payment option through our website – meaning there are even more chances to spread payments on more products!

If you’re renovating a new house or room, we know budgets can be a little stretched and may put you off purchasing the audio or visual solution you really want – but at BuyCleverStuff, we’re here to give you a helping hand with our fantastic interest free payment options that can be tailored to you, allowing your dream space to be completed as you imagined simply by spreading the cost.

When you place an order for over £399.97, we have a range of interest free payment options available. You can choose how much you wish to pay upfront (between 10-50% of the total order value), and then the length of time in which you would like to settle the remaining balance.

That means you could buy a Sonos CONNECT:AMP or Systemline E100 Bluetooth Amplifier with any pairing of Q Acoustics Q Install Ceiling Speakers TODAY, pay just a 10% deposit, and with small monthly payments over the course of either six or twelve months, you can enjoy an incredible audio experience without the worry of one large purchase!

E100Credit
E100 Bluetooth/FM/DAB+ Amplifier & Ceiling Speakers – Available With Interest Free Credit
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Sonos CONNECT:AMP with Q Acoustics Ceiling Speakers – Buy Now Pay Later

Not forgetting our free Next Working Day Delivery for Mainland UK Customers, with this useful Interest Free Credit option, we’re making purchasing your perfect solution as hassle-free as possible.

Simply click the Interest Free Credit option at the end of the checkout process and during office hours, (Monday-Friday 9am-5pm) we’ll email you the application form from our partner Omni Capital Retail Finance Ltd. This option is available to UK Mainland Customers only, and unfortunately not available to Northern Ireland or Crown Dependency customers.

Interest Free Credit Example
Finance – 0% APR Typical
Cash Price £599.97 less £60.00 deposit (10% minimum)
Loan amount £539.97 repayable over : 12 Months at £44.99 – Total repayable – £599.97

Written quotations available upon request. Finance subject to status and only available to persons aged 18 and over. Finance provided by Omni Capital Retail Finance Ltd, Co Reg 7232938.