Odds on Hey Jude to reach Number One in the charts: Bellingham’s Euro 2024 revives Beatlemania

 | Wednesday 10th July 2024, 14:04pm

Wednesday 10th July 2024, 14:04pm

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Along with the revival of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Dancing in the dark’, this has been the soundtrack of the summer for England fans in Germany. An ode to their star man who has already saved them from elimination once during this tournament. 

But how far is Bellingham mania going to spread? Well Betfred have priced up the odds on Hey Jude to reach Number One in the charts in July 2024 - and we’ve discussed the possibility of it actually happening below.

Odds on Hey Jude to reach Number One

  • Hey Jude to top the UK music charts in July 2024 @ 6/4

England’s Euro 2024 campaign had been rather turgid. They’d scraped through the group stage and were 1-0 down against Slovakia as the clock ticked over to the 95th minute. England were on the brink of saying Hello, Goodbye to Euro 2024 and the fallout from this would be unholy, with Gareth Southgate sure to leave the job in disgrace, and the players under the spotlight after failing to deliver. It would be Iceland in 2016 on a far grander scale.

Then, in a storm of panic, Bellingham produced a moment of calm. A long throw was flicked on by Marc Guehi and time stood still as the Real Madrid midfielder swivelled his body into the air and directed an overhead kick into the back of the net. With a Twist and Shout, he sent the entire country into raptures and if England go on to win this tournament, it may go down as the greatest England goal of all time. 

It’s been a Long and Winding Road, but he is the reason the Three Lions are still alive in this competition, and if England go all the way, he will surely play a major part in the semi-final and final. A winning goal in the final is the stuff of dreams, but for Bellingham, it feels like destiny. 

He’s taken everything in his short career so far in his stride, and now finds himself as Real Madrid’s leading man. England also need him to produce in these big matches, with both Southgate and Carlo Ancelotti saying “Don’t Let Me Down” to the emerging superstars. If he does produce on the big stage, expect Bellingham-mania to take hold of the nation.

His playing style makes him a fan favourite for the Three Lions. He’s been Here, There and Everywhere for Southgate this tournament, getting through a huge amount of running for the team in his attacking midfield position. He’s swapped positions with Phil Foden and played further back when England need a goal, so he’s presumably incredibly popular with his teammates too. 

Now a global presence Across The Universe, can he have an impact on the UK charts? If England go all the way the 6/4 on offer for Hey Jude to top the charts, as it did in 1968, could prove to be excellent value. 


Check out our other Euro 2024 Betting Tips here. 

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