Ronaldo and Henderson help 2007 Scottish song top Saudi Arabian charts

Cristiano Ronaldo and Jordan Henderson help Scottish song from 2007 hit TOP SPOT in Saudi Arabian Spotify charts… after clips of them playing in the Saudi Pro League are soundtracked by the ditty

  • Amy Macdonald’s 2007 hit This Is The Life has been dragged back into the lights
  • Her song has been the soundtrack for football-themed videos on social media
  • Listen to the latest episode of Mail Sport’s football podcast ‘It’s All Kicking Off!’

Cristiano Ronaldo and Jordan Henderson’s influence helped a Scottish singer reach number one in the Saudi Arabian Spotify charts.

Amy Macdonald reached the stratospheric height with her hit ‘This Is The Life’, which is from 2007. 

The song has over 380million plays – far more than her next most trending song, which has 54m. 

That’s because clips showing Cristiano Ronaldo and Jordan Henderson playing in the Saudi Pro League have been shared on TikTok with Macdonald’s song as the soundtrack.

‘I had started noticing I was getting a lot of comments in Arabic on social media,’ Macdonald told the Restless Natives podcast. 

Amy Macdonald is top of the Saudi Arabian Spotify charts thanks to TikTok football videos

Clips of Cristiano Ronaldo have circulated on Tiktok soundtracked by the Scottish singer’s hit

Videos of Jordan Henderson playing for Al-Ettifaq have also been paired with her 2007 song

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‘I was like “it looks lovely but I’ve got no idea what it says” and there was just more and more of it.

‘Somebody looked into it and there seems to be a lot of videos on social media using ‘This Is the Life’ that are like Ronaldo playing football in Saudi Arabia.

‘I said to one of my mates about it and they sent me a photoshop of Jordan Henderson wearing an Amy Macdonald tee-shirt.’ 

Originally, Macdonald’s song reached number one in six countries after being released but only made it to No 28 in the UK. 

Videos with compilations showing players such as Erling Haaland, Kylian Mbappe, and Victor Osimhen have also been shared. 

Ronaldo joined Al-Nassr in December on a £175million-per-year deal after his dramatic exit from Manchester United.

Jordan Henderson, meanwhile, joined Al-Ettifaq in the summer after a protracted transfer saga and is mooted to be on £700,000 per week, though he has claimed the figure is not that high. 


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