A song about Zinedine Zidane
's World Cup head-butt, written by three upset fans shortly after the incident, is on course to becoming France's biggest hit of the summer.
"Coup de Boule" (head-butt in French) was downloaded 80,000 times in the last 20 days and distributor Warner Music says the CD, which also pokes fun at penalty-kick goat David Trezeguet, is
selling briskly at stores.
The song, whose chorus is "Zidane, il a tape" ("Zidane, the hit man"), is a collaboration by brothers Emmanuel
and Sebastien Lipszyc
, the founders
of Plage Records, which specializes in commercial jingles, and composer Franck Lascombes
. To listen to a clip of "Coup de Boule," go to: http://www.laplagerecords.com/