Cristiano Ronaldo has accidentally helped Amy MacDonald become very popular in Saudi Arabia. He used to play for Manchester United but moved to a Saudi club called Al Nassr in 2022. This made many of his fans worldwide start watching the Saudi Pro League. Now, Amy Macdonald’s song from 2007, “This Is The Life,” is at the top of the Spotify chart in Saudi Arabia, all thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo and Jordan Henderson.
Back in 2007, when Amy Macdonald first released “This Is The Life,” it became trendy in six different countries. The whole album that had this song also became triple platinum. Now, 16 years later, the song is gaining Amy new fans in a very surprising place, Saudi Arabia. People in Saudi Arabia who use Spotify have been listening to “This Is The Life” by Amy Macdonald in large numbers, which is why it’s now at the top of Spotify’s chart in the country. Amy Macdonald said that her new success is all thanks to the soccer players Cristiano Ronaldo and Jordan Henderson.
She talked about her surprise on a show called ‘Restless Natives’ with Gordon Smart and actor Martin Compston. She mentioned noticing that she was getting a lot of comments in Arabic on her social media. She thought it looked nice, but had no idea what it said. And there were more and more of these comments. Someone checked it out, and it turns out that many videos on social media use ‘This Is The Life’ while showing Ronaldo playing soccer in Saudi Arabia.
One of her friends even sent her a photo of Jordan Henderson wearing a shirt with her name on it! TikTok is introducing Macdonald’s song to a whole new audience.
Cristiano Ronaldo was the first big-name player to move to Saudi Arabia, where players can earn much money. Other famous players like Karim Benzema, Neymar, and N’golo Kante have also recently moved there. The salaries in Saudi Arabia are quite good, which is why “This Is the Life” fits well. However, someone like Ronaldo, who is used to winning a lot, might not agree.
Right now, Al Nassr is in third place in the league, four points behind Al Hilal, where Neymar is playing. Even though the song was first released 16 years ago, it has become popular on TikTok as the background music for videos of Ronaldo from Al Nassr and Henderson from Al Ettifaq. This made people in Saudi Arabia search for the full song on Spotify and listen to it.