Evertonians take 'Spirit of the Blues' to the top of iTunes charts

Sunday, 27 September, 2020 55comments  |  Jump to last

Updated A groundswell on social media has propelled the catchy Everton anthem "Spirit of the Blues" to Number 1 on the UK iTunes charts tonight.

Sparked by @FinKitch and @NeilLafferty and a series of videos posted to Twitter of famous movie dance scenes and popular Internet memes with the song dubbed over, more and more Toffees bought the song on iTunes for just 79p, helping it rise up the charts until it knocked Miley Cyrus's "Midnight Sky" off the top spot.

The momentum carried over into the following day, with "Z Cars" climbing to the No.2 spot followed by "Here We Go" at No.3 and the recent film "Howard's Way" about the glorious 1980s side ascended to No.1 on the iTunes Movies charts.

 

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Brian Williams
1 Posted 27/09/2020 at 19:48:52
"Spirit of the Blues" is in at Number 22 in the iTunes chart?

Must be down to all the funny videos circulating.

Let's hope it gets to Number One.

Brian Williams
2 Posted 27/09/2020 at 19:50:25
Spirit of the Blues in at no.22 on Itunes!!!!
Steve Ferns
3 Posted 27/09/2020 at 23:02:12
Brilliant that Everton fans have got us top of the music charts now too. 79p for the song and no doubt you’ll listen to it anyway. It’s always on my playlist on the way to every game and I think it’s the best of the Everton songs anyway.
Steve Ferns
4 Posted 27/09/2020 at 23:44:40
Everton fans are so starved of success, you can't blame us for getting carried away. There's a bit of lockdown / Covid fever thrown in there too, to make us all mad.

It's all good fun and great to see so many Blues enjoying themselves for the right reasons.

Brian Murray
5 Posted 28/09/2020 at 00:43:34
Boss song in glorious times, get your coat on and get moving (Pickford) cos we don't know the meaning of losing. Reckon we are on the march again.
Pete Gunby
6 Posted 28/09/2020 at 01:29:16
Loving it. Long may it continue.
Jay Harris
7 Posted 28/09/2020 at 03:33:00
Keep it Number 1, Blues only £0.79 on iTunes!!!
Mike Gaynes
8 Posted 28/09/2020 at 04:29:05
Miley who??

Now that we've left Cyrus in the dust, time to roll out the Spanish and Portuguese editions to the South American market, sung by James and Allan of course. Shakira will never know what hit her.

Paul Kernot
9 Posted 28/09/2020 at 05:06:54
Excellent. The clips are a great laugh. Thanks for posting them. The tune's no match for 'The Story of the Blues' but these are better words and the video's are way better.
Derek Knox
10 Posted 28/09/2020 at 05:10:51
Brilliant, a lot has happened in the last few weeks and months, and our almost under the radar South American connection has contributed to that I have no doubt.

Long may it continue we have been starved of success for far too long, hopefully this very catchy tune which we are all familiar with, will make a revival to match the football and the Trophy Cabinet too!

Another song I always associate with us is more generic by Thin Lizzy: "The Boys are Back in Town". I remember that being played on the coach several times when we ventured to Wembley (the old one) seemingly on a fairly regular basis in the '80s.

Long may it continue...

Alan J Thompson
11 Posted 28/09/2020 at 05:22:45
For me it has to be; "Bless 'em all, bless 'em all, the long & the short & the tall."
Kevin Prytherch
12 Posted 28/09/2020 at 08:51:48
Was it on here that I got the monkeys singing to this song when we signed Allan, Doucouré and James??

https://mobile.twitter.com/adamsg1878/status/1301198821335199748

Phill Thompson
13 Posted 28/09/2020 at 09:16:54
I'm just enjoying it while it lasts, I wouldn't even mind if we're pushed down to third by Arsenal winning 5-0 tonight!
Alan Johnson
14 Posted 28/09/2020 at 09:49:32
Shades of Merseybeat in "Spirit Of The Blues" With Billy Kinsley on vocals...
Brent Stephens
15 Posted 28/09/2020 at 10:03:50
This is my absolute top favourite song at away games. The high-pitched "whooo"'s at various points throughout are just hair-raising.
Dave Abrahams
16 Posted 28/09/2020 at 10:33:59
There’s some great dances to this team on GOT, wish the ground was open now, Goodison would rock itself silly to this music, brilliant!!
Stephen Vincent
17 Posted 28/09/2020 at 10:46:19
Makes you miss match days at the holy ground. God I miss Goodison.
Nick Page
18 Posted 28/09/2020 at 10:56:22
Absolutely love this. The Maradona one with the fella coming in on the “oooooo” is priceless
https://twitter.com/Stirla1878/status/1310473943631966208?s=20
UTFT
Tony Shelby
19 Posted 28/09/2020 at 11:07:47
This is what happens after we win 5 on the trot.

Imagine if we won a cup or (gulp) the league!!!

Kevin Molloy
20 Posted 28/09/2020 at 11:17:28
prefer 'Home and Dry' myself
Pete Cross
21 Posted 28/09/2020 at 11:22:47
Good fun but how can I get Zcars with sirens ringtone
On my I phone?
Derek Knox
22 Posted 28/09/2020 at 11:23:25
Phill @ 13, I could even endure a 6-0 to the Arse and followed by a Cup win on Thursday. :-)
Bobby Mallon
23 Posted 28/09/2020 at 11:37:35
I want a 0.0 draw keep both of them away from us
Stephen Brown
24 Posted 28/09/2020 at 12:14:36
This is great getting this to number 1 but I hope things like this don’t become a distraction to the players!

I’m sure Carlo is wise to stuff like this but there’s 3 huge games coming up! 3 more wins and we really can be taken seriously!

Dennis Stevens
25 Posted 28/09/2020 at 12:41:37
I doubt it, Stephen. If anything, it may help a few of our players realise what a huge groundswell of support there is for the Club. We have, after all, been the sleepiest of sleeping giants for a very long time - a real hibernation!
Jay Wood
[BRZ]

26 Posted 28/09/2020 at 14:04:05
In recent days I have read some posters on TW saying that having no live audience is helping us.

This phenomena and #1 chart success makes a mockery of such claims IMO. Blues are STARVING to have something to cheer about.

Since this season started and with every successive test passed in a variety of different playing styles and radically changed line ups in alternate games, plus the instant success of our four new recruits, I have felt how much better this could all be with fanatical Blues in attendance.

Yes, Goodison is a tough audience. But serve up the kind of football and performances, both individual and the team collective, as we have seen this season and they would be roaring their delight.

I genuinely fear the entire season may be played without attending supporters. That would be hugely disappointing, that the new players will not get to hear a rabid Goodison or our sell-out away support making themselves heard on enemy territory.

They would be amazed and lifted and more determined than ever to perform better and achieve more.

I repeat, a live match day audience cannot come soon enough for me, but I just cannot see that happening this side of Christmas, maybe not even before the season ends.

That would be to our detriment, not to our advantage.

Thomas Lennon
27 Posted 28/09/2020 at 14:21:04
Jay #26

I mentioned that there is an unusually large number of away wins this season - I haven't looked at the games played in lockdown during the summer but we have seen more than 50% away wins so far this season. Is that due to lack of crowds? Consequently, are we seeing a lack of home advantage or even the rise of home disadvantage? I don't think that is likely and it will even out as everyone gets used to the new systems of play. It is lovely to see certain arrogant teams getting a walloping at home though.

Goals and unpredictability are getting us through this difficult time, the big teams (with big squads) only usually start to really exert dominance over & after Xmas but until then long may we be up there.

It is indeed painful to watch us playing so well with no crowd - imagine the excitement of matchday right now if there were no COVID!

Jay Wood
[BRZ]

28 Posted 28/09/2020 at 14:44:12
Thomas, I predicted a couple of weeks ago another much more telling factor IMO than the absence of crowds for surprising results:

The knock-on effect of the late finish to the delayed previous season, together with some teams playing deep into August in various cup competitions and the much-shortened pre-season for all.

The natural chronology of a regular football season has been thrown totally out of sync. Most teams will be playing near enough two games every week in this compacted season, assuming that isn't further compounded by yet another lengthy suspension of games.

Throw into the mix the desire to stage the postponed Euros, Olympic Games and South American Copa America next summer and it compounds things even more.

The most successful teams, those who played deep into August, are disadvantaged in that they had no pre-season, have to catch up on lost fixtures and that fatigue may well catch up with them more than others. This will be further compounded going into next season as the best teams have the best international players who will be called upon to play in the aforementioned summer tournaments.

The Man City-Leicester game was possible evidence of the above.

Taken altogether, there is IMO a genuine opportunity for there to be a Leicester-like upset in the title race and competition for those much-desired top 4 places.

Why can't Everton be the maverick club to take advantage of all this turmoil?

Alan J Thompson
29 Posted 28/09/2020 at 14:45:42
Jay(#26); Watching on TV and without a crowd it sometimes appears to lack some intensity and feels like a practice match. So long as we are or near top of the actual League.
Danny O’Neill
30 Posted 28/09/2020 at 16:54:48
I've always told my long suffering son (born 1994) that when Everton do something big again it will be mental on a scale that will shock the national media because they genuinely have forgotten who we are and how big we are. This is just a bit of fun, but what it shows is the positivity around the club again. Whatever happens, we are actually enjoying watching Everton again rather than the chore / ball & chain around our necks it had become.
Andy Duff
31 Posted 28/09/2020 at 17:47:10
Z-Cars is now number 4 and Here We Go 53.

There's now a campaign to get the top 3 in charts.

Dave Williams
32 Posted 28/09/2020 at 18:08:09
Alan, Billy isn't singing on it is he?
Andy Duff
33 Posted 28/09/2020 at 18:19:46
Now 1 and 2 in the charts. Here We Go is on its way up too.
Barry Rathbone
34 Posted 28/09/2020 at 18:23:55
Some Kopites are in a fury over this despite winning the Champions League and Premier League in 12 months. Their perspective is non-existent unlike their terror of anything hinting at an Everton revival.

Just told my red son-in-law this is getting more coverage than their trophy wins and he visibly winced.

Andy Duff
35 Posted 28/09/2020 at 18:27:12
Here we go now 24 in the charts and Forever Everton is 5 in the Album chart. Twitter is a great place at the moment. The Reds are losing their heads all day over it.
Stephen Vincent
36 Posted 28/09/2020 at 18:33:23
My RS family member has just told me that you can't manufacture support to which I replied that he should know as they have been doing it for decades. Wish I could say it in Norwegian but had to make do with a Cornish accent.
Geoff Lambert
37 Posted 28/09/2020 at 18:43:54
Red flags coming down all over the city, The blue tide is turning.

Were on the march with Carlo's army.

Jay Wood
[BRZ]

38 Posted 28/09/2020 at 18:51:09
Andy Duff. That is brilliant, hillarious news!

All the more so that it so winds up the red side.

Jay Wood
[BRZ]

39 Posted 28/09/2020 at 18:56:21
Here We Go storming up the charts to join #1 Spirit of the Blues and #2 The Z-Cars theme at the top:

iTunes UK Chart

Neil Copeland
40 Posted 28/09/2020 at 18:57:35
Just bought all 3 on iTunes, anything to wind up the RS.
Brian Wilkinson
41 Posted 28/09/2020 at 19:04:10
Stephen@36, here you go mate, du IKEA produsere stotte.
Brian Wilkinson
42 Posted 28/09/2020 at 19:05:34
Flaming predictive text. Du Kan ikke produsere stotte
Neil Copeland
43 Posted 28/09/2020 at 19:35:51
“Here we go” up to #8!
Paul Birmingham
44 Posted 28/09/2020 at 19:41:19
A tonic ahead of the West Ham game, and so we take, what we can, and enjoy the positives and hope the good start to this season, has generated.

Good vibes and good feelings and genuine hope.

The team is playing like it cares with pride and commitment and flair combined with grit.

Good days for a Evertonians.

Dave Abrahams
45 Posted 28/09/2020 at 19:49:53
What about “All Together Now” 1995, lets get them all in the top four, to go with getting into the top four at the end of the season
Tony Abrahams
46 Posted 28/09/2020 at 20:10:20
Stephen@36, only a Liverpudlian could say such a thing without even thinking about the irony! Brilliant that.
Joe McMahon
47 Posted 28/09/2020 at 20:16:27
If only Napalm Death could cover it, or atl least The Damned.
Peter Roberts
48 Posted 28/09/2020 at 20:19:36
Let's get "Forever Everton" up there and make it 5 out of 5 to go with the winning start!
Ray Robinson
49 Posted 28/09/2020 at 20:32:37
Have a look at this:

https://www.facebook.com/Everton/videos/719688868638270

I hope they don't get injured!

Stephen Vincent
50 Posted 28/09/2020 at 20:45:21
Thanks Brian, I'm practising my pronunciation.
Derek Knox
51 Posted 28/09/2020 at 21:04:04
ToffeeWeb never ceases to amaze me, and I say that in a very proud way, other member's knowledge, combined with most common languages and their translations, are always an eye-opener.

So happy I am a Blue, and although it may be temporary, I have never felt this good since the early eighties. Things under the tutelage of Carlo and Company are certainly showing dividends, long may it all continue!

No doubts, but I have said that so many times before, it does feel very different now!

Karl Masters
52 Posted 28/09/2020 at 22:03:49
Haha. this is so good. Been watching the videos with my 9 year old son laughing ourselves silly. The Maradona one and the Stevie Wonder/Blues Brothers one are classics😂

My son actually plays all these Everton songs in the car plus he loves the Big Match theme tune from the 70’s, the new one they did for the 80’s plus Ski Sunday, BBC cricket theme tune and many more!!

Ron Morgan
53 Posted 28/09/2020 at 23:25:59
We now have 3 songs in the top 3 of the UK iTunes chart!
Jay Wood
[BRZ]

54 Posted 28/09/2020 at 23:37:14
This is getting better and funnier with each passing hour.

#1 Spirit of the Blues
#2 Z Cars Theme
#3 Here We Go

and now rapidly moving up the charts at #16, All Together Now.

Updated chart here:

iTunes UK chart

Bob Parrington
55 Posted 28/09/2020 at 00:01:57
Just a word folks - BRILLIANT

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