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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1 Posted 27/09/2020 at 19:48:52
Must be down to all the funny videos circulating.
Let's hope it gets to Number One.
2 Posted 27/09/2020 at 19:50:25
3 Posted 27/09/2020 at 23:02:12
4 Posted 27/09/2020 at 23:44:40
It's all good fun and great to see so many Blues enjoying themselves for the right reasons.
5 Posted 28/09/2020 at 00:43:34
6 Posted 28/09/2020 at 01:29:16
7 Posted 28/09/2020 at 03:33:00
8 Posted 28/09/2020 at 04:29:05
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.
9 Posted 28/09/2020 at 05:06:54
10 Posted 28/09/2020 at 05:10:51
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...
11 Posted 28/09/2020 at 05:22:45
12 Posted 28/09/2020 at 08:51:48
13 Posted 28/09/2020 at 09:16:54
14 Posted 28/09/2020 at 09:49:32
15 Posted 28/09/2020 at 10:03:50
16 Posted 28/09/2020 at 10:33:59
17 Posted 28/09/2020 at 10:46:19
18 Posted 28/09/2020 at 10:56:22
19 Posted 28/09/2020 at 11:07:47
Imagine if we won a cup or (gulp) the league!!!
20 Posted 28/09/2020 at 11:17:28
21 Posted 28/09/2020 at 11:22:47
On my I phone?
22 Posted 28/09/2020 at 11:23:25
23 Posted 28/09/2020 at 11:37:35
24 Posted 28/09/2020 at 12:14:36
Im sure Carlo is wise to stuff like this but theres 3 huge games coming up! 3 more wins and we really can be taken seriously!
25 Posted 28/09/2020 at 12:41:37
26 Posted 28/09/2020 at 14:04:05
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.
27 Posted 28/09/2020 at 14:21:04
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!
28 Posted 28/09/2020 at 14:44:12
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?
29 Posted 28/09/2020 at 14:45:42
30 Posted 28/09/2020 at 16:54:48
31 Posted 28/09/2020 at 17:47:10
There's now a campaign to get the top 3 in charts.
32 Posted 28/09/2020 at 18:08:09
33 Posted 28/09/2020 at 18:19:46
34 Posted 28/09/2020 at 18:23:55
Just told my red son-in-law this is getting more coverage than their trophy wins and he visibly winced.
35 Posted 28/09/2020 at 18:27:12
36 Posted 28/09/2020 at 18:33:23
37 Posted 28/09/2020 at 18:43:54
Were on the march with Carlo's army.
38 Posted 28/09/2020 at 18:51:09
All the more so that it so winds up the red side.
39 Posted 28/09/2020 at 18:56:21
40 Posted 28/09/2020 at 18:57:35
41 Posted 28/09/2020 at 19:04:10
42 Posted 28/09/2020 at 19:05:34
43 Posted 28/09/2020 at 19:35:51
44 Posted 28/09/2020 at 19:41:19
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.
45 Posted 28/09/2020 at 19:49:53
46 Posted 28/09/2020 at 20:10:20
47 Posted 28/09/2020 at 20:16:27
48 Posted 28/09/2020 at 20:19:36
49 Posted 28/09/2020 at 20:32:37
I hope they don't get injured!
50 Posted 28/09/2020 at 20:45:21
51 Posted 28/09/2020 at 21:04:04
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!
52 Posted 28/09/2020 at 22:03:49
My son actually plays all these Everton songs in the car plus he loves the Big Match theme tune from the 70s, the new one they did for the 80s plus Ski Sunday, BBC cricket theme tune and many more!!
53 Posted 28/09/2020 at 23:25:59
54 Posted 28/09/2020 at 23:37:14
#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:
55 Posted 28/09/2020 at 00:01:57
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