Euro 2020: Scotland’s unofficial 'Yes Sir, I Can Boogie' anthem re-enters the charts
Yes Sir, I Can Boogie has re-entered UK song charts after it was adopted as an anthem by Scotland’s football team following their historic victory against Serbia last week.
The 70s disco track by Spanish duo Baccara reached number three on The Official Big Top 40 – higher than Sam Smith, Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande, and is ranked the second-highest new entry on the UK’s ‘biggest’ chart show.
It was sung by players in the dressing room on Thursday after Scotland’s victory over Serbia which clinched their place in the Euro 2020 championship for the first time in 22 years.
After the video of the team went viral over social media, the Tartan Army started a campaign to get the song back to number one in the charts.
When the track was released in 1977 it sold millions of copies and spent a week on the charts.
It was originally adopted by fans as a tribute to Aberdeen defender Andy Considine, who sang along to the track while dressed in drag for a video on his stag do.
The Aberdeen player was called up to the Scotland team for the first time earlier this year at the age of 33.
Considine was an unused substitute for Thursday night's historic match, which saw the Scottish men's team qualify for Euro 2020 in a nail-biting 5-4 penalty shootout win over Serbia, sealed by David Marshall’s save from Aleksandar Mitrovic.
The video tweeted by the Scotland National Team after the game showed Considine leading the dance as he proved he could ‘boogie woogie' with team mates, including Kieran Tierney, Scott McTominay, Leigh Griffiths and Callum McGregor.
There have been reports that Maria Mendiola, one half of Baccara, said the footage was “fantastic” and that she is considering releasing a special version for next year’s Euros.
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