An Everton FC anthem has gone to Number 3 on the UK’s biggest chart show this Sunday, just a week after it reached the number one position on the iTunes Chart in the UK, kicking Miley Cyrus off the spot.
— Everton (@Everton) October 4, 2020
“Spirit of the Blues” is usually heard around the stands of Goodison Park, but it’s now ringing out on the airwaves as Toffees Fans were aiming to score a Top 40 hit, off the back of their iTunes win.
The anthem has made the comeback after fans began downloading and streaming it, to celebrate the club’s three consecutive Premier League wins.
Billy Kinsley, who wrote the song back in 1984, when this little chap in the video wasn’t even born yet, said that he cannot believe that it is making a comeback, adding that he had a call from his co-writer at 7:30am telling him that the tune had reached number one on iTunes. He told itv News, “We wrote it years ago, I can’t remember why we wrote it!”
Billy Kinsley has been getting calls from all over the world, as far as Brazil – “life has changed in the last couple of days,” he said.
So what is it about ‘Spirit of the Blues’ that makes it so special? Mr Kinsley says “it makes you feel good” adding, “it’s not like any other football song”.
Debuting more than 30-years-ago, the original song was produced on a shoe-string budget with no music video to go with it.