Chelsea Dagger

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"Chelsea Dagger"
Single by The Fratellis
from the album Costello Music
Released 28 August 2006
Recorded 2006
Length 3:35
Label Fallout Records
Writer(s) Jon Fratelli
Producer(s) Tony Hoffer
The Fratellis singles chronology
"Chelsea Dagger"
"Whistle for the Choir"

"Chelsea Dagger" is a song by Scottish rock band The Fratellis and their second single. It was released on 28 August 2006. It is taken from their debut album Costello Music, which was released in the United Kingdom on 11 September 2006. It is supposed to be named after both Jon Fratelli's wife Heather, a burlesque dancer whose stage name – Chelsea Dagger – he borrowed for the song.[1]

This song was Number 77 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Best Songs of 2007.[2]

Chelsea Dagger is used heavily as a sports anthem. It is played at Stamford Bridge after Chelsea wins an important match. Jon Fratelli commented that their use of the song had resulted in the band supporting the club in the English Premier League.[3]

The song was also ranked "best goal song in NHL" by Sports Illustrated. It is currently the celebratory song of the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks.[4][5]

"We were searching for a new goal song at the start of the 2008-09 season," Executive Producer of Blackhawks Hockey (Tom O'Grady) said, "then we found Chelsea Dagger which has a very contagious organic sound, and I felt the song would catch on once Blackhawks fans became accustomed to hearing it." Seven years later, Chelsea Dagger has become the unofficial Chicago Blackhawks team anthem.[6]

Track listing[edit]

CD Single, 12" "Lady-Shaped" Vinyl (Limited Edition: 2000 copies)
No. Title Length
1. "Chelsea Dagger"    
2. "Dirty Barry Stole the Bluebird"    
8" Coloured Vinyl
No. Title Length
1. "Chelsea Dagger"    
2. "The Pimp"    


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