Come On You Reds

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"Come On You Reds"
Manchester - Come On Reds single.jpg
Single by the Manchester United football squad featuring Status Quo
Released18 April 1994
Format12", CD single
Length4:08

"Come on You Reds" is a song recorded by the 1994 Manchester United football squad along with the rock group Status Quo. It first entered the UK Singles Chart on 30 April 1994, and remained there for a total of 15 weeks, reaching a two-week high of number-one.[1] The song is the only (as of 2018) club side football single to reach number 1 in the UK chart – however, "Back Home" (in 1970), "World in Motion" (in 1990), "Three Lions" (in 1996, 1998, and 2018), and "Shout" (in 2010) have all topped the charts for the England national side.[2]

History[edit]

With Status Quo involved in the recording of the track, it was decided that the band's 1988 single "Burning Bridges" would form the basis of the song, with altered lyrics to suit the Manchester United theme. The single was released on 18 April 1994, four weeks before the 1994 FA Cup Final. By the weekend of the game, the song had reached #1, where it remained for two weeks. It then dropped down the chart, remaining there for a total of 15 weeks.

Charts[edit]

Chart (1994) Peak
position
Denmark (IFPI)[3] 1
Europe (Eurochart Hot 100)[4] 7
Ireland (IRMA) 2
Norway (VG-lista)[5] 7
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[6] 4
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[7] 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberts, David, ed. (2005). Guinness World Records: British Hit Singles & Albums (18th ed.). Guinness World Records. p. 319. ISBN 1-904994-00-8.
  2. ^ Everyhit.com
  3. ^ "Hits of the World: Denmark (IFPI/Nielsen Marketing Research) 07/09/94". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. 106 (28): 43. 9 July 1994. ISSN 0006-2510.
  4. ^ "Hits of the World: Eurochart Hot 100 (IFPI/Nielsen Marketing Research) 06/25/94". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media. 106 (26): 75. 25 June 1994. ISSN 0006-2510.
  5. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Manchester United Football Squad – Come On You Reds". VG-lista.
  6. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  7. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.