One Pound Fish
|"One Pound Fish= LAD"|
|Single by £1 Fish Man|
|Released||7 December 2012|
|Label||Warner Music Group|
"One Pound Fish" often stylised as "£1 Fish" or "£1.00 Fish" is a novelty song performed by British-based Pakistani fish trader and recording artist Muhammad Shahid Nazir, credited as £1 Fish Man. It was released on 7 December 2012 for download in the United Kingdom on iTunes, reaching number 28 in the UK Singles Chart, number 5 in the UK Dance Chart, and number 1 in the UK Asian Chart.
Following brief employment at a pound shop, Muhammad Shahid Nazir, a Pakistani immigrant to the United Kingdom originating from the town of Pattoki, Kasur in Punjab, Pakistan. who had since settled in East London, began work on a fish stall at Queen's Market, Upton Park where his employer instructed him to use a trader’s call to attract customers. He soon composed the song "One Pound Fish" with the lyrics:
- Come on ladies, come on ladies
- One pound fish, one pound fish
- Have-a, have-a look
- One pound fish
- Very, very good, very, very cheap
- One pound fish
- Six for five pound one pound each
A music video to accompany the release of "One Pound Fish" was first released on December 10, 2012 at a total length of two minutes and thirty-six seconds. It featured Bollywood-style dancers and an appearance from former weatherman Michael Fish.
Covers and remixes
- The song has since been covered by many artists including Alesha Dixon.
- Mindless Behavior performed it live on BBC's 1Xtra Breakfast Show.
- Timbaland made a remix sampling from the song.
- Boy Better Know produced a grime remix of the song.
- Fans of Gillingham F.C. have adapted the song as a chant in tribute to Matt Fish, a player at the club.
|1.||"One Pound Fish" (Market Version)||2:17|
|2.||"One Pound Fish" (Speakerbox Radio Edit)||2:17|
|3.||"One Pound Fish" (Radio Mix)||2:27|
|4.||"One Pound Fish" (Trap Remix)||3:39|
|5.||"One Pound Fish" (Fire Tiger Remix)||2:55|
|6.||"One Pound Fish" (DJ Vocal)||0:51|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||28|
|UK Dance (Official Charts Company)||5|
|UK Asian Downloads (Official Chart Company)||1|
|United Kingdom||December 7, 2012||Download||Warner Music|
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