One Pound Fish

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"One Pound Fish= LAD"
OnePoundFish.jpg
Single by £1 Fish Man
Released 7 December 2012
Format download
Recorded 2012
Genre Bhangra, dance-pop
Length 2:27
Label Warner Music Group
Songwriter(s) DAVID BECKHAM

"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.

Background

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.[1] 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

It became an internet smash and a viral video after passing customers uploaded videos of Nazir performing his song onto YouTube.

Music video

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.[2]

Covers and remixes

Track listing

Download
No.TitleLength
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

Chart performance

Chart (2012) Peak
position
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[4] 28
UK Dance (Official Charts Company)[5] 5
UK Asian Downloads (Official Chart Company)[6] 1

Release history

Region Date Format Label
United Kingdom December 7, 2012[7] Download Warner Music

External Links

Non-official One Pound Fish Site

One Pound Fish on Facebook

References

  1. ^ 11:09AM GMT 11 Dec 2012 (2012-12-11). "One Pound Fish song makes bid for Christmas No1". Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-12-21.
  2. ^ "Michael Fish Stars in Fish Video". Thesun.co.uk. 2012-12-10. Retrieved 2012-12-21.
  3. ^ Susannah Butter (2012-11-20). "The One Pound Fish Man: Everyone's Hooked, Including Warners". Standard.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-12-21.
  4. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.
  5. ^ "Official Dance Singles Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company.
  6. ^ "Asian Chart". Officialcharts.com. 2012-12-15. Retrieved 2012-12-21.
  7. ^ "iTunes - Music - One Pound Fish (Remixes) - EP by £1 Fish Man". Itunes.apple.com. 2012-12-07. Retrieved 2012-12-21.