Tom Hark (We Want Falmer!)

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"Tom Hark (We Want Falmer!)"
Single by Seagulls Ska
Released3 January 2005
FormatCD
GenreSka
LabelFalmer For All/Skint

"Tom Hark (We Want Falmer!)" was a single released by a temporary, Brighton-based band named Seagulls Ska, made up of Brighton and Hove Albion F.C. fans.[1]

It was released in January 2005 to highlight the club's plight in building a new stadium at Falmer. On 15 January 2005 it reached number 17 in the UK Singles Chart and stayed in that chart for three weeks.[2]

The song is a remake of the 1980s Piranhas hit, "Tom Hark", which has come to be used as an anthem at many football grounds. "Tom Hark" itself was a cover of an original recording by Elias and His Zig Zag Jive Flutes in 1958 (a band led by Jack Lerole).[3]

The club's stadium at Falmer eventually opened over six years after the single's release, in July 2011.

The lyrics were rewritten by Attila The Stockbroker.[4]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Tom Hark (We Want Falmer!)" (Bopeape/Baine/Grover)[5]
  2. "Sussex by the Sea" (Instrumental Version) (Traditional)
  3. "Sussex by the Sea" (Singalong Version) (Traditional)
  4. "Roll Up for the Donkey Derby...." (Baine)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tom Hark (We Want Falmer) - The Story of a Hit!". Attilathestockbroker.com. Retrieved 2010-06-07.
  2. ^ "Chart Stats". Chartstats.com. Retrieved May 19, 2010.
  3. ^ "My Pop Life #51 : Tom Hark – Elias & His Zig Zag Jive Flutes". Magicmenagerie.wordpress.com. 27 April 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Brighton fans single makes top 20". BBC News. 10 January 2005. Retrieved 2010-05-19.
  5. ^ "Seagulls Ska - Tom Hark (We Want Falmer) (CD)". Discogs. Retrieved 3 March 2015.