When the Year Ends in One

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"When the Year Ends in One" was a single released by the English football team Tottenham Hotspur, with uncredited accompaniment by Chas & Dave, to celebrate reaching the 1991 FA Cup Final. It reached number 44 in the UK Singles Chart.[1]

The title of the song refers to the fact that during the twentieth century, the club won a number of major trophies, in particular the FA Cup, several times in years ending in 1. They continued the trend by going on to win the 1991 Final.[2] "When the year ends in 1" has become a general superstition for supporters,[3] although Tottenham have not won a trophy in such a year since 1991.

The major trophies to which the song and the superstition apply are:


  1. ^ Roberts, David, ed. (2005). Guinness World Records: British Hit Singles & Albums (18th ed.). Guinness World Records. p. 514. ISBN 1-904994-00-8.
  2. ^ "FA Cup Finals, 1872-today". thefa.com. Retrieved 13 January 2015.
  3. ^ Lally, John (13 August 2010). "It's lucky for Spurs when the year ends in 1..." cultfootball.com. Retrieved 13 January 2015.