This NSFW band is making another run at a Christmas #1 in the UK

It’s time again for that annual British betting frenzy to see which single finishes at #1 on the last singles chart before Christmas. It’s a long-standing thing unique to Her Majesty’s kingdom. And it almost always gets really, really stupid. One year, an online campaign pushed Rage Against the Machine’s “Killing in the Name Of” to the top because (a) nothing says “Christmas” like Rage and (b) the BBC has to play the winning song on the air.

For the last three years, the title of Christmas #1 has been won by a husband-and-wife team named Ladbaby whose songs all feature the glories of sausage rolls. (Silly, yes, but if it helps, the money goes to charity.) Ladbaby might try for a fourth, but that’s still up in the air.

One band that will be pleased if Ladbaby bows out is The Kunts. For each of the last five years, the vehemently anti-Brexit group has managed to squeeze its song “Boris Johnson is a F*cking C*nt” into the top five. Rather than go for another re-release in 2021, The Kunts have released a sequel song called “Boris Johnson is Still a F*cking C*nt.”

Lest you wonder if this version gets any radio airplay in Britain, the answer is no. For the previous hit, there was a radio edit entitled “Boris Johnson is a Sausage Roll.”

The new song will be available for purchase, download, and streaming as of December 17.

(Via CMU)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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