Will The K***ts get their #1 song for the Queen’s platinum jubilee?

Back in 1977, the Sex Pistols released the punk classic “God Save the Queen,” raining on all the parades for Queen Elizabeth’s Golden Jubilee. This caused all sort of embarrassing issues as the song rocketed towards number one on the singles charts. Fortunately for monarchists, things were manipulated so that the song stalled at number two. Still, a point was made.

Fast-forward to today–the 70th anniversary of Liz’s ascent to the British throne–and another band is poking monarchists with a pointed stick.

The Kunts, a satirical punk band known for their previous hits, “Boris Johnson Is A F*cking C**t,” (2020) and “Boris Johnson Is Still A F*cking C**t” (2021), is climbing the charts with “Prince Andrew is a Sweaty Nonce.”

The song skewers the disgraced duke for all the things he’s allegedly have done whilst a friend of pedo freak Jeffrey Epstein. Here’s a sample of the lyrics: “The grand old Duke of York / He said he didn’t sweat / So why did he pay 12 million quid / To a girl he’d never met?”

At last check, the song is at number 12 with one day to go before the week’s charts get published. It’s probably safe to assume that with all the pageantry and news coverage today, it’ll see additional traction.

There are multiple versions of the song (something that helps) and the group is asking that fans embark on “24 hour stream cycles” (i.e. put the song on repeat for 24 hours to goose listening stats) to give it a final push.

The official British charts will be published tomorrow.

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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