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Yes Sir, I Can Boogie: Baccara classic re-enters UK top 40 after becoming unofficial Scotland Euro 2020 anthem



Disco classic “Yes Sir, I Can Boogie” has re-entered the charts and become the Scotland national football team’s unofficial anthem following the country’s win against Serbia last week.

The 70s hit by Baccara charted at number three on The Officiail Big Top 40 after it was adopted as an anthem by the victorious men’s football team.

The position puts it higher than Sam Smith, Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande, with the song becoming the the second-highest new entry for the week.

Victory dance

Players were seen singing the hit in the dressing room on Thursday after Scotland’s Euro 2020 victory over Serbia.

Footage that went viral online showed Scotland’s players singing the track after their win on penalties saw them qualify for the delayed Euro 2020 championships.

The tune was originally adopted by fans as a tribute to Aberdeen defender Andy Considine, who sang along to the track while dressed in a skirt for a video on his stag do.

The original track sold millions of copies after its release in 1977.

Baccara singer Maria Mendiola has since told BBC Radio’s Good Morning Scotland programme she would “of course” re-record the song with players or fans for Scotland’s Euros campaign.

“We have this pandemic, we sit at home because I don’t go out. This was uplifting me in a way that you can’t imagine,” the Spanish star said.

Jubilant scenes

There were jubilant scenes after the Scottish national side’s victory last week, which marks the first time the men’s team has reached a major international tournament for more than 20 years.

Steve Clarke’s team defeated their opponents 5-4 in a tense penalty shoot-out after the full-time game ended 1-1 at the Rajko Mitic Stadium in Belgrade to book themselves a place at next summer’s delayed Euro 2020 – and in the history books.

Scotland goalkeeper David Marshall was the hero when he saved a penalty, ending a run of 10 qualifying failures.

The victory sets up a match with England, whom Scotland will now meet in Group D alongside 2018 World Cup finalists Croatia and the Czech Republic.

The side will play its opening match against the Czechs in front of a home crowd at Hampden Park in Glasgow on 14 June next year, after the tournament was postponed by coronavirus.



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