Neighbours fans push Barry Crocker to top of UK charts

Don't mess with Ramsay Street fans.

Devoted fans of Neighbours have helped push veteran singer Barry Crocker back to the top of the UK charts.

The Gold Logie winner, now aged 86, released the iconic Neighbours theme song penned by Tony Hatch & Jackie Trent in 1985. It was used until 1992 on air.

Aggrieved fans of the series took to social media to try and campaigned to get the song charting once again as a demonstration of their faith.

The song hit #1 on the iTunes singles chart, overtaking Ed Sheeran and artists such as (Ramsay St fan) Adele, Elton John & Dua Lipa and Liam Gallagher. The EP is also at #4.

According to Wikipedia, the show was going to be called Ramsay Street, before Hatch & Trent penned the song. Trent said, “We wrote the song as Neighbours because we said Ramsay Street was too close to Coronation Street, which was the major soap in Britain.” The theme was written and recorded in a day and Trent said “We called in Barry Crocker at about 10pm to put his voice on it and it was on the producer’s desk by 10am the following morning. And they loved it, so the series was then called Neighbours.

Now we need to get Barry Crocker to sing at the Logie Awards, please?

7 Responses

  1. It’s one thing to get it to #1 on iTunes though the real test is to get it to #1 on the official UK charts. That’s the one that is taken seriously and will get real attention from radio and the media. And will be etched in history. A tip is for those involved in the campaign is that it requires the digital single to be purchased from UK online retailers or those attached with the official charts. Same with ARIA charts except with Australian music retailers or chart partners.

      1. There’s a possibility that they include iTunes sales in official charts so there’s a chance it might at least chart officially with enough sales, though they might also factor of it has been purchased from a variety of digital retailers.

  2. Would love to see this years Logies open with a Tony Bartuccio esque dance number with Crocker Barry doing the Neighbours theme tune. About time we injected some camp razzle dazzle back into the Logies LOL

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