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.
What if we would all download the original Neighbours theme from Barry Crocker on iTunes & Spotify and try to get it in the charts to show how much we love it! Maybe that could help to raise more attention to how much we love and need @NeighboursTV in our lives. #saveneighbours pic.twitter.com/FtI1oxDtwc
— Corine (@FloatingIsland) February 8, 2022
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.
— Duke of Preston (@DOPreston) February 9, 2022
Now we need to get Barry Crocker to sing at the Logie Awards, please?