Eurovision duo Baccara have said that they’d be willing to re-record their 1977 hit ‘Yes sir I can boogie’ as an anthem for the Scottish Football team, as the team heads to the UEFA European championships for the first time since 1996.
‘Yes Sir, I Can Boogie’ is on course to return to the UK Top 40 after becoming the Scottish Football team’s unofficial anthem following their win against Serbia on Thursday.
Speaking on BBC Radio’s Good Morning Scotland, singer Maria Mendiola said she is delighted to have new audiences.
“With this pandemic, I have been sitting at home and this has uplifted me in a way you cannot imagine,”
“I will always thank the Scottish team and especially Andy Considine for making me so happy after 43 years.
“I saw all the articles and everyone was calling me. I was delighted. I thanked the Scotland team and spoke with Andy over Instagram. He had such nice words.”
Asked if she would record a version for Scotland’s campaign in the delayed 2020 tournament, she said: “Of course. If they ask me, I will do it directly.”
The track became a favourite with Scottish football fans after a video of the players became popular online (You can see the video below)
The footage shows the players bouncing around in their dressing room after their win in Belgrade to clinch a place at the European Championships.
The video caught the imagination of Scottish football fans, with fans starting a campaign to get the song back to number one in the UK charts.
The song is now at number 18 on the Official Chart’s First Look, which is based on preliminary sales and streaming data from the first 48 hours of this week’s chart race. If it remains in the Top 40 when the official chart is announced this Friday, it will be the song’s first chart appearance in 42 years.
Baccara first formed as a duo in 1977 with their hit ‘Yes sir I can Boogie’ which made it to Number 1 in countries including The UK, Germany, Sweden and Switzerland. They then went onto represent Luxembourg at the 1978 Eurovision, which you can see below:
The duo made a comeback in 2004 with the song ‘Soy tu venus’ which made it to the 2004 Melodifestivalen. The song was sung at the 2nd Semi final, but scored 7th out of 8 at the Semi final (You can see their performance below)
In the last few years the duo have released a number of other songs such as ‘I love you Moscow’ and ‘I belong to your heart’ which you can hear below:
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