Prince Andrew’s song hits UK charts during Queen’s Jubilee | Music | Entertainment
The prince has been absent from public view during the main jubilee celebrations. Although no longer classified as a full-time working royal, an announcement has also been made that the Queen’s second son has tested positive for COVID-19. Meanwhile, a song based on the classic nursery rhyme The Grand Old Duke of York but directly naming him entered the UK charts. The group previously targeted Boris Johnson and LadBaby.
The track is by British punk band The K***s, who have already had two top five hits. Their latest is titled Prince Andrew Is a Sweaty N***e.
On BBC Radio1’s latest countdown, Jack Saunders, who replaced Scott Mills, announced a new entry for the song, “by an artist too rude to be said on the radio with a track that’s also too rude to be said on the radio.”
The band tweeted: “Best selling single of the week in the UK. No radio, no TV, no print, no BBC. Free speech? My ar**.”
The song was placed by the Official Chart Company at number 20, with Harry Styles claiming the top spot with As It Was, followed by Go by Cat Burns and About Damn Time by Lizzo.
However, the band themselves claimed a different story on their social media, under the Twitter handle K**t and the Gang.
They wrote: “Number 20 on the official charts – shenanigans? The week’s best-selling single, though. Prince Andrew is a Sweaty N***e takes his place in the history books.”
The band are a satirical comedy act, fronted by a performer currently known as K**t, who is from Basildon in Essex but won’t reveal his real name.
He spoke this week, telling NME: “For me, having grown up with the folklore around the Sex Pistols’ God Save The Queen who was robbed of the top spot in 1977, a Jubilee celebration has always felt like a good chance to air any grievances one may have with our unelected head of state and his irresponsible brood.”
The band have already made two attempts to knock LadBaby off the top of the Christmas charts, saying at the time: “We would not stoop to using poverty, hunger and desperation to promote our careers as we believe LadBaby l did in this year’s number one Christmas campaign.”
The previous two times their target was another divisive establishment figure, Prime Minister Boris Johnson. The 2020 and 2021 singles Boris Johnson is an F*****g C**t and Boris Johnson is still an F*****g C**t both reached number five on the UK Singles Chart.