Everton football anthem tops charts - kicking Miley Cyrus off top spot

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An Everton FC song has reached number one on the iTunes chart, kicking popstar Miley Cyrus off the top spot.

'Spirit of the Blues' is usually heard reverberating around the stands of Goodison Park, but could soon be ringing out on the airwaves as fans aim to score a Top 40 hit off the back of their iTunes win.

The anthem has made a comeback after Toffees fans began buying and streaming the song in celebration at three consecutive wins in the Premier League.

  • Everton fan Joseph wasn't born when the song was released, but knows every word:

The man who wrote it back in 1984, Billy Kinsley, says he can't believe the comeback his song is making.

He had a call from his co-writer at 7:30am, telling him the song had reached number one.

"We wrote it years ago, I can't remember why we wrote it!" he told ITV News.

On the song reaching number one, he said: "Life has changed in the last couple of days, you know. I've been getting phone calls from Brazil, because Brazil is football mad!

"This is very special. I can't believe it."

So what is it about 'Spirit of the Blues' that makes it so special? Mr Kinsley says "it makes you feel good" adding, "it's not like any other football song".

Debuting more than 30-years-ago, the original song was produced on a shoe-string budget with no music video to go with it.

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The club has since released one, featuring Everton players out and about in the community.

With one chart win already under their belt, the fans are eyeing up another success - this time in the top 40.