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The Fratellis cover Yes Sir, I Can Boogie and hint at Euro 2021 single release


The Fratellis performed their own cover version of anthem ‘Yes Sir I Can Boogie’ made famous after Scotland qualified for the Euro 2021 Championships.

The disco track by Spanish duo Baccara featured as the soundtrack to the squad’s changing room celebrations following their historic penalty shoot-out victory against Serbia.

Performing on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show on Virgin Radio, The Fratellis put their own spin on the the classic tune – and even hinted at a single release in the run-up to Euro 2021.

The track was so popular, the DJ was forced to play the song twice after being inundated with messages from fans, Glasgow Live reports.



The Fratellis performed ‘Yes Sir I Can Boogie’ on The Chris Evans Breakfast Show

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Speaking following the show, Jon Fratelli said: “I’m glad The Chris Evans Breakfast show asked us to do a cover for one of our session tracks as I had this idea for Yes Sir, I Can Boogie that had been bouncing around my head since hearing it on TV lots around the time Scotland qualified for the Euros.

“We had a ball recording this with The Wild Tonics, Ryan Quigley, Paul Towndrow and Michael Owers so we are really pleased so many people seem to have enjoyed it enough to contact Chris Evans and ask him to play it for a second time on the same show!

“Maybe if enough people ask we might need to think about releasing it as a single.”



The Fratellis hinted at releasing the cover as a single ahead of the Euros

Si Ferry from the Open Goal podcast, which has been championing the song for a number of months, said: “We just heard The Fratellis version of Yes Sir I can boogie and we have to say its outstanding!

“We never imagined at Open Goal we would have created ‘Boogie mania’ and this song perfectly sums up the excitement of the nation going into the summer.

“We can’t wait to play it on The Boogie Bus, and who knows maybe we can persuade Jon and the boys to make an appearance?”.

You can watch The Fratellis’ performance in full by clicking play on the YouTube video above.

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