A host of famous faces have joined forces to record an updated version of the football anthem ‘Vindaloo’ to raise money for NHS Charities Together.
The song includes the famous line “we’re gonna score one more than you…” and has been sung on football terraces at major events since the original version was recorded by Fat Les during the 1998 FIFA World Cup.
The new version was the brainchild of actor Will Mellor, who called on celebrities including Paddy McGuinness, Danny Dyer, presenter Keith Lemon and Bez and Rowetta from the Happy Mondays to join him.
The stars have also recorded an updated version of the Fat Les video alongside NHS workers and Deliveroo drivers to celebrate the start of the UEFA Euro 2020 tournament. The competition was due to take place last summer but was delayed due to the pandemic.
Mellor, who named the group ‘Together for England’ commented: “Vindaloo was the unofficial anthem for England fans back in 1998 and it’s been sung at tournaments ever since, so we owe a big thank you to the Keith Allen and co-writers Alex James and Guy Pratt for giving us their blessing to put a new spin on the song in support of the NHS.
“With help from Deliveroo, we want to bring this song back – in stadiums, pubs and at home – to put some smiles back on people’s faces and bring the nation together after such a tough time.
“It’s such an uplifting song and it’ll give football fans something extra to sing about because every time someone streams or buys the single, they’ll be saying thank you to the NHS.”
Mellor also revealed that Fat Les frontman Keith Allen plays bass on the latest version of the track, with the London Gospel Choir and NHS staff also performing alongside the stars.
Vindaloo 2 is now available to download on iTunes and stream on Spotify. All proceeds from the song will go to NHS Charities Together and t-shirts can also be purchased, with all the proceeds going to the charity. Download your copy at the Vindaloo 2 website.