Nathan Evans' 'Wellerman' sea shanty becomes UK's Number 1 song
31 January 2021, 21:44
The 'Wellerman' sea shanty from Nathan Evans, 220 KID and Billen Ted is top of The Official Big Top 40.
'Wellerman' is Number 1 this Sunday on The Official Big Top 40 - the UK's biggest chart show.
The 19th century sea shanty was first covered on TikTok by the Scottish former postman, Nathan Evans.
220 KID and production duo Billen Ted then remixed the track as its popularity grew, with MistaJam then premiering the dance anthem on his Capital Dance show just twenty minutes after it had been finished.
After entering the chart last week, this Sunday 'Wellerman' became the first-ever sea shanty to top the charts.
Congratulations to @NathanEvanss, @220_kid & @billented1... 'cause the WELLERMAN SEA SHANTY IS NUMBER 1 on the UK's biggest chart show! 😮⚓️— The Official Big Top 40 (@BigTop40) January 31, 2021
See this week's full chart 👉 https://t.co/hNWMEZ78OA pic.twitter.com/aFldLC2T12
Nathan, 220 KID and Billen Ted all joined Will Manning on the show as the news was revealed.
The track knocks Olivia Rodrigo's 'drivers license' from Number 1, after spending the last two weeks at the top.
'drivers license' spent this week at Number 1, with Ed Sheeran's 'Afterglow' sticking at Number 3.