|"All Together Now"|
|Single by The Farm|
|from the album Spartacus|
|Released||26 November 1990 (original)|
May 1995 (Everton release)
31 May 2004 (Euro 2004 version)
|Format||7", 12", CD single|
|Johann Pachelbel, Peter Hooton and Steve Grimes|
|The Farm singles chronology|
Peter Hooton wrote the lyrics in his early 20s after reading about the Christmas truce of 1914. The song was first recorded under the title "No Man's Land" for a John Peel session in 1983. In 1990, Hooton wrote the chorus after Steve Grimes suggested putting the lyrics of No Man's Land to the chord progression of Pachelbel's Canon. To shorten the song for radio, the producer Suggs cut the song to three verses from its original six. It has been used by numerous football teams since, as well as by the Labour Party (UK) for their 2017 General Election campaign, often played during rallies.
The song was produced by Suggs, a founding member of the band Madness, and recorded at Mayfair Studios. It took its inspiration from the Christmas Day Truce in World War I where on Christmas Day 1914 soldiers from both sides put their weapons down and met in no-mans-land to exchange gifts and play football. The song has a chord sequence taken directly from Johann Pachelbel's "Canon".
It was originally released on 26 November 1990 peaking at no.4 on the UK Singles Chart, no.1 in the NME Independent chart and no.7 on the U.S. Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart and its single cover showed a subbuteo figure wearing an army uniform and brandishing a Bren machine gun. It was also the last video shown on The Power Station on 8 April 1991.
In March 1994, it was performed by the band and a host of Liverpudlians in front of the Spion Kop at Anfield before the last ever Merseyside derby in front of the old Kop, which was demolished later that year and replaced by an all-seater stand. In 2007 it was used in Scottish television adverts for Clydesdale Bank and in UK-wide advertisements promoting Cancer Research UK's Race for Life. It is also used as the theme tune for Sky Sports Football League coverage and as the ending theme of the 1994 movie Double Dragon.
|Netherlands (Single Top 100)||9|
|Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)||13|
|Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)||18|
|UK Singles Chart||4|
|"All Together Now (Strong Together)"|
|Promotional single by Goleo VI and Atomic Kitten|
|Released||13 May 2006|
"All Together Now (Strong Together)" is a song by British recording artists Goleo VI and Atomic Kitten, for the 2006 FIFA World Cup and was featured in an entirely computer animated music video showing the World Cup mascots Goleo and Pille travelling around the world until they eventually arrive to Berlin's Olympic Stadium, the setting of the 2006 FIFA World Cup Final.
It was only released in German speaking Europe. It reached no. 16 in Germany, becoming their fifth highest charting single over there. It peaked at no.35 and no.42 in Austria and Switzerland.
|Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)||35|
|Germany (Official German Charts)||16|
|Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)||42|
In May 1995, the song was released by Everton F.C. on occasion of its appearance in the 1995 FA Cup Final. The hit credited to "Everton FA Cup Squad 1995" peaked at 24 in the UK Singles chart. The release also contained a second version as "All Together Now - D.i.y Mix".
The song was released in another football context this time to promote the campaign of the England national football team during Euro 2004 which took place in Portugal in June and July 2004. Titled "Euro 2004 (All Together Now)", it was edited by DJ Spoony and featured additional vocals by the St Francis Xavier Boys Choir of Liverpool. This version, released on 31 May 2004, peaked at 5 in the UK Singles Chart.
The song was also remixed by Scouse producers BCD Project (Lee Butler of Radio City, Les Calvert and Mike Di Scala). The remix was featured on the Clubland 5 compilation in 2004.
This version was also included in the compilation Sports Themes subtitled "20 Classic Sport Themes" in July 2004.
On the 100th anniversary of the Christmas Day Truce, during World War One, which inspired The Farm's 1990 hit "All Together Now", many of the UK's biggest music stars united as The Peace Collective, to re-record the song for charity. The new track featured a backing choir of schoolboy footballers from the Premier League and German Bundesliga. All profits from the release, on 15 December, went to the British Red Cross and the Shorncliffe Trust.
Produced and Recorded by Simon Britton & Jon Moon at Sensible Music in Islington (London) the 2014 version included Gorgon City and Clean Bandit, Gabrielle, Alexandra Burke, Engelbert Humperdinck, Julian Lennon, David Gray, Guy Chambers, Amelle Berrabah, Alison Levi, Mick Jones (The Clash), The Voice 2014 winner Jermain Jackman, Massive Attack's Shara Nelson and more. The 2014 version reached Number One in the UK Independent Singles Breakers Charts On 19 December and number 70 on the UK Singles Chart.