Künt announces Jubilee chart bid with Prince Andrew song

Saturday 7th May 2022, 8:32am by Ian Wolf

  • Comedy punk singer Künt has announced a chart bid with a song for the Platinum Jubilee
  • His band The Kunts have revealed a sleeve cover for Prince Andrew Is A Sweaty Nonce
  • The band got to No. 5 twice in the 2021 Christmas charts with songs about Boris Johnson

Controversial award-winning comedy singer Künt has revealed details of his latest chart-topping bid - a song about Prince Andrew, in time for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

The "Essexploitation" singer from Basildon has announced that his punk band The Kunts are to release the song Prince Andrew Is A Sweaty Nonce in the hope of getting into the charts at the time Queen Elizabeth II marks her 70th year on the throne.

In a newsletter, Künt revealed the album cover designed by Glen Smith (see below). Künt said in the newsletter that the song is "our attempt for the Jubilee chart Number 2 (let's face it, even if we did sell enough they'd never let it be Number 1 anyway!)".

This remark is presumably a reference to the Sex Pistols, who during the Queen's Silver Jubilee year in 1977 released their track God Save The Queen, which got to No. 2 in the official UK Singles Charts as used by the BBC, leading to constant claims that the powers-that-be deliberately kept it off the No. 1 spot in order to avoid causing offence. The Sex Pistols song is about to be re-released ahead of the current jubilee.

This is Künt's third attempt at chart success, having reached No. 5 in the UK Christmas charts two years running with his songs Boris Johnson Is A Fucking Cunt in 2020, and Boris Johnson Is Still A Fucking Cunt in 2021, despite a lack of mainstream media coverage and no airtime on the BBC. They lost out on the No. 1 spot on both occasions to Ladbaby, who has topped the charts four years in a row. Last year Ladbaby (real name Mark Hoyle) criticised Künt's track saying: "it takes a certain sort of person to download a song with that in the title", resulting in the phrase "a certain sort of person" being appropriated as a rallying crying by Künt's supporters.

As with his previous attempts at topping the charts, The Kunts are releasing multiple versions of their song, with 10 different versions of it being released at 59p each on the day of release, 27th May, in time for the Jubilee chart which coincides with the anniversary of the Queen's coronation. There will also be 24-hour-long playlists on all streaming platforms in order to boost the chart performance. All details will be released on the specially created website: princeandrew.info

In 2011, Künt (as Künt & The Gang) were joint winners with Bob Slayer of the increasingly prestigious Malcolm Hardee Award for "Cunning Stunt" at the Edinburgh Fringe, for issuing penis-shaped promotional stickers that were intended to be stuck on other comedians' posters. It led to complaints from other performers and venues about their posters being vandalised by Kunt's fans.

This year, Künt is returning to the Fringe with his show Shannon Matthews The Musical, performing at Just The Tonic At The Caves. The show is described thus: "From cult internet phenomenon and Christmas two-hit wonder Künt & The Gang comes this potty-mouthed romp through one of this century's most bizarre news stories. Mother-from-hell Karen Matthews, fed up being a nobody, hatches a cunning plan for a shot at the big time. Henpecked common-law husband Craig Meehan has an unhealthy obsession with his laptop. Borderline special-needs uncle Michael Donovan just wants some company and a couple of quid for some baccy. Stereotypical Yorkshire copper DI Radgitt faces a race against time to unravel the lies and find the missing girl, Shannon Matthews, aged nine."

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