Hmmm, the consensus seems to be that Gala Bingo didn’t quite make everybody’s Christmas with this covermercial effort (we are being polite…).
Fictitious band, Steam topped the charts in 1969 with the memorable ‘Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye’ – what a chorus! Of course, football fans have their own version of this song on the terraces too!
Steam ran into some trouble with the unexpected success of their song. They were scheduled to appear ‘live’ on Top Of The Pops but due to being a front for a production outfit, it could not happen. The ‘band’ cancelled at the last minute and the show was forced to broadcast for five minutes less than allotted – this was the only time that the BBC ever ran under time on the history of the programme.
Gala Bingo – ‘Ga La La La’
Steam – ‘Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye’