Kunts score another top 10 hit | But STILL no Radio 1 airplay, despite ditching the bad language

Kunts score another top 10 hit

But STILL no Radio 1 airplay, despite ditching the bad language

Comedy punk outfit The Kunts have racked up another Top 10 hit – but still failed to get any Radio 1 airplay despite cleaning up their act.

The band’s  anti-Royal anthem Scrap The Monarchy – released under the broadcast-friendly name The Krown Jewelz –  entered the top 40 at No 9 tonight.

 But on the Official Chart Show, host James Cusack merely mentioned the track and band name before moving on to No 8, Cupid by Fifty Fifty. 

It was also the most downloaded song of the week, representing a success for the Kunts’ grassroots campaign.

Writing on Twitter, the band said: ‘A top 10 single with no radio or publicity is almost unheard of so cheers to all you wronguns and certain sorts for all your efforts. Amazing job.’ 

The band have previously scored three consecutive Christmas top 10 singles with their foul-mouthed government protest songs – Boris Johnson is a Fucking Cunt, Boris Johnson Is Still A Fucking Cunt, and Fuck The Tories –  and had the best-selling single of Jubilee week with their song Prince Andrew Is A Sweaty Nonce.

Individual members of the band also changed their pseudonyms to be more respectable. Lead singer Kunt was  K-Royale, guitarist Carsehole became Windsor Castle, bassist Rubber Johnny was Regal Jonny and drummer Fucksticks  was Flagsticks

When they launched the single last week the band said:  ‘Scrap The Monarchy contains no expletives, so unless having an opposing point of view is now outlawed there is no reason it can't be covered in the mainstream press, played on the radio and announced on the BBC Radio 1 chart rundown, which is no doubt set to cause some more awkward conversations at the state broadcaster.’

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Published: 12 May 2023

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