Jack's Heroes

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"Jack's Heroes"
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Single by The Pogues and The Dubliners
from the album Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah
B-side "Whisky in the Jar"
Genre Celtic rock
Songwriter(s) Spider Stacy
The Pogues singles chronology
"Summer in Siam"
"Jack's Heroes"
"Sunny Side of the Street"

"Jack's Heroes" is a single released by The Pogues & The Dubliners in 1990, composed by tin whistle player Spider Stacy about the Republic of Ireland football squad, then managed by Jack Charlton. The song is to the tune of "The Wild Colonial Boy", a traditional Irish-Australian ballad. [1] The video featured the two bands playing against each other in a football match. The single charted in Ireland at Number 4 and in the UK Top 100 at Number 63.

The b-side on the 7 inch single was the traditional song "Whiskey in the Jar", again featuring both bands. 12 inch, CD and DAT releases also included an extended mix of "Whiskey in the Jar". [2]


Chart (1990)Peak
Ireland (IRMA) [3] 4
UK Singles (OCC) [4] 63

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  2. As listed http://pogues.com/Releases/Disco/Singles.html
  3. "Chart Track: Week 00, 1967". Irish Singles Chart.
  4. "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company.