The Richmond Club Song Is Currently Out-Charting Ed Sheeran & Demi Lovato

The bloody Richmond Tigers are into the 2017 AFL Grand Final. Would you even believe it? The Tiges’ are going to the big dance for the first time since 1982 – ending a 35-year Grand Final drought – and now have a shot at their first Premiership since 1980. It’s been a hell of a long time coming for long-suffering Punt Road fans, and they are lapping it up something fierce right now.

As loud as the fans in the ground belted out the club’s (admittedly incredibly good) theme tune after their Preliminary Final win on Saturday evening, that roar has been doubly loud around Melbourne. And apparently Tigers fans are so fired up to tell everyone they’re from Tigerland that the club’s theme tune is *actually charting* right now.

The Tigers theme song has copped a wave of popularity since Saturday, shooting it up to 37th spot on the iTunes song charts.

As you can see, that’s enough to put it above two Ed Sheeran tracks, a Demi Lovato jam, the lead single off Macklemore‘s new album, and a Foo Fighters single from an album that was released barely a week ago.

Hell, it’s outperforming freakin’ ‘Despacito‘ at the moment, would ya even believe.

It’s not unusual for AFL club songs to hit the charts around this time of year, but it certainly is unusual for a club song to hit the charts before the Grand Final.

The Western Bulldogs theme tune peaked at 58 on the iTunes charts the day after their successful day in the sun at last year’s Premiership decider.

That said, the Tigers tune has a fair way to go to break the lofty heights set by their opponents this weekend in Adelaide. The Crows’ theme song spent 5 non-consecutive weeks in the ARIA Singles charts in 1997, peaking at a remarkable 24th spotjust a few days after the South Australians took home their first AFL Premiership on September 27th.

That, at the time, was a chart performance strong enough to eclipse Boyz II MenSavage GardenSpice Girls, and even Hanson‘s year-encompassing megahit ‘MmmBop.’

Still, that Tigers tune? It’s a belter.