That Will Grigg's On Fire chant is closing in on the top 10 of the iTunes chart


It's already a hit in the stands but now Will Grigg's On Fire is taking the charts by storm/

The song, adapted from Gala's 90s hit Freed from Desire by Wigan supporter Sean Kennedy in honour of his team's top scorer, is closing in on the iTunes top 10 after being released by London-based band Blonde.

Proceeds from the song will go to Joseph's Goal, a Wigan-based charity named after seven-year-old Latics fan Joseph Kendrick who suffers from rare genetic disorder Non-Ketotic Hyperglycinemia.

Will Grigg's on Fire is shown in 11th place in the iTunes chart

Sean, 26, is pleased the song, which was 11th in the chart at 4pm on Tuesday - just behind Beyonce and Little Mix - is helping a good cause.

"It's brilliant, people are singing it all over the place and we're getting really positive feedback from it as well," he said.

"I'm just happy it's something I've done to help.

"I was just sat doing a daft video - I've done plenty before - and it's caught on with everybody."

Blonde members Jacob Manson and Adam Englefield, who worked with vocalist Zak Abel to produce the track, released it under the name DJ Kenno in recognition of Sean's contribution.

Jacob said: "We saw it was going round on social media and thought it was fun. We'd already done a mix for Freed from Desire for our set.

"We were contacted by the chairman and other representatives from Wigan talking about releasing for charity. It's for a really good cause.

"We feel like the chant belongs to the charity and the club, not us, but we're really, really happy to see it doing well."

Grigg was at the weekend named in the Northern Ireland squad for Euro 2016, with his chant now an internet sensation. It has been dubbed over the top of clips from several mainstream television shows such as The Inbetweeners and The Simpsons, giving the impression that the characters are singing the song themselves.

Hull's players were also filmed singing it in the wake of their Championship play-off final win over Sheffield Wednesday.

The song can be accessed on iTunes by clicking here.