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don’t you want me

The Human League’s ‘Don’t You Want Me’ is up there with my favourite singles of all time.

Not only is it a great song, which bears repeated hearings, but it takes me back to Sheffield in 1981 where I was working at the time as it made its way to the top of the charts – a feat it repeated in countries around the globe.

The idea that it’s again gunning for the No.1 position in the UK this weekend is rather wonderful.

It’s the result of a campaign to get the song back where it belongs after Aberdeen FC won the Scottish League Cup at the weekend.

Fans have changed the lyrics of the song from ‘Don’t You Want Me Baby’, to ‘Peter Pawlett Baby’ in tribute to theĀ  goalscoring heroics of the said striker.

And although he didn’t play in the final because of injury, the song was chanted throughout the victory over Inverness Caledonian Thistle at Celtic Park.

Here’s a brief snatch of the Aberdeen footie tribute – followed by a wonderful ‘Top of the Pops’ performance by the League of their biggest hit from the Christmas 1981 show.

‘Peter Pawlett Baby’ – Scottish League Cup Final celebration

Don’t You Want Me – The Human League

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