Wolverhampton's famous binmen swap dancing for singing with shot at Christmas number one

Wolverhampton's famous binmen have swapped their dancing routines for singing in a bid to claim the Christmas number one spot for charity.

Wolverhampton's famous binmen are aiming to claim the Christmas number one.
Wolverhampton's famous binmen are aiming to claim the Christmas number one.

The three stars – Jack Johnson, Henry Wright and Adrian Breakwell – went viral with their popular TikTok videos shot in the city during the first lockdown.

They attracted thousands of views on social media through their routines – which included Grease and Baywatch-themed dances and raised £2,500 for Compton Care.

Now they have set their sights on the Christmas number one spot with their song Boogie Round The Bins At Christmas Time set to be released on November 20.

WATCH: A preview of the Boogie Round The Bins At Christmas song:

Jack said: "We were doing the dancing and the like and we're talking two or three months ago we were coming down a road in Penn and we started singing.

"Just randomly and we were like 'why don't we do a Christmas song'? We talked about it and by the end of the day we had a tune and lyrics in mind.

Wolverhampton's famous binmen are aiming to claim the Christmas number one.

"We worked with musician Stephen Barratt and The Wolfpack Howlers, so we gave Stephen the lyrics and stuff we had and he worked his magic – he helped bring the whole thing to life. We're very grateful to him.

"It's a really catchy tune, too. We went down to the studio and all sang it – then they put it all together and we're hoping to put together a music video too."

The track will cost 99p and will be available iTunes and and on Android when it's released – with the binmen making a large donation to a charity in the area.

Wolverhampton's famous binmen are aiming to claim the Christmas number one

The 37-year-old said: "Obviously the idea is to get that Christmas number one spot, but if we get in the chart and raise some money for charity we'll be happy.

"It's going to cost 99p and whatever we get we will make a generous donation to a charity, but we haven't decided on which yet – we raised £2,500 for Compton Care last time.

"We're looking out for another good cause we can help – maybe a charity for children who won't get gifts at Christmas, but definitely a local charity."

People have been asked to send in videos of themselves – filmed in landscape –dancing around their bins dressed-up in festive outfits to celebrate.

To get involved, visit The Dancing Binmen on Facebook.

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