Rangers fans’ bid to get Joe Garner song Glad All Over to Number 1 this Christmas gathers pace

The Dave Clark Five classic is set to re-enter the Official Singles Chart following a surge in sales yesterday (December 20).

A late bid for this year's Official Christmas Number 1 has emerged today (December 21): The Dave Clark Five's 1963 single Glad All Over. 

Rangers football have launched a last minute campaign to get their new anthem to the top of the charts this Christmas in support of striker Joe Garner.

The song was played out during a match last Friday (December 16), when Rangers beat Hamilton 2-1. Fans chanted the track with the chorus changed from: "I'm feeling... glad all over" to "We've got... Joey Garner". 

Following a surge of sales yesterday, OfficialCharts.com can reveal that Glad All Over has entered at Number 64 in today's sales flash, and was one of the biggest selling songs in the UK in the last 24 hours.

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Glad All Over reached Number 1 on the Official Singles Chart in 1963, knocking off The Beatles' I Want To Hold Your Hand. 

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The song has also been used in various forms by other clubs across the UK and is also used by Crystal Palace on matchdays.

The hashtag #JoeyGarnerChristmasNumberOne was trending on Twitter for most of yesterday (December 20); and as you can imagine, football fans are an imaginitive bunch with their tweets...

The 2016 Official Christmas Number 1 will be announced on Friday, December 23 on BBC Radio 1's Official Chart show, which starts at 4pm. The full Top 100 will be unveiled here on OfficialCharts.com at 5.45pm. Click here to see the latest Top 100.