It was released in 2005, when it reached number 16 in the UK Singles Chart, but it re-entered the charts in January 2006, following singer Samuel Preston's appearance on Celebrity Big Brother. It reached number 3 in the UK Singles Chart and went to number 1 in the UK Official Download Chart on 8 February 2006.
In the film Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the song can be heard playing in the boys dormitory in the Gryffindor common room scene.
The song was also covered in a 'Oompa-ska' style by Goldfrapp for BBC Radio 1's Live Lounge on the 27th of April 2006. It was subsequently released by Goldfrapp on their single "Satin Boys, Flaming Chic".