The JCB Song

Album: The JCB Song (2005)
Charted: 1


  • JCB is a company that makes construction equipment. In the December 16, 2005 Daily Mail, guitarist and singer Luke Concannon said: "The single is based on a true story. My family run a construction firm, building roads. As a youngster, I'd often sit in the (JCB) diggers with my dad. We'd have a great laugh, singing songs and holding up the traffic as we drove down country roads. It's a song about memories, essentially. It's about me feeling proud of my dad, but also about the emotions of a 5-year-old boy who is having a tough time with bullies at school. Sitting in my dad's digger was a release from that."
  • Nizlopi is the duo of Luke Concannon and bassist John Parker. They formed in 2001, taking their name from a Hungarian schoolgirl, Nina Nizlopi, who they both fancied during their teenage years in their hometown of Leamington Spa near Birmingham in England.
  • Luke Concannon on BBC3's 100 Most Annoying Songs: "It's a song from that really strong vivid memory of being young and being with my Dad in a digger and holding up the traffic spaceship and imagining it turning into a spaceship and destroying all the bullies and teachers." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England, for all above
  • A teenage Ed Sheeran was Nizlopi's guitar technician in the late 2000s. "I followed them to every gig," he told The Mail on Sunday. "After a while they were like, 'OK, do you want a job?' So, rather than following them about, I was in a van with them. That experience – seeing how they performed, how they interacted with their fans and how professional they were backstage – was the foundation for what's happening to me now. It's all about hard work, graft and being nice to people. That's the best way to do it."

Comments: 5

  • Lloyd from Birmingham Hits me right in the feels this one does
  • Louise from Newcastle, United KingdomOooh, this is so irritating! The video was cute, however.
  • Michaela from Shropshire, Englandthis song is really cute, with the lilo boy in the video aswell :) awwww!
  • Sander from Wirdum, NetherlandsIt's a really cute song! Especially the clip, so sweet =D
  • Claire from ManchesterAwww i love this song it's soo cute =) And whoever does the vocals on it has a really nice voice.
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