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Sing a Yorkshire shower song

The recent spell of hot weather has made Yorkshire’s water use rocket.100 million extra litres of water were used every day over the sweltering weekend of 17 and 18 June, meaning the water needed was 15% more than normal. 

Now we are urging people to try something different to help them use less water – singing in the shower. 

The top songs for Yorkshire folk to sing are; Whitby with your rhythm stick (Ian Drury and the Blockheads), Filey to the moon (Frank Sinatra) and Don’t Leeds me this way (The Communards) 

Neil Dewis, head of water production at Yorkshire Water, said: “We know people want to cool off in this warm weather but we all still need to consider how much water we use. 

“Taking a shorter shower is a fast-track way to saving water, so we thought about the quirky ways of helping people to cut down on their shower time. Singing in the shower seemed like a logical thing to do as most songs are between three and four minutes long, the optimum time for a shower. 

“We know how proud Yorkshire folk are – and that they are also up for a laugh – so we created our list of songs featuring Yorkshire towns. We’re hoping people will play along while remembering that there’s a serious message behind the humour.”

Our top ten Yorkshire songs to sing in the shower are: 
1. Bridlington Rhapsody (Queen)

2. Don’t Leeds me this way (The Communards)

3. Stairway to Hebden (Led Zepplin)

4. Goole’s out for summer (Alice Cooper)

5. Monster Masham (Bobby Pickett)

6. Going Humber-ground (The Jam)

7. York this way (Lenny Kravtiz)

8. Dewsbury really want to hurt me (Culture Club)

9. Pocket full of Skipton-ite (Spin Doctors)

10. Whitby with your rhythm stick (Ian Drury and the Blockheads)

To join in with the fun, tweet your favourite Yorkshire songs to @YorkshireWater or comment on our Facebook post.

To receive a free water-saving pack, complete with shower timer and save-a-flush cistern bag, visit the Save Water, Save Money website.
 

 

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