Chip Shop cover versions

This page will take a while to load, please be patient. Chip Shop impersonators listened in order of appearance. The mighty, the questionable and the downright obscure for your enjoyment! Take your time, this is one popular song. We were going to be selective but that would spoil the fun! Studio mixes, bedroom strummers, actors, even karaoke, German versions, Swedish versions, they are all here. The live versions are now so many they have their own page.

Gunter Gabriel (1981)

Gunter Gabriel, Chip Shop cover
Gunter Gabriel, Chip Shop cover
Germany offers Gunter Gabriel’s ‘Heute Trinken Wir auf Alles, was wir Lieben’, which translates as ‘Today we’re drinking on everything we love’ so no straight cover from our Gunter. On being told about this one, Kirsty said ”What A Laugh!”. Audio only.

Bert & Steff (1981)

Heut trinken wir auf alles was wir lieben (Bert & Steff).AVI

‘Heute Trinken Wir auf Alles, was wir Lieben’ again, possibly our favourite version of them all!

Maggie Mae (1981)

Maggie Mae, Chip Shop cover
Maggie Mae, Chip Shop cover
Another German language cover comes from Maggie Mae with ‘Und der Weihnachtsmann Nehauptet, Er ist Elvis’. This translates weirdly as ‘And Father Christmas is claiming he is Elvis’.

Hannela Suominen (1982)

From her album ‘Oma Tie’.

Mini-Pops (1982)

Mini Pops
Mini Pops
Mini-Pops was a television series broadcast in 1983 on Channel 4. For younger viewers, it consisted of music performances on a brightly coloured set, featuring children singing pop music hits of the time as well as older classics. The children were usually made to look like the original performers, including the clothing and make-up. An album came out in in 1982 on K-Tel including Kirsty’s song!

Jane Doe (1988)

Jane Doe
Jane Doe were a rockabilly group from Ontario featuring Jane Colligan, Marki Burnaway, Mark Anderson, Dick Demmery and Lisa Patterson.

Elisabeth Andreasson (1997)

Elisabeth Andreasson
Elisabeth Andreasson
Sweden cover translated as ‘Killen Nar Pa Konsum Svar Att Han Ar Elvis’. Elisabeth was half of Eurovision outfit Bobbysocks – she also represented Norway in 1994.
All I can find is this drum video to the track from Jockaere!

De Richards – Ken ‘n Kwen (2009)

De Richards - Ken 'n Kwen

First Dutch cover!

Moiterei (2010)

Barely recognisable and therefore essential is Moiterei’s cover of the Gunter Gabriel version ‘Heute Trinken Wir auf Alles, was wir Lieben’!

Iain Campbell (2010)

(Kirsty McCall Cover) There's A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis.wmv

Pete (Classican) (2011)

There's A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis

Debs takes the mic (uploaded in 2011)

Guy works down the Chip Shop swear he's Elvis - Kirsty MacColl Cover by Debs

ChristinetheSinger (2011)

Kirsty MacColl There'sa Guy WDTCSSHE

Mr Clitheroe (2012)

There's a guy works down the chip shop swears he's Elvis

This time, be different, …

Ben Fenster (2013)

There's a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He Elvis (Kirsty MacColl cover)

Karen White (2014)

There's A Guy Works Down the Chip Shop, by Karen White

Just a short clip of Australian Karen White in action.

Jonathan Ramsey (2015)

There's a Guy Works Down the Chip Shop Swears He's Elvis (Kirsty MacColl Cover)

It’s Jonathan Ramsey breathing fresh life into the great pantheon of Chip Shop covers! You can find him at

Oh, and we just like this one…

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