Listen to Big Audio Dynamite’s ‘Union, Jack’ from Ted Lasso, S3 E10 end credits

The now-defunct British funk rock band Big Audio Dynamite’s ‘Union, Jack‘ was that song playing over the Ted Lasso end credits this week — Ted Lasso, Season 3, Episode 10, “International Break“.

The song is from the indie band’s fourth and, as it turned out, last studio album Megatop Phoenix.

That album came out in September, 1989 via CBS Records and, while not an enormous international hit for the band, Megatop Phoenix did chart at #85 on the Billboard 200 albums chart in the United States, and #26 on the UK Albums chart.

A year after the album was released, and six years after the band was founded, Big Audio Dynamite broke up.

The following year, band co-founder Mick Jones created a new band — Big Audio Dynamite II — although he was the only member from the original band still in it.

Fans were not particularly interested in the new band as what was a funk rock band without Don Letts, Dan Donovan, Greg Roberts, and Leo Williams?

All of whom got together after Mick Jones walked away from Big Audio Dynamite, and founded a new band called Screaming Tiger.

That is one of the big reasons why Big Audio Dynamite II did not last long, and eventually broke up as well.

While still in their original form, however, Big Audio Dynamite (aka BAD) did release some hella good songs, including ‘Union, Jack‘, which with its lyrics was a pretty perfect choice for the end of this week’s Ted Lasso, eh?

Make a stand before you fall
Your country needs you to play football
“Wake up”, can’t you hear the call?
All for one and one for all
All for one and one for all

What happened to you men of might
When things were wrong, you made them right
All for one and one for all
All for one and one for all

Listen to Big Audio Dynamite’s ‘Union, Jack‘ as heard over the Ted Lasso end credits this week in the video, and on the band’s Megatop Phoenix album.


About Michelle Topham

Brit-American journalist based in Austria, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I've covered K-drama, K-pop, J-pop and music news for over a decade.