In 1990, Eric co-wrote and sang the theme song to the popular British sitcom One Foot In The Grave. The song was later released, but didn't do well in the charts. However, when "Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life" was adopted as a football chant in the late 1980s, Eric's neighbour Gary Lineker suggested he re-record and release the popular track. This led to a surprise hit, some 12 years after the song's original appearance in Monty Python's Life Of Brian. It reached number 3 in the UK charts and landed Eric a set on Top of the Pops in October 1991.