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Believe it or not, I don't care either way. They are #1.
because in your heart, they'll always be number one. is that what you mean?
But I like your thinking.
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The charts will have been contacted by the government and ordered to make Joe number 1
or public order could just have been destroyed for life in this country
" those behind the campaign deserve to be brought to task for public order offences. If they dont they are allowing bulk buying and also sanctioning this countrys neanderthals to just do what they like when they dont like something. I dont like that future at all"
"If it was Olly's version, I would have been on RATM's side to spite Olly beating Joe.
Why did this have to happen this year of all years?"
''if Joe has come second he will still have sold around 500,000 copies of his single, he will have gained a lot of exposure, and he will have only been beaten by the biggest load of crap ever in the charts. The exposure Joe will have had over this money cannot buy. He wont lose any fans over this and he may gain more.No point being sad or upset. General disorder, chaos, anarchy and people who bully and hate to get their own way beating Joe... It isnt Joes, yours or my fault.''
yeah, good for the exposure, sure. it's not like he was on prime-time saturday night telly for the last 10 weeks. and no, you really can't buy being beaten by a limp 20 year old Nu-metal anthem. ahahah. custard pies all round.
i'm all for rage winning now seeing as the opposition have reacted more pathetically than the anti-xfactor lot.
I know I can get quite worked up about pop music but these guys have taken it to a whole new (comedic) level.
But, as Cowell said last week, it was a fight between David and Goliath. With him as David. So the fact the bullies have won is most unfair, OK?
'From this interview of our Joe. He's truely special and has it all to be a megastar.
Joe McElderry says getting Christmas number 1 isn’t that important
December 19th, 2009 by Lisa McGarry.
X Factor winner Joe McElderry has said that visiting sick children and British soldiers this week, has made him realise that his battle to reach number one in the charts, isn’t that important.
During his promotional tour this week Joe has met soldiers home from Afghanistan and poorly children in Great Ormond Street hospital. He claims that these visits have helped him out his chart battle with Rage Against The Machine into perspective.
He told The Daily Star:
“This week I have been faced with soldiers who have had their limbs blown off and children who are dying or seriously ill in hospital.
“That to me is so much more important than getting to No 1. You just don’t know how lucky you are. I was at Great Ormond Street Hospital yesterday and it opened my eyes.” '
to show that the xmas top spot aint the be all and end all of kiddo's career.....that's a real shocker.
good tactic though.
'well, you know, i mean..i could be dead anyway...y'know?..it don't really matter does it. i mean, i could be in hearsay, they haven't had a hit for ages. shows how lucky you are'
You are joking, right?
When comparing a 3 month TV run-in orchestrated by a media mogul against a whimsical facebook group created two weeks ago by a couple of members of the public, I think it's pretty clear who the David and the Goliath are.
But Cowell's quote about it being David v Goliath with him as David was genuine - Mirror interview from Friday.
Aye. I clocked that quote. I've said somewhere previouslt that the more the X Factor crew have said, the more ridiculous they've made themselves look. Shoulda just shut their trap and got on with it. Cheyl Cole's ill-judged anti-American nonsense being a particularly ironic morsel.
Why has this been so successful when the Buckley Hallelujah campaign, for a song that Alexandra Burke fans would also likely be buying to some extent (Miley Cyrus' The Climb is number 30 today, for comparison), lagged so far behind?
Off the top of my head:
1) RATM are far more well known, relatively speaking, than Buckley was.
2) The Buckley campaign actually was po-faced and 'Indie': "This version of the song is soooo mainstream and lame. Buy this version of the same song by this artist I like because that will be cool". It couldn't and didn't work.
3) Again, it was the SAME SONG. If you liked the Buckley version, it's a fair bet to say you'd find something to like in the X-Factor version to. My mum did, anyway.
Facebook has become just that little bit more pervasive.
The Joe/RATM juxtaposition is more stark. There's more joy in a totally inappropriate shouty sweary track becoming #1 as opposed to a slightly preferable version of a song that a lot of folk are meh about, regardless of who is singing it.
The Burke/Buckley option was a choice between a respected but morose song sung by an unknown or the same song sung by a morose dead man who has never resonated in the same way RATM have.
The Stop X-Factor From Getting Xmas Number One campaign has been so successful this year because it's had an abnormally weak X-Factor single to compete with.
a very weak offering.
...and that should be all that is needed for some people to feel good about themselves. A rock tune - a proper rock tune - at last.
God I hope it wins (pathetically I do) - it won't, I fear, but still...
Been dead on so far.
Does anything come out of being number one other than bragging rights?
And quite funny, obviously.
but still kudos to the guy who started this. I didn't expect it to work but it certainly has.
He might get a little more money (stress on the might) but I bet he's well pissed at not being Number One. What a tosser
But I'd imagine when he renegotiated his contract with Sony he had a clause put in that he gets some sort of financial reward for any hits from Sony's back catalogue that succeed on the back of the X Factor, which this arguably does.
Maybe he doesn't but it wouldn't shock me if he got something from this...
doesn't offset what I hope is a ruined Xmas for him
...then heard the poor Joe lad sing and felt guilty for a microsecond.
The press release from The Official Charts Company said that Joe's CD sales fell away thanks to the bad weather (RATM won by 500,000 to 450,000 overall sales.)
This is even better. Not only are RATM the Christmas No 1, but the fact it's actually snowing at Christmas - y'know, like in the movies - but it's caused the downfall of the Cowellbot 3000. Who knew that all it'd take to defeat it is snow? That's the kind of ending you usually only get in fairytales.
Clearly people *do* care about what's Christmas Number One. I was wrong.
But more than anything, congrats for raising so much money for Shelter.
from the same company that make and market the Bugatti Veyron and as such are no better than a capitalist running dog economy crashing investment banker.
2009 picks & guest picks...
I joined the group but didn't buy, because every day Joe walking past my house to go to school and something inside me felt bad.
As much as anything, its just quite funny! I recall as Joe won X Factor, Louie Walsh confidently told young him in no uncertain terms that he would now have Xmas number one; just seeing that complacency ruffled gives me joy! Its not a defining moment of our times or anything but it is a reet chuckle.
biggest fall from no.1 of all time?
"This is a sad outcome for music in general, it shows that anybody can start a campaign and rule the music chart, just pick a song and watch the sheep come flooding to the flock, this is no statement about the charts it's a statement about mob rule."
CHORTLE CHORTLE CHORTLE
but Joe McElderry is the worst reality TV show pop star since David Sneddon.
I mean truly it should never have been released. At least last year X-Factor picked a genuinely good song, even if it was one I didn't particularly like.