More Timely Than Ever: Get Jarvis Cocker's "C*nts Are Still Running The World" To Number One This Christmas - Noise11.com
Jarvis Cocker, Pulp, SXSW

Jarvis Cocker at SXSW. Photo by Ros O'Gorman

More Timely Than Ever: Get Jarvis Cocker’s “C*nts Are Still Running The World” To Number One This Christmas

by Tim Cashmere on December 16, 2019

in News

Way back in 2006, Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker eliminated any doubt as to his feelings of the global political climate with the release of his song C*nts Are Still Running The World.

Now, with 2020 on our doorstep, the song feels more relevant than ever. The United Kingdom has overwhelmingly voted in an ultra-conservative government whose campaign played largely on the population’s weariness of the political battles the Tories themselves had started. Across the Atlantic, there is a President of the United States who is about to face impeachment charges for using his powerful and trusted office to benefit his personal political campaigns, and whose popularity appears to be unimpeded as a result. And in Australia, we have a Prime Minister who despite representing an electorate in a city that last week had record-breakingly poor air quality due to unprecedented bushfires which a wide variety of experts explicitly stated were climate-related, is focusing on his anti-gay “religious freedom” bill, and his “ensuring integrity” bill aimed at destroying labour unions and workplace protections.

Those of you with even one vaguely progressive bone in your body are probably getting well acquainted with the feeling of political exacerbation. Well, here’s a cathartic, if a somewhat symbolic activity that might make you feel better: Get Jarvis Cocker’s C*nts Are Still Running The World to number one in the UK this Christmas.

The campaign was started on Facebook by user Darcie Schoenman Molina. At the time of publication, the group has 8,500 members and enthusiasm is growing.

Here’s a few pointers:

If you’re going to buy the single, you’ll need to buy it from a British source. Using iTunes, this means you’ll need a UK credit card. Same with 7 Digital.

If you can’t afford to buy the song for 99p, you can also stream the song via Spotify 100 times. If you are not in the UK, you’ll need a VPN to make it look like you’re streaming from the UK.

For it to count towards next week’s singles chart, you must make your purchase or stream the song before this Thursday, December 19! Put it in your diary!

Wait, what’s a Christmas No. 1?

For decades music fans have looked to the UK Christmas number one single with the excitement of a kid on Christmas morning. Traditionally music sales tend to swell over December and peak the week before Christmas making the number one single over the Christmas period particularly significant.

If you’re looking for inspiration, a similar campaign was successfully waged in 2009 to get Rage Against The Machine’s 1991 single Killing In The Name to the top of the charts. This made them the first band to have a UK number one single from downloads alone, as well as making that song the most downloaded song in a single week in UK history.

Check out the song here:

…but keep in mind that watching this does not count towards the UK number one! Get out there and make your vote count!

Noise11 on Instagram

You’ll discover music news first following Noise11 on Twitter

Comment on the news of the day, join Noise11 on Facebook

Noise11.com

Comments

comments

Related Posts

Puscifier Debut New Video ‘Fake Affront’

Puscifier, one of Maynard James Keenan’s other bands, have just dropped a new video for the song ‘Fake Affront’.

5 days ago
Taylor Swift photo by Ros O'Gorman
Taylor Swift To Release Folklore Doco

Taylor Swift's new concert documentary, Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions, will be released on Disney+ this week.

6 days ago
Courtney Barnett band
Courtney Barnett To Stream Concert From Melbourne In Cinemas Globally

Courtney Barnett will perform from the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne for a global event that will stream live to cinemas all over the world on 17 December.

6 days ago
Jennifer Lopez: Photo By Mary Boukouvalas
Jennifer Lopez Accused Of Ripping Off Beyonce

Jennifer Lopez's performance at the American Music Awards on Sunday night has drawn comparisons to Beyonce's at the 2014 Grammy Awards.

6 days ago
Noel Gallagher photo by Ros O'Gorman
What Is Noel Gallagher Doing This Week To Stay In The News?

Noel Gallagher's bandmate Charlotte Marionneau says the former Oasis guitarist "just wants to have a nice time", after years of feuding with his estranged sibling Liam.

6 days ago
Alfie Boe - Photo By Ros O'Gorman noise11.com images
Michael Ball and Alfie Boe Target UK No 1 This Week

Michael Ball & Alfie Boe are on course for their third UK Number 1 album together but have Korean boyband BTS to overcome to secure the top spot.

7 days ago
Lady Gaga - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Lady Gaga Premieres Behind The Scenes ‘911’ Video

Lady Gaga has premiered a behind the scenes look at the making of the video for ‘911’ from her recent ‘Chromatica’ album.

November 21, 2020