It's not often that politicians dare to get involved in the world of pop, but Jeremy Corbyn has chipped in on this week's battle between Wolf Alice and Shania Twain for the Official Albums Chart Number 1.
The London band and country pop superstar have been neck-and-neck all week, with the alt-rock group ahead until Tuesday with their second album Visions of a Life. Shania pulled ahead by 1,400 copies yesterday (Oct 4) with her first album in 15 years, Now, which could become her first UK chart topper for 19 years tomorrow.
It seems Jeremy Corbyn is firmly on team Wolf Alice, following the band pledging their support to him in this year's general election campaign. Wolf Alice performed a small set at London's Tories Out march in July, starting of an 'Oh Jeremy Corbyn' chant at the protest.
Jezza has taken to Twitter to get involved in the chart race, and his influence has the potential to put Wolf Alice in the lead once again.
Not only did Jeremy send a message of support, but he also shared a link to buy Wolf Alice's album. I'm sure the band think your Love Is Cool, Corbs. Understandably, Wolf Alice fans are loving it:
YES CORBZ— Jamie Milton (@jamiemilton_) October 5, 2017
You are so indie Jeremy— Adam (@tBKoN_) October 5, 2017
omg you're so indie— zoellie (@holyswifts) October 5, 2017
This is iconic— danielle (@filthygerm) October 5, 2017
The chart battle intensified yesterday when Wolf Alice shared a message on Facebook, recalling a story when drummer Joel Amey was forced to learn to line dance back in school to Shania's song Man! I Feel Like A Woman. He later clarified that Shania "is obviously a legend".
Should Wolf Alice take back the lead from Shania, it will be their first UK Number 1 album. The band's debut Your Love Is Cool was Number 1 in the Chart Update when released, but debuted at Number 2 behind Florence & The Machine's How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful. Look back at that close race for Number 1 from 2015.
Find out who will take the crown on this week's Official Albums Chart on Friday, October 6. The Final Top 100 will be published on Friday at 5.45pm here.