Jarvis Cocker has officially entered the Christmas Number 1 race as his song Running The World climbs into the Official Singles Chart.
The Pulp frontman's 2006 single has been shared widely online and put forward for the festive chart crown by those disappointed with the result of last week's General Election result. Proceeds from the single will go to the charity Shelter.
According to today's sales flash of sales and streams compiled by the Official Charts Company (Dec. 18), Running The World is at Number 87 and is less than 5,000 chart sales away from entering the Top 40. Listen to the song below (warning - the song includes swearing):
A Facebook group called 'Fancy Getting "C**ts Are Still Running The World" to UK Xmas No.1?' currently has over 24,000 members. Their mission statement says: "In light of so much recent election horror, let's do this, eh? Bit of fun to focus on for the next week. Let's all make 'C**ts Are Still Running The World' the UK Xmas #1!"
Lyrics to the song include: "If you thought things had changed Friend, you'd better think again/ Bluntly put, in the fewest of words: C**ts are still running the world."
Jarvis is up against LadBaby, Stormzy and Wham! in the battle for this year's Official Christmas Number 1. The cut-off for sales and streams counting toward this week's chart is 23.59pm Thursday, the Top 40 will be counted down on BBC Radio 1's The Official Chart with Scott Mills from 4pm Friday 20 December, and the Official Singles Chart Top 100 will be published in full from 5.45pm here at OfficialCharts.com. View the full list of Christmas Number 1 contenders.
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