God bless the British, a people who will on anything. For decades, many millions of quid have been laid down in wagers on which single will be at #1 on the charts on the last chart day before Christmas. This year, that means the top song in the kingdom on December 23.
There have been plenty of shenanigans as people lobby/manipulate/bully certain songs to the top. Traditionally, winners have been some droopy, disposable winner of one of Simon Cowell’s dreary talent shows. But then there was that one time when fans managed to push Rage Against the Machine’s “Killing in the Name” to #1.
So what’ll be the gimmicky campaign this year? An effort to get AC/DC’s “For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)”–originally released in 1981–to the top in memory of rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young.
If you want to support this, head over to the special “AC/DC for Christmas No. 1 Facebook page.” Godspeed.