Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Jacking the Charts in the Name of Charity

Now, very few of us still bother to follow the charts these days.  Even our own Dr Foster finally had to admit that reporting on ten records you have never heard - and do not want to - simply was not worth spending time over.  Well, for those of you at the back with one eye still open, I can tell you that the number one slot in the chart has been filled by an X Factor-related act for weeks now (Alexandra Burke, Cheryl Cole, JLS) and now previous winner Leona Lewis looks odds-on keep that unfortunate statistic rolling.

However, salvation could come in the form of 'I've Got Nothing' by Chartjackers, an apologetically "cheesy pop tune" from Youtube celebrity Charlieissocoollike.  The record, a product of ten weeks labor, was released via iTunes this Monday with all profits going towards BBC Children in Need and has already crept into the Top 40 in the midweeks.

 The song itself is actually quite catchy and at least one hundred times better than The Kooks (even though that's technically one hundred times nothing) and the video is ridiculous DIY fun.  Usually I'd urge you to put an extra quid in a charity box than buy a Children in Need or Comic Relief single but, far from the career-enhancement-dressed-up-as-altruism of most acts who lend their name to charity singles, this seems notihing more than marvellous. Dig deep now and get your copy from iTunes.

1 comment:

  1. Ah good - I see this made number 36 in the charts this week. Ok, they didn't stop the awful BEP or Leona Lewis, but it all counts.