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16 December 2019 16:42

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People are trying to get a Jarvis Cocker song as Christmas number one following the general election result

A last-minute contender for this year's Official Christmas Number 1 has arrived from Jarvis Cocker, who is aiming for the festive top spot following the result of last week's General Election. The Pulp frontman's 2006 single Running The World is being pushed online for the Christmas Number 1 after being shared widely by those unhappy with the election result. A Facebook group set up by St. Etienne co-founder Bob Stanley called 'Fancy Getting "C**ts Are Still Running The World" to UK Xmas No.1?' currently has just under 12,000 members. 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." Listen below (warning - the song includes swearing): in the battle for this year's Official Christmas Number 1, which is announced on Friday, December 20 at 5.45pm. Jarvis Cocker could be on course for this year's Christmas Number 1 following the results of last week's General Election.

The Pulp frontman's 2006 single, 'Running the World' has been shared widely since the election result was announced. "If you thought things had changed / Friend, you'd better think again / Bluntly put, in the fewest of words: / Cunts are still ruling the world." Now, a campaign on social media – set up by St. Etienne co-founder Bob Stanley – is trying to get the song to Number 1 in time for Christmas. The Facebook group, ' Fancy Getting "C**ts Are Still Running The World" to UK Xmas No.1?' has quickly gathered pace with 'Running The World' now already close to the Top 40. Last year, LadBaby claimed the Christmas Number 1 single with 'We Built This City' beating Ava Max and Ariana Grande to the top spot. This year, Hoyle is once again hoping to get to number 1 at Christmas.

You look at who you're up against: Stormzy, Ed Sheeran, Mariah Carey — it's the 25th anniversary of 'All I Want for Christmas Is You' this year, too. The disappointing thing is Stormzy, because I'm genuinely a massive fan of his and I'm not going to be able to buy his new album or listen to any of the songs because it might all make a difference!" Former Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker is in the running to be Christmas Number 1 for 2019 as the support for his 2006 record 'Running The World' grows following the result of the General Election. The anti-establishment single from 13 years ago has since been shared widely becoming an anthem for those feeling flattened by the result. The song is a direct attack at politicians with the infamous lyrics, "If you thought things had changed / Friend, you'd better think again / Bluntly put, in the fewest of words: / Cunts are still ruling the world," resonating with a deflated group. It has since seen picked up on various social media sites with a new Facebook group aiming to get the single to Number 1.

The group, organised by St. Etienne co-founder Bob Stanley, is called 'Fancy Getting '"C**ts Are Still Running The World" To UK Xmas No.1?' and has quickly gathered support all with the aim to get to the top spot this Christmas. Could Jarvis Cocker's 'Running The World' be the next Christmas Number 1? A Facebook campaign was launched to make a 2006 song by Jarvis Cocker as the number one Christmas song this year. Running the World is a song from Cocker's time in Pulp but a song from his time as a solo singer. The social media campaign has garnered attention due to a group on Facebook titles 'Fancy Getting "Running the World to UK Xmas No.1?'.

The social media campaign is to ask people to either buy the 2006 song on Itunes and stream it at least a 100 times on popular music application Spotify which is equivalent to 1 sale of the song. The group on Facebook has said that people need to buy the song from iTunes until the end of December 19. The group has more than 9,000 members and the song is currently placed at the 24th position in the singles charts. However, if Cocker's song manages to reach the number one position, it will be his first number-one single with British rock band Pulp. The Singer had earlier posted a 'throwback' video with a caption "a brand new video cuts for All I want for Christmas is you (Unreleased Video Footage)" to celebrate the 25 years of the original song.

Read: New Year's Party Songs 2019: Top 10 Bollywood Party Hits To Be In Your Party Playlist It's been quite an end to the year here in the UK as the general election result proved a surprise for everyone, as the Tories achieved a hefty majority not seen since the days of Margaret Thatcher. A campaign has been launched to make a 2006 Jarvis Cocker song this year's Christmas Number One, arguably the most important song of the year if the charts are anything to go by. The campaign has caught the public's attention thanks to a Facebook group called 'Fancy Getting "C**ts Are Still Running the World to UK Xmas No.1?' Their campaign is to either encourage people to purchase the song from iTunes or either stream it at least 100 times on Spotify, which equates to 1 sale. The group already has more than 9,000 members and it appears to have some sort of effect on the charts as at the time of writing, it has already climbed to number 24 in the top singles charts. This type of thing is not unprecedented in the UK as Rage Against the Machine's 1991 rebellious anthem, Killing In the Name became Christmas number one in 2009, as a protest to the monopoly that Simon Cowell's X-Factor had held over the Christmas charts for years. It would be fitting that this song would end up as the 2019 Christmas tune as it not only sums up what is going on in Britain but most of the world. Also, Cocker never had a number one single with Pulp so it would be a nice gift for one of the UK's most eccentric and celebrated songwriters.