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[NEWS] Matt Cardle’s ‘When We Collide’ crowned Christmas Number 1 by wearesme

2010 X Factor winner Matt Cardle has beaten all competition in this weeks chart to claim the elusive Christmas number one.

Matt’s cover of the Mercury Prize-nominated Biffy Clyro track ‘Many Of Horrors’ sold a massive 439,000 copies in the six days following his victory on the ITV talent show last Sunday, making it the biggest selling non-charity record in its debut week this year.
Also of note; Biffy Clyro’s original track entered at number 8 with a massive 40,000 sales this week. The power of the X Factor is unquestionable!

Rihanna claimed the number 2 with an impressive 100,000+ in sales for her collaboration with Drake on ‘What’s My Name’. Her steamy performance on the X Factor final definitely didn’t harm sales!

Facebook campaign contenders failed in their attempted ambush of the Christmas number one with Trashmen ‘Surfin Bird’ made number 3 with 68,000 copies and John Cage’s ‘4 33’ entered at number 21 with just under 15,000 sales.

So, congratulations to Matt Cardle! And love or hate The X Factor, you can’t deny that this is a beautiful song; whether you prefer Matt’s version or the original.

CLICK HERE to see the full Christmas chart


[News] Cage Against The Machine by wearesme

Everyone remembers last years movement to get Rage Against The Machine’s ‘Killing in the Name’ to number one over Christmas, ahead of the winner of X Factor Joe McEldery’s debut single.

Well this year there is a new campaign and it’s called Cage Against The Machine.

The idea is to get John Cage’s 4’33” to number one ahead of this year’s X Factor winner. Composed in 1952, the song is four minutes and thirty three seconds of silence. The idea of this is to allow the listen to absorb and take in the natural sounds going on around them, giving every listener a different experience.

Organisers are hoping it will challenge for Christmas number one – and raise lots of money for charity in the process.

Big names such as Mr. Hudson, The Kooks, Does It Offend You, Yeah? and The Big Pink have already signed up, as well as Pete Doherty.

SME has also signed up. If you want to join us and 55,000 others then head on over to the Facebook Page to get involved.

In the meantime, you can watch a live performance of the song below.


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