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[NEWS] No repeat of RATM 09 – First day chart sales put Matt Cardle top for X-Mas #1 by wearesme

Exclusive early Official Single sales data show Matt Cardle’s X Factor winners single ‘When We Collide’ is well on course for a Xmas No 1 this Sunday with a huge 112,000 sales in its 1st day.

This would suggest there will be no repeat of last years number 1 ambush, with ‘Surfin’ Bird’ by Trashman sat in 3rd place (25,000) behind Rihanna’s ‘Whats My Name’ (50,000) and ‘Cage Against The Machine’ at 19 (6,000) .

Interestingly, Biffy Clyro’s original version of Matt Cardle winners song (Many Of Horror) is on course to enter the Top 10, with 15,000 sales so far.

The group are inevitably set to earn an impressive pay packet this Christmas from the cover of their hit song. Going off past calculations, songwriter Simon Neil could earn £25,000 from sales alone and another £125 for every radio play. Based on 2008 winner Alexandra Burke’s cover of ‘Hallelujah’ being played 4,435 times in the two months after its release, earnings from playback alone could reach in excess of £500,000. (NME)


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[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.


NME & AMAZON Top Festival Acts 2010 – £1 Album Download’s by wearesme

Amazon have teamed up with legendary music publication NME to bring you 10 great albums from 10 great artists who, by all accounts, did the business on this year’s summer festival circuit for the grand total of £1. Yes, one British pound!

All you have to do is pick up a copy of this weeks NME magazine, and in it you will find a code which you must enter at the Amazon checkout to get the reduction.

There are some brilliant albums in there, our favourite and recommendation is Foals – Total Life Forever.

Heres the full list:

Kasabian – West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum
The Prodigy – Invaders Must Die (Special Edition)
Foals – Total Life Forever
Weezer – Hurley
Pendulum – Immersion
Rage Against the Machine – S/T
The Cribs – Ignore the Ignorant
Arcade Fire – The Suburbs
Mumford & Sons – Sign No More
The Strokes – Is This It


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