Song of Silence for UK Number One

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Dec 18, 2010
  1. tigris
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    John Cage's 4"33' tipped for UK No.1

    In a small, stuffy Soho recording studio, the musicians were poised to begin. Headphones on, guitars slung, drumsticks raised, fingers on keys. From the mixing room, came the muffled voice of the producer. "And after three – one, two three and …" Silence. For the next four minutes and 33 seconds the rag-tag ensemble of 40 or so musicians did not play a note. Some couldn't help but move, fooling noiselessly around or swaying to an inaudible beat, others just lowered their eyes.​



    Why should I do this? Article below
    Warning: Spoilers inside!


    Hi guys, as I'm sure you're aware, last year the UK's Xmas no.1 was Rage Against the Machine. This year, we have two hours to make CAGE against the machine the number one track. All it requires is you to "buy" the CATM track on mflow for FREE, legally, using mflow's free promo code. So enjoy and relax with the silence this christmas [​IMG]

    LAST MINUTE BUYERS, DO THIS TOO TO REGISTER A CHART-ELIGIBLE SALE, FOR FREE!
    1) register or log in at http://www.mflow.com/
    2) click on your name in the top right of the screen
    3) on the drop down menu click 'redeem code'
    4) Type in XMAS to the redeem code box-it then puts £1 credit in your account
    5) Search 'Cage Against The Machine' and then click to buy track 1 with the credits.

    ~ http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/dec/0...-christmas-no-1
     


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    SOOOOOOOO going to do this....that Xfactor guy really can't sing for toffee...
     
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    Personally I think it should be a campaign to get "Many of Horror" by Biffy Clyro (the original version) to number 1.
    I don't see the point in voting a silent track to number 1. It defeats the whole of a music chart. We had a silly no. 1 last year to break the chain. This year's should be something more serious.
     
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    Apparently, the whole point of last year's RATM and this year's CATM was to show how terrible the music chart is. When we get tracks like 'Barbara Streisand' or Justin Bieber's 'Baby', we know something's gone wrong. So really CATM is just to show the music industry how it needs to perk up and change!
     
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    Kunt and the Gang are also trying to get Christmas number one with their haunting ballad 'Use my Arsehole as a Cunt'.

    Link to download from iTunes
    http://goo.gl/R2hx7

    Link to download from Amazon
    http://goo.gl/T3R0h

    Apparently it's very near the top 40 already. I'd post some links to the video but I'd probably get told off as it's extremely NSFW. Look for it on Youtube. There's also an amusing 'Nick Clegg' version of the song for those who like unsubtle political satire.
     
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    So put some GOOD music in the charts then. We don't need to buy this crap at all! Good music is still being produced (e.g. Biffy Clyro). Hell, we can resurrect old tracks now iTunes counts. We can get Indie music into the charts (Brett Domino - Gillian McKeith for instance) The music industry makes what sells and guess what? The "crap" sells! You think they'd keep making it if it wasn't popular?
    Everyone bought RATM last year because they wanted to show up Simon Cowell + have a silly Xmas no. 1. This year there's not going to be a silly Xmas no. 1. Surfing Bird is the most likely to chart judging by iTunes (it's 3rd most bought) So yeah, people will go for the silly stuff as a joke. Not something like this as a serious protest against modern music.

    I'm as big a fan of "proper" music as anyone but I know that the reason we get things like "Barbara Streisand" isn't because of the industry. Its because this is what the public wants and buys. Is it the worst, most repetitive song ever? Yes. Does it have a good beat you can dance to? Yeah. It gets on your nerves after a while though.
     
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    Might as well just by the Xfactor track ironically, right?
     
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    Well, it is all for charity, the CATM single. So we're obviously not going to buy it for the sound quality ¬_¬. We're going to help 5 charities this christmas help people.
     
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    so me made a song of complete silence? anyone can do that what a cash cow, it's just as bad with art who think a piece of junk is a masterpiece, what is this world coming to?
     
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    It's a performance piece, not a "song" or sorts.

    It isn't complete silence, either. It's the sounds of the environment.
     
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    How is "Killing in the Name" a joke song Jamstruth? It was my song of 96 i think (or possibly 95 i can't remember anything but the summer....)

    Sure it was a mass campaign but all proceeds went to Charity and the song actually had relevance.
     
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    this is total comedy gold. 7 bought now.
     
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    As long as XFactor doesnt get the no1 I'm happy
     
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    You do realise that track aint new its "BONEY 'M' - GOTTA GO HOME" Blatently ripped off!?

    Which in itself is a ripped off German track Nighttrain -- 'Hallo Bimmelbahn'


    Nighttrain -- 'Hallo Bimmelbahn'






    Boney M -- Gotta Go Home




    Duck Sauce -- Barbra Streisand




    So now you know!


    anyhow back on topic .... who the hell wants a silent track for Christmas #1 !? at least rage against the machine everyone knows it and it was a point being made!

    my vote is for Bird is the Word!!!!



    or the classic FAMILY GUY version!!!




    its already #3 [​IMG]
     
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    Maybe.

    I'm just glad he didn't do one of their better songs.
     
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    ooh ooh ooooh oooh oooh oh ooooh barbara striesand (Wort song ever, obviously.)
     
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    Ellie Goulding – My Song should be number 1 but it got released too early and the shit X–Factor song took over..

    Oh well, least it was number 1 on iTunes for abit
     
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    not cool, not fun, not clever, not original, this thread should be closed, terrible idea, stupid song.

    seriously, its stupid. and its not funny at all. there's something funny about silence if done properly, but usually it involves actions. a song needs sound.
     
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    Pathetic, if someone wants be #1 for Christmas, then they should sing a song.
    Not revive dead crap or now use "silence", can't wait to download either for the pathetic aim of beating the X-Factor winner at Christmas...
     
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    It was something so against the norm of what a "Christmas No. 1" should be that it was a bit of a joke to get it to the top spot. Not saying that the song itself wasn't serious but for what it was being used for it was a silly idea to get it to the top.
    Yes, the song had a lot of relevance to the situation (which is something I really liked about the idea) and the fact that X Factor had dominated Xmas for years then the idea of breaking the chain with something like this was a great laugh.

    The problem is that I don't think we should be making a new "tradition" of this idea of a mass campaign getting an ill-fitting song to Xmas no. 1. It was good as a one off. The time we beat Cowell. Doing it year in year out would just get stupid.
     

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