posted by davidt on Wednesday January 06 2010, @02:00PM
Max Crowley writes:
A campaign has launched to make The Smiths - How Soon Is Now No1 on Feb 11th in the UK to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the launch of Meat Is Murder. It picked up almost 1000 members in the first hour and Mike Joyce has also joined and commented on the group.

The Smiths for No1 February 2010 Meat Is Murder 25th Anniversary.

Mike Joyce - "And why the hell not....It turned me vegetarian 25 years ago as well as my three children"
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Stan writes:
Following the example of Rage Against The Machine scoring a symbolic Christmas UK #1 last month, a Facebook Group has been set up to get How Soon Is Now to the top of the UK charts for the week starting the 7th of February to mark the 25th anniversary of Meat Is Murder.

The group is growing rapidly and it looks like this could genuinely happen. You can only imagine how much this would please Senor Morrissey and annoy everybody else.

Please join and show your support here:

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=231490408007&ref=mf
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An anonymous person writes:
Let's get MORRISSEY to NUMBER 1 in the UK CHARTS on Sunday 7 March 2010 (date change) with 'EVERYDAY IS LIKE SUNDAY'.

Join our Facebook group
Why Morrissey's 'Everyday Is Like Sunday'?

1. Just because it's possible.
2. To see Morrissey back in the charts, and even better: to give the man his first well-deserved Number 1-hit ever.
3. Basically it could have been any Morrissey song, but 'Everyday Is Like Sunday' fits to the time of the year, and, oh irony, the charts are broadcasted Sunday's at BBC Radio 1.

Be careful, this only works if we all start downloading the track from Sunday 28 February on, til Saturday 6 March 23.59 hrs.

You can find the song on iTunes (£0.99), Amazon (£0.89), etc.

This group is created by a sincere Morrissey fan. In no way we like to see this page as a protest against the UK Charts. It's more the other way: RAGE showed us we can ALL influence the charts, so why not simply do it?

Morrissey fans of the UK - unite and take over the UK CHARTS. MORRISSEY FOR NUMBER 1.

Only UK downloads are eligible.
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  • I'm counting the days, this will be brilliant!
    Anonymous -- Wednesday January 06 2010, @02:54PM (#348781)
  • Royalties (Score:3, Informative)

    Doesn't Mike Joyce get all the royalties?

    I'd rather make a Morrissey song #1...
    Mada -- Wednesday January 06 2010, @03:30PM (#348786)
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    • Re:Royalties by Anonymous (Score:0) Wednesday January 06 2010, @04:03PM
      • Re:Royalties by El Yogester (Score:1) Thursday January 07 2010, @10:36AM
    • Re:Royalties by Anonymous (Score:1) Friday January 08 2010, @08:16AM
  • Worth it just to hear Moz and Johnny's comments. Besides, the charts have been so bland for such a long time - would be great to give them a shot in the arm.

    Anonymous -- Wednesday January 06 2010, @04:09PM (#348789)
  • Are you sure?
    Lamplighter -- Wednesday January 06 2010, @04:12PM (#348791)
    (User #23341 Info)
  • The campaign to get Rage Against the Machine, although not a great song, to no. 1 in the UK had a certain appeal, primarily due to the fact that it was a wonderful kick in the teeth to Plastic Simon and the dominance of Zombie Factor karaoke 'stars' in the charts. Can't help feeling that this is all a little jaded now and just jumping on a tired old bandwagon. I would much rather that Moz release a NEW single that was worthy of getting to no. 1 in the charts. I'm sure he still has it in him. I have never been a big fan of nostalgia.
    Anonymous -- Wednesday January 06 2010, @04:29PM (#348794)
    • Re:Yawn by Anonymous (Score:0) Wednesday January 06 2010, @04:33PM
    • I agree!! by Anonymous (Score:0) Wednesday January 06 2010, @10:17PM
      • Perhaps... by Anonymous (Score:0) Thursday January 07 2010, @10:25AM
        • indie 103.1 by Anonymous (Score:0) Thursday January 07 2010, @12:57PM
  • you bunch of look-back bores. how about starting a campaign when morrissey releases his next single instead of trudging up old songs? its frankly embarrassing
    Anonymous -- Thursday January 07 2010, @02:05AM (#348817)
    • Re:pathetic by Anonymous (Score:0) Thursday January 07 2010, @03:19AM
      • Re:pathetic by MaladyLingersOn (Score:1) Thursday January 07 2010, @03:23AM
        • Re:pathetic by Anonymous (Score:0) Thursday January 07 2010, @10:29AM
          • Re:pathetic by Anonymous (Score:0) Friday January 08 2010, @02:15AM
          • Re:pathetic by Anonymous (Score:0) Friday January 08 2010, @02:58AM
  • Rage at mo.1 was a marketing ploy by Sony to sell three times as much product last xmas.
    Both 'acts' are on Sony.

    'Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?'

    What a bunch of mugs!
    Anonymous -- Thursday January 07 2010, @02:26AM (#348819)
  • My God (Score:2, Informative)

    I have nothing against 'old' songs in the charts, but I guess I have some problems with the Meat Is Murder Facebook campaign. First of all, How Soon is Now was NOT on Meat is Murder. Bonus tracks US edition, blabla, etc. my ass - it was NOT on the official track listing. That makes the action slightly pathetic and dubious to me. Second of all, I really have a problem with the line 'get real music back in the charts'. I don't like this arrogance about what's real music or not. Times changed, different rules. The singles market is just there for 12-year olds and who cares. But the album top 20 of last Sunday: Florence + The Machine(6), Muse (8), Snow Patrol (9), Lily Allen (14), Kings of Leon (16), Paramore (18), Kasabian (19), Mumford & Sons (20). That's not real music? Stop being old farts, telling a new genaeration what's real music or not. I'll choose the Morrissey Everyday Is Like Sunday camp, at least it doesn't pretend anything.
    Anonymous -- Thursday January 07 2010, @03:42AM (#348822)
    • Re:My God by Anonymous (Score:0) Thursday January 07 2010, @05:47AM
      • Re:My God by Anonymous (Score:0) Thursday January 07 2010, @09:31AM
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    • Re:My God by marred (Score:1) Saturday January 09 2010, @02:39PM
      • Re:My God by Anonymous (Score:0) Thursday January 14 2010, @05:52AM
  • Same (Score:2, Insightful)

    Aren't fans of just about every group doing one of these campaigns?
    Stu Walsh -- Thursday January 07 2010, @04:51AM (#348826)
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  • O Lord (Score:4, Informative)

    I already have the song and unlike Moz I couldn't care less where it charts now or 25 years ago for that matter. The charts are for twats and always have been. Knowing Joyce is involved only encourages me more to have nothing to do with it :)
    marred -- Thursday January 07 2010, @04:14PM (#348859)
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    • Re:O Lord by Anonymous (Score:0) Sunday January 10 2010, @08:42AM
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  • but didn't we have done it before, with 600 DL

    it became somewhere in the 8o's in some chartstation

    I would love to see himgetting a nmbr 1, but
    only He and his band and a producer and a label
    can make it work.

    IMHO it's time for Morrissey to take creative rest this year, and next year getting a label,
    till than it won't work
    Celibate Cry <[email protected]> -- Friday January 08 2010, @07:27AM (#348889)
    (User #220 Info)
    and the hills are alive with celibate cries
  • We should have plunged forth together, to make an 'unknown' MORRISSEY (NOT SMITHS) song number.1.

    Morrissey is an artist, and although meaningless materialistic chart positions are useless and pointless it is a chance to give the beautiful man a well-deserved uncovering... Bursting him forth into the houses of the twats OF WHOM listen to Britney Spears etc..

    But definitely not a Smiths song... They have been pillaged by the NME, and the recent vacous revival trend of the 'INDIE KID'...

    IF ANYTHING... it should without a doubt be a MORRISSEY(-SOLO) song... such as Now My Heart Is Full which would be a fitting title
    Anonymous -- Friday January 08 2010, @06:16PM (#348895)
  • Erm, no (Score:1, Interesting)

    I've bought the song; I've seen him in concert. Appreciation of art isn't achieved through commercial genuflection.
    Anonymous -- Saturday January 09 2010, @05:04AM (#348900)
    • Re:Erm, no by Anonymous (Score:0) Saturday January 09 2010, @10:26AM
  • It Would Work!!! (Score:1, Interesting)

    People moaning that it won't work are so stupid. IT WOULD WORK, it would take aprox ten thousand downloads (UK) in one week to achieve this. (Possibly less around Feb/March as sales hit an all time low around then.) The benefits from this would be to show record company people that Morriseey IS WORTH SIGNING. However I'm not sure about a Smiths track as, well, Morrissey wouldn't be so bothered about it and yes Joyce would reap any rewards... And whoever was behind the 'Sunday' idea...you could have chosen a lesser played track, something that was criminally under-rated like 'Boxers' But it's a good idea, but people have to just go for it rather than complaining...but then on Moz solo, complaining is what we all do best!
    Anonymous -- Saturday January 09 2010, @05:20AM (#348901)
  • Nowwhere Fast! (Score:1, Insightful)

    The song should have been "Nowwhere Fast"! At least the song was on the album and it has some political overtones ie the Rage song. That is why that was so interesting. Rage are a group that battles against crap music and silly pop music much like Morrissey. I like the idea but the song should have been a stronger statement. Just picking the most popular song is silly and it was not even on the original release. Let's hold out and make "THE QUEEN IS DEAD" #1. That would be great! Let's make a real statement!
    Anonymous -- Saturday January 09 2010, @07:19AM (#348904)
  • The worry I have with picking this song, is that it is not typical of The Smiths general output. If this was to be their defining moment at No1 I would be quite upset. It was different at the time because they released lots of singles which showcased the breadth of their appeal. Yamaha
    Anonymous -- Monday January 11 2010, @04:38AM (#348937)
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