It's not about obsessing over chart positions -- I'd just like to see Morrissey's name at the top of the charts to confuse the hell out of people and flip the bird to the aging music journos and "cultural commenters" that think Morrissey is way past his expiry date just because they are.
Disagree strongly. What it would show is that a lot of Morrissey fans have too much time on their hands.
If Morrissey comes back with an amazing single that smashes into the top spot THAT is impressive - a campaign to get an old song there means nothing.
I really don't think Morrissey would lower himself to go to his 'chums' such as Wossy and ask him to organise a campaign to get him to number one.
I think some people on here want this more than Morrissey probably does...... and when was the last UK single he released that sold 150,000 copies to his 150,000 hard core fan base that you mention?
I don't know the sales figures for IBEH. However, I do think the absolute low water mark for Morrissey is around 70 000 for a substantive release in the UK. That doesn't iclude awful singles, poorly-promoted b-sides albums and so forth. Those are the kinds of figures 'Maladjusted' achieved. Any lead-off single of medocre quality is likely to manage something close to this figure if reasonably promoted.
Modern day Morrissey singles don't sell anywhere near 70,000. First of the Gang might have got close to 40,000 (with IBEH and YHKM a little less) but recent singles won't have even sold 20,000 - many less than 10,000.
Moz has really suffered from the download era (his singles do ok in the 'physical' chart) which really just reflects the age of the average Moz fan...