Sunday, 20 September 2009

Who's number one ?

Here's something I found which I'll simply paste because I believe it's of great interest.
Let's get The Who to number one
Iconic music legends The Who have never had a number 1 single in the UK charts. This seems wrong, somehow, especially considering the general excellence of their back-catalogue. Here's the idea then - you and everyone you know needs to download an MP3 of The Who's "Baba O'Riley" from a reputable retailer whose sales contribute to the UK chart (iTunes, HMV, 7-Digital, Napster, that kind of thing), and we get The Who to the top of the charts.

The key thing to remember though is this: we all need to do this in the same week. So, in the week commencing Monday 16th November 2009, you need to get online and buy "Baba O'Riley"... and you need to get all your friends to do the same thing... and they need to get all their friends... and so on.

Not only can we set right a musical wrong by finally giving The Who a chart-topper, we can also demonstrate the combined might of social networking. So whether you tweet, post, blog, poke, or anything else - tell everyone: buy The Who's "Baba O'Riley" as an MP3 download in the week commencing Monday 16th November 2009.

Where to buy... but not until week commencing 16th November 2009!

iTunes,, Napster, 7 digital or Amazon.


  1. Thanks for the blog post (and interview!). For your blog readers' benefit, the campaign website address is - there's a Facebook group, Myspace page and Twitter feed to join too, all of which are linked to from the campaign homepage. Cheers.

  2. The 2010 campaign has just begun, with Won't Get Fooled Again: see for more info.

  3. Lets see if we can make it this time.