They did it! Christmas Number 1, the charody single (that’s a mixture of charity single and parody single, and I can’t believe they haven’t used it yet) that Triple J recorded and released last week has made it to #1 on the national iTunes chart today, beating out John Legend for the top spot, and leaving artists like Jason Derulo, Pharrell Williams, Eminem and Avicii languishing in the nether regions of the top ten.
— Lindsay McDougall (@Doctortriplej) December 12, 2013
The week’s official ARIA chart positions will be released tomorrow, and if the song can manage to remain at its namesake position until then, commercial radio networks and TV countdown shows will have to play it as part of their regular Top 40 countdowns.
Triple J roped in actual musicians like Elizabeth Rose, Andy Bull, Phil Jamieson, Abbe May and Touch Sensitive for the track, who were ably supported by a choir of Triple J presenters and personalities, as well as B1 and B2 (who, curiously, were completely mute last time I saw them pushing stuffed toys at Shoppingtown). All proceeds from sales of the song go to The Red Cross, who are reportedly ‘thrilled to be working with triple j on ‘Christmas Number 1′. The money raised will help families and loved ones prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters such as bushfires and floods.’
Listen to the actually really good song below, and then buy a copy or six over at iTunes to keep the dream alive.
Via Triple J News