Fancy storming the charts, and getting a local, unsigned musician into the Top 40? Trust us, it is more than possible!
Remember when Jeff Buckley nearly beat X Factor’s Alexandrea Burke to the Number 1 spot in 2008?
Then who can forget Rage Against The Machine becoming the Christmas Number 1 in 2009, beating Joe McElderry to the top spot? (Joe can’t forget!)
And just this Easter saw a similar triumph when the single History Maker by Christian rockers Delirious? was propelled to Number 4 in the charts on the back of a facebook campaign.
Oh, the mighty power of social networking sites!
So what’s Storm The Charts all about? This is what they’ve got to say for themselves…
This is a chart campaign that ISN’T about another old song by a famous artist, or about getting a song to number one.
We have collected more than 570 submissions of songs from bands and musicians who are on independent labels or completely unsigned (with more still to process). As a group we’re going to pick 40, and then see *how many* we can get in the official top 40 all in the same week.
We’ll call a ‘success’ finding some good new music; a ‘win’ getting 2 or more songs in the charts, and anything above that is epic – the more the better.
Join the group, get listening and help us choose our 40 songs! We’ll need well over a million people in the group if we want to take every single chart slot, so for heaven’s sake invite your friends. We’re one thirty-eighth of the way there…
The reason we’re telling you all this is simple. Stephen Langstaff‘s song Saw The Angels is one of those 570 submissions that’s going to be voted on very soon. To vote, and to be part of this worthwhile social experiment, all you have to do is join the facebook group here http://www.facebook.com/group.php?v=info&ref;=ts&gid;=231943888357
Once you’re joined, look out for the message from the organisers telling you that the voting is open (possibly as soon as this Sunday) and telling you how to do it.
Then vote for Langstaff.
Forget Broon, Cameroon, and Clogg – vote for Stephen Langstaff!
And invite all your friends so they can vote for Stephen’s song too! Let’s support our local musician and help him become one of those with a shot at the Top 40. Wouldn’t that be great?
And to get you in the mood, here’s a youTube clip of Stephen performing the song live at Putney’s Half Moon venue in London back in 2009.
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