Former Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker is in the running to be Christmas Number 1 for 2019 as the support for his 2006 record ‘Running The World’ grows following the result of the General Election.
Last week saw the Conservative party win the UK General Election and deliver a crushing defeat to the liberal left. The anti-establishment single from 13 years ago has since been shared widely becoming an anthem for those feeling flattened by the result.
The song is a direct attack at politicians with the infamous lyrics, “If you thought things had changed / Friend, you’d better think again / Bluntly put, in the fewest of words: / Cunts are still ruling the world,” resonating with a deflated group.
It has since seen picked up on various social media sites with a new Facebook group aiming to get the single to Number 1. The group, organised by St. Etienne co-founder Bob Stanley, is called ‘Fancy Getting ‘”C**ts Are Still Running The World” To UK Xmas No.1?’ and has quickly gathered support all with the aim to get to the top spot this Christmas.
‘Running The World’ is already approaching the Top 40
This isn’t the first time the British public have voiced their discontent via the single charts. Back in 2009 Rage Against The Machine’s ‘Killing In The Name’ took number one as a protest to Simon Cowell’s manufactured music from the latest winner of X Factor.
Could Jarvis Cocker’s ‘Running The World’ be the next Christmas Number 1?