So as I was going through my group spam invites earlier today, one caught my eye. Now I’m not a huge fan of joining random groups, especially those trying to make facebook change back to the “good old days”, but this one intrigued me. The idea behind the group is to beat X Factor to the christmas number 1 with something a bit more pleasent. The song of course is Never Gonna Give You Up by Rick Astley.
Most of these groups that appear that try to make something happen usually fall flat on their faces. They are usually over ambitious and never pick up momentum. But I think the youth of the UK might actually pick up this group and try to oust Simon Cowell away from the top spot. The usual amount for a number 1 in the UK requires about 125,000 to 150,000 sales. Christmas number 1’s usually need above 400,000. The group currently has 35,000 members but hopefully that will grow. The plan is to all buy NGGYU from an online store (such as iTunes) between the 15th and 20th of december and hopefully hit the top spot. I don’t know if it can be done, but even if Rick gets in the top 20, I think Christmas will have been slightly rick-rolled.