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Saturday, 3 April 2010
Delirious, a British Christian band with a dedicated fan base officially broke up last year, but this Easter has brought the possibility of their highest ever UK chart hit. A facebook campaign, which started up with the aim of having a Christian song topping the charts at Easter now has over 60, 000 fans and on Good Friday the song (History Maker) was registering at 3 or 4 on the charts. Aware of it for sometime, at first the idea of a campaign to 'invade' the charts was not quite in tune with my subtle approach to life - but the good humoured enthusiasm of the fans has, I have to say, won me over. There is strong emphasis on showing integrity and respect at all times throughout the campaign. Plus, all proceeds go to charity, which for me, means that campaigning can only be a good thing.
I have to say, History Maker was written over a decade ago, and I remember being in my teens, leaping about to the music at Delirious concerts...before they were as popular and you didn't squashed!! (I remember being at Wembley Stadium when they played at 'Champion of the World', and wondering if I would reunite my arms and legs at some point.) I remember, too, diligently going out and buying their singles - White Ribbon Day especially. Of course, Deeper made it to no 20, but it seems there is no doubt that History Maker will go much further.
Yes, I have downloaded my 2 versions (studio and live) and look with interest as to whether they will get their 'number one' spot. The campaigners have called for a 'Sabbath Saturday' today and are calling on fans to do no more promoting. So this is merely comment and not promotion, posted today as I wanted to leave Good Friday's post uncluttered.
Easter Saturday is the day of waiting, of breath-holding, of dark waiting for light.
Tomorrow, the Son rises.