A campaign has been created today by United fans to get the Paul Hardcastle tune ’19’ to the top of the charts this weekend, to coincide with the likelihood of being crowned champions for the 19th time.
The word is spreading like wildfire through Twitter and Facebook, and it’s estimated that there’ll need to be 30,000 downloads before Sunday to get the tune to the top of the charts.
Hardcastle, who released the song about the Vietnam war in 1985 has already caught wind of the campaign and, despite being a Chelsea supporter, is fully behind it. What’s more, he’s offering to put the proceeds towards a children’s charity.
Hardcastle said on Twitter: R20;Getting tons of new fan mail all from Man u fans, So this is your new anthem eh? simple download it from itunes and it will get heard again…it seems The Utd Fans are serious about about this campaign, I will ask EMI to put the proceeds to Charity, hopefully they will agree…Man Utd fans, I will ask for the proceeds to go to Charity To help some unfortunate Kids means more than football, that’s why I support this”
So all at Red Flag Flying High urge you to part with 79 of your hard earned pence, and download the tune. You can go get it from iTunes here: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/19/id18608361?i=18608275
Update: in four hours, Paul Hardcastle’s ’19’ has climbed from 112 in the charts to 56! KEEP DOWNLOADING!
Update – 7.30pm 10th May: – 19 is at number 17 in the iTunes chart….buy your copy NOW!