Artist News

Human League to go top ten because of some football thing

By | Published on Friday 21 March 2014

Peter Pawlett Baby

The Human League are heading for the UK singles chart’s top ten for the first time in almost 20 years this week. And it’s all down to one of those social media campaigns that everyone loves.

Fans of Aberdeen Football Club have been campaigning for ‘Don’t You Want Me’ to go to number one on Facebook, because they sometimes sing “Peter Pawlett, baby” to the tune of the song. Well, the vague tune – it’s a football chant, after all. Oh, Peter Pawlett is one of Aberdeen FC’s players, if you weren’t aware. Which you may not have been, but you might have guessed. Sometimes it’s exhausting having to spell everything out for you people.

Anyway, this campaign will most likely be a complete failure, because the song won’t go to number one. But at least everyone will have had a nice time. And a top ten placing will be something to celebrate too. Even it is largely because The Human League themselves have been giving it a push on Facebook. And you only have to sell seven downloads to break the lower half of the top ten these days.

The founder of the campaign’s Facebook page, Richard Albiston, told the Official Charts Company: “I think it’s phenomenal and shows the power of social media! The page was set up as a bit of fun, I never expected it to take off as much as it has!”

I sometimes sing, “I’m Krishnan Guru-Murthy” to the tune of ‘Mercy’ by Duffy. I don’t think you should buy that song and get it back in charts though. Once was quite enough.