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post Sep 19 2015, 10:12 PM
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This year's winner will be announced on December 13th so if Cowell still wants to release it immediately it would need a second week at or climb to the top in order to achieve another Christmas number 1 so will he hang on and wait until the Friday this time? Waiting five days could have an interesting effect.
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post Sep 19 2015, 10:16 PM
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I very much doubt he'll wait 5 days, that would be a ridiculous move imo. Remember Little Mix and James Arthur's singles were released the week before Xmas tongue.gif
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post Sep 19 2015, 10:31 PM
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QUOTE(JosephBieber @ Sep 19 2015, 11:16 PM) *
I very much doubt he'll wait 5 days, that would be a ridiculous move imo. Remember Little Mix and James Arthur's singles were released the week before Xmas tongue.gif


Because they were never going to topple Military Wives and The Justice Collective respectively.


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post Sep 19 2015, 10:32 PM
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They plan the schedule way before they'd have known about them... laugh.gif
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post Sep 20 2015, 10:38 AM
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I don't think they'll wait. I don't think they specifically mention the Christmas #1 on the show any more and it's less of a big deal when they don't make it.
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post Sep 20 2015, 11:01 AM
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Nah, they'll release it on the Sunday and likely nab the #1 for that Friday, and then the Christmas number-one unless something else is released. Wondering if we'll get something out of the blue like "Uptown Funk" again.
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post Sep 20 2015, 11:05 AM
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Surely it can't just be a coincidence that the 2 series they release the week earlier a massive Charity single comes along and conveniently knocks them off the top.

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post Sep 20 2015, 01:20 PM
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It probably was a coincidence. They don't plan schedules around charity singles... laugh.gif
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post Sep 20 2015, 02:57 PM
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Band Aid 30 didn't even knock out the juggernaut of the X Factor for the Xmas #1 although it was released far too early.

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post Sep 20 2015, 02:58 PM
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Band Aid 30 did get bigger first week sales than the X Factor winner, so would've been Christmas #1 if released that week. Or maybe not as it would probably have not got the X Factor promo if it was directly competing them for #1.
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post Sep 20 2015, 03:03 PM
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QUOTE(Avicii @ Sep 20 2015, 03:58 PM) *
Band Aid 30 did get bigger first week sales than the X Factor winner, so would've been Christmas #1 if released that week. Or maybe not as it would probably have not got the X Factor promo if it was directly competing them for #1.

I'm not sure exactly how much X Factor boosted Band Aid; I think it had enough hype of its own and everyone knew about it. Either way, I think if Band Aid and X Factor had gone head to head, any boost that Band Aid would have lost from not being promoted by X Factor would have been made up by the media bigging up the chart battle (in which I think Band Aid would have benefited much more than X Factor).
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post Sep 20 2015, 04:03 PM
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i crave a xmas chart without x factor or charity singles~ cry.gif
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post Sep 20 2015, 04:12 PM
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The winners song will be released on 13th December which means it will reach #1 on 18th December. If it wants Xmas #1, it's gonna have to hang on for another week. Whatever is announced as #2 on 18th December, everyone should buy it to stop X Craptor from dooming the Xmas #1 spot
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post Sep 20 2015, 05:23 PM
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Band Aid 30 wasn't a xmas number 1, because it was God AWFUL and I believe that tbh. If it was actually any good, it'd have been a number 1 for longer than it was. laugh.gif
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post Sep 20 2015, 05:38 PM
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Will they really announce the Xmas chart on Christmas Day? I know they used to do when chart day fell on Xmas Day but why not wait until Boxing Day? How many people are bothered about the chart when they're with family and eating, drinking and watching telly?
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post Sep 20 2015, 05:49 PM
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QUOTE(Common Sense @ Sep 20 2015, 06:38 PM) *
Will they really announce the Xmas chart on Christmas Day? I know they used to do when chart day fell on Xmas Day but why not wait until Boxing Day? How many people are bothered about the chart when they're with family and eating, drinking and watching telly?

True. A lot of people will be more concerned about Ben Mitchell meeting his "dead" mother on EastEnders instead laugh.gif
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post Sep 21 2015, 11:35 PM
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They'll release the cd single on the Friday most likely!
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post Sep 21 2015, 11:44 PM
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I'd imagine that will be on the Wednesday as per usual tongue.gif They'd want it out there ASAP surely. I don't think the global release date will affect XF at all tbh!
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post Sep 23 2015, 12:22 AM
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It would be great if they abandoned it completely cos it's getting so boring now and very predictable each Christmas. I wouldn't mind if they released good songs instead of a cheap, lousy cover version.
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