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jessie j
post Jun 16 2017, 07:10 PM
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A thread to discuss the upcoming charity single from Simon Cowell - all speculation and news about it etc can go here biggrin.gif

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WHAT WE KNOW ALREADY:

Released: Wednesday 21st June
Featuring: Angel, Anne-Marie, Bastille, Brian May – Queen, Carl Barât - The Libertines, Craig David, Deno Donae'o, Dua Lipa, Ella Eyre, Ella Henderson, Emeli Sandé, Fleur East, Gareth Malone & The Choir for Grenfell, Geri Halliwell, Gregory Porter, James Arthur,James Blunt,Jessie J,Jessie Ware,John Newman,Jon McClure - Reverend and the Makers, Jorja Smith, Kelly Jones – Stereophonics, Labrinth, Leona Lewis, Liam Payne, London Community Gospel Choir, Louis Tomlinson, Louisa Johnson, Matt Goss, Matt Terry, Mr Eazi, Nathan Sykes, Nile Rodgers, Omar, Paloma Faith, Pixie Lott, Ray Blk, Raye, Rita Ora, Robbie Williams, Shakka, Shane Filan, Stormzy, The Who (Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend), Tokio Myers, Tom Grennan, Tony Hadley, Tulisa and WSTRN.
Song: Bridge Over Troubled Water

Where do we think this can chart, then? It'll only have 2 days of sales.
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post Jun 16 2017, 07:10 PM
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#1
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post Jun 16 2017, 07:11 PM
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QUOTE(cqmerqn @ Jun 16 2017, 08:10 PM) *
#1

It'll have to shift around 90k, possible? I don't think so but I'd love to be proven wrong
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Easily
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post Jun 16 2017, 07:41 PM
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#1 most likely.
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post Jun 16 2017, 07:48 PM
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I think the days of charity singles are over. Maybe #1 on iTunes but wouldn't be surprised if it missed the top 10 altogether. There are better ways to support the victims than buying this
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post Jun 16 2017, 07:53 PM
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That's a random choice of song there. Did he have a spare backing track lying around?
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post Jun 16 2017, 07:57 PM
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Why doesn't Cowell and the artists involved donate some of their obscene wealth instead of going through this pathetic ego stroking exercise?
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post Jun 16 2017, 08:50 PM
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QUOTE(Doctor Blind @ Jun 16 2017, 08:57 PM) *
Why doesn't Cowell and the artists involved donate some of their obscene wealth instead of going through this pathetic ego stroking exercise?


This.

It just seems so attention seeking to rush out and make a statement "re-assuring" the public that there'll be a charity single (yay!) with all our favourite singers on it with the funds (aka a percentage) going to the cause. Simon could have donated privately and moved on, but he just HAS to get the spotlight on his artists and make sure his voice is heard. Just makes me very uneasy. The whole thing screams "let's create some nice PR for Simon's artists and give them an easy hit and airplay".

Shame.
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post Jun 16 2017, 08:52 PM
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Oh god, that list of artists looks dreadful.
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post Jun 16 2017, 08:59 PM
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QUOTE(Doctor Blind @ Jun 16 2017, 08:57 PM) *
Why doesn't Cowell and the artists involved donate some of their obscene wealth instead of going through this pathetic ego stroking exercise?


Well, he's been doing it this way for the past decade, why stop now? sleep.gif

Good cause and all, but God I HATE these charity ensemble covers for so many reasons. I do wonder if these are still all-dominating in this day and age, but I imagine it probably will as the coverage increases.

Could've picked a song that wasn't done by another charity ensemble recently as well~


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post Jun 16 2017, 09:06 PM
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It's a charity single so obviously I don't want it to flop but this just seems like such a lame, no effort attempt. I don't know, I feel like the victims deserve to be honored in a better way than a single Simon Cowell threw together in 3 seconds and will probably sound cheap af.

Anyway, I think people will see right through it and the single won't perform well at all but I hope it makes enough $$$ and I hope all those acts also actually donate some of their money.
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post Jun 16 2017, 09:19 PM
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QUOTE(mdh @ Jun 16 2017, 08:10 PM) *
Featuring: Liam Payne, Stormzy, Skepta, Louisa Johnson, The Who, Emeli Sandé, James Arthur & Craig David (SO FAR)

and The London Community Gospel Choir.

I suspect it will be under a collective name for the Artists that reflect the tragedy.

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post Jun 16 2017, 09:19 PM
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Not sure how it'll sound with some of those involved. laugh.gif Leona's in London and been in the studio recently, so she might get tagged on as well.

Not sure on how well it'll do - wouldn't be surprised if it failed to get to #1. Especially as it'll likely not do well on streaming (unless spotify immediately add it to a bunch of playlists on release).


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QUOTE(-SCOTT- @ Jun 16 2017, 08:48 PM) *
I think the days of charity singles are over. Maybe #1 on iTunes but wouldn't be surprised if it missed the top 10 altogether. There are better ways to support the victims than buying this


Charity singles like Children in Need / Comic Relief, maybe. But I reckon this one will be different because the cause is very specific to right now and the support already has been huge. I think it could perform similarly to "One Last Time", the fact it probably won't interest people as a song outside of these tragic events being balanced out by this one not having multiple versions / sales split across multiple weeks in the way Ariana was. thinking.gif
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post Jun 16 2017, 09:24 PM
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I would assume that most of these artists and Simon himself will be donating money to go along with the money raised. The charity single is just an easy way for the average UK citizen to donate, the ones who normally wouldn't go out of their way to find out where to donate, but will go on itunes and buy a song.
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post Jun 16 2017, 09:26 PM
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Agree with supporting the good cause but the choice of song is too easy and Predictable, Simon may have forgotten that 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' was used on The NHS Choir Christmas number 1 in 2015 ('A Bridge Over You'). Appreciate time is of the essence but surely they could have used another song.

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post Jun 16 2017, 09:43 PM
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Surely Cowell and the multi million stars could just donate a million each (small time for him at least) and would probably be a heck of a lot more than the money generated from a charity single

EDIT - Just seen others making the same point up thread (glad its not just me thinking this)


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post Jun 16 2017, 09:45 PM
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QUOTE(timjimlee @ Jun 16 2017, 10:26 PM) *
Agree with supporting the good cause but the choice of song is too easy and Predictable, Simon may have forgotten that 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' was used on The NHS Choir Christmas number 1 in 2015 ('A Bridge Over You'). Appreciate time is of the essence but surely they could have used another song.


Well at least it wasn't Unchained ruddy Melody again.
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post Jun 16 2017, 09:59 PM
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QUOTE(Brett-Butler @ Jun 16 2017, 09:45 PM) *
Well at least it wasn't Unchained ruddy Melody again.



At least if it was that it wouldn't be a song that was a charity single only 18 months ago

Nice idea but Simon charity singles are getting old maybe a charity album

It will have 3 days of sales to make up and probably 4 streaming
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