TV News: DOCTOR WHO in Chart Bid

Written by Ed Fortune Monday, 14 October 2013

TV News

Doctor Who fans across the UK are currently attempting to honour the show’s fiftieth anniversary by getting a classic version of the show’s theme tune to the number one on the popular music charts. Campaigns to get songs to number one on a certain day have been very common ever since 2009, when a surge of resentment towards packaged pop show The X-Factor resulted in rock band Rage Against The Machine getting a surprise Christmas hit.

The motivation for honouring Doctor Who’s musical legacy may not be completely motivated by love for the long running sci-fi series, as the campaign is also one in the eye for teen pop band One Direction. The bland and interchangeable boy band recently caused a stir amongst Doctor Who fans by declaring that the date of the 23rd of November should be called 1D Day in order to coincide with the launch of their album Midnight Memories on the 25th of November.

Those interested in getting the Doctor Who theme tune to Number One for the weekend of the 23rd of November should plan their purchases for the week starting the 18th of November, and those using iTunes are encouraged to select the BBC Radiophonic Workshop track from the Electrospective album. Further information can be found on Facebook, and the twitter hashtag for all thing Doctor Who anniversary is #SaveTheDay.

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0 #5 DK 2013-10-18 22:10
Quoting Andrew G:
To be fair, the 1D thing has been blown up by this article.

I think it makes the story interesting. Otherwise it's just another chart bid.
+1 #4 Andrew G 2013-10-15 13:02
To be fair, the 1D thing has been blown up by this article. The original intention was to pay tribute to the most iconic theme tune in the history of television, and also to the skills of Ron Grainer and Delia Derbyshire. The campaign was started before I was even aware of the 1D day.
0 #3 DK 2013-10-15 12:51
Quoting Benji:
As a fan of DW, I find this kind of petty.

Not really, it's a bit of friendly fun. 1D and Doctor Who get a bit of a boost, and we'll probably end up with the lads doing a Dalek themed video or something.
-1 #2 Benji 2013-10-15 09:04
As a fan of DW, I find this kind of petty. It's not as if One Direction are any sort of competition to the programme, nor would anyone in the marketing have paid any attention to November 23 as being the 50th anniversary of DW.

Any fans who let this rile them are just sad. I love Doctor Who more than any other cultural icon, but this seems like trying to start a feud for the sake of attention. Surely we are better than that.
0 #1 Doc 2013-10-15 06:38
A new reason to despise 1D. As if we needed one.

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