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Altern 8 urge fans to download Activ-8 in last minute push for Christmas number one

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: December 20, 2013

By Yasamin Saeidi

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The campaign to get Stafford techno duo Altern-8 to the coveted Christmas number one spot has been gathering steam, and the 1991 single ‘Activ-8’ has now passed 6,000 sales.

The mid-week chart saw the rave act get to number 30 in the chart, 22 years after the original release of the single – earning them a play on BBC Radio 1.

The campaign was started on Facebook, and the page now has over 27,000 likes. However, this means that there are a lot of people who have ‘liked’ the page, but have not actually downloaded the track. Campaigners are urging everyone who has shown their support so far, to “put their money where their mouth is” by downloading the original single, or one of the nine remixes – all of which will count towards its final chart placing.

The cut-off point for sales to be counted towards the official Christmas chart is midnight on December 21st. For the single to make it into the top 10, it needs at least 10,000 sales. The current frontrunner for the top spot is X Factor winner Sam Bailey with her debut single Skyscraper.

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Mark Archer from the duo said: “We realised we were the massive underdog in all this but if every person who liked [the Facebook page] actually purchased we'd be top ten easily.”

The single can be downloaded from the following outlets:

iTunes .




Google Play.

To find out more about the campaign you can visit the Facebook page .

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