|12-24-2009, 01:54 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Feb 2009
Rage against the machine get an xmas number one? :)
Yeah you read it right
If you're not from the UK or you are but have been living in a cave then click here: Every Christmas number one ever. How does Rage Against the Machine compare? | News | guardian.co.uk
Basically a facebook campaign started by two people got Rage against against to number one here in the UK at christmas beating x factor winner Joe and stopping the X factor finalist winning 5 years in a row.
How does this have anything to do with the LOA? Well, how doesn't it?
If you've read Think and grow rich then it really does make sense.
Desire: Two people who felt passionate about it attracted more people who felt/thought similarly. The group started to grow by about 70-100 thousand people a day and reached 500k within a week or so. At least a fifth of those were fully behind it and felt extremely passionate and that it was possible.
Definetness of purpose was simple: Get it to number one. How? Get as many people on board, then to hold back until the xmas week when sales started counting.
Faith: Looking at the wall where you can post, it was clear there were easily 100 thousand people or more who didn't stop thinking about it. Were discussing how GREAT it would feel to have it at number one.
Persistance: The core of the group never ever stopped plugging it to people, radio stations, phone in shows etc. Putting posters up at their local universities, pubs, clubs.
Organized planning: Everybody knew what they had to do and did their part, it was pretty simple.
Letting go of resistance: Even though the odds were completly against Rage being number one all the way, the song led in sales until the last day. Then something amazing happened...as Joe Mcelderry took over by about nine thousand sales, almost everyone started talking along the same lines.
"Well look at the good we have done, we've raised over £70,000 for homeless people this christmas"
"No need to get disheartened, either way it's been an amazing experience"
Although bookies originally had the song as a 100-1 odds, the song won by 50,000 sales. Just goes to prove that the passion and desire from a mass amount of people, was far more valuable than the millions of pounds put into marketing a product (X factor song) Also the charity i mentioned (Shelter) Will recieve all the bands money from the sales of the single, plus the fact that their was a sense of "Giving back to people" i feel really secured the deal.
I probably havn't worded this as well as i'd like to but hopefully reading this you'll understand just how everybody used the Law of Attraction (Subconciously) to make this happen. To those who couldn't give a fluff about the charts or even popular music, this is probably the biggest "upset" in the history of the charts. You could tell those who made this happen, felt that DEEP sense of excitement, joy and passion in their stomach just as i did :P.
Also i think it has something to do with Simon Cowells lack of gratefullness which he discussed in an interview, how he "Took it all for granted" and possibly the law of polarities.
"Captured the nations imagination"
"Over 90k as of now raised for Shelter, by the group alone"
"Biggest upset in the UK chart history"
Zack de la rocha (Rage singer) Screaming "**** YOU I WON'T DO WHAT YOU TELL ME" live on Radio 5 live at 8:30 in the morning.
All royalties from the band going to charity
Possible free gig from Rage in the UK (!!!!)
+ a ton more i just don't have time to bang on about
Perfect example of the Law of attraction
|12-24-2009, 02:40 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Wonderful isn't it. H and I did our bit for the cause and downloaded it - even though we already owned it a couple of times over.
I also think RATM appearance on Radio 5 Live the week before when they promised not to do the 'naughty bit' - then proceeded to do so at 9am definitely helped make it more newsworthy and more people talking about it.
Also, the X-factor song was weak to start with. So too that helped as it simply didn't get anywhere near the same sales as the previous year's winner. X-factor complacent? You betya.
There was a similar campaign that failed last year to get the Jeff Buckley version of Hallelujah to no 1 instead of the X-factor version. But that was a fantastic song to start with even though the X-factor version is way to warbly.
So another message - just because your intention didn't work first time, do try again the next time!
Anyway Merry Christmas everyone.
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