Jarvis Cocker's "Running the World" in the Race for U.K. Christmas No. 1 After Election

In Cocker's own words, "Cunts are still running the world"

BY Sarah MurphyPublished Dec 16, 2019

Jarvis Cocker has seen a surprising jump in the charts for his 2006 single "Running the World" since the U.K. election last week, and now the track is in the race for the country's coveted Christmas No. 1 spot.
The 13-year-old song from the Pulp frontman appeared as a bonus track on his debut solo album from 2006 and hears him croon: "If you thought things had changed / Friend, you'd better think again / Bluntly put, in the fewest of words / Cunts are still running the world."
Plenty of people in the U.K. are finding the song sadly relatable in the wake of Boris Johnson's majority win, and as such, there's a fan-led campaign to get Cocker's song into the No. 1 spot on the charts.
The song is currently sitting at No. 3 on iTunes in the U.K. and is No. 2 on Amazon's charts and No. 1 on 7Digital.
Unfortunately, it's facing the tough competition of LadBaby's "I Love Sausage Rolls."
Revisit "Running the World" below, and follow the campaign on Twitter with the hashtag #jarvis4xmas.


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