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The Race for the Christmas Number One.

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The Race for the Christmas Number One. By Rebecca Earley December 2003 Abstract I will survey everybody in my Media Studies Class about the upcoming Christmas Number One to find out who is the favourite to win. I will then ask myself these questions: What makes a Christmas Number One? Why People buy the songs that make Christmas Number Ones? And why was this years Christmas Number One, Number One? I will answer these questions in full detail. Research I surveyed twenty people; here are the questions that I asked and the results: Bo Selector came first with 40% of the votes; Ozzy and Kelly came second with 35% of the votes. ...read more.

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Why people buy the songs that make Christmas Number Ones? And why was this years Christmas Number One, Number One? In past Christmas Number Ones how many of them have actually been songs about Christmas? Below half of the Christmas Number Ones have been about Christmas. You get two types of Christmas number ones. You get the novelty ones like the Cheeky Girl or the ones that are about the world around us. They make people reflect on their lives. As Christmas is a time of reflecting, people are more inclined to buy singles that make them think. The reason people buy the novelty ones is because they find them: funny, happy, uplifting and uplifting. ...read more.

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The lyrics are very surreal; they have a ghostly, eerie sound to them. They leave people thinking about what they mean. I believe that they paint a picture of life, the way that humans interact with each other and the way that everybody is treated unfairly. Mad World is from the soundtrack of a film called Donnie Darko. Which in its self is a very upsetting and mystifying film. The film and song are very well matched to each. Because at the end of Donnie Darko, Donnie dies the line 'The dreams in which I'm dying, Are the best I've ever had' is partially well suited. I personally feel that, though it is unintentional, that the release of Mad World will promote Donnie Darko, which is very much a cult film and unheard of. Mad World has all of the makings of a Christmas Number One. Thank-You To: http://news.bbc.co.uk/cbbcnews http://www.bbc.co.uk/totp/ ...read more.

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