Justice Collective for xmas number one?
Justice Collective for xmas number one?
Justice Collective for xmas number one?
Justice Collective for xmas number one?
the Justice Collective single has hit the number one spot, beating off the challenge from the X Factor
ime to buy the Justice Collective single- X Factor is catching up for xmas number one spot.


Buy the Justice Tonight single from here…stop Cowell getting xmas No1 and support the Hillsboroughh 96


The battle for the xmas number one single is on- with the Hillsborough charity single for the 96 who died in the football disater currently leading but with one of those annual, horrible X Factor types catching up fast at number 2.
This year the X Factor single from someone we’ve never heard of has cynically added a charity to their single, perhaps to counter any accusations of being in poor taste for trying to push the Justice single to the side with their corporate X Factor machine.
Whether you like the Justice Collective single or not (and we would all have preferred to have heard the Clash or something) is not important- it’s the cause and the charity that counts- you don’t have to listen to the thing! you may even like it- a cover of the Hollies fab ‘He Ain’t Heavy’ and a song drenched in meaning and emotion before it was even recorded just for what it now symbolises. Getting to number one at xmas would be perfect and it’s also yet another chance to push aside the Simon Cowell bully boys and get a record to number one that actullay comes with a campaign that really means something.
The Justice single is available from the links below…buy it now!
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Award winning journalist and boss of Louder Than War. In a 30 year music writing career, John was the first to write about bands such as Stone Roses and Nirvana and has several best selling music books to his name. He constantly tours the world with Goldblade and the Membranes playing gigs or doing spoken word and speaking at music conferences.


  1. 2 extremely worthy charities, 2 utterly awful pieces of music. The difference again please?

    Love the author’s tiptoeing around the fact that the single is shite. But for the record, nah, I wouldn’t prefer The Clash; a bunch of posh kids playing at being angry on a major label. Basically a 70’s version of Mumford & Sons.


  2. Wow, I see dissenting opinion is not acceptable here. Even the hateful Daily Mail tolerates that.. So much for freedom of speech. I guess that only extends up until the point that someone has a dig at The Clash, right?

    Poor form John, poor form.

  3. I have read some of the comments posted, and agree that the worth of the charities cannot be underestimated. My own personnal view of the Hillsborough track as a piece of music is irrelevant; what does concern me is the bandwagon jumping of the ‘national treasure’ big name stars as they fought to get themselves associated on the recording. Whilst I fully understand that you need big names to get the public at large to buy the track, and therefore raise the required funding – I think its a real shame that some of the people involved with the Justice Collective have been overlooked, people like Pete Wylie, and John Robb – they appearred at endless events in the UK and abroad with the original Justice band…they both gave their time for free and gave their all – does anyone recall John Robb down in the crowd belting out the vocals to the Clash ‘Janie Jones’ as Mick Jones stood behind him.
    Yet where are Wylie and Robb on the single? Surely there was room for a few extra backing vocals, or even just to included in the video – it seems not, pushed aside to allow Macca to add his fairy dust, or Robbie to add his flat need to be auto-tuned vocals.
    The cause is the priority so ultimately it doesnt matter, but to many who saw those gigs, the gigs that led to the single, both Wylie and Robb were integeral to the whole concept and its a real shame they seem to have been airbrushed out of the whole thing.

  4. It matters little how good or bad the justice song is, what matters is that in 1989 96 people lost their lives and it has taken nearly a quarter of a century for the TRUTH to come out, for ever more when people look back at Christmas numbers ones the Justice song will help make sure the 96 are remembered.


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