Thousands Voice Royal Wedding Protest Through Song

God Save The Queen by The Sex Pistols

God Save The Queen by The Sex Pistols

A facebook group is campaigning to get punk classic God Save The Queen by The Sex Pistols to No.1 in the UK singles chart in time for the royal wedding.

The idea, which started out as a joke between a few friends, has gathered pace and now has almost 8,000 devotees on social network Facebook. A spokesman for, Get The Sex Pistols’ “God Save The Queen” to No.1 for the Wedding, says they started the campaign because they are annoyed at the cost of the royal nuptials and the unbalanced coverage of the event by the media.

“We were just fed up of seeing a constantly one-sided stream of sycophantic drivel from normally sensible news outlets – you’d think that the monarchy has universal approval if you were to watch and read Britain’s news at the moment. There are literally millions republicans in the UK who are having to sit through a daily torrent of pro-royalist guff and feeling like I do, that we have no right to reply”.

The single was first released during ‘Queen Elizabeth IIs Silver Jubilee in 1977. So controversial at the time, and the BBC refused to play it.

Despite this it reached no.1 in the NME charts and no.2 in the official Singles Chart, leading to accusations the charts had been fixed to prevent the song from reaching number one.

Monarchy Is Not Democracy

Get The Sex Pistols' "God Save The Queen" to No.1 for the Wedding

Get The Sex Pistols' "God Save The Queen" to No.1 for the Wedding

The group argues that “the Monarchy are completely contrary to the concept of democracy, and at a time when democracy is on the agenda via the referendum on AV, we believe that we should be discussing the future of this outmoded institution. Many of us find the idea of being subjects pretty offensive, as well as the idea that somehow someone is better than you simply through birth.”

The group are asking people to buy God Save The Queen by the Sex Pistols from chart registered stores such as Amazon and iTunes from today, Monday 18th April through to Sat 23rd April.

Links:

Get The Sex Pistols’ “God Save The Queen” to No.1 for the Wedding
Republic campaigns for an end to the monarchy and a republican constitution for Britain.

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The Sex Pistols - God Save The Queen
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One Response to Thousands Voice Royal Wedding Protest Through Song

  1. sid & nancy says:

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    *** Make God Save the Queen by The Sex Pistols No 1 for Jubilee 2012 ***

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Make-God-Save-the-Queen-by-The-Sex-Pistols-No-1-for-Jubilee-2012/349950165018297

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    How Funny would that be, 35 years after the original release and it was banned!

    Description
    Sex Pistols mark 35th anniversary with the re-release of ‘God Save The Queen’
    Released May 28th

    Nearly 35 years to the day since its original release, Universal Music confirmed today that they will re-release the Sex Pistols alternative national anthem – ‘God Save The Queen’ on May 28th. It will be exactly 35 years and a day after it was first released, in a barrage of controversy the likes of which the UK had rarely seen. No one had ever dared question the Monarchy so publicly; and it wasn’t without its repercussions. Members of the band were attacked in the streets; and Government Members of Parliament even called for the Pistols to be hung at Traitors’ Gate!

    Originally released on May 27th 1977, during the Queen’s Silver Jubilee, ‘God Save The Queen’ made its mark in history. The BBC amongst others refused to play it and although it technically out-sold the Number 1 record of the week (The First Cut is the Deepest by Rod Stewart) ‘GSTQ’ peaked at Number 2 in the singles charts. The powers-that-be refused to acknowledge it but the Sex Pistols were Number 1.

    On the Jubilee holiday itself, June 7th 1977, the Sex Pistols arranged their own Jubilee tribute with a boat trip along the River Thames in full view of the Houses of Parliament. After playing a handful of songs Police boarded the boat and arrested several people; including the band’s then manager Malcolm McLaren.

    Their now legendary album ‘Never Mind The Bollocks, Here’s The Sex Pistols’ will also be re-issued in September of this year as an expanded and repacked release to commemorate the 35th Anniversary of its release. More details on the reissue will follow shortly.

    The band have also announced that a limited edition 7″ picture disc of their first ever single ‘Anarchy In The UK’ will be released on April 21st for Record Store Day.
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    Second time lucky then? :))

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