MJ Hibbett launches campaign to not get to Xmas number one

By | Published on Monday 6 December 2010

MJ Hibbett & The Validators have announced that they are releasing a Christmas single, entitled ‘The 29th Day Of December’, with which they are aiming to completely miss out on the Christmas number one slot. In fact, they’re hoping to get nowhere near the charts at all.

Hibbett told CMU: “It saves us the hassle of doing a Facebook campaign, and gives someone else the opportunity to fight Simon Cowell for the top spot. We’re just putting the song on our Bandcamp site, which isn’t registered for the charts, so even if we sell a million copies we won’t be on ‘Top Of The Pops'”. He added: “It’s now a tradition for us to do a video for our Christmas song, and this year’s is my first go at stop-motion animation. I saw one my nine year old nephew had done, and thought, ‘That looks easy, I’ll do one of those!’ Now I know why Wallace & Gromit films take five years to make”.

The song will be released as part of the ‘Christmas Selection Box’ EP, which also features the band’s past Christmas songs, on 13 Dec. Find out more and take a look at Mark’s first foray into the world of animation at

The EP’s tracklist is as follows:

The 29th Day Of December  
I Got You What You Want For Christmas  
Little Donkey  
The Advent Calendar Of FACT  
Good King Wenceslas  
Give Us A Kiss (For Christmas)