Joe is trailing behind in the battle of the bands
So far Rage Against the Machine has been inching ahead of The Climb, but this position is based on downloads alone.
A spokesman for HMV agrees there will be a huge change when the CD is released.
‘Whilst it’s true that, since Sunday night, quite a few more fans have been downloading the Rage track from HMV’s digital music store off the back of the internet campaign, we believe this trend will be reversed in a big way once the physical CD single of Joe‘s The Climb officially goes on sale,’ he said.
Meanwhile, Joe’s new boss Simon Cowell has branded the Facebook campaign responsible as ‘stupid’ and ‘cynical’.
But despite this, the music mogul is still confident Joe will make the top spot.
‘We’ve got 500,000 singles going out on Wednesday and Joe WILL be Number One,’ he said.
Mr Cowell then added, ‘Why not let the kid have his moment? It’s all very Scrooge. It’s miserable to put down young talent. We should celebrate it. I am! I’ve had a glass of champagne or two.’
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