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Thursday, February 03, 2005

London Underground Song - 1,000 downloads a day

More London Underground Song News

I will stop blogging about this eventually, but the spoof Tube song based on The Jam's classic Going Underground is just so brilliant, I find myself singing every day on the Drain. Anyway, the latest news (kindly brought to me by Marc Mentzer in Saskatchewan, Canada - why does it take someone from Canada to point you to your local newspaper?) is that yesterday
The Evening Standard have finally picked up on the song and spoke to one of the writers - Dr Adam Kay.

"More than 50,000 copies of the doctors' version, protesting against strikes and delays, have been downloaded from their website and they are getting around 1,000 emails a day asking for a copy."

This figure obviously doesn't include the thousands copies that were flying around the net days (including Geoff's copy here - blogged on the 11th January) before we discovered who actually wrote it. Plus the many downloads of the flash movie of the song which we blogged on 31st January.

Adam continues: "Having lived in London all my 24 years you get used to the Tube service,

"Once in a while you are three hours late after what should have been a 20-minute journey. It has struck a chord with people. They also like the swear words, they seem to get people going."

After exposure in The Standard it's just going to get bigger and bigger. Nice work guys.

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