October 26, 2010 15:46

'Family Guy' Christmas Number One campaign draws over 400,000 fans on Facebook - video

Organisers want 'Surfin' Bird' is to beat this year's 'X Factor' finalist

'Family Guy' Christmas Number One campaign draws over 400,000 fans on Facebook - video

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Over 400,000 Family Guy fans have signed up to a Facebook group aiming to get The Trashmen's song 'Surfin' Bird' to the Christmas Number One spot in the UK singles chart ahead of this year's X Factor winner.

'Surfin' Bird', which features the refrain "Bird is the word" featured heavily in a 2008 episode of Family Guy, where main character Peter Griffin becomes obsessed with the song.

The campaign, which was originally launched in April, has picked up pace in recent weeks.

A note on its official Facebook page asks fans to buy 'Surfin Bird' no earlier than December 12 to try and make it Number One over the Christmas period.

Last December, Rage Against The Machine's 'Killing In The Name' beat The X Factor winner Joe McElderry's 'The Climb' to the Number One spot thanks to a similar campaign. It sold over 500,000 digital copies.

'Surfin' Bird' was originally released by The Trashmen in 1963.

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