Nick Clegg spoof track 25/1 to top UK Singles Chart

Bookmakers are offering favourable odds for the Lib Dem leader to enter the charts at Number One today (September 23)

Nick Clegg‘s auto-tuned remix spoof has 25/1 odds to enter the Official UK Singles Chart at Number One today (September 23).

Bookmakers Paddy Power are offering the favourable odds that the Deputy Prime Minister will debut at the top of the UK Singles Chart today, and have given odds of 14/1 that the remix will reach Number One before 2013.

A spokesman for Paddy Power said: “Who knew that Cheryl Cole would be battling it out for the number one spot with Nick Clegg? If the government were looking for a way to connect with young voters, perhaps this is it.


“We do however have one piece of advice for the Deputy Prime Minister. Get in to the studio and start working on a follow-up single – no one likes a one hit wonder.”

The spoof song based on Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg’s video apology for breaking his party’s pledge against raising tuition fees was released as a charity single on Friday (September 21).

The Liberal Democrat leader has asked that profits from the single release of the track, which was made by satire website The Poke, are given to Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust.

Click above to listen to the autotuned song, which was called “remarkable” by former deputy Labour leader John Prescott. Check back at NME.COM tonight from 7pm for the Official UK Album and Singles Chart results.


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