Ian Brown calls on Britain get Sex Pistols to Number One

Ex-Stone Roses man backs efforts to fire 'God Save The Queen' to top of charts

Ian Brown has joined the campaign to get Sex Pistols’God Save The Queen’ to Number One.

NME.COM and NME is campaigning to send the record to Number One next week after it was cheated out of the top spot back in 1977.

’God Save The Queen’ was denied its rightful place at Number One because the authorities feared the punk anthem would spoil the Queen’s Silver Jubilee celebrations 30 years ago.

We want to right that wrong by encouraging everyone to buy the record from October 8, the week it’s reissued on vinyl.

Either head down to your local record shop from Monday or pre-order it now from 7digital.com/nme and it will count to next week’s chart.

Grohl has promised NME.COM he’ll be among those trying to get the single to the top next week.

“I bought ‘God Save The Queen’ the day it came out [the first time],” he declared. “It’s still the most exciting record that’s ever been made in the UK – it’s spot on.”

He added: “What a sound – 30 years later, still no-one’s touched it. It gets you every time you hear it. I would love to see it at number one – go for that, people, make it happen.”

The former Stone Roses frontman joins Dave Grohl in backing NME.COM’s campaign.

Join the campaign to send Sex Pistols’God Save The Queen’ to Number One. Let us know what you think of the track by sending your thoughts to news@nme.com with Pistols as the subject, and we’ll print the best.