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Campaign for 'Bird' song to be Xmas No.1

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Peter Griffin from Family Guy

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A novelty record from the 1960s is the latest song featured in a campaign for this year's Christmas number one.

'Surfin' Bird' by The Trashmen, originally released in 1963, has been backed by DJ Scott Mills and a Facebook group. The project's aim is to beat the eventual X Factor winner to the top spot in December.

The track managed to climb to number 50 in the singles chart last year after it was frequently featured in Family Guy, as Peter Griffin became extremely addicted to the song.

John Cage's silent piece '4'33"' is also the subject of an Xmas chart-topping campaign. Its Facebook group currently boasts just under 250,000 members in support.

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