Bandits set to steal Christmas Number 1 spot

LIMERICK’s top comedy act, the Rubberbandits, are tipped to take the coveted Irish Christmas Number 1 spot with their new single, ‘Horse outside’ after Paddy Power slashed their odds amidst a floury of youtube views of their latest video. The dynamic comedy hip-hop act from Limerick is threatening to steal this year’s Number 1 spot as The Rubberbandits are now just 5/4 to pip the ‘X Factor’ winner to the post with their new single.


With their latest acclaim landing a regular spot on RTE’s Republic Of Telly, the duo, who conceal their identity on stage and in interviews by disguising their faces with plastic bags, are becoming increasingly popular, so much so that their cult following have even set up a Facebook page to encourage people to help get the act to number one.

Followers are being urged not to buy the song until December 19 for it to count in the Christmas charts.

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The Bandits had this to say; “We pure feel that popular music has abandoned the horse as a muse. Just wander around the fields of any popular song by Jay Z or the xfactor and you will see nothing but starving, wretched horses malnourished of melody. Horses live on a diet of Hay and treble clefs, it’s a fact. The horse is the purest vessel for creative expression, even more so than a paintbrush or a pen. Many great Songs have been written about horses.. Superstition by stevie wonder, Life on Mars by David Bowie and Informer by Snow. Nearly every song by Rod Stewart is written about horses, and legend has it that Phil Collins employed a man to blow thousands of Dollars worth of horses up his arse before he wrote a song. All we are trying to do is rekindle this gentle art form. Chuchig our Law”

Sharon McHugh, spokesperson for Paddy Power said: “It’s a lot easier to get a single to Number 1 in Ireland. An Irish Xmas No.1 needs only a fraction of the amount of sales a UK one does, so the Rubberbandits could just pull off the biggest steal of their lives!”

Meanwhile, the soon-to-be ‘X Factor’ winner is just 4/7 to top the UK charts this Christmas.

Irish Christmas No.1 single odds:

4/6 ‘X Factor’ 2010 winner
5/4 The Rubberbandits
6/1 Shane MacGowan and The Priests
8/1 The Trashmen
10/1 Take That
12/1 Westlife
16/1 Jedward
20/1 John Cage
25/1 Mariah Carey
25/1 Cheryl Cole
25/1 Shakira ft. Dizzee Rascal