This is so cool: you sign up for this email list that these UK pranksters set up, and when the list has enough people on it they'll choose a David Hasselhoff song and send out an alert. Everyone on the list is then supposed to buy the song off iTunes for 99 cents on the same day, thus catapulting an old random David Hasselhoff song to the top of the (UK) charts. The awesome thing is, these people aren't David Hasselhoff fans. They're just fucking with the stupid, meaningless chart system. And for that they have my undying respect.
And probably the attention of every record label and music promoter (For all I know record labels already do this, but I seem to get a lot of emails from record promotion companies who haven't figured out this isn't a music blog and I haven't seen a coordinated e-commerce attack of this magnitude yet. Not that I actually read them.)
So at first I was all "viva la revolucion!" but then I remembered that co-option by the Man is always just a step behind. Sigh.