1. So, the song is part of a campaign to put two big fingers up at UKIP politician, David Silvester, who complained to David Cameron that the reason the UK had suffered so much rain over the winter was equal marriage. Because that actually makes sense to people who believe in the little lord baby Jesus. Why wouldn’t it?
2. The original as sung by the Weather Girls – Martha Wash and Izora Armstead – is from 1982 and got to number 2 in the UK charts. Nowhere in the American charts.
3. The Weather Girls started out as Two Tons O’Fun, gay disco star Sylvester’s backing singers. Sylvester/Silvester. What are the chances of that? They also did backing duties for Aretha Franklin. Three and a Half Tons O’Fun that day.
4. Geri Halliwell did a cover of the song. That got to number 1 in the UK.
5. Rumour has it that Donna Summer was first offered the song but was going through a particularly Jesus-y phase and didn’t want to sing the word ‘Hallelujah’.
6. The song is currently number 21 in the midweek charts. G-A-Y’s Jeremy Joseph has said he’ll donate £1,000 to Elton John’s AIDS Foundation if it makes the top 20. It’s just 40 sales away from that as we speak/write.
7. Martha Wash, the only Weather Girl still with us, is right behind the campaign.
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