Badger beats break into Amazon chart

By Ross Findon

Tuesday, December 11, 2012


Badger beats break into Amazon chart

Chris Packham and Martin Drake-Knight in the video for The Present of Life, the Isle of Wight company's charity song in aid of the Badger Trust.


THE Present of Life, a track released by Isle of Wight company Rapanui with wildlife charity the Badger Trust, has broken into a major online chart.

The Christmas track, which has had backing from the likes of Sir David Attenborough, Chris Packham and Michael Fish, made it into the top 20 of the Amazon rock music best sellers list this afternoon (Tuesday).

Rapanui co-founder Mart Drake-Knight said: "Everyone at Rapanui is stoked to be in the top 20 rock chart on Amazon downloads.

"We woke up this morning to a load of tweets and couldn’t believe it. The response from the community on the Isle of Wight has been amazing, particularly on Facebook and Twitter.

"As a result we’re now seeing Rapanui up there with the likes of Robbie Williams.

"There’s still 10 days to go so you never know, it might climb further, but even if it doesn’t beat X Factor to the top spot we’re pleased to announce we’ve leapfrogged last year's X Factor winner Matt Cardle already, so we’ve got a real milestone to celebrate."

The song was written by Isle of Wight musicians Jason Paine, of Agile Studios, and Andy Booth, of Shadows of the City.

See the video below:



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by Jenny Harrod

15th December 2012, at 17:25:49

Nice work guys like to think I did my bit on Facebook and Twitter. I can see why the Badger Trust need this funding - it is to ensure Ninja Badger training on the Island so that Badgers can charge at and knock down Councillors neighbours fences allowing dogs to escape and fall over cliffs!

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by david lavis

15th December 2012, at 10:43:54

What a great sound this one has, really well done Rapanu,i wish u all the success with this.

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by Don Prescott

12th December 2012, at 16:43:27

@tony, question is do the feathers appear on the yearly accounts, as "gifts in kind", which are now overdue by almost a month.

You gotta admit it is great to see the master of self promotion upstaged and beaten (YET AGAIN) by these two kids.

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by tony white

12th December 2012, at 13:58:58

Poor old ray ban man will be spitting feathers as his efforts plunged into obscurity.

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by Don Prescott

11th December 2012, at 19:15:19

Whatever happens, it will be a lot nearer No.1 than Egoisland & Rayban Green.

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by Stephen Elliott

11th December 2012, at 18:28:21

Good stuff

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by Graham Lee Badger Trust IOW

11th December 2012, at 17:20:44

WOW!! Superb job guys!

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