Rage Against The Machine to challenge X-Factor for Christmas No.1

Why is the Christmas Number One always the new “X-Factor” winner these days?

I’m sick of it . ITV’s kings (or queens) of karaoke have been duping the public with their recycled pop to reach the summit of the festive chart for the last four years running.

But it’s the season (I mean there’s reason) to be jolly as an online guerilla campaign to topple Simon Cowell’s non-stars from the top is gathering momentum.

Tens of thousands of people have joined the Facebook group created by Jon Morter, which calls on people to buy Rage Against The Machine’s infamous, insurrectionary 1992 track  “Killing in the Name” and send that to the top of the singles chart on December 25 instead of whichever contestant wins the 2009 competition.

The increasingly popular Facebook group states “Fed up of Simon Cowell’s latest karaoke act being Christmas No.1? Me too… So who’s up for a mass-purchase of the track ‘KILLING IN THE NAME’ from December 13th (DON’T BUY IT YET!) as a protest to the X-Factor monotony?”

It appears that the campaign is causing something of a stir offline too with mentions on BBC’s Radio 1 and 6 Music, Sky News, KERRANG!, and by the likes of Phil Jupitus.

Apparently this is not the first time that Jon has sought to stop an X-Factor winner from reaching the festive top spot. Last year, he unsuccessfully pitched Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” against Alexandra Burke’s cover of “Hallelujah”.

If you’ve had enough of manufactured pop and covers then buy the single in the week of 13th – 19th of December from either 7 Digital, iTunes or Play.com to ensure the track is No.1 on the 25th.

Please also pledge your support by joining the Facebook group.


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