X Factor Pulls Out Of Xmas Chart Race

artist: Misc date: 11/17/2012 category: general music news
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X Factor Pulls Out Of Xmas Chart Race
For the first time since launching in 2004, the original UK version of the X Factor has decided not to run for the coveted Christmas no. 1 this year. X Factor winners had topped the UK Christmas singles chart every year until a campaign to put Rage Against The Machine's "Killing In The Name" knocked its 2010 entry to second place. Last year it lost out to a choir of Military Wives. Now producers for the show have decided to release the single a week earlier to avoid the same happening this year, according to NME. The campaign to get Rage Against The Machine to beat X Factor to the top spot was started by Jon and Tracy Morter, who had no idea it would be so influential. "Changing the chart was basically a trivial thing, but it can show how people can get together and be heard", Tracy told Spinner in 2011. "It would be quite difficult to get everybody behind the same song. We won't do it again. Then we'd be as bad as X Factor."
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