RATM Leading 'X Factor' In Christmas No 1 Race

Rage Against The Machine's "Killing In The Name" is leading X Factor winner Joe McElderry in the iTunes download chart.

RATM Leading 'X Factor' In Christmas No 1 Race
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Rage Against The Machine's "Killing In The Name" is leading X Factor winner Joe McElderry in the iTunes download chart, after a campaign to get the track to claim the Christmas Number One kicked in yesterday (December 13). A fan-organised Facebook group urged people to buy the track as a download as the race for next week's Number One opened. Yesterday proved the first test for the fan campaign, which has over 500,000 supporters, and the track currently tops iTunes' singles chart, while McElderry is at Number Three with "The Climb". Of course it must be noted that The X Factor winner was not announced until last night, while the campaign against it enjoyed a full shopping day. The iTunes chart is independent of the official chart rundown, but as downloads are expected to dominated the Christmas Number One countdown, it is a good barometer of the race. The X Factor's Simon Cowell has previously attacked the fan campaign, branding it "stupid". Thanks for the report to Nme.com.

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    aocrkid
    it's only stupid because simon hopefully isn't getting a profit from it.
    deadlyMETAL
    First. Now, who was it that said in the first UG article about this that it wouldn't work? Yeah, I think it's working. I support this.
    link no1
    deadlyMETAL wrote: First. Now, who was it that said in the first UG article about this that it wouldn't work? Yeah, I think it's working. I support this.
    i had big doubts it would work, started to change my mind yesterday when found out it was number 14th And well, now im going finding salt, pepper and my hat im so glad i was wrong
    dollyDagger
    x factor is lame. this is interesting. I won't buy the single though, because RATM are rich enough, but well done fans.
    David_Bowie=GOD
    As much as I don't like them, its still better than a tv show winner being number 1. Could have picked a better band, but it could have been worse. At least they didn't pick One Day As a Lion.
    Abyssous
    It does say on iTunes.. as soon as you go into te iTunes store its on the right, and its still 2nd btw
    Primus12
    Haha wow RATM, really are raging against the machine ! And its not even their fault ? lol
    kalamari
    The fact that both songs are owned by Sony makes this seem less Rage Against The Machine more Money In The Slot Machine
    Tominator_1991
    nope cant find it...just some fireflies song at number 2....where are people gettin this honestly...but maybe my itunes it allergic to bullshit
    Captain Sadler
    Ok, what is going on? I just went to iTunes *and* Amazon, and neither McElderry *or* RATM is there. WTF?
    billyf93
    everybody join the facebook group and get all the information and start buying your copies! (remember no more than 3 copies and all from different sources).
    AnimatedHand
    The Climb is No. 1 at time of writing this comment on itunes, with RATM at No. 2. People better buy it.
    alano99
    I just bought it too I hope they win and Simon Cowell shuts the f*** up!
    Captain Sadler
    alano99 wrote: How do you even figure out who is #1 on iTunes? I can't find a list with The Climb and RATM on it...
    Seriously! I thought I knew how to see the top songs on iTunes, but neither of theses tracks are there!!??!!
    alano99
    How do you even figure out who is #1 on iTunes? I can't find a list with The Climb and RATM on it...
    -shaikh-
    number two now on itunes.. behind x-fag-tor bought mine.. hopefully will regain number one spot
    skindred
    kalamari wrote: The fact that both songs are owned by Sony makes this seem less Rage Against The Machine more Money In The Slot Machine
    Its not about sony profitting or Simon Cowell getting any profit. The whole point of this is that no matter how much TV publicity and advertising is used to get every X-Factor winner a number 1 spot in the charts, that a joint voice can be heard of people contesting it, challenging the very structure of the charts. The couple who created the campaign should be praised, bet they didn't expect something this huge.