Sunday, 20 December 2009

Rage Against The Machine: UK Christmas No. 1 2009

The battle for the Christmas No. 1 single is over and Killing In The Name is - incredibly - the winner.

With a total of 500,000 sales RATM's re-released single is not only the coolest ( and loudest! ) Christmas chart-topper since forever, but also the first single to reach No. 1 on downloads alone and also the new record-holder for most one-week download sales in UK chart history. According to the band £64,726 ( at the latest count ) will be donated to Shelter, the homeless charity. So, if you've bought a copy and been part of this historic victory, you've not only wiped the smirk off Simon Cowell's face but also helped a good cause too.

Congratulations to RATM and a big "Well Done" to the British public for striking a blow against manufactured, middle-of-the-road, karaoke pop. The last word goes to Rage:
"We've shown that we can make a difference and that you don't have a right to Number One just because Simon Cowell says so, especially with a bad cover! We gotta take the power back - Rage Against The Machine - Merry Christmas!"

6 comments:

senski said...

This is all very nice, cerebus, but just remember - There's no one quite like Grandma.

That Baldy Fella said...

And the first Christmas number one in many years that I've actaully liked...

Saranga said...

so, will you be going to their free gig next year?

Anonymous said...

Check out "The X Factor Song (2009)"

@ youtube.com/thisisjohnnyblack

and let's keep sticking it to Simple Simon

Edward said...

O.K. as far as it goes, but All I Want For Xmas Is A Ducla Prague Away Kit by the mighty Half Man Half Biscuit has to get there next year, surely?

cerebus660 said...

Senski, you're an old softy at heart, aren't you?

Baldy..... me too!

Saranga, the free gig sounds like a laugh, I hope they actually go ahead with it.

Edward, I'd vote for The Trumpton Riots, but it's not very festive...

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