UK Xmas-Single #1: RATM – Killing in the Name

21.12.2009 Misc #Charts #Xmas

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Holy Fuck! They did it! Die Facebook-Initiative, die dem X-Factor-Dreck, der nun schon seit 4 Jahren zu Weihnachten die UK Singlecharts anführte, mit Rage Against the Machines „Killing in the Name“ einen dicken Mittelfinger ins Gesicht halten wollte, hat es tatsächlich geschafft. Offizielle Weihnachtssingle 2009 in den UK sind RATM! Wie super ist das denn bitteschön? Internet at its best: Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me!

Hier nochmal der Link zur Facebook-Gruppe (noch nicht aktualisiert, soweit ich sehe), Link zu den UK Single Charts, hier die Meldung auf Laut.de, hier auf BBC: Rage Against the Machine beat X Factor winner in charts, Snip:

Rock band Rage Against The Machine has won the most competitive battle in years for the Christmas number one.

The band's single, Killing In The Name, sold 500,000 downloads beating X Factor winner Joe McElderry's The Climb by 50,000 copies to clinch the top spot.

Their success followed a Facebook campaign designed to prevent another X Factor number one.

One retailer said it was a "truly remarkable outcome - possibly the greatest chart upset ever".

Speaking on the Radio 1 chart show, Zack de la Rocha from Rage said: "We are very, very ecstatic about being number one."

He added it was an "incredible organic grassroots campaign".

(via KFMW, Mutantpop, danke Flo!)