UK NEW: RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE BEAT X-FACTOR WINNER IN CHARTS

Rage Against The Machine front man Zack De La Rocha

To think this all started when Facebook members Jon and Tracey Morter campaigned online to push Rage Against The Machine’s 1992 single Killing In The Name to number 1, which was designed to prevent another X-Factor number 1 (Joe McElderry – The Climb).

Via BBC News

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”. Continue Reading…

Well done Jon and Tracey for taking on the X-Factor machine and winning!

Congratulations Rage Against The Machine!

Ahhhh….the power of the Internet…….. 

1 reply »

  1. Thank god we have some real music for Xmas number 1, just goes to show how powerful social media has become. I hope RATM have a comeback I’d love to catch them live again. There’s another interesting article about this here http://bit.ly/8UPCgV

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