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Rage for Xmas number 1?

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Going by the number of people on the Facebook group, they would each need to buy the song about 13 times to make a dent in the average X Factor number one sales. Nice idea in theory, but pretty much just a pipedream.

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there's also a facebook group trying to get journey's don't stop believing to the xmas number one. I think everyone who despises the x factor should all come together, find a song and wipe that smug smile off cowell's face!

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I'm sure Sony are going to be really upset that, in an effort to disrupt The X Factor getting to number one, people will be buying a download of another of their artists, Rage Against The Machine.

It's fucking stupid. Let's stick it to the man by giving him more money!

In theory, it'd be great. But, as a friend pointed out, it'd have to be someone like Burzum or Minutemen to truly make sense.

MINUTEMEN FOR CHRISTMAS NUMBER ONE

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Fuck that shit, let's get Sunn0)) to number 1. I'm sure that would go down well with the X-Factor crowd.

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I'm with Murrr. It would be better if it was something that sounded absolutely horrible to the ears of the usual X Factor audience. Some inaudible sludgy noise.

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Did folk not try this last year with Jeff Buckley vs. Alexandra Burke versions of 'Hallelujah'?

Alexandra Burke was number one, Jeff Buckley was number two and Leonard Cohen was in the top 40 as well. Unless I'm mistaken, Simon Cowell owns the rights (or something along those lines) of Hallelujah so was probably coining it in.

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Alexandra Burke was number one, Jeff Buckley was number two and Leonard Cohen was in the top 40 as well. Unless I'm mistaken, Simon Cowell owns the rights (or something along those lines) of Hallelujah so was probably coining it in.

Hmmm I can't see Leonard Cohen giving up the rights unless it was part of his efforts to recoup some cash to see out his old age....or maybe it's one of these pishy situations where the record company owns the rights and has sold them...ah, I don't know enough about such things.

What's the jist for RATM then? Because of the sweary bits? They will just get edited out on any mainstream airing so making it pointless. You'd be as well going for something that is offsensive all the way through like 'Friggin' in the Riggin'' so making it unplayable.

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Alexandra Burke was number one, Jeff Buckley was number two and Leonard Cohen was in the top 40 as well. Unless I'm mistaken, Simon Cowell owns the rights (or something along those lines) of Hallelujah so was probably coining it in.

I think they were all released by the same label iirc, there was some way in which it was all connected and the irony was people thinking they were fighting teh X-Factor record label etc and inr eality were giving them more money.

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No-one will outbuy millions of X Factor viewers. Fact.

Truth. Unfortunately the "coveted" Christmas number one spot means absolutely fuck all these days since those Pop Factor people have basically fixed it for the past 5 years so they are guaranteed to have it every single year. I remember as a kid excitedly listening to the Xmas charts every year and watching Xmas Top Of The Pops to see what record was at Xmas number one, but there's absolutely no point now because you know what it's going to be every year. It's a completely worthless acheivement nowadays. Even when X-Factor finally fucks off off our screens and someone else gets Xmas number 1, it'll only be because X-Factor threw in the towel.

In saying that, I'm still going to buy RATM, for the banter.

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Look at the last 20 Xmas number ones, there's been some shite in there.

1988 Cliff Richard "Mistletoe and Wine" 4

1989 Band Aid II "Do They Know It's Christmas?" 3

1990 Cliff Richard "Saviour's Day" 1

1991 Queen "Bohemian Rhapsody" / "These Are the Days of Our Lives" 5

1992 Whitney Houston "I Will Always Love You" 10

1993 Mr Blobby "Mr Blobby" 2

1994 East 17 "Stay Another Day" 5

1995 Michael Jackson "Earth Song" 6

1996 Spice Girls "2 Become 1" 3

1997 Spice Girls "Too Much" 2

1998 Spice Girls "Goodbye" 1

1999 Westlife "I Have A Dream" / "Seasons in the Sun" 4

2000 Bob The Builder "Can We Fix It?" 3

2001 Robbie Williams & Nicole Kidman "Somethin' Stupid" 3

2002 Girls Aloud "Sound of the Underground" 4

2003 Michael Andrews & Gary Jules "Mad World" 3

2004 Band Aid 20 "Do They Know It's Christmas?" 4

2005 Shayne Ward "That's My Goal" 4

2006 Leona Lewis "A Moment Like This" 4

2007 Leon Jackson "When You Believe" 3

2008 Alexandra Burke "Hallelujah" 3

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Look at the last 20 Xmas number ones, there's been some shite in there.

1988 Cliff Richard "Mistletoe and Wine" 4

1989 Band Aid II "Do They Know It's Christmas?" 3

1990 Cliff Richard "Saviour's Day" 1

1991 Queen "Bohemian Rhapsody" / "These Are the Days of Our Lives" 5

1992 Whitney Houston "I Will Always Love You" 10

1993 Mr Blobby "Mr Blobby" 2

1994 East 17 "Stay Another Day" 5

1995 Michael Jackson "Earth Song" 6

1996 Spice Girls "2 Become 1" 3

1997 Spice Girls "Too Much" 2

1998 Spice Girls "Goodbye" 1

1999 Westlife "I Have A Dream" / "Seasons in the Sun" 4

2000 Bob The Builder "Can We Fix It?" 3

2001 Robbie Williams & Nicole Kidman "Somethin' Stupid" 3

2002 Girls Aloud "Sound of the Underground" 4

2003 Michael Andrews & Gary Jules "Mad World" 3

2004 Band Aid 20 "Do They Know It's Christmas?" 4

2005 Shayne Ward "That's My Goal" 4

2006 Leona Lewis "A Moment Like This" 4

2007 Leon Jackson "When You Believe" 3

2008 Alexandra Burke "Hallelujah" 3

I'd still put money on the fact you own a copy of every single one of those singles though...

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I'd still put money on the fact you own a copy of every single one of those singles though...

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I'm pretty sure I did own the Mr. Blobby one (on 7"!) and I definitely had Earth Song (on cassette). :up:

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