Now, I'm going under the assumption that most of you guys live outside the UK (as far as I'm aware, Dubya and CoLD are the only other ones that I know are UK-based), but this news is just too awesome to not pass on.
So, over here, we have this show on TV called "The X-Factor". Basically made to replace Pop Idol (or whatever "- Idol" you guys have.
it's got Simon Cowell as a judge so you know what I'm talking about).
And for the past 5 years, they've had this thing where they've always taken the Christmas No.1 spot. I mean, it only makes sense... 19m people in the UK watch it and the single is released in the run up to Christmas.. so 19 million people can't be wrong... right?
Earlier this month, a couple from some corner of the UK set up a Facebook group
to get Killing in the Name
by Rage Against The Machine to Christmas No.1. Being a fan of rock/metal music and a hater of manufactured pop, naturally I joined and bought the song off iTunes. I mean, I'd rather have a somewhat old song that the musicians wrote themselves than a cover that was originally performed by Miley Cyrus
. (Hell, the other songs from previous years weren't original songs either)
Well guess what.
WE FUCKING DID IT.
Made the record of being the first Christmas No.1 from downloads alone
. And of course, being the greatest c-c-c-combo breaker of all time musicwise.
So without further ado, The current Top 10 singles this week. Note the lack of X-Factor (Joe McElderry) in the No.1 spot.