21 December 2009
Killin in the name of!
hahahahaha Rage Against The Machine have beaten x factor winner Joe McElderry to the number 1 spot for xmas!
The US rap metal band topped the chart with their 1992 hit Killing In The Name after an internet campaign to keep Simon Cowell's act off the festive top spot.
McElderry, 18, took his defeat graciously, saying: "This time last year I never thought for one minute that I'd win The X Factor, never mind have a debut single out.
"I'm just delighted to be in the charts."
He added: "It's been such an incredible couple of months, and I got the best Christmas gift I could ever have asked for in winning The X Factor."
Killing In The Name sold more than 500,000 copies in the past week, while McElderry's The Climb chalked up sales of 450,000.
To hear what Simon Cowell thought read it here:http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/UK-News/Rage-Against-The-Machine-Claim-Christmas-Number-One-From-X-Factor-Winner-Joe-McElderry/Article/200912315505319?lpos=UK_News_News_Your_Way_Region_0&lid=NewsYourWay_ARTICLE_15505319_Rage_Against_The_Machine_Claim_Christmas_Number_One_From_X_Factor_Winner_Joe_McElderry