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Power to the public/RATM UK number 1...

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posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 01:25 PM
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Power to the public/RATM UK number 1...


news.bbc.co.uk

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".
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posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 01:25 PM
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Finally, something out of the ordinary, the public stages a refute against the X-Factor stranglehold on the UK chart at the most important sales time of the year.

Although, perhaps only a Pyrhic victory, X-Factor did retain many other top 10 positions AND the RATM single is marketed by Sony who control the X-Factor circus, it's a stab in the right direction for the UK charts.

Are people terribly bored of being spoon fed talent show junk?

What are the wider implications of this as far as media in general?

Ideas, thoughts?



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posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 01:35 PM
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Great news, though i'm not a fan, the x factor thing is getting very tiring



posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 02:06 PM
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Sony is the only winner here.




posted on Dec, 20 2009 @ 02:37 PM
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I'm not sure Sony is the only winner, hence the use of Pyrhic victory. It does suck that whatever the outcome they made a shed-load of money out of it, but it might indicate a small uprising towards corporate control of our media-consumption.



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