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Old 12-15-2009, 06:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Rage Against the Machine for Christmas No. 1!

In case you haven't already heard, there is a facebook campaign to get Rage Against the Machine's Killing In the Name to number one in the UK singles chart for Christmas, to stop the tedious tide of X-factor winners at number 1. Download it now! (I have and I already own it)
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Old 12-15-2009, 06:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I'm all for rage getting christmas number one, frankly. And there isn't really much point telling people to download a different song now, seeing as we're trying to get a number one and that means big numbers.
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Old 12-15-2009, 07:03 AM   #3 (permalink)
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yes, let's all celebrate pop music's ineptitude by playing a single to death by a washed-up 90s American alt-rock group. it's only seventeen years old, after all.
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Old 12-15-2009, 09:06 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I think you're missing the point. Of course it would be better to have something new and exciting and maybe even Christmassy. But part of the idea is to prove that anything can make no.1 with the right amount of promotion (and what is X-factor after all but 12 or so weeks of promotion for a bland cover of a bland song?). I think that KitN was chosen precisely for its inappropriateness.
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Old 12-15-2009, 09:37 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Kind of ironic though because isn't there a part in the song where it says "Fuck you I won't do what you tell me" about a billion times?
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Old 12-15-2009, 09:44 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Well, yeah, I think the idea of picking a song including that is as a big '**** you' to Simon Cowell and his X-factor empire. Of course, there is an irony in millions of people going out and downloading something else because they're told to, which I'm sure is not lost on most people. Although there is a difference between doing what you're told by the advertising industry and some random group on facebook. But it's still funny.

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Old 12-15-2009, 12:16 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Why does this matter? I thought most people listen to what they want to listen to anyway...unless they have some obligation to listen to whatever song is no.1 on the charts.
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Kind of ironic though because isn't there a part in the song where it says "Fuck you I won't do what you tell me" about a billion times?
yeah that lyric was most of my exact comment the last time this exact same thread popped up on these forums (about a week and a half ago).
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Personally, I think its a great idea, just like getting Jeff Buckley to #1 was a great idea last year. I'm sick to ****ing death of the X-****ing-Factor dictating what we get to hear EVERY THREE SECONDS at christmas. Sure, theres irony in such an anti-establishment song being #1 at all, let alone for christmas, but to me, the music industry needs a kick up the ass, and this is one way to do it.

And seriously, who cares if its just switching from being told to do one thing to being told to do another? At least with this one its pretty clear that everyone involved is doing it just to blow smoke up the x-factor, rather than actually just being STUPID and easily led.
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Personally, I think its a great idea, just like getting Jeff Buckley to #1 was a great idea last year. I'm sick to ****ing death of the X-****ing-Factor dictating what we get to hear EVERY THREE SECONDS at christmas. Sure, theres irony in such an anti-establishment song being #1 at all, let alone for christmas, but to me, the music industry needs a kick up the ass, and this is one way to do it.

And seriously, who cares if its just switching from being told to do one thing to being told to do another? At least with this one its pretty clear that everyone involved is doing it just to blow smoke up the x-factor, rather than actually just being STUPID and easily led.
But diehard music fans shouldn't really give two shit's what's number 1. I haven't for years and am still finding new music without having to worry about what mainstream fans listen to. TV is no better in that the populace are easily led and content being spoonfed what they should listen to or watch. Let them get on with it I say. Unfortunately downloading one song won't make the industry sit up and take notice.
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