Saturday, December 19, 2009

JOE AGAINST THE MACHINE

It's shaping up to be a battle royale here in the UK this weekend, with a campaign by the BBC to get 'Killing In The Name', the 1992 hit by Rage Against The Machine to the Christmas number one position ahead of X Factor winner Joe McElderry's debut single 'The Climb'. From all reports so far, Rage Against The Machine is ahead in the sales race - and is currently No.1 on the UK iTunes store.
Apparently it all boils down to a fierce rivalry between X Factor broadcaster ITV and the BBC, whose Strictly Come Dancing (our Dancing With The Stars) was trounced in the ratings on Sunday night. As revenge, they're getting all their viewers to download the X Factor opponent's song. Who'll come out victorious? It'd be nice to see Joe at the top, but it seems increasingly likely that it's not going to happen...

3 comments:

rakeback said...

I like the idea a lot. Im so sick of the bubblegum pop music with these talentless kids selling music purely based on their image...Miley Cyrus is the name that comes to mind immediately. I hope they make it to #1.

jon said...

'here in the UK?' I thought I was following and supporting an Australian site.

auspOp said...

Ha!

Yes, Jon, fully Aussie site, but we're on 'pop sabbatical' in Europe at the moment - currently in the UK!

The auspOp team