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Facebook Campaign Decides UK Christmas Music Charts

December 21st, 2009 12:41 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

uglyduckling writes “A grassroots Facebook campaign has pushed the 1990s Rage Against the Machine song ‘Killing in the Name Of’ to the top of the British music charts for Christmas. The campaign was planned to prevent the X-Factor winner from charting Christmas number one, as has been the case for the past four years. It was supposedly a kick against the commercialism of Christmas and commercial dominance in the music scene, although Rage and the X-Factor winner Joe McElderry were actually signed to the same label. Despite this minor detail, it’s interesting to note that this is the first song to reach the number one spot through downloads alone in the UK, and is a testiment to the organisational power of social networking sites like Facebook. The Facebook group also asked for donations to charity, and has raised £70,000 for the homeless charity Shelter.”

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