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Facebook and Twitter's Chrimbo Number One campaign

Music fans out there may or may not remember the campaign last year to get Jeff Buckley’s version of Hallelujah to the top the Christmas charts, after it was revealed that X Factor winner Alexandra Burke was going to release a version herself. Why they didn’t pick the Leonard Cohen version is anybody’s guess, mind you.

Anyway, we’re having a Groundhog Day moment today, as there is once again a campaign for an old song to get the better of some old pap from a reality TV puppet, this time featuring chirpy Rage Against The Machine and their breakthrough hit Killing In The Name Of, which contains the festive repetition of ‘f**k you I won’t do what you tell me’, topped off with a long ‘Muthaf**ka’. It’s all very cookies and milk, and stockings opened by the fire, that’s for sure.

A Facebook group has sprung up trying to recruit people to the cause, and this time the musical offering from whoever wins The X Factor is set to be even more heinous than before – none other than a cover of Miley CyrusThe Climb. Uggh. Meanwhile Twitter people are spreading the word through the following message: ‘Rage Against The Machine For Xmas No.1 #ratm4xmas See here for details http://bit.ly/inthename please RT.’ So if you’re into your funk-inspired hard rock and give a toss about the Christmas Number One, get involved.

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