Brits Want Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” To Be Christmas Single

    Every year, British music fans try to fight back against pop hegemony, as they try to prevent the yearly winner of the X Factor from topping their charts. Two years ago, Rage Against the Machine’s “Killing in the Name” hit number one, while last year, John Cage’s “4′ 33″” very nearly hit number one. This year, the campaign has started early: There are a couple of campaigns under way on Facebook (and brought forward by the NME) to make Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” the number one song at Christmas time (the week that the new single from X Factor‘s winner comes out). Join the campaign here, and strike against pop music in Britain. [Spin]