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Rage Against the Machine Battles X Factor for UK #1 Single


The global success of Susan Boyle has demonstrated the considerable power and reach of U.K. TV talent shows. It’s rumored that the eventual winner of this year's X Factor will release a cover of Miley Cyrus’s “The Climb” in a bid to score the Christmas #1 single in the U.K., causing howls of anguish from right-thinking music fans everywhere.


Fortunately, a plan of action has been formed to thwart the as-yet unknown Cyrus-covering heathens—and that plan involves catapulting Rage Against the Machine’s “Killing in the Name” to the top of the charts. A Facebook group, which already contains over 45,000 members, has been formed to aid the cause, with instructions to purchase the song on Dec. 13, the very same day that The X Factor will cast a dark shadow over the music world with its release.


A Twitter campaign is already underway—just retweet this message if you want to get involved: “"Rage Against The Machine For Xmas No.1 #ratm4xmas See here for details please RT". Last year, a similar campaign almost worked when Jeff Buckley’s version of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” came close to toppling X Factor winner Alexandra Burke’s cover of the same song. Perhaps this year the campaigners will get the #1 slot their efforts truly deserve?


[via NME]


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whoa. nutty.

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Oh please. If you people think Susan Boyle's fame has anything to do with X-Factor, you are out of your minds. For one thing, she was on Britain's Got Talent, which also has nothing to do with why she became so famous. Truth is, no one in the USA would ever have heard of either show if it were not for Susan Boyle. You should be saying Susan Boyle's global reach and not the other way around. Susan Boyle put UK talent shows on the map. Now that she's done with those shows - so are we! We only cared about Susan and not the show she was on. Susan Boyle may have started out on a UK talent show but she is hardly a talent show contestant. She is a professional singer and a phenomenal human being. No one here is looking for the next Susan Boyle nor are we looking for America's version of Susan Boyle. We are quite delighted with the Susan Boyle that we have and she is the only one we want or need thank you very much.

Angie Bateman

Susan Boyle's global success has nothing to do with X Factor. She gained fame for appearing on Britain's Got Talent.


Can people still read? Both the comments above failed to notice that the opening sentence of this article Claimed UK talent shows to be responsible for Susan Boyles success and NOT X Factor in itself.



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