X-Factor beating for Christmas Title by Rage Against The Machine
Rage Against The Machine [RATM] have beating the X-Factor to gain the Title of this year Christmas Number 1.
RATM song Killing in the name is now the UK Christmas number 1 for 2009.
This has happened because of a Facebook campaign ageinst the the show as it's members did not like the X-Factor swallowing up the Christmas title for their slow.
The Facebook members decided it was now time to 'take it back' from Simon and co.
>London, England (CNN) -- Rage Against the Machine has claimed the prestigious No. 1 spot on the British singles chart on the last Sunday before Christmas, marking the first time in five years the winner of Simon Cowell's "X-Factor" has not won.
Joe McElderry's "The Climb" came in second, beaten by a huge online swell of support for "Killing in the Name," backed by a Facebook group with nearly 1 million members.
It was the first time a group had ever won the top slot based on downloads alone, BBC's "The Chart Show" said.
Tracy Morter, one of the founders of the Facebook group backing Rage, said her response was "shock, really."
"You don't actually think it's going to happen, and we just want to make sure Joe knows it wasn't personal against him and hope he has a wonderful Christmas," she said.