OK, In the unlikely event that you haven’t heard, there is a campaign going on as we speak to deny Joe McElderry the opportunity for a Christmas number one single with his new song, The Climb. Simon Cowell made reference to the campaign last week on The X Factor, insisting it was ridiculous.
But the campaign has gained some serious traction, with nearly 1 million people joining the Facebook Fan Page for the campaign. The campaign is trying to get a Rage Against The Machines song into the Christmas number one spot, and its a campaign which is currently succeeding. Both acts are going head-to-head this week, and for the first time, the rock band are outselling The X Factor winner.
According to Amazon, Killing In The Name by Rage Against The Machine is currently accounting for 50.3% of sales, with Joe McElderry’s – The Climb falling slightly behind at 49.7%. Spokesman for Amazon, Julian Monaghan said: “The lead continues to change and it looks like it will go down until the very last minute before we know who the winner in this chart battle will be.“
“Should Rage Against The Machine take the number one spot, it will be the most unlikely Christmas number one single in UK music chart history,” said Monaghan. He continued: “Killing in the Name would certainly be an interesting addition on the track list of the Christmas compilation albums that come out each year.“
So are you part of this campaign to stop Joe McElderry reaching the number one spot? Have you bought Joe McElderry’s Single? Leave your comments below…