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- Posted on Dec 9th 2009 5:10AM by Julian Marszalek
The petition is calling on fans to download the politically charged song from Sunday evening once the last chart before Christmas has been declared. Assuming that the fans who have registered actually buy the Rage Against The Machine track, 'Killing in the Name Of' stands a very real chance of occupying the pole position.
Because of the groundswell of support, bookies have installed the track as the favourite to gain the Christmas number two slot, ahead of Susan Boyle, Robbie Williams, Lady GaGa and Leona Lewis.
Even the track does beat the X Factor, it remains unlikely that 'Killing in the Name Of' will receive any airplay in its original version. Containing the refrain, "Fuck you, I wont do what you tell me', the single caused controversy when Radio 1 Bruno Brookes accidentally played the song on his Top 40 rundown in 1993, thus generating a flood of complaints and guffaws of laughter from the band's fans.
Slade frontman Noddy Holder told Spinner he would strip if the band's song 'Merry Xmas Everybody' topped the charts at Christmas.