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Rage against the Machine vs X Factor: 1-0

Rage against the Machine defeated Joe McElderry of X Factor and won the No.1 of the British singles chart.

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The outsider (Rage Against The Machine) has won the superteam of X Factor (this year in the form of Joe McElderry ) for the glory of Christmas No 1 in the UK chart singles.

And they did it with the campaign Rage Against The Machine For Christmas No.1, organized exclusively through facebook, by Jon and Tracy Morter urging the British to make Rage against the Machine number one, so that the first song is not once again this year out of X Factor.

"It just goes to show if you use social networking in the right way you can
do it," said Morter after the unexpected success.

With 50,000 more sales 'Killing In The Name' -  a song by Rage in 1992 - exceeded the cover of Miley Cyrus' 'The Climb' by McElderry, which was even released by the company of Simon Cowell, the superstar judge of X Factor and American Idol, while having managed to be the first song to sell exclusively via download to go to the British No 1 chart, and the track with most downloads in a week.

Speaking at Radio 1 of BBC , the singer of Rage against the Machine Zack De La Rocha said: "We're great, we're very very ecstatic and excited about the song reaching the Number One spot and I just want to say we want to thank everyone for participating in this incredible, organic grass roots campaign. It's more about the spontaneous action taken by young people in the UK to topple this very sterile pop monopoly. When young people decide to take action they can make what's seemingly impossible, possible."

In contrast, Simon Cowell, although disappointed with the outcome, was impressed by the organization of the campaign without funding and dirty games, and ... offered a job to Jon Morter and his wife in the record company.

Revenues from sales of 'Killing In The Name' will be donated to the charity for the homeless Shelter while Rage against the Machine will give in 2010, as promised, a free concert to thank the people who supported them.

Characteristic of the great success of Rage is the news that victory cost the betting industry over 1 million £ since the odds for the song to win was 150/1!

So enjoy the happy and festive Christmas No1 in Great Britain.

Rage Against The Machine - Killing in the name