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RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE FOR CHRISTMAS NO.1


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"If that song, or should I say campaign, by an American group is our Christmas No1 I'll be gutted for him and our charts."

 

Really cheryl?

 

Do remind me that #1 you got for "Jump" with Girls Aloud was by who originally? oh yes the Pointer Sisters....who are American.

i'm fairly sure they covered "I think were alone now" and "Hangin on the telephone" both american band tracks.

 

Stick to looking good and keeping the mouth shut i think :(

 

im not even bothered about the american comment its the "sad for our charts" as if the absolute monopoly the xfactor has on the, once valued, christmas number one isnt doing more harm

 

or the fact that almost every single artist who appeared on the xfactor oer the course also happened to get the number one the following week

 

our charts dont mean anything anymore

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thing is, since 2002 all but 2 christmas number ones have been cowell/reality tv made and people are getting very sick of it since its almost guaranteed to happen again and again until someone makes a proper stand against it

 

the xmas number ones in my lifetime have been pretty much universally shit but at least they were real honest attempts for the most part now its just one bloke firing out a song through the same process every year and lining his pockets

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Isnt the point being proved by getting Rage to no 1 only cementing the fact that the charts are shite and mean fuck all? XFactor would only have got to no 1 by using a collective force organised to do such. IE X-Factor fans. How many people who do not watch the show do you think would have actually bought the song for its musical quality? Same as Rage. Not to say its not a good track, but all that is happened is that one collective has prevented another getting to no 1. Those whole thing it shrouded in irony imo.

 

As you might tell, I dont care for the charts. Ive never been one to think it was a mark of quality, or even popularity. People buying multiple versions of a single to enhance its status?

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Isnt the point being proved by getting Rage to no 1 only cementing the fact that the charts are shite and mean fuck all? XFactor would only have got to no 1 by using a collective force organised to do such. IE X-Factor fans. How many people who do not watch the show do you think would have actually bought the song for its musical quality? Same as Rage. Not to say its not a good track, but all that is happened is that one collective has prevented another getting to no 1. Those whole thing it shrouded in irony imo.

 

As you might tell, I dont care for the charts. Ive never been one to think it was a mark of quality, or even popularity. People buying multiple versions of a single to enhance its status?

 

I dont think it is about rage against the machine and joe mcelderry, for me it is about free thinking music against simon cowell's monopoly of our charts through HIS bullying and HIS views of how music should be produced.

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Isnt the point being proved by getting Rage to no 1 only cementing the fact that the charts are shite and mean fuck all? XFactor would only have got to no 1 by using a collective force organised to do such. IE X-Factor fans. How many people who do not watch the show do you think would have actually bought the song for its musical quality? Same as Rage. Not to say its not a good track, but all that is happened is that one collective has prevented another getting to no 1. Those whole thing it shrouded in irony imo.

 

As you might tell, I dont care for the charts. Ive never been one to think it was a mark of quality, or even popularity. People buying multiple versions of a single to enhance its status?

 

I dont think it is about rage against the machine and joe mcelderry, for me it is about free thinking music against simon cowell's monopoly of our charts through HIS bullying and HIS views of how music should be produced.

 

I do agree in a way, but then not :( Cowell produces music for the screaming masses. Its pop music as its always been and will be. In a way I'd like to say its not for the true music lover, but then who am I to judge? What makes my preference in music any more worthwhile than that of the 15yr old X-Factor watcher who likes "pop". I couldnt help but give a wry smile when I found out. that said, I think the lad from X-Factor seems decent enough and I wish him well, I personally think he'll do well on stage rather than in the charts. Ho hum.

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It's not about anything really. It's a few hundred thousand people trying to have a laugh at the expense of the few who still think the charts matter as a marker of talent and that's it.

 

 

spot on!

 

means nowt at the end of the day. but im still pleased that music written with integrity is the chrimbo no.1.

 

 

TODAY - CHRIMBO No.1

 

TOMORROW - THE WORLD!!!1!!!111""!23213`1`!!!

 

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Ossum <_<

 

p.s. the only thing more depressing than 450,000 (or how ever many) people buying a conveyor belt pop p.o.s. it the 450,001 people buying a Rage song to be winners of an irrelevant chart. The pop charts have been so out of synch with what's actually contemporary since pretty much their inception. It's rare that tunes with originality and integrity also strike a chord with the 14yr old girls who still pay for CD singles. And the only thing more depressing than these is the fact I just wasted time typing this out. :(

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Ossum <_<

 

p.s. the only thing more depressing than 450,000 (or how ever many) people buying a conveyor belt pop p.o.s. it the 450,001 people buying a Rage song to be winners of an irrelevant chart. The pop charts have been so out of synch with what's actually contemporary since pretty much their inception. It's rare that tunes with originality and integrity also strike a chord with the 14yr old girls who still pay for CD singles. And the only thing more depressing than these is the fact I just wasted time typing this out. :(

 

 

I doubt many people were worried about pissing away 29p for a bit of craic though

 

Got a lift into work with my ma this morning, i out on my christmas cd....that alone was worth 29p

"but it is a christmas song! it's #1!

"i dont care take it off"

"fuck you I won't do what ya tell me!"

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means nowt at the end of the day. but im still pleased that music written with integrity is the chrimbo no.1.

 

 

Aye, it's fantastic that we have RATM at No.1 after people bought it because they were told to by some guys on Facebook, rather than people buying Joe's CD because Simon Cowell told them to on Xfactor.

 

Either way it means fuck all and whatever was No.1 was only going to be so due to media and campaigning, so absolutely nothing has changed.

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Am I right in thinking they've bought sold loads more than a Christmas no. 1 normally would. I bet Cowell's gutted. Especially given all the extra publicity. Fair play for RATM getting to no. 1 though. Bit of a giggle.

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