Joe McElderry loses out on Christmas No. 1 to Rage Against the Machine

Joe McElderry loses out on Christmas No. 1 to Rage Against the Machine
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Joe McElderry misses out on Christmas No. 1 as he’s pipped to the post by Rage Against the Machine

X Factor winner Joe McElderry has missed out on a Christmas No.1 as a web campaign for Rage Against the Machine’s hit Killing in the Name became a huge success.

The rock group’s expletive-packed song sold more than half a million copies, beating Joe’s cover of Miley Cyrus’s The Climb by 50,000 sales.

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Essex couple Jon and Tracy Morter launched the 'Rage against the Machine for Christmas No 1' Facebook site this month as a protest against X Factor chief Simon Cowell's stronghold over the festive charts for the past four years.

But Joe was gracious in defeat, writing on Twitter: ‘Hey guys thank you to everybody that bought the single and supported me! Well done to RATM for an interesting chart battle.'

Better luck next time, Joe!

By Ruth Doherty

 
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