This year’s attempt at beating X Factor’s winner to Christmas no. 1 is a liiiittle quieter than last year’s. In 2009 Rage Against the machine’s ‘Killing in the name of’ beat poor little Joe Mack-el-daree to the no. 1 spot and the plan to make John Cage’s classical piece ‘4′33”, which is entirely silent, the next Christmas no. 1 is being ‘orchestrated’ (har-har) by the same revolutionaries.
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Some of my favourite comments so far:
“It’s just a rip-off of Stephen Hawking - Unplugged”
“Have you ever played it backwards? I’m sure there’s a message in it”
“There should be a novelty version where Noddy Holder shouts “IT’S CHRRRIIIISSSTMAAAS!!” right in the middle”
“Silent Night for the B-side?”
“Yeah I love this tune. Bet if it’s Christmas No. 1 they’ll only play the radio edit (4′27”)”
“I love the bit where the trumpets don’t come in”
“Wanna use this as my ringtone”
What do you reckon? Have they made their point? Should we keep pushing until the traditional race for Christmas no. 1 is reinstalled? Stupid considering that it’s the public who buy the X Factor single so we’re battling against ourselves? The ultimate passive-aggressive stance against the commercialisation of music? A load of c*ck?
Talk to meeeee!!!!