UK Christmas Number 1 2009 – Rage Against The Machine

Anyone who’s been my ‘friend’ on Facebook for a while may have seen my almost annual rant about the X Factor. Right since it began I’ve seen it as an overblown karaoke competition, with the winners being generally fairly average (at best) performers whose success relies on the massive hype of the X Factor, and the huge financial backing of SyCo/Sony Music. Not only that, but it’s always struck me as a cynical attempt by Simon Cowell to control who gets to number 1 at Christmas time in the UK. Continue reading