Filed under: music | Tags: 2009 christmas number one, biffy clyro, killing in the name of
Now, I don’t know whether the whole ‘Rage For Number 1’ campaign is a good thing or not. Loads of people are making a big deal over the fact that Sony will be getting the money from the sales of their song as well as from the sales of ‘the other’ track but, in my opinion, that’s not the point.
The point is that when you look back at the Christmas number ones over the last four years, they’ve all been winners of a particular show for no other reason than they’ve been on the telly (anyone remember the 2007 classic “When You Believe” No, me neither) so for me having ANY other song is a good thing. Perhaps “Killing” isn’t the best track for that but it had to be SOMETHING else.
Personally, I blame the Spice Girls for the recent trends of shite Christmas number ones; before them it was all Shaking Stevens, Mr Blobby etc.
Anyhoo, this whole kerfuffle just gave me the chance to post this cover..
NB I should also mention the fact that the campaign is raising money for the ‘Shelter’ charity as well. So far they’ve raised over £50k! You can donate here.
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